Gearing up for Chincoteague’s first MARSH Fest

By | 2017-09-15T06:42:39+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Beer Festivals|

On Sept. 23 from 12 - 6 p.m., Chincoteague and Wallops Island will host their first-ever festival for science, local culture and craft beer: MARSH Fest. What is MARSH Fest? What exactly the festival is all about is explained right there in its name: Music, Art, Research, Science and Hops (the MARSH) and Food, Exploring, Sponsors [...]

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

By | 2017-09-15T16:31:19+00:00 September 11th, 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 | 2017-09-13T14:06:12+00:00 September 5th, 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 [...]

Pumpkin ale: A round-up of the local fall brews

By | 2017-09-05T13:03:39+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Beer Festivals, Events, Featured Craft Beer Festivals, News|

But can we all admit that craft beer always tastes better when spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg? The changing of the seasons from summer to fall signifies lots of great things to come, like cozy sweaters, pumpkin patches and haunted hay rides. Pumpkin ale is another one of those great things--at least, to [...]

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. [...]

Crooked Hammock Brewery Planning End of Summer Celebration

By | 2017-08-31T06:43:37+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Crooked Hammock|

As kids return to school and the cool air begins to ascend on coastal Delaware, beachgoers will get to celebrate the end of another fantastic summer Crooked Hammock style. A popular brewpub in the coastal town of Lewes, Delaware, Crooked Hammock Brewery captures the summer lifestyle both in their atmosphere and their brews and is [...]

Big Oyster Brewery is about to get a lot bigger

By | 2017-08-30T05:56:52+00:00 August 30th, 2017|News|

It was a rainy, gray day when we ducked for cover inside the construction site that's about to be Big Oyster's newest, biggest brewery. In spite of the weather--the kind that makes you want to stay inside, bundled up and sipping on a craft beer from the comfort of your own home--construction was in full [...]

Vast Majority of Marylanders Support Changes to Current Brewery Laws

By | 2017-08-15T10:26:52+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Blogs, Events, Featured Craft Beer Festivals, News|

Comptroller Peter Franchot will hold a town hall style meeting about craft beer tomorrow, Wednesday, August 26 at Evolution Craft Brewing Public House in Salisbury. An overwhelming majority of Marylanders support fundamental changes to the state's alcohol laws that govern the production, distribution and sale of beer, according to the results of an online survey [...]

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 [...]

Shore Craft Beer Fest highlights exciting weekend in Cape Charles

By | 2017-08-15T10:24:46+00:00 July 17th, 2017|News|

The weekend of August 4th – 6th in Cape Charles will feature a new craft beer festival, fireman’s carnival, and Chesapeake Cowboys boat docking contest. This year, the best weekend on the Shore will include a celebration of the area’s craft beer future with Shore Craft Beer Fest: Cape Charles Sunset Beach Resort on Saturday, [...]

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 [...]

Beer Institute’s Top 10 July 4 beer facts

By | 2017-06-29T09:17:27+00:00 June 29th, 2017|News|

Tuesday marks the Fourth of July, a quintessentially American holiday when friends, neighbors, and family will celebrate the birth of our nation. To mark the United States’ 241st birthday, the Beer Institute—a national trade association for the American brewing industry, representing brewers of all sizes, as well as beer importers and industry suppliers—has announced its [...]

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