To kick off Maryland’s official month-long celebration of craft beer, “FeBREWary,” Shore Craft Beer and Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) will host a special Trivia Night at Hopper’s Tap House, 1400 S. Salisbury Blvd., in Salisbury, MD on Friday, February 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to vie with representatives from towns and breweries on the Eastern Shore in an ultra-competitive Town Throwdown while enjoying Hopper’s Happy Hour pricing. Prizes are offered by Hopper’s and local breweries.
Participating town teams will be made up of various tourism, government and brewery representatives from Ocean City, Salisbury, Berlin and others. Salisbury Mayor Jake Day will speak before sitting down to compete on the Salisbury team.
“This is a great way to launch FeBREWary on the Shore, which in turn promotes our breweries, bars and other craft beer-forward businesses in Salisbury,” Day said. “Plus, it’s a great way to show that these other towns have nothing on Salisbury when it comes to trivia.”
The competition is hot, but those who think they can take on the rivaling towns and the public teams – or simply want to have a good time while enjoying the 38 craft beers on tap at Hopper’s and the food available for purchase from restaurants in the Hopper’s pavilion – are welcome to join. Tickets are $5 per person and will benefit DPR. Teams can be organized ahead of time, or individuals can just compete with friends the day of.
Trivia topics include In The News, Local Craft Beer and Breweries, Classical Music, Shore History, Famous Love Stories, and Beer Notes. The latter will have questions from episodes of the Shore Craft Beer-produced, craft beer-centered radio program. Participants can brush up on their Beer Notes knowledge by listening to the show when it airs during All Things Considered on DPR Thursdays at 5:44 p.m. and at BeerNotes.org.
Lisa Challenger, Director of Worcester County Tourism, picks up the challenge: “Worcester County has it all going on. We look forward to taking on Salisbury and the other teams, because we know we’re going to crush them!”
Trivia Night at Hopper’s provides a fun way to kick off FeBREWary and celebrate Maryland craft beer, in addition to the opportunity to mingle with officials from towns across the Eastern Shore and engage in a little lighthearted, friendly competition. Tickets will be sold at Hopper’s the day of the event.