Fin City’s story involves humble beginnings, assembling and constructing a brewery in a West Ocean City garage. “We designed it from the ground up and received loads of help from Doug Griffith, owner of Delmarva Brewing Craft, based in Millsboro, Delaware and Bryan Brushmiller and his entire crew at Burley Oak Brewery, in Berlin,” said Ryan Intrieri, Hooper’s General Manager.
The five 150-gallon kettles had been set up in Hooper’s for the past year, but they were just not able to start making beer until recently.
“After approximately a year and half of extensive paper work and developing the brewery, they were finally ready for prime time.
The Fin City Brewing Company, opened in April 2012 and serves what they call “obscenely fresh hand crafted ales in a friendly, lively atmosphere”. They brew on-site exclusively at Hooper’s Crab House in West Ocean City, MD at the foot of the route 50 bridge.
Brewmaster Vince Wright brews up Sneaky Wheat, Fin Light and Pale Ale as well as a seasonal pumpkin ale.
Fin Light is a “full-bodied light beer.” Sneaky Wheat is comparable to Blue Moon, has a citrus taste to it and served with a blood orange slice. Pale Ale is light and smooth with no aftertaste. Growlers and pints available. What better beverage to serve up with steamed crabs! Check out Hooper’s in West Ocean City to try their newest creations!