• 8th Annual Brews on the Beach

    8th Annual Brews on the Beach

    Overlooking Assawoman Bay, the 8th Annual Brews on the Beach Craft Beer Festival will feature live music, food and local beer from one of 12 or more Shore breweries.  We will have brewers and brewery reps on hand to discuss the art of making beer as well as specifics on the beers you will be sampling.  Hosted by the crew [...]

Beer with Strangers Podcast

State of the Beer
Episode 100 – June 9, 2016


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Upcoming Craft Beer Events on the Eastern Shore

Downtown Newark Food and Brew Fest

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

8th Annual Brews on the Beach

September 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - January 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Fiddlers Convention in Berlin

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - September 24 @ 5:00 pm

Good Beer Festival 2016

October 8 @ 12:30 pm - October 9 @ 6:30 pm

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BEERCATIONS – Do you love Craft Beer? Do you love vacations?

Combine the two here on the Shore and you will get World Class Beer and World Class Beauty all at a great price! Oceanfront hotels, brewery tours and tastings, complimentary local craft beer waiting for you upon check-in – just pick your package and your price.

The Grand Hotel & Spa

The Grand Hotel and Spa on Ocean City’s famous Boardwalk offers their Local Brew Package which includes 2 nights in a King Jacuzzi room, a $60 meal voucher, and a complimentary 6 pack of craft beer with souvenir beer glasses, from $319 per room.


Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel

The luxury oceanfront Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel has craft beer packages starting at $99 per person and includes a 4 pack of craft beer, complimentary beer glasses, and $50 meal credit! Available year round.


The Dogfish Inn

The Dogfish Inn embraces modern style and convenience while celebrating a bygone era, and features 16 rooms filled with thoughtful, beer-centric amenities including barware, to enjoy the beers you bring back from the brewpub.

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Do you want to know more about the craft beer scene?

Check out our latest articles and podcasts to learn more about the craft beer movement on the Eastern Shore.

Backshore Brewing awarded Volt Loan

Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) officials are thrilled to announce that two Video Lottery Terminal (VOLT) small business [...]

Shore Craft Beer Fest and Riverwalk Celebration Beer List

Beer Guides There are still a few tickets left, get them here. Evolution ​​Lot Nº 3: An American-style [...]

9,000 reasons

After taking last week off, we had to talk about on the Beer with Strangers podcast. Doug and [...]

Blue Earl Brewing and the State of the Beer

I've been promoting my Delaware Beer book lightly this summer, mostly trying to find a way to get [...]

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Did you know you can find 21 unique craft breweries around the shore?

Home of the iconic Dogfish Head, you’ll also find taprooms with waterfront views, brew tanks in the rafters of crab houses, national brands, local spots serving small historic towns, crafters of classic styles, and brewers pushing the boundaries of what beer can be.

Assawoman Bay Brewing Co.

Assawoman Bay Brewing

Evolution Craft Brewing Company

Evolution Craft Brewing

Backshore Brewing Co.

Backshore Brewing Co.

OC Brewing Company

OC Brewing Company

Fin City Brewing Company

Fin City Brewing Company

3rd Wave Brewing Co.

3rd Wave Brewing Co.

Chesapeake Brewing Co.

Chesapeake Brewing Co.

Fordham and Dominion

Fordham and Dominion

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Are you following the breweries on social media?

You should be! They post great behind-the-scenes photos, pictures of their events, and much more. Here are some of their latest posts.

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