Maryland's 20 best beers [Pictures]
Rating the state's top 20 bottled and canned brews of 2012. -- By Sam Sessa, Jordan Bartel and Wesley Case
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No. 1: Brewer's Art Ozzy Ale( Jerry Jackson, Baltimore Sun / March 27, 2014 )
$9.99/750-ml, 7.25 percent ABV
This may not have been the first beer you downed when entering the hallowed Brewer's Art. Resurrection is the most recommended, best-known, most seen around town. And we like that one, too (see No. 4). But there's something a bit more special about Ozzy, Brewer's golden-colored, Belgian-style strong pale ale/happiness in a glass. It's strong and rich, but not overbearing; it's oh-so-easy to drink, but doesn't skimp on flavor. It finishes just right, with an earthy, lightly fruity smell. If this is a version of a Belgian "devil" beer, send us straight to hell.
Drink this: Whenever it damn well pleases you.