Best Addition to the Craft Beer Scene (Editors' Pick)
Denizens Brewing Co.
Photo by Erick Gibson
Denizens Brewing Co. made hopheads happy last July when it opened in Silver Spring. Head brewer Jeff Ramirez turns out more than a half-dozen specialty suds, including India Pale ale, extra special bitter, pilsner, red ale and porter. House brews and a curated selection of local craft beers are on tap in the bar and the upstairs dining room, where patrons also can enjoy stick-to-your-ribs fare from BBQ Bus.
Denizens Brewing Co., 1115 East West Highway, Silver Spring; 301-557-9818; www.denizensbrewingco.com