Shore Craft Beer Challenges

Shore Craft Beer Challenges

Win prizes for being a Shore Craft Beer supporter.

No matter where you are on the shore, you’re only minutes away from world class local craft beer. We offer a fabulous selection of breweries, bars and restaurants where you can enjoy a local craft beer. We even suggest bottle shops and liquor stores where you can get Shore craft beer to go.

While you are enjoying our Shore craft beers, we figured you should be rewarded for trying as many as you like in as many different locations as you can.

Use the Shore Craft Beer App in the Apple Store (coming soon to Android phones) to check-in to one of the featured businesses, name your beer, and take a picture of yourself. Be sure to share your check-in on Facebook or one of the other social media platforms you prefer. When you satisfy the challenge requirements, we will send you prizes. Top winners will be listed on ShoreCraftBeer.com AND on the app.

Challenge Rules
Gallery of Champions

Challenge Rules

The rules are simple:

  • Visit the designated businesses for each challenge.
  • Upload your picture enjoying a local craft beer at that business, and tag yourself at that business to our Facebook wall.
  • Use the proper hashtag for each challenge (see below) in your posts so we can track your progress.
  • Send us a message on Facebook once you’ve completed the challenge, and we’ll send you your prize!

Trail Challenges: 2 States, 6 Challenges

Shore Craft Beer Trail Challenges

There are 4 challenges available in Ocean City, 2 in Delaware, and a Route 50 Corridor Trail Challenge is coming soon. Each challenge gives you the chance to earn prizes and a place in our gallery of champions, just for trying some of the region’s world class beer in our world class breweries and businesses.

Downtown OC Challenge

Downtown OC Challenge

Go to Downtown Ocean City businesses and breweries, enjoy a local craft beer, check in with the Shore Craft Beer App to tell us what you are drinking & take a Selfie! Once you drink a different local craft beer at 5 different businesses, YOU WIN!

Included Businesses:

Captain’s Table Restaurant, Shenanigan’s, 28th Street Pit & Pub, 9th Street Tap House, Pickles Pub, Buxy’s Salty Dog Saloon, The Angler Restaurant & Bar, Zippy Lewis Lounge, Backshore Brewing

Midtown OC Challenge

Midtown OC Challenge

In Midtown Ocean City between 29th Street and 60th Street, you can take another challenge to win prizes. Enjoy a local craft beer in any of these mid-town businesses, check in with the Shore Craft Beer App to tell us what you are drinking & take a Selfie! Once you drink a different local beer at 5 different businesses, YOU WIN!

Included Businesses:

Assawoman Bay Brewing, Seacrets, Macky’s, Fager’s Island Restaurant, 45th St. Taphouse, Anthony’s Liquors

Uptown OC Challenge

Uptown OC Challenge

Above the Route 90 bridge, from 61st Street to the Delaware border, there is one last Ocean City challenge which, when completed, earns you prizes. Enjoy a local craft beer in any of these North Ocean City businesses, check in with the Shore Craft Beer App to tell us what you are drinking & take a Selfie! Once you drink a different local beer at 5 different businesses, YOU WIN!

Included Businesses:

Crabcake Factory, Harpoon Hanna’s, Lenny’s Beach Bar & Grill, The Original Greene Turtle

West OC Challenge

West OC Challenge

In West Ocean City just before you cross the Route 50 bridge, you will find lots of local craft beer. Complete this challenge for another round of prizes from these businesses. As with the other challenges, enjoy a local craft beer in any of these West Ocean City businesses, check in with the Shore Craft Beer App to tell us what you are drinking & take a Selfie! Once you drink a different local beer at 5 different businesses, YOU WIN!

Included Businesses:

Fin City Brewing/Hooper’s Crab House, The Shrimp Boat, Ocean City Fish Company

Salisbury Challenge

Salisbury Challenge

Salisbury is only 30 miles from Ocean City and while it is not in the top 10 for large cities in Maryland, it is for the Eastern Shore. It is home to Salisbury University as well as 4 great breweries and many bars and restaurants where you can find Shore craft beer. Check these businesses out to complete your challenge and win prizes. As with the other challenges, enjoy a local craft beer in any of these Salisbury area businesses, check in with the Shore Craft Beer App to tell us what you are drinking & take a Selfie! Once you drink a different local beer at 5 different businesses, YOU WIN!

Included Businesses:

Evolution Craft Brewing Co., 3rd Wave Brewing Co., Hopper’s Tap House

Coastal Delaware Challenge

Coastal Delaware Challenge

The beaches of Delaware are home to many fabulous breweries and businesses that feature local craft beer. Most people have heard of Dogfish Head; some of the other breweries are a little more obscure, but definitely worth trying. Sample our world class beer in the following businesses and win the Coastal Delaware Challenge. As with the other challenges, enjoy a local craft beer in any of these Salisbury area businesses, check in with the Shore Craft Beer App to tell us what you are drinking & take a Selfie! Once you drink a different local beer at 5 different businesses, YOU WIN!

Included Businesses:

Harpoon Hanna’s, Revelation Craft Brewing, Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats

Central Delaware Challenge

Central Delaware Challenge

Delaware has a big craft beer footprint despite its small size. They also consume a LOT of craft beer per capita. So, let’s help them out by completing a Central Delaware Trail challenge. As with the other challenges, enjoy a local craft beer in any of these Salisbury area businesses, check in with the Shore Craft Beer App to tell us what you are drinking & take a Selfie! Once you drink a different local beer at 5 different businesses, YOU WIN!

Included Businesses:

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Fordham & Dominion Craft Brewing, 3rd Wave Brewing

Brewery Challenges: 2 States, 21+ Breweries

Brewery Challenges

Shore Craft Beer wants you to drink local and has posed two challenges that give you the chance to earn prizes and a place in our gallery of champions, just for trying out some of the region’s best breweries.

OC8 Brewery Challenge

OC8 – Eight Breweries. One Ocean.

For the OC-8 Challenge, visit 8 of the following breweries, and follow the instructions above using #ShoreCraftBeer and #OC8 (if you also plan on completing the Shore-17, tag these with #Shore17 as well):

3rd Wave Brewing Co., OC Brewing Company, Assawoman Bay Brewing Co., Backshore Brewing Co., Burley Oak Brewing Company, Tall Tales Brewing Company, Evolution Craft Brewing Company, Fin City Brewing Company, Chesapeake Brewing Co., Rubber Soul Brewing

Winners of the 2015 OC-8 Challenge will receive:

  • Name and date of completion on the Winners’ List.
  • OC8 Challenge Winner T-Shirt.
  • Prizes from participating breweries.
Shore17 Brewery Challenge

Shore17 – Seventeen Breweries. Two States.

For the Shore-17 Challenge, visit any 17 of the breweries around the shore (including the OC-8) and follow the instructions above using #ShoreCraftBeer and #Shore17

Winners of the 2015 Shore-17 Challenge will receive:

  • A special Challenge winners beer mug.
  • Shore17 Challenge Winner T-Shirt.
  • Your name, photo, favorite beer quote, and date of completion on the 2015 Winners’ Gallery.
  • Prizes from participating breweries.

Gallery of Champions

Chad Steinman

Andrew Krezel (Newark, Del.)

Andrew Krezel (affectionately known as Otter in the automotive world) is a Philadelphia native, currently residing in Newark, DE. When not turning wrenches, or playing his bass guitar, he enjoys seeking out and trying new and exciting brews from local breweries. The OC8 was a great way to experience great local breweries in Maryland and taste a large variety of beers. It was a fun and exciting venture to accomplish with his brother Sean. On to OC17!

Chad Steinman

Shawn Duke (Chester Springs, Pa.)

I am a beer nerd from the north…not far outside of Philadelphia.  Beer is a passion and a hobby of sorts.  I love seeking out new breweries, trying new beers, and enjoying new friendships that come from today’s amazing beer culture. My brother in-law and I took on the OC8 Challenge during our vacation week of July 16th to the 23rd.  Great times!  We plan to chip away at the OC17 next! Cheers!!!

Chad Steinman

Sharon Breita (Selbyville, Del.)

Sharon and one of her  best friends, Kristin finished the OC 8 challenge in October 2016. The pair have been friends for a few years. They started by running races together and enjoying craft beer at the after parties. Recently, they decided to complete the challenge instead of running a 5k or 1/2 marathon for beer.

Chad Steinman

Chad Steinman (Reading, PA)

Completed the OC8 Challenge July 2015 and was one of our first two confirmed winners. His favorite of our local beers is the 58ounce Porterhouse from Backshore Brewing because of the smooth smoke flavor that “really kicks you in the mouth.” His favorite memory from completing the OC8 Challenge was being able to find small, new local breweries – many of which he may otherwise never have known about.

Sarah Baker

Sarah Baker (Reading, PA)

Completed the OC8 Challenge July 2015 and the second of our first two winners. She came down to visit OCMD like a normal summer but started the challenge on a rainy day and found it to be a nice change of pace from her normal beach routine. Sarah enjoyed getting to travel a little further out in Maryland and Delaware and her favorite beers were P-Funk from Burley Oak and Beach Juice from 3rd Wave.

Robin Plutschak Van Schaik

Robin Plutschak Van Schaik (Greensboro, MD)

Successfully finished the OC8 Challenge in August 2015 and is the third confirmed winner. Robin loves all of the local breweries so much, she cannot pick just one favorite beer or one favorite memory from visting them during the challenge, but had a great time completing it nonetheless.