6 Baltimore Beers You Should Try


1. Loose Cannon, Heavy Seas Beer

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4615 Hollins Ferry Rd, Baltimore, MD 21227
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Their flagship beer, Loose Cannon wins people over at first smell. The carefully cultivated interplay of Simcoe, Palisade, and Centennial creates a most fragrant IPA—its nose bursts with notes of grapefruit, herbs, and pine. Bitterness is somewhat subdued by the floral quality that pervades the taste. The color is burnished gold, and the mouthfeel is creamy. A strong malt backbone balances out the triple-hopped beer. Its nickname, Hop3, comes from the brewing process: the brewers hop Loose Cannon in the boil, the hopback, and the fermenter. It won a second place CAMRA award at the 2010 Great British Beer Festival.

2. Duckpin Pale Ale, Union Craft Brewing

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1700 Union Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
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This generously hopped pale ale is a strike in your mouth! Brewed with lots of Pacific Northwest & New Zealand hops this beer is ten frames of big citrus and tropical fruit aroma and flavor. A strong malt backbone rounds it out and makes this pale ale a delight for the senses. The pins may be small but the flavor is huge! In our town, we roll Duckpin— a true Baltimore original.

3. Sweet Baby Jesus, DuClaw Beers

duclaw sweet baby

7062 Elm Rd, Baltimore, MD 21240
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First brewed in 2011, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter is jet black in color with a tan, rocky head, full body and creamy, luxurious mouthfeel. Its lightly sweet, malty flavor is accented by strong notes of chocolate, coffee and peanut butter, and balanced by a subtle hop character and moderate 6.5% abv. Sweet Baby Jesus finishes smooth, dry and roasty with notes of chocolate, espresso and peanut butter so rich, you will exclaim its name!

4. Ozzy, The Brewer’s Art

brewer's art ozzy

1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
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Their answer to the Belgian «devil» beers (i.e. Lucifer, Duvel, etc.). Both rich and dry, this beer is all too easy to consume in large quantities. Hopped with Styrian Goldings.

5. Irish Red, Pratt Street Ale House

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206 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
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Red Ale Deep red in color, and full bodied. It gets it splendid hop aroma from Fuggle hops, accenting the rich flavors of this wonderful well-rounded ale.

6. Dempsey’s Brew Pub and Restaurant


333 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21230
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Dempsey’s has four delicious beers brewed in-house. They’re all baseball-themed like The ’83 Golden Ale.

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