This is what a Craft Beer destination looks like

By | March 9th, 2017|3rd Wave, Blogs, Dogfish Head, Fin City, The State of the Beer|

The Eastern Shore is a craft beer destination not because most bars here serve rare craft beers, but because they serve local craft beers. When I started covering the Ocean City HMRA show a decade ago there were two beer bars, and they always were packed. I collected bottle caps at the time and was [...]

Sours, Trucks and a place to stay: Beer news roundup

By | March 8th, 2017|BWS Show Notes, News|

There was plenty going on in beer this week including a trade show that featured some of our local craft beer among other regional beers in a designated craft beer section which, I think, does a lot for the area. Booze and wine were kind of spread out, but Craft Beer was concentrated, as kind [...]

Four craft beer and brewing stories you should know

By | February 23rd, 2017|Blogs, BWS Show Notes, News|

I was at the meadmaking class at Xtreme Brewing last weekend along with a dozen or more mead makers and would-be mead makers. Jon Talkington, who expects to open Brimming Horn Meadery in Lewes in the coming weeks, discussed the history and finer points of making honey mead. We broadcast the entire thing on the [...]

There still is plenty of winter to taste

By | February 9th, 2017|Blogs, BWS Show Notes, News|

This week I got out to taste all (or at least most) of the special releases for the Love on Tap event at Seacrets. The Kohana Chocolate Cherry Stout by 3rd Wave, XO Stout by Evo, and the the Sofa King Sexy Stout by Backshore Brewing. All were dark roasty and tasty. We've still got [...]

Chapter 4: It isn’t always about the beer, I guess.

By | February 6th, 2017|Blogs, FeBREWary, Love Stories|

Don't get me wrong, we love getting and sharing these stories, but this does happen to be a contest about local craft beer. This week, we didn't get a ton of that, but people were enthusiastic in their love for Ocean City, which always is nice to hear. The contest is open just a few [...]

Being better than the name

By | February 2nd, 2017|Blogs, BWS Show Notes, FeBREWary, News|

I gotta let you know, right off the bat that I'm kinda contractually obligated to overuse FeBREWary, which is the perfect marriage of hackneyed marketing and unimaginative puns, but I'm not contractually obligated to pretend it is clever. I like to think of FeBREWary like a school uniform: If you can't distinguish yourself as original [...]

Chapter 2: Four beach romance stories

By | January 26th, 2017|Blogs, Events, Featured Articles, Featured Craft Beer Festivals, FeBREWary, Love Stories|

The latest installment in our recurring "Craft Beer Love Stories" series features our favorite submitted stories and photos this week, starting with a tale of beach romance. If you have a craft beer love story and wish to tell it, why not enter here for a chance to win lots of cool prizes including a [...]

Here’s to new beers

By | January 25th, 2017|Blogs, BWS Show Notes, News|

As I was working through my commentary on the first couple stories I noticed I wasn't being completely kind. Sometimes that's the way it goes. That said, there were tons of nice and positive stories this week and we'll get to those as well. Gentle reminder, folks that we have Love on Tap coming up [...]

New plan: Drinking more Dogfish Head beer sooner

By | January 25th, 2017|Blogs, Dogfish Head, Featured Articles, The State of the Beer|

At the end of the spring season last year, Dogfish Head debuted "Seaquench," which they billed as a session sour. Tart and a little salty, it was a massive hit well before its time. I first heard about it from DFH evangelist Dan Ryan at a beer tasting and book signing. In case I hadn't mentioned [...]

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