Here are some good places to enjoy a beer this summer: At a barbecue. Beside the pool. On the beach (in a cozy or opaque generic container depending on where you’re beaching). On a balcony, at a ballgame and, most importantly, at your local brewery. Luckily on Delmarva there’s no shortage of local craft breweries (that’s why we have this site and why I blog on here in the first place), and they really put the craft in craft beer. There’s always something new, creative and innovative in the works no matter which brewhouse you’ve stopped in.

Ever the creative geniuses, most brewery employees are notoriously bad at keeping their websites and social media accounts updated with all their goings-on. Here, I would like to commend those who do. And I would like to provide a place, right here, where you can find at least some of the events, activities and releases happening at the Eastern Shore’s local breweries this July. Even if you don’t see anything here that tickles your fancy, keep in mind that we’re entering the busiest month of the year on the Shore, so wherever you go there’s a 90% chance there will be live entertainment, a fresh new beer on tap or at the very least, someone interesting at the bar to converse with.

Happy trails, happy Fourth of July, and be sure to provide your cookout guests with some local craft beer options this holiday season!

3rd Wave

It’s time for a juice box. 3rd Wave’s Delmar tasting room will be open from 12 – 5 p.m. on the Fourth of July, so you’ll be able to get your hands on a crowler or 4-pack to help you celebrate the holiday. More here.

Stop by Pitt Stop Beer & Wine in Berlin on July 6 to sample 3rd Wave’s latest releases. 3rd Wave is Pitt Stop’s Beer of the Month, and they’ll be offered at a discount through July.

Raspberry/Vanilla/Blueberry Juicebox- A fruited kettle sour ale brewed with local malted barley,lactose, raspberries, blueberries and vanilla.Its a delicious sweet tart ale with heavy berry flavors, intense aromatics and smoothed with pure vanilla! Doors open at noon!! 4pks available for $17 (no limit) #3rdwavebrew #delmar #delmardelaware #debeer #brewery #taproom #juicebox #fruitedsour #lactose #beer #beergeek #beerme #craftbeer #beersofinstagram #beerstagram #craftcans #craftnotcrap #cerveza #summer #rocketpop #easternshore #summerbeer #newbeeralert #newjuicebox #juicebox #limitedrelease #raspberryvanillablueberry

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Ocean City’s #1 Boardwalk Brewery will be releasing their first-ever barleywine this July, brewed with walnuts, honey, grape must and orange peel, to celebrate their 300th batch. There will also be a fresh new Pulped & Pressed crowler release, so be on the lookout for that one.

(The post below features the Pulped & Press June release, but you get the idea.)

The next flavors of the Pulped & Pressed Saison is here! Strawberry Mango will be available this Saturday when we open at 11am ✌🤓 #backshorebrewingco #ocmdboardwalk #craftnotcrap #bigthingscoming #brewwithaview #drinkbackshorebeer #mdbeer #schwiftyfifty #handcrafted #boardwalkafsince2012 #mugclub #backshore #wemakebeer #mywhatabigcanyouhas #32oztofreedom #913atlantic #21842 #craftbeer #drinklocal #brewday #irregulars #crowlers #pulpedandpressed #bestjobieverhad

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Big Oyster

There’s definitely something happening in July… On July 14, to be exact… We just don’t know what yet. “Only time will tell.” (More Big Oyster happenings here.)

July 14, 2018 #bythepeopleforthepeople #shuckit #bigoysterbrewery

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Brick Works

Smyrna’s newest brewery’s got something new cooking for July, too, and it’ll taste especially good if you like mango (mongo?). Head on over to the brewpub/restaurant on July 19 to try the new beer, pick up a commemorative glass and enjoy $3 refills.

You loved Princess Peach, now try “You Like Mongo?”, a mango infused blonde ale. Stop in on July 19th from 4-7 for your commemorative glass (while supplies last) and $3 refills! #craftbeer #beer #brewing #beerporn #beergeek #beerme #bier #brew #drinkup #cheers #craftbeerjunkie #drinks #ceverza #instagood #craftbeerlife #craftbeernotcrap #beers #craftbeerporn #instabeer #beerstagram #craftnotcrap

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Crooked Hammock

There’s always a ton going on at Crooked Hammock no matter what the season. Every Wednesday from 8 – 11 a.m. there’s a farmer’s market just across from the brewery on Crooked Hammock Way featuring fresh goods from local vendors and farmers. Weekly happenings including Cooking with Beer specials and live music can be found here.

@kimmybaker7 and Diana the cat found their #Hammock. Where’s yours? Let us know using hashtag #ThisIsMyHammock all summer long and you could win a trip to the #OuterBanks for you and five of your friends at the end of September. #HammockSeason #SurferCat #MeowForBeer

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Breaking news: As of July, Lot 3 comes in a can! Your favorite IPA can now be taken out on the beach, on the campground and everywhere else where glass might be prohibited, just in time for summer.

We CAN’t wait to share a #LotNo3 can with all you beautiful craft beer lovers. Coming to a shelf near you this summer. #EvolveYourBeer #DrinkLocal

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Fin City

OC’s oldest brewery has a new reel-ease every month — you can check their website to see exactly when the next one’s coming. Also on their website is the New Brew Request Line, where you can submit your craziest and most imaginative idea for a new beer and if it’s a winner, Fin City will brew it at the end of the summer.

Kegging the next new Reel Ease from Fin City. Stay tuned and listen @ocean981 June 21st 930 am for details

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Tall Tales

Live music is what’s happening this month at Tall Tales. Check the calendar here for details. On July 23 is Eat, Drink & DIY Night where you can enjoy a pint of beer while crafting your own succulent wall hanging.

PUCKR’D Liquid Denial… Our strawberry lemonade sour… Drinkable summer 🍓🍋🌴 Now on tap!

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Kristin Helf
Author: Kristin Helf

Kristin is a writer and picture-taker in Ocean City, Maryland. She likes puppies, pumpkin ales and watching movies for the Ocean City Film Festival in her spare time.

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