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:
– Saturday October 11 and Sunday October 12 mark the return of the Good Beer Festival in Salisbury. This annual festival brings together the best local and regional brewers for a weekend of tastings, seminars, amazing food, live music, and more! Originating from the historic Pemberton Park, if you love local craft beer- or what to see what all the hype is about- the Good Beer Festival is a can’t miss event. For more information visit goodbeerfestival.com
– This Thursday marks the second event in the ongoing breast cancer awareness series known as “Brews for Boobs.” This week’s fundraiser to benefit the local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer chapter will be hosted by Tall Tales Brewing Co., just off Route 50 in Parsonsburg. The fun takes place at from 7-10pm and will include drink specials, raffles, a 50/50 and more; plus a portion of all proceeds will be donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Visit the official Facebook event page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
– Burley Oak Brewing Company is currently in the midst of its “AmeriCANmade” campaign on Kickstarter to raise money for its planned canning operation. If you want to see Burley beers in a store near you, plegde your donation to help make the dream become a reality, and get some cool Burley swag for your contribution. Also, don’t forget to check out Burley’s awesome weekly activities like 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. is welcoming fall season with its newly tapped “Pumpkin Hollow” pumpkin spice seasonal ale and its ‘Black Sails’ black IPA is currently in the hopper to be tapped this next Monday. Also, make sure to head to the brewery for “Firkin Friday,” where a special, one-of-a-kind cask-conditioned brew will be 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.
– de Lazy Lizard Brewing Co. hosts the original “Microbrew Monday” party at Lizard’s Brick Oven Brewery on 1st St. each and every Monday, featuring $2 craft drafts, $2 bottles, $2 rails, $2 Fireball shots and $3 bombs, beginning at 7pm. Lazy Lizard Brewing also $2.50 Frieball shots all day every day and happy hour from 3-7pm 7 days a week with $3 Lizard craft brews, $3.25 rails and all you can eat pizza for $9.99. Finally, don’t forget to stop by during any football game this season for specials, including a craft beer tower and large pizza for just $25.
– 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, 3rd Wave Brewing Co. in Delmar, DE has the following going on this week:
10/6 School Administration Employee Appreciation Night– Enjoy Hoppy Hour all night with proper ID10/9 Flight Night with 1/2 price flights all night; Pint Night at Libations, Millersville, MD, featuring 3rd Wave brews; Drink for Pinkat Argilla, Newark, DE, featuring 3rd Wave on tap!10/11 Good Beer Fest. 12:30 – 6:30pm. Pemberton Park, Salisbury, MD Serving up some Great beer all day; Delaware Wine & Beer Fest, 12-5 pm At Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Deover, DE10/12 Good Beer Fest, 12:30 – 6:30 pm, Pemberton Park, Salisbury, MD Serving up some great beer all day!
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!