Aged in rum, bourbon, or chardonnay barrels, every beer in the series was solid, but the chardonnay barrel-aged Belgian pale ale something else. Cross St.,  438-4039, bookmakersbaltimore.com) Brave Federal Hill for the sweet and spicy ‘Rye’sing Sun at the swanky Bookmakers Cocktail Club.Wild fermented with a strain of bacteria called brettanomyces, this 7.2 percent ABV beer starts with a familiar punch of hops, continues with a smooth malt backbone, and finishes with a “what the fuck was that? It’s limited in release, but if you find it, get it. It starts with robust rye whiskey and a bit of freshness from Strega, an Italian herbal liqueur.[Note from Bishop Accountability.org: In late 2015 or early 2016, the Archdiocese of Baltimore re-posted a list of accused priests and religious brothers that had originally been posted by Cardinal Keeler on September 25, 2002, and explained in this letter.
Her dedication to the original recipe, made with Coco Lopez, will change the way you taste and see this Puerto Rican classic. If they brew this stout again, don’t be afraid of the dark. 30th St.,  467-7837, peabodyheightsbrewery.com) Peabody Heights does a lot of contract brewing for other labels around town, but we like it when they step out on their own.
But, as our food writer Mary Zajac said in her review of the place, it was so good that it promises to convert even the most avowed beer hater. Brewed by the Flemish Picobrouwerij Alvinne, it is aged in wine barrels for a year before being blended with a stout. Great for when you are bracing yourself to go back out into the cold winter night. Pink Flamingo by Union Craft Brewing (1700 Union Ave.,  467-0290, unioncraftbrewing.com) Union found a gem with their first kettle-soured beer Old Pro Gose (winner of our Best Beer 2015), with its tart profile and slight salt finish, and took it a bit further with Pink Flamingo.
Released this past summer as part of their small batch series, this sour ale starts with that familiar pucker-inducing flavor of Old Pro but then the addition of pink grapefruit adds a jolt of citrus, eventually finishing with a ginger kick thanks to the purée that’s added during brewing.
Chardonnay Barrel Belgian style ale by Evolution Craft Brewing Company (201 E.
Vine St., Salisbury,  260-2337, evolutioncraftbrewing.com) If you’re not turning your drive to the beach into a brewery crawl (with a DD, of course) you’re missing out. Michaels, Ra R Brewing in Cambridge, Burley Oak Brewing Company in Berlin, and Tall Tales Brewing Company just west of Ocean City are all putting out killer beers, but it was a stop through Salisbury for Evolution Craft Brewing Company that really turned our heads. 3 IPAs and Lucky 7 porters, it was the discovery of their barrel-aged Migration series that had us seeing the brewery with fresh eyes.
That’s why it was a clear favorite when we taste tested locally made fall beers several months back.