Burley Oak Brewing Co.

Burley Oak Brewing Co.Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Burley Oak Brewing Co.Burley Oak Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

10016 Old Ocean City Rd
Berlin, Maryland, 21811
United States

(443) 513-4647 | map
burleyoak.com

Notes: We have been hard at work building this brewery keeping in mind sustainable practices and using local materials and craftsmen. We love our town of Berlin, Maryland and hope you join us in our taproom for a couple of pints and growlers. Our goal is to produce distinctive beers whose quality is unsurpassed using new and traditional brewing methods.

Burley Oak Hours:
Monday - Thursday | 11am - 11pm
Friday - Saturday | 11am - 2am
Sundays | 11am - 9pm
BEER STATS
Average:
4.04
Beers:
154
Reviews:
372
Ratings:
2,485
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.43
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
135
pDev:
9.03%
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Reviews by DoubleSimcoe:
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Berlin is a most lovely town, and the addition of a quality brewery and tasting room is nothing but excellent news.

The wife and I arrived here as our plans to visit Assateague changed. Torrential rains forced us to spend the day in bars and breweries. Hard life... Burley Oak is beautiful and cozy, with an ample wooden bar, a nice big sofa, some tables and a log-cabin feel. I could spend hours here! They also feature local art for sale on the walls, and they have a ton of merchandise (their logo is beautiful and striking).

As for the beers... they sure have a good amount of them on tap. 12 taps, plus one nitro pour and a homemade root beer. Kolsch, Pils, porter, stout, Berliner Weisse... I had the Rude Boy barleywine (listed here on BA as an Imperial Red) and the Snow Job winter warmer. Both were sort of weak and unremarkable, almost interchangeable in flavor and looks.

Their hoppy brews tasted so much better. Pale Ryeder DIPA (pungent, dry, bitter), Aboriginal Gangster and Secret Sauce. Also Vlad, their Imperial Stout, damn well crafted.

At six dollars for a pint or snifter, prices ain't bad. They do growlers as well (reasonable prices), and also live music and events pretty much every day of the week. Nice to see a brewery that is not just pouring beer in the tasting room!

No food, be warned. Service is efficient but not terribly nice or engaging.

I would come back and hang out. This is truly a lovely joint.

Jan 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
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hoponit from New York

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Aug 30, 2020
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

This is arguably the best brewery on the Eastern Shore. They always have many quality beers on tap, and you will leave satisfied. Due to the small size, service can be slow, but you won't be dissatisfied. Overall, make sure you stop here on your travels to the Eastern Shore.

Aug 29, 2020
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Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Aug 02, 2020
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Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Jun 10, 2020
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emount91 from Connecticut

4.94/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jul 29, 2019
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mjk3psu from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Nice place and a great location

Jul 24, 2019
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Samdaddy from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Apr 09, 2019
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bl00 from Pennsylvania

4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Visited on a Friday afternoon, sat at the bar and received great service. Got to try flights of a range of styles from IPA to stout. Quality ranged from great to stellar, didn't have a bad beer. I enjoyed watching the brewhouse through a window behind the bar. I'll gladly return any time I'm in the area.

Mar 11, 2019
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iRun2Beer from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Dec 13, 2018
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JonB25 from Delaware

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Oct 21, 2018
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KingMatthewsDad from Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -32.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Oct 05, 2018
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Mark2020 from Pennsylvania

4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Oct 05, 2018
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Sep 18, 2018
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

4.52/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Aug 14, 2018
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Tbarnes1414 from New York

5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Aug 05, 2018
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Shanepatton from Michigan

5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Apr 24, 2018
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TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Dec 26, 2017
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Rammed96 from Maryland

5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Dec 07, 2017
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GoatmanBrewsMD from Maryland

4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Sep 25, 2017
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Big_V from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Sep 25, 2017
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deleted_user_1111368 from Delaware

4.18/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Great place to have a few beers. Not too loud, good music, friendly people behind the bar. Very good selection of brews, and had a couple of top-notch beers. While this is not my thing, dogs were allowed inside. I've heard some good things about Burley, and I'm very happy that we visited. Will DEFINITELY go back the next time we are in the area!

Sep 10, 2017
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nuggetlover from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Sep 02, 2017
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SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut

4.27/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Great selection of incredible beer. Awesome space. Solid service. But the country music from the live band of cool dads was so loud that I couldn't even hear the person sitting right next to me without shouting into each other's ears. I felt like I was at a concert. Brewery music is supposed to be background noise. It's not supposed to prohibit communication amongst patrons.

Aug 30, 2017
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JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -21%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Aug 13, 2017
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