WTOP TOP 10: 2020 Best Breweries

August 17, 2020

Courtesy Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery

Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery.

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Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery.

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Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery.

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Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery is a small-batch brewery in Crofton, Maryland.

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WTOP readers and listeners nominated a number of local businesses serving the best on tap in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Out of hundreds of breweries, Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery in Crofton, Maryland, was voted the favorite.

Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery is a small-batch brewery with a beer menu that changes nearly weekly.

“We like to say that our brewery is Small Batch, Big Variety,” brewer and owner Jon Esposito said.

Here are the TOP 10 finalists.

  1. Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery2408 Crofton Blvd., Crofton, Maryland
  2. 6 Bears & a Goat Brewing Company – 1140 International Parkway, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  3. Chubby Squirrel Brewing Co.10382 Willard Way, Fairfax, Virginia
  4. 7 Locks Brewing12227 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, Virginia
  5. Caboose Brewing Co.Virginia locations in Fairfax and Vienna
  6. Patuxent Brewing Company70 Industrial Park Drive, #2A, Waldorf, Maryland
  7. True Respite Brewing Co.7301 Calhoun Place, Suite 600, Rockville, Maryland
  8. Lone Oak Farm Brewing Company5000 Olney Laytonsville Road, Olney, Maryland
  9. Port City Brewing Company3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria, Virginia
  10. Aslin Beer CompanyVirginia locations in Alexandria and Herndon

See the 2020 winners and finalists in other categories.

Special thanks to D.C.-based artist, Christine Vineyard, of Lidflutters, who designed the WTOP TOP 10 graphics. See more of her work here.

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