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. 6: Heavy Seas Winter Storm( Handout / March 27, 2014 )
$9.29/6-pack, 7.5 percent ABV
The tagline may be a bit cheesy ("Category 5 Ale"? Really?). But this seasonal brew, available October through December, is an excellent surprise. It's rich and malty, filling and satisfying. It's one you savor, with slightly caramel and chocolaty flavors. Plus, it contains Warrior hops -- the best-named hops around.
Drink this: Snowpocalypse? Who cares. Down one before donning your fleece to walk the dog.