Ocean City, Md is no longer just for Miller and Bud Light drinkers. With 10 breweries within a 45 minute drive, and more popping up every few months, Ocean City is quickly asserting itself as one of the premier microbrewery destinations on the East Coast. Each week, OceanCity.com brings you ‘Microbrew Monday” as a way of keeping you in the know about what’s going on around our local brewery scene.
Here’s a look at this week’s beer releases and other happenings at the Ocean City area breweries:
– Burley Oak Brewing Co., which has been rated as “world-class” by BeerAdvocate, has awesome events every night of the week to go along with its great local brew! Don’t miss guest bartending charity night on Monday; Vinyl Night on Tuesday; Game Night on Wednesday; $1 off cask beer on Thursday; live music on Friday and Saturday; and a free brewery tour at 3pm on Saturday.
– Ocean City Brewing Co. has over a dozen of its own craft beers on tap, including “Pumpkin Hollow”- a pumpkin spice seasonal ale, ‘Black Sails’ black IPA, and the recently releases “Mad Scientist” Pecan Pie Chocolate Stout. Also, make sure to head to the brewery for “Firkin Friday,” where a special, one-of-a-kind cask-conditioned brew are featured weekly. Finally, if you want a first-hand look at the brewing process, don’t forget to stop by OC Brewing Co. for a personal tour of the operation. Tours take place daily at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
– Evolution Craft Brewing Company, just down the road in Salisbury, has great food and beer specials all week at Public House Restaurant and the tasting room. Check them out Monday for 1/2 priced wings and all day happy hour; Tuesday you can get a beer and burger for only $10; Wednesday house-smoked brisket sandwiches are 1/2 off all day; Thursday is ‘Community Appreciation Night” featuring discounts for police, firefighters, EMTs, teachers and others who make the local community a better place; and Sunday Evo has 1/2 priced burgers and happy hour all day long.
– In addition to its fall seasonals being on tap and the “famous” Sandstorm, Tripel being released this week, 3rd Wave Brewing Co. in Delmar, DE has the following going on:
Mon 11/10 Faculty Night-Get Hoppy Hour prices all night with proper school ID AND Beer Talk and Tasting at Burley Oak at 4:30pm
Wed 11/12 Pint Night featuring 3rd Wave beer at Birrotecca in Baltimore
Thurs 11/13 Flight Night with 1/2 price flights all night
Sun 11/16 $3 off all growler fills when you wear any 3rd Wave gear
For more information about the Ocean City area craft beer and brewery scene, be sure to check out OceanCity.com/Craft-Beer for beer info, listings, articles, events, and more!