Ocean City Today

FeBREWary events planned to promote craft beer trend

By Kara Hallissey | Feb 01, 2018

(Feb. 2, 2018) Throughout this month, a number of FeBREWary events will be taking place in Ocean City and the surrounding towns to celebrate craft beer.

“We are celebrating the world-class beer and world-class beauty we have in Ocean City,” said Ann Hillyer, creator of shorecraftbeer.com. “We have hotel packages and many restaurants and bars are offering ‘Love on Tap’ specials throughout Ocean City. Some locations in Berlin and Salisbury are also participating.”

A couple of contests are being held, including the beach, beer and beyond getaway where a winner will receive a two-night stay, Feb. 23-25, at the Park Place Hotel on the Boardwalk, a $25 gift certificate to the Globe in Berlin, a $40 gift certificate to the Harvest Moon Tavern in Snow Hill, a $25 gift certificate to Sister’s boutique and wine bar in Berlin and two VIP tickets to the Shore Craft Beer Fest Love on Tap event at Seacrets on Feb. 24. To enter, fill out the entry form on shorecraftbeer.com.

The second contest, OCraft, is a craft beer challenge, which must be completed before Valentine’s Day. Participants are required to download the Shore Craft Beer app on Google Play or from the iTunes store.

“All you have to do is open the challenge, check-in on the app from the hotel where you are staying and then check into five bars or restaurants listed in the challenge,” Hillyer said. “You sample a local craft beer or have food made with a local craft beer, take a selfie on the app and move to the next location. There are no time constraints on completing the challenge.”

The winner will receive a two-night stay at the Clarion Resort on 101st Street for Valentine’s Day weekend (Feb. 16-18), a two-hour limousine ride from Skye Limousine, a $25 gift certificate to the Skye Bar on 66th Street and a $25 gift certificate to the Captain’s Table inside the Marriott on 15th Street.

Craft beer lovers also have one more contest they can enter this month on shorecraftbeer.com by answering how they fell in love with craft beer on Delmarva or how they fell in love while enjoying a craft beer on Delmarva.

The winner will receive two VIP tickets to the Shore Craft Beer Fest Love on Tap event at Seacrets on Feb. 24.

“Seacrets is a fabulous place to be in February, but to celebrate over 25 local craft beers, have the breweries actually pour the beer for you, all while you listen to two different bands, when in the nightclub and another in the main bar area, will be even more fun,” Hillyer said. “We will have food available for purchase that has been paired with the beers.”

FeBREWary’s signature event, Shore Craft Beer Fest Love on Tap, will take place at Seacrets on Feb. 24 from 1-4 p.m., for its third year. There are unlimited tastings and the first 800 arrivals will receive a complimentary commemorative pint glass. VIP tickets with a free Seacrets Love on Tap T-shirt and an extra hour of tastings are also available.

Tickets in advance for general admission cost $35, $50 for VIP, and $10 for the designated driver.

“This event is going to be a sellout based on sales to date,” Hillyer said. “The first hour is for VIPs who not only get an extra hour of beer tasting and access to the brewers, but they also get a commemorative T-shirt.”

Pickles Pub on Eight Street, Fins Ale House and Raw Bar in Berlin, Longboard Café on 67th Street, the Globe in Berlin, the Original Greene Turtle on 116th Street, the Zippy Lewis Lounge inside the Dunes Manor Hotel on 28th Street, Seacrets on 49th Street, Breaker’s Pub and Horizon’s at the Clarion on 101st Street, Captains Table inside the Marriott on 15th Street and Harpoon Hanna’s in Fenwick Island, Delaware, will all have FeBREWary specials this month.

“I really want to encourage people to sign the petition stating that they would like to have improved legislation for breweries,” Hillyer said. “This is about economic development and increased tourism. FeBREWary is an effort by the state, the Brewers Association of Maryland, and Shore Craft Beer to increase tourism and to celebrate the world class beers we enjoy here.”

To sign the petition, visit shorecraftbeer.com/petition.

For more information on contests, events and specials, visit shorecraftbeer.com.

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