How has COVID changed your life? I’m sure you’ve thought about or even been asked this question directly. In this article, we peek into Shore Craft Beer COVID creativity. In other words, what and how are breweries keeping their restaurant and brewery patrons safe so they can eat out and drink in a safe environment?

Evolution Craft Brewing Company, Salisbury, MD

In Salisbury, at Evolution Craft Brewing Company, they’ve gotten creative and added a fire pit, along with outside, socially distanced dining. This way, customers can eat, drink, and be safe during the COVID times!

EVO fire pit
Evolution Craft Brewing Company in Salisbury has a fire pit and outside dining, all socially distanced. Via EVO Facebook.

Crooked Hammock Brewery, Lewes, DE

Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes has also gotten on the Shore Craft Beer COVID creativity train. According to their website, not only have they implemented new training and sanitation procedures, but also they now have a socially distanced fire pit and outdoor dining and drinking, too. Their commitment is to keep their patrons safe while still allowing them to have a good time.

Crooked Hammock Fire Pit
You can dine safely inside and out at the Crooked Hammock in Lewes.

Fish Tales, Ocean City, MD

While Fish Tales isn’t a Shore Craft Brewery, I’d be remiss if I didn’t at least mention what they did. They get an honorable mention for innovation on this one, folks. Did you hear what they did over the summer? No? Well, they used inner tubes over the summer to make sure that people were properly socially distanced. No lie!


Fish Tales COVID2
Fish Tales gave its customers inner tubes over the summer as a way to keep them socially distant and safe. Talk about a fish out of water! Photo credit: onlyinyourstate.

Tall Tales Brewing Company, Parsonsburg, MD

Not only is Tall Tales adhering to CDC guidelines regarding sanitation and social distancing, they’re also offering a humorous take on this COVID pandemic with special edition beers! Please see the pictures below and hopefully you’ll laugh like we did.

Tall Tales new can  labels include social distancing and quarantine juice.

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Cult Classic Brewing Company, Stevensville, MD

While they are adhering to standard CDC guidelines related to social distancing and sanitation, they did have a dumpster fire on New Year’s Eve for 2020, so that was something!

dumpster fire
Cult Classic Brewery had a literal dumpster fire to celebrate the end of 2020 on New Year’s Eve. Photo Credit: Cult Classic Brewery.

Have you seen anything we missed? What have you noticed at different breweries around our area? Let us know!

And don’t forget to take our Shore Craft Beer survey to give your input into some important beer research we’re doing thanks to a collaboration with the Rural Maryland Council.

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