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The Best Breweries of 2017




Brewery of the Year
Heavy Seas Beer

Halethorpe (Baltimore), Maryland

Two World Class Beers & One Exceptional Beer
Total Score: 287
Highest-scoring beers: The Partner Ships Series: Stone Brewing Co. -- 97, Below Decks -- 96, Blackbeard's Breakfast -- 94


We are excited to announce that Heavy Seas Beer of the Baltimore, Maryland area was awarded two world class reviews plus the highest rated exceptional beer, making it our 2017 Brewery of the Year!

Heavy Seas is known for its big beers, and our high scorers were no exception: the brewery's Partner Ships Series with Stone Brewing was a fascinating Brown IPA brewed with molasses that was both complex and delicious -- which showed in its extremely high score of 97.

Up next was Below Decks, an immense English Barleywine that hit all the right flavor spots within its 12.2 percent ABV delivering a 96 world class rating.

Rounding out Heavy Seas' high scorers was Blackbeard's Breakfast, a bourbon barrel-aged Coffee Porter that was sure to send craft beer junkies scurrying to their favorite bottle shop to nab one to drink and a second to age and enjoy later. Its 94 rating provided enough punch to win Heavy Seas the esteemed Best Brewery of 2017 award. Congratulations!


Comments's picture
Wow! We are honored!
jackperdue's picture
Congrats Hugh and company at Heavy Seas. Lots of great beer comes from these guys. Good to see them recognized this way!


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