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Oliver Brewing Co. earns top honors at 2021 Maryland Craft Beer Competition Cup

Baltimore-based Oliver Brewing Company’s Barrel Aged Liquid Luxury won the 2021 Maryland Craft Beer Competition on Nov. 6, claiming the top title from more than 270 competition entries.

The Maryland Craft Beer Competition is an annual competition that judges beer produced by members of the Brewers Association of Maryland. Runners up for the competition’s cup included Lowest Lord ESB from Denizens Brewing Company and Vincent ’52 Schwarzbier from Rockwell Brewery.

This year’s competition set a record for entries with 271 unique beer submissions from 33 participating breweries. Each beer entered into the competition was organized into the appropriate style category and judged. The association awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals in 19 style categories.

After this year’s competition, there are 60 beers on shelves and taps throughout the state that are considered award-winning. For a full list of award-winning beers from the 2021 Maryland Craft Beer Competition, go to marylandbeer.org and click on the awards link.

The Maryland Craft Beer Competition is hosted annually and serves the member breweries of the Brewers Association of Maryland, the nonprofit trade association of Maryland brewing companies. The mission of BAM is to grow, promote and protect the Maryland craft beer industry and its 90 licensed, operating Maryland brewery members.