Beer Festival at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites

Shore Craft Beer will host its first Delaware beer festival from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. The festival, Beer at Bethany Beach, is co-hosted by Bethany Beach Ocean Suites hotel, where the event will take place.

The festival will include unlimited tastings over 20 craft beers from 12 local breweries, plus vendors and beautiful views of Bethany’s beach and Boardwalk. Live music will be provided by Salisbury-born Nashville artist Jimmy Charles and his fiddler, who will open up for Josh Turner at the Ocean City Convention Center the night before.

“We are so excited to host this event,” said Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Activities Director Allyson Knight. “The region is seeing a lot of growth with the popularity of craft beer and the number of breweries in the areas, and this festival is an awesome way to showcase them.”

In addition to the Saturday festival, the Oceanova Spa at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites will be offering spa treatments made with craft beer ingredients all month long. The hotel’s restaurant, 99 Sea Level, will host a beer pairing dinner on Friday night that includes six courses made by award-winning chef Danio Somoza, paired with local beers.

“Delaware isn’t quite known for being a home to craft beer, but I’m excited that we can be a link in introducing the two concepts of tourism at the Delaware beaches and craft beer,” Knight said.

General Admission tickets are available, though festival goers from out of town are encouraged to book hotel packages through Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, where they’ll automatically be upgraded to VIP and can enjoy an extra hour of tastings.

General Admission tickets are $35 and VIP tickets are now available for $50. Both include unlimited tastings and a commemorative pint glass. Tickets are limited and can be purchased at Hotel packages can be purchased by calling the hotel at 302-539-3200. 


Founded to ensure that the Shore becomes a top 10 craft beer destination nationally, Shore Craft Beer showcases Delmarva’s world class beer and world class beauty. We focus on breweries, craft beer, hotels that offer packages, bars, restaurants and general education, and highlight the fantastic craft beer destinations we have here on the Shore.