On June 27th, 2019, craft beer cruises are coming to Ocean City. This will be the first time that you can actually book and pay for a craft beer cruise around the West Ocean City harbor, Assateague, and more. Explore Ocean City from the water with a cold LOCAL craft beer in hand. The OC Bay Hopper, in collaboration with Shore Craft Beer and local breweries across Delmarva, are showing guests aboard the Bay Hopper water taxi exactly what it looks like when world class beer meets world class beauty — and when it comes to beauty and craft beer, you truly couldn’t ask for anything better than this.
Every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m. through the summer, the Bay Hopper will embark from the dock at Mad Fish Bar & Grill for a casual, beer-centric trip down the Shore. Tickets to the Bay Hopper craft beer cruise include two local craft beers, and additional beers can be purchased for $5 each thereafter. Guests can learn more about their favorite beers and their origins or discover new favorites, while also enjoying stunning sunsets and unparalleled views of the Ocean City skyline and its natural surroundings.
Some of these cruises will provide a wide variety of Shore beers, while others will feature “Tap Takeovers,” where representatives from a specific local brewery provide samples of their beer. On July 2, July 11 and Aug. 15, for example, Berlin’s Burley Oak Brewing Company will host the Tap Takeover. More information.
Find photos from both the Bay Hopper and the Alyosha’s trial run craft beer cruises below. Just remember: photos hardly do justice to a summer on the Shore, and to really get a feel for the world class beauty (not to mention the world class beer), you’ve got to be there in person.