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Best Local Beer

Clipper City's McHenry

Posted 9/19/2001

All in all, it was kind of a boring 12 months for beer. Nothing we tippled sent us panting back to the bar rail with a spittle-flinging cry of, "More of this stuff, please!" And what's with all the freakin' Yuengling? The Pennsylvania import commandeered local taps overnight. It's a palatable brew, sure, but folks who went to college in the Keystone State will tell you it was the kind of stuff you'd shotgun behind the bushes before toilet-papering the dean's house. Which brings us to McHenry, a smooth and toothsome amber lager from Clipper City that's now available in your liquor store's chill case. We like how it tastes--classic and gimmick-free. We like how it bills itself as "Old Baltimore Style Beer." We like how a portion of its sales proceeds go to help restore Fort McHenry. And we like how we've been able to score it for as low as $4.99 a sixer. Hell, we've paid more for the Pa. stuff.

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Other Awards for Best Local Beer:

The Brewer's Art Pale Ale, 9/19/2007

The Brewer's Art, 9/20/2006

Resurrection, 9/21/2005

DeGroen's Weizen, 9/17/2003

National Bohemian, 9/18/2002

Oxford Class, 9/13/2000

DeGroen's Pils (bottle), 9/15/1999

Resurrection Ale, The Brewer's Art, 9/17/1997

DeGroen’s Märzen, 9/18/1996

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