Music and craft beer at Seacrets

(April 10, 2015) Seacrets’ inaugural “12 Pack of Local Music and Beer Fest,” featuring live bands and craft brews, will take place Saturday, April 11, from 1-6 p.m.

“It’s a fun and different event for the springtime,” said Seacrets General Manager Scott Studds. “It’s a good way to showcase our newly renovated room, which will provide another stage to entertain our guests and introduce craft beers.”

Attendees can sample about a dozen craft beer from six local breweries, which will be paired with complimentary food.

“We asked for suggestions from the breweries on what food pairs work well with the beer they are bringing,” Studds said.

Burley Oak from Berlin, Evolution out of Salisbury, Dogfish Head from Milton, Del., Fin City of West Ocean City, DuClaw from Baltimore and Fordham & Dominion out of Dover, Del. are the local breweries slated to provide samples.

This is the first time Seacrets has hosted an event involving craft beer, Studds said.

Burley Oak will be offering an IPA, with a lower alcohol content, and Tart Attack, a sour red American ale, which has a sweet and sour taste with cherry notes.

“I think it’s great for the whole local craft industry that one of the largest restaurants and bars in the area is having a craft beer event,” said Burley Oak founder, Bryan Brushmiller. “It is a delight to be a part of and were excited about it.”

Fin City’s Jackspot Amber Ale is on tap at Seacrets and features six varieties of malts that give it a biscuit and toasty flavor with a hint of caramel. Look forward to tasting the company’s White Marlin Pale Ale at the beer fest, which will provide attendees with a smooth taste, full of flavor and a crisp finish. Blackfin Black IPA is also on the menu, which is brewed with pale and mild roasted malts. It has a floral, citrus hop blend taste.

“It’s going to be a fantastic event with local bands and regional and local craft brews,” said Patrick Brady of Fin City. “It’s a unique movement to see Seacrets go from selling domestics to the craft world and we are really excited about the event.”

There will be several bands playing throughout the 49th Street venue at the Tiki Stage, Main Bar and Morley Hall nightclub. Expect to see bands based out of Delaware, Virginia and Maryland, Studds said.

The afternoon kicks off at 1 p.m. with Kaleb Brown at the Tiki Stage, Whiskey Hickon Boys playing at 1:15 p.m. at the Main Bar and Back By Sunrise performing at 1:30 p.m. in Morley Hall. The next round of performers will begin at 2:15 p.m. with Old School at the Tiki Stage, Melissa Alesi & Lauren Glick starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Main Bar and Nelly’s Echo performing at 2:45 p.m. in Morley Hall. At 3:30 p.m. on the Tiki Stage will be Alex & Shilo, Bad Since Breakfast in the Main Bar starting at 3:45 p.m. and Daniella Cotton kicking off at 4 p.m. in Morley Hall.

The final round of performances will start at 4:45 p.m. with Full Circle on the Tiki Stage, Flip N Mickeys at 5 p.m. at the Main Bar and Graham Alexander in Morley Hall at 5:15 p.m.

Seacrets refurbished one of its rooms, which was previously being used for dining and no longer housed entertainment. The newly dubbed, “Old Main Bar” will be showcased during the music and beer fest. This area will be utilized for entertainment purposes or private functions and gives Seacrets more flexibility, Studds said.

Organizers were looking to partner with craft breweries in the area, in addition to, showcasing local musical talent, while introducing an event Seacrets has never done before, he said.

“It will be one of many music fests with at least three bands playing at the same time,” Studds said.

All attendees will receive a souvenir pint glass and must be 21 or older.

Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased at Seacrets on 49th Street or online at Seacrets.com/Shop. For more information, call Seacrets at 410-524-4900.

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