Be a Part of the Craft Beer Tourism Research Project

Shore Craft Beer and Salisbury University teamed up to undertake a craft beer and tourism research project that will help breweries and towns here on the Eastern Shore understand the correlation between craft beer and tourism.  Do you like craft beer?  Then please join us by answering the questions in our survey.  When you do, your name will be entered in our weekly drawings for $25 gift certificates to local breweries.  We have gift certificates for Backshore Brewing, Tall Tales Brewing, Crooked Hammock, Big Oyster, Burley Oak and EVO.

Here’s the survey for you to complete.  We will email you for your name and address if you win.



Ann McGinnis Hillyer
Author: Ann McGinnis Hillyer

Ann's father was in the Corps of Engineers so she was born in Africa and moved all over the world and the United States growing up. After graduating cum laude from Duke University, she started her marketing career at an airline based out of Dulles International Airport. She furthered this career in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds before helping launch StateVentures, LLC, the publisher of,, and other state and regional geodomains. Here, she focuses on tourism and tourism marketing through a broad media mix including online, print, and social media efforts. While at the airline, she worked with Jim Koch and the Boston Beer Company, brewers of Sam Adams beer. This love of craft beer and the craft beer industry as well as her interest in tourism, led to the founding of and the effort to make the Shore a craft beer destination.

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