Tony

About Tony Russo

Tony Russo has worked as a print and digital journalist for the better part of the 21st century, writing for and editing regional weeklies and dailies before joining the team that produces OceanCity.com and ShoreCraftBeer.com among other destination websites. In addition to having documented everything from zoning changes to art movements on the Delmarva Peninsula, Tony has written two books on beer for the History Press. Eastern Shore Beer was published in 2014 and Delaware Beer in 2016. He lives in Delmar, Md. with his wife Kelly and the only of his four daughters who hasn't moved out. Together they keep their two dogs comfortable.

Fall is time for experimentation at Backshore Brewing Co.

By | 2017-10-12T11:20:54+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Backshore, Blogs, News|

When you work at the beach, summer doesn't seem as short as it does when you play at the beach. With its spot on the boards, Backshore Brewing stays busy all year, but from June through August it is a little insane. Usually. Recent months have been a little less insane because they were able [...]

Exporting success: Notes, tips, tricks and links from the Shore Craft Beer Summit

By | 2017-10-11T14:35:06+00:00 September 29th, 2017|News|

According to the significant amount of feedback we received on the most recent Shore Craft Beer Summit, people are pretty energized about the possibilities for the region going forward. In response to a number of requests, we've compiled this collection of resources to help you share the ideas we discussed with other stakeholders as you [...]

Tall Tales: Creating a craft beer narrative

By | 2017-09-29T14:47:15+00:00 September 28th, 2017|News, Tall Tales|

This week, Tall Tales Brewing in Parsonsburg released the first of a series of beers in its "Conspiracy Theory" line. The premise is pretty simple, name beers after famous conspiracies from the faked moon landing to aliens building the pyramids to who really was responsible for the JFK assassination.  The beer names go well with [...]

10 reasons not to miss this year’s Brews on the Beach

By | 2017-09-05T12:51:28+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Events, Featured Craft Beer Festivals, News|

For the 9th Year in a row, Brews to the Beach will give us a chance to spend one of those transitional summer/fall weekends drinking beer and hanging out by the beach. The event always is a blast but this year's Shore Craft Beer Fest: Brews on the Beach has even more to offer than before. [...]

7 ways you know it’s beer festival season

By | 2017-08-15T10:35:05+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Blogs, News, The State of the Beer|

I participate in beer festivals all year long, as I'm sure do many of you, but fall is different. Autumn approaches with something a little extra in the air, and as we all prepare for the first fall beer festival, the Annual Brews on the Beach, I started thinking about what distinguishes the season. Some of these observations are [...]

Enjoying an endless summer at Crooked Hammock

By | 2017-08-15T10:27:27+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Blogs, Crooked Hammock, Featured Craft Beer Festivals|

Crooked Hammock Brewery is set just off the highway, steps from where most of the Cape May Lewes Ferry travelers set off for their Delmarva excursions, but it feels as if it is a world away. Built with the summer in mind, this year-round brewery and restaurant has a little something for everyone. Crooked Hammock is [...]

You can’t drink exclusive beers all day if you don’t start in the morning

By | 2017-06-21T13:21:24+00:00 June 21st, 2017|News|

There will be a lot of brand new beers knocking around Saturday so it might be good to make a plan. As we've reported earlier, 3rd Wave will have a limited edition of 16 oz. cans of reimagined, triple hopped, Bombora Double IPA as well as an exclusive release of Kohola, an aged, sour Belgian Pale Ale. [...]

Hops Limon could be your new summer IPA

By | 2017-08-15T10:29:01+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Featured Craft Beer Festivals, News|

Addition: This beer will be available for early tastings at Shore Craft Beer Fest: Salisbury Riverwalk Celebration. Click here for ticket info. One of the coolest things about having a neighborhood taproom is you have access to test batches. Brewers try out beer recipes and share them with the people who come in. Some beers make [...]

Cody Miller: head distiller at Seacrets Distilling Company

By | 2017-06-08T19:31:25+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Blogs, News|

Cody Miller, head distiller for Seacrets Distilling Company in Ocean City, Md. tests the aroma of one of his recently distilled whiskies. I had asked him about the "new whiskey" aroma I got out of some of the more recent, hip, whiskeys and he was trying to parse out my poor understanding of the process. [...]

Reserve your beer for 3rd Wave’s first canning release party

By | 2017-08-15T10:28:35+00:00 June 8th, 2017|3rd Wave, Breweries, News|

Whether or not you're a local, there is a fantastic way to kick off your Saturday this June 24. Our friends at 3rd Wave are having their first big can release that morning. They're releasing their reimagined Bomboda (a DIPA that was already astounding) in four-packs of 16 ounce cans. Plus they are releasing their [...]

Evo takes center stage at Philly Beer Week

By | 2017-06-15T12:26:00+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Blogs, The State of the Beer|

Since its inception Evolution Craft Brewing has made beer with food in mind, beers designed to be menu-recommendation friendly. As Evo went from a local to a more regional brewery, it did so on the strength of this food-centric consideration and made a lot of restaurant friends along the way. Recently, a bunch of those [...]

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