Wine Enthusiast Magazine released its "Top 25 Beers Tasted in 2010" list.
#13 was Heavy Seas Loose Cannon. Depending on how hard you look, about half of the 25 are available in the Maryland market, including most of the top ten.
Meanwhile, Draft Magazine issued a list of "Twelve Breweries To Watch in 2011." Highlighted locally was Stillwater Artisanal Ales, as well as Evolution Craft Brewing in Delmar, Del. and Devil's Backbone in Roseland, Va. (former Wharf Rat brewer Jason Oliver). The latter, incidentally, has plans for a production brewing facility, raising the prospect that we may see Jason's beers return to Baltimore eventually. Meanwhile, the article states that "Evolution plans to expand its facility four times the size of its current brewery."