Love on Tap, the region’s most intensely local craft beer festival, is all set for February 24 at Seacrets and there are still plenty of ways to get tickets and hotels. Some you have to pay for, some you don’t. Since free things tend to me more popular than non-free things, lets start with the basics, although the clock is ticking on getting them.

Love on Tap Seacrets
From the Love on Tap festival in 2018. Make sure to buy your tickets early so we don’t sell out again.

Win $200 in hotel gift certificates & 2 free tickets to a premier craft beer festival (and stay in the know all year!)

One of the most exciting aspects of this renewed craft beer revolution push is the tourism aspect. People take beercations to drink their favorite craft beers at the source. Maryland Tourism has been a huge supporter of this notion, since the state has so many great beers. As part of its own promotion push to remind people that there are more reasons than ever to travel to Maryland, they have designated February as Craft Beer Lovers Month in Maryland.   Shore Craft Beer has taken this celebration a step further and is offering a sweepstakes where a lucky winner will get 2 $100 gift certificates good for a hotel stay at the popular Cambria Hotel AND 2 free tickets to the Love on Tap Shore Craft Beer Fest which is returning to Seacrets for 2024. Love on Tap, which is being pitched as kind of an alt-Valentines getaway is already picking up a bunch of heat on its own. We always give away tickets as part of the promotional run-up. In addition to radio, we give tickets away to people who are on our mailing list. If you’re already on it, you’re already entered, but if you aren’t, now is the time.


This is our first Love on Tap craft beer festival where we will return to Seacrets.  2018 was the last Love on Tap festival at Seacrets.  In 2019 we moved to the Ocean City Convention Center and then COVID intervened.  We tried several different formats and locations, but nothing beats a craft beer festival with live music at Seacrets.  Morley Hall will host this year’s festival with spill over going into the main bar area.  We will feature 2 bands – a larger band ideal for dancing in Morley Hall and a smaller duo in the main bar area.

Local Breweries Who Have Committed to Being There

One of the main highlights of the Love on Tap Festival is undoubtedly the craft beer extravaganza that awaits attendees. Seacrets, known for its diverse selection of brews, transforms into a haven for beer enthusiasts and casual drinkers alike. From hoppy IPAs to smooth stouts, the festival showcases an array of craft beers from local and regional breweries. This is a perfect opportunity for beer connoisseurs to expand their palates and discover new favorites.

You can’t beat this list of local breweries who are bring you the best of their beer for this celebration of Local Craft Beer.  Check out the list and just imagine a cool glass commemorative pint in your hand, being refilled with samples of the best local craft beer and other beverages from these breweries as many times as you like for three or four hours, while you sip, dance, and enjoy everything you can learn from the brewery reps!

Commit to Going & SAVE $5 per Ticket Before the End of January

Some people like to leave things to chance or the last minute, some don’t. If you like to have everything just so AND IF YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY, you can buy tickets before the end of January on Shore Craft Beer or you can buy one of the hotel packages listed below that include your tickets.

But, BEFORE YOU PASS THE LINK, consider this: you can’t get three hours of all you care to drink local craft beer, local hard seltzer by Sinepuxent Brewing, a hybrid mead/seltzer mix by Buzz Meadery, and well over 20 different local craft beers for only $40 ANYWHERE!  If you think of yourself more as a VIP, then add an hour and get a commemorative t-shirt for only $25 more.


Add Your Hotel Room

Several hotels in Ocean City love this festival too and are offering either packages that include 2 tickets to the festival or a discounted hotel room.  If the hotel includes the tickets, then you save the most money, so consider your preferred location to enjoy your Love on Tap beercation and then click on one of the packages below:

Hotel Packages That Include Tickets


Hotel Packages That DON’T Include Tickets, but offer discounted rooms

Community Connection:

Beyond the craft beer and music, the Love on Tap Festival fosters a sense of community. Shore Craft Beer has been hosting local craft beer festivals since October 2015.  Many festival goers have attended many of these festivals.  The Love on Tap event provides a day where people come together to celebrate love, friendship, and the joy of shared experiences – and that’s after your personal enjoyment of the locally brewed craft beverages, food for sale at Seacrets, and the live music. The festival provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, make new friends, and revel in the collective spirit of positivity.



Here are all the links to all the free possibilities and pay options for your convenience, ’cause I’m a mensch.

Shore Craft Beer mailing list For the chance to win two tickets to Love on Tap at Seacrets and $200 in gift certificates for a stay at the Cambria Ocean City.

Hotel Packages Book now and know that you’re assured tickets and entrance.

Buy Tickets For people who already have a place to stay, or don’t require one.

That’s it. Hope to see you folks soon.

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 and 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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