Top 10 Maryland Beers To Try This Week

By Scoutology Staff

1. Small Craft Warning, Heavy Seas Beer

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4615 Hollins Ferry Rd Ste B, Baltimore, Maryland 21227
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A well-balanced beer, Small Craft Warning seems at once hop-forward and malt-forward; Small Craft exemplifies a robust pilsner— it’s crisp, well-carbonated and slightly sweet. The beer is characterized by a firm malt backbone and a pronounced hop character. A fine aroma, from an array of hops, completes this quaffable beer.

2. Big Punisher, Jailbreak Brewing Company

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9445 Washington Blvd N, STE F, Laurel, Maryland 20723
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A well-balanced double IPA with a semisweet malt backbone & complimented with generous amounts of citrus & tropical fruit hops. Rich, delicious &rewardingly punishing!

3. Black-Eyed Saison, Union Craft Brewing

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1700-D Union Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
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A dry black saison with dark roasty malts and fruity farmhouse yeast esters complimented by the citrusy aroma of the special Ales for ALS hop blend. A dollar from every pint sold in the tasting room will be donated to ALSTDI.

4. Shucker Stout, Mully’s Brewery

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141 Schooner Ln Suite 15, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
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Shucker Stout is dark and full of complex roasted/coffee/chocolate flavors. It’s brewed to ferment very completely to result in a dry and easy drinking finish. This stout is not motor oil. It won’t make you feel full after drinking just one but still carries a full spectrum of flavors and complexity.

5. Dirty Little Freak, DuClaw Beers

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8901 Yellow Brick Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21237
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Dirty Little Freak Coconut Caramel Chocolate Brown Ale, first brewed in 2014, takes the traditional American Brown Ale and gives it a sensual new twist – Coconut! This medium-bodied, 5.8% abv brown ale is a feast for the senses from its dominant blend of warm, roasted malt, coconut, caramel, and chocolate flavors barely restrained by a gentle hop bite, to its tantalizingly satisfying finish. But if you submit to our Dirty Little Freak, be warned: there is no safe word. – See more at: http://www.duclaw.com/beer/dirty-little-freak/#sthash.vaxeEGpu.dpuf

6. Easy IPA, Flying Dog Brewery

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4607 Wedgewood Blvd, Frederick, MD 21703
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Aromas of grapefruit and subtle spice meld into lemon and pine hop notes balanced with crisp cracker malt. Pair this with tailgates, mowing the lawn, and anything else that calls for a light, yet flavorful, beer.

7. Taj Mahound, Baying Hound Aleworks

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1108 Taft St, Rockville, Maryland 20850
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Taj Mahound is an exciting meld of a classic brown ale and an American IPA. The norm for brewing in some cases is to add hop additions from high Alpha (higher IBUs) to lower Alpha. In Taj Mahound, they reversed it. This brings out a totally different flavor profile than your standard IPA.

8. Riot Rye, Monocacy Brewing Company

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1781 N Market St, Frederick, Maryland 21701
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A ruckus of complex flavor is carried in on the amber glow of torchlight. As tension builds between hop bitterness and the malty tones delivered by locally grown and malted grist, a perfect balance is achieved. The robust texture of rye allies itself with the flavors from specialty malts and hops to rebel against preconceived notions of beer.

9. Lot 3 IPA, Evolution Brewing

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201 E Vine St, Salisbury, Maryland 21804
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This American style IPA is aggressively hopped at a rate of over 2 lbs. per barrel. Big notes of citrus and pine complement a reserved but firm malt backbone.

10. Afternoon Delight, Burley Oak Brewing Company

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10016 Old Ocean City Blvd, Berlin, Maryland 21811
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A modest, but flavorful malt selection is accented by American Citra hops and a new hop from Australia named Summer. his low alcohol IPA is bursting with exotic fruit flavors and aromas.

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