Friday, February 8, 2008

Max's Belgian beer fest

Baltimore is a great beer town. My uncle lived in the city for about ten years, and I made it a point to visit as often as possible, and partake of Charm City's fine beer scene. While a few brewpubs have closed in the last several years, Baltimore remains an excellent beer destination, with places like The Brewer's Art in Mount Vernon, The Wharf Rat brewpub (Oliver's beers) near Camden Yards, Mahaffey's in Canton, and Maryland's best beer bar, Max's Taphouse in Fell's Point.
General Manager Casey Hard has a spectacular lineup of Belgian beers for Max's fourth annual Belgian fest next weekend (I have been to all three so far!) February 15-17. I'll be there Friday and Saturday, getting in as much "research" as possible.
I also hope to make it over to The Brewer's Art, a great brewpub/restaurant that produces some excellent Belgian-inspired brews. Owner Volker Stewart has a fine brew crew.

Here's the list of beers for the fest next weekend.

On this side of the Atlantic, it doesn't get much better than this!!


Date: Feb 15-17, 2008
Time:11am-2 Am each day
cash bar-sample sizes available
Over 180 Belgian Beers in Bottles
Full Belgian Inspired Food Menu Available

Please Note:Max's is now Non-Smoking.

Alright here it is, a full and Final Belgian Fest Draft list>

Silly Abbaye De Forest Ale
Alvinne Blonde
Alvinne Dertig
Alvinne Gaspar
Alvinne Podge Imperial Stout
Alvinne Triple
Bel Pils
Blanche De Brussels
Boon Oude Lambic Marriage Parfait 17B
Boon Oude Lambic Marriage Parfait 52
Brewers Art Speciale Resurrection(Cask)
Brewers Art La Petroleuse (Cask)
Brewers Art Speciale Proletary(Cask)
Brewers Art Ozzy (Cask)
Brewers Art Resurrection
Cantillon Bruocella 1900 Grand Cru
Cantillon Gueuze
Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek
Cantillon St Lamvinus
Cantillon Vigneronne
Chimay Cinq Cents
Corsendonk Christmas
De Dolle Dulle Teve
De Dolle Stille Nacht
De Glazen Toren Canaster
De Glazen Toren Jan De Lichte
De Glazen Toren Angelique
De Glazen Toren Saison De Epre Mere
De Glazen Toren Onedinke
De Proef La Grande Blanche
De Proef Signature Ale
De Proef Zoetzuur Flemish Ale
De Regenboog BBBourgondier
De Regenboog Catherine The Great
De Regenboog Plus
De Regenboog T'Smisje Dubbel
De Regenboog T'Smisje Fiori
De Regenboog T'Smsije Kerst
De Regenboog T'Smsioje Speciale
De Regenboog T'Smisje Sleedorn
De Regenboog Vuuve
De Regenboog Wostijnte
Delirium Tremens
Dubuisson Scaldis Noel
Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux
Fantome Brise Bon Bons
Fantome Chocolat
Fantome Printemps
Fantome Saison
Kerkom Bink Blonde
Kerkom Bink Blosem
Kerkom Bink Bruin
Lindemans Framboise
La Rulles Meilleurs Voeux
Leifmans Goudenband
Les 3 Fourquett Wheat
Mardesous 6
Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
Ommegang Hennepin
Ommegang Ommegeddon
Ommegang Witte
Ommegang Three Philosophers
Ommegang Rare Vos
Ommegang Saison De Gewurz
Oude Beersel Framboise
Oude Beersel Oud Lambic
Rodenbach Red
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Slaapmustke Triple Night Cap
St Bernardus Pater 6
Slaghmylder Witkap Pater Triple
Stone Vertical Epic 2007
Strubbe Doebel
Strubbe Keyte Double Triple
Van Honsebrouck Brigand
Van honebrouck Kasteel Rouge

I will also have about 30 extra Belgian Drafts to add when some of these beers kick. Cheers
for any other info please contact me

beers may be subject to change, due to shipping or events uncontrollable by Max's.

Casey Hard
Max's taphouse

1 comment:

Craig said...

Holy Crap!!!! That is just the draft list alone!! How does he manage to get these barrels? Wouldn't he have to find an importer for some of them? Do they have distributors in Maryland? I would think they wouldn't deal with it either. I guess I am mainly wondering if most bars don't get cool beers like this because they are lazy, or if the laws in most states make it impossible.

I also like that it is a three day festival to give you a chance to truly enjoy them. And its non-smoking!

I look forward to your review! Looks like a Baltimore trip in February will have to happen some year.