In This Week's City Paper: Beer, Lime-A-Ritas, and more beer

Baltimore Beer Week starts on Friday, bringing with it beer drinking, oompah bands, food, and much more, including our annual Beer Issue. But it is not strictly about beer, with appreciations for Lime-A-Ritas and Lil' Kim (whose album "Hard Core" inspired this week's cover), and a look at an effort made by a handful of Mount Vernon residents to close down The Drinkery, a gay bar. There's plenty of beer too. Here's a rundown:

-Conflicts of Interest: Culture wars come to Mount Vernon and The Drinkery

-In defense of the Lima-A-Rita and in praise of Lil' Kim

-Taste Testing Fall Beers: Our panel of nine staffers tried six local brews

-Two Decades of Brewer's Artistry: Drawing national attention but remaining a favorite local hangout

-A night with the Insane Clown Posse at Baltimore Soundstage

-A vegetarian's take on the Broadway Diner

-Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter ruminates on the pain of gentrification through mixed media abstraction

-Baltimore City Power Rankings: Fox45, Mayor $RB, Ravens, more

-Murder Ink 10/5/16: 5 murders this week; 236 murders this year

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