This week we have a sole entry, which is good for the entrants so far, but bad for you if you’re not one of them.
Here are chapters One and Two. Remember, you still can participate until Valentine’s Day proper by submitting your Craft Beer Love Story here for a chance to win tickets and a free night’s stay to Love on Tap. You can just buy the tickets here if you don’t wanna wait.

Julia Dunn: Last Night An IPA Saved My Life

I remember it clearly now- it was an equal-part breezy and humid eve late in the summer. I was on vacation with my beloved family, and at this point we’ve spent 10 whole days together. TEN. Despite the everlasting admiration I have for my kin, the cabin fever was surely setting in, and I absolutely needed some well-deserved me time. I hopped on my bike at 82nd, with the hot wind racing through my curls, and I headed straight to Assawoman Bay Brewing Company, just to unwind alone for a bit. That’s when I found it: Pony Swim IPA. It was fruity, it was sweet, it was savory; but most of all…it was hoppy. I took one sip, and I was teleported to another dimension; this majestic dimension was filled with the joys of sand, ocean, music, open bike lanes, acai bowls, and now my new favorite- Pony Swim IPA. Ever since that fateful night in August, Pony Swim has been on the brain and in my heart.
I anxiously anticipate making a grand return to Assawoman Bay Brewing Company just for a bit of that goodness once more. Until then, I’ll be here by my desk at work, daydreaming, stressing, and planning for my next visit to the greatest spot on the planet earth: OCMD

 

 

Tony Russo
Author: 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.

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