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Best Brewpub

The Brewer's Art

1106 N. Charles St., (410) 547-6925

Posted 9/15/1999

What sets The Brewer's Art apart from other copper-kettle emporia? Is it the ambitious and eclectic (if sometimes erratic) kitchen? The diverse and distinctive décor, from the opulently appointed dining room to the comfy, casual main lounge to the smoky, dark-cornery basement bar? The relaxed, conversational atmosphere? Yes, yes, and yes. But when you get right down to it, it's about the beer. And in a world of decent but essentially interchangeable brewpub standards--your wheat and stout, your amber and IPA--The Brewer's Art stands out with its set of characterful Belgian-style beers: the crisp, hoppy pale ale; the strong, spicy Ozzy; and the mighty, malty Resurrection, plus the occasional seasonal. And there's a glittering array of outside offerings, from Natty Boh to high-end micros and imports. (As far as we know it's the only place in town where you can get the original smoked beer, Germany's amazing Schlenkerla.) These days brewpubs are a dime a dozen, but The Brewer's Art remains one of a kind

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Other Awards for Best Brewpub:

The Brewer’s Art, 9/22/2004

Wharf Rat, 9/17/2003

The Brewer's Art, 9/18/2002

The Brewer's Art, 9/19/2001

Baltimore Brewing Co., 9/13/2000

The Brewer's Art, 9/17/1997

The Wharf Rat, 9/18/1996

All Awards for The Brewer''s Art:

Best First-Date Bar, 9/16/2009

Best Gay Bar That's Not a Gay Bar, 9/19/2007

Best Local Beer, 9/20/2006

Best Restaurant to Bring Big-City Visitors To, 9/17/2003

Best French Fries, 9/16/2003

Best French Fries, 9/18/2002

Best Brewpub, 9/18/2002

Best Brewpub, 9/19/2001

Best Brewpub, 9/17/1997

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