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Best Local Beer

DeGroen’s Märzen

Posted 9/18/1996

It’s a good time to like beer. So many choices, so much to try, every trip to a bar an opportunity to sample something new—except when the bar in question is pouring DeGroen’s Märzen, in which case our drinking habits become as habitual as any Bud loyalist’s. No surprise that the Baltimore Brewing Company’s copper-colored Vienna-style lager is getting tapped ever more frequently across town: Smooth as silk, lacking the thick maltiness or bitter hoppiness of many beer-geek beers, it’s a good choice for introducing a Coors-quaffing friend to the finer things, but it’s full-bodied and rich enough to satisfy a snobbish connoisseur. It tastes great. It looks great. It even smells great.

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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

Clipper City's McHenry, 9/19/2001

Oxford Class, 9/13/2000

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

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

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