A threatening sky
Reflects ominously on
My Belgian Dark Strong

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them


Max’s Belgian Beer Fest

Awful dilemma:
Announce Max’s Belgian Fest
Or keep it secret?

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Max’s Taphouse in Fells Point is having it’s Fifth Annual Belgian Beer Fest February 13-15, 2009. I went for a few hours last year and it was a real treat. It got a little crowded and I’d love to keep it all to myself this year, but that would just be mean.
Thing of the Day: Belgian Style Beer Glasses – Set of 6


Grilled Tuna

Belgian farmhouse ale
The malt cuts through the spicy
grilled wild tuna

Written by Captain Hops

References: Saison Dupont
Thing of the Day: Pacific Grilling: Recipes for the Fire from Baja to the Pacific Northwest


She Said Yes

The moon peeking in
He opened a nice Belgian
And then he proposed

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Dedicated to a buddy that went and got himself engaged this weekend.
Thing of the Day: Will You Marry Me?: Popping the Question With Romance and Style


Max’s 72 Hours of Belgian Beer

it’s overwhelming
with so many fine choices
can there be too much

Max's Belgian Beer Fest

Written by Captain Hops.

References: I made it to the 4th Annual Belgian Beer Fest at Max’s Taphouse in Fells Point. Wow! Just wow! Look at this beer list. How do you choose? For practical reasons, I simply let the bartender be my guide. I ended up sampling 10 different ales and was blown away by the quality and variety of styles. I didn’t get to spend nearly as much time there as I wanted, but believe me I will be going back again next year. Next year I will do a little more research ahead of time.
Thing of the Day: Michael Jackson’s Great Beers of Belgium