Beer Blog: Burley Oak Brewing Company

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

On a recent vacation to Ocean City, Maryland, I stopped by Burley Oak Brewing Company, which is located just outside of Ocean City in Berlin.  On this day, they had ten different beers available on draft, offering a large variety of styles and unique beers.  They frequently offer a cask conditioned beer as well.  I sampled a few of their brews and thought each one was exceptional.  My favorites included:

“Aboriginal Gangster” – An IPA brewed with Motueka hops that tastes of bitter orange peel that fades to tropical fruit flavors.

“Hugs ‘n’ Nugs” – A double IPA that boasts a variety of citrus flavors with a smoothness making it drink very easily considering its 8.8% abv.

“Bunker-C” – A full bodied porter with complex flavors including coffee and dark chocolate with a hint of smoke.

If you are planning on heading to the eastern shore, I highly recommend a stop at Burley Oak.  They sell growlers, so you can leave with 64 ounces of your favorite brew to enjoy on your vacation or back in Baltimore.  If you do not have plans to drive to the eastern shore again this summer, fortunately you do not have long to wait to try this brewery’s unique and flavorful offerings.  Burley Oak’s unique tap handles (pictured) will be popping up in Baltimore craft beer bars in the next few weeks.  The brewery also already has several events planned for Baltimore Beer Week in late October.


About the Author:

I'm a South Baltimore resident that commutes and travels everywhere I can via bicycle. Craft beer used to be a hobby that grew into what might be considered an obsession. When I'm not sampling new beers, you can usually find me either running through the streets of Baltimore training for my next race, in the weight room, or playing with my dogs. Geotechnical engineering pays the bills.
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