Max’s Belgian Beer Festival

Rounding up the friends,
For a weekend in Heaven.
Bring on the Belgians!

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Max’s 6th annual Belgian Beer Fest is scheduled for February 12-14, 2010. Lock in your baby sitter and designated driver now and plan on being in Baltimore, Maryland! Max’s Taphouse is open from 11AM-2AM each day. There is no entrance fee. Beers can be purchased in sample or single serving sizes. Following is a the draft list. The list is always subject to change and many of these will certainly run out through the course of the weekend.

Achilles Celtic Angel
Achouffe Houblon Chouffe
Achouffe La Chouffe
Achouffe Mc Chouffe
Achouffe N’ Ice Chouffe
Alvinne Bathazaar
Alvinne Caper Fumitas
Alvinne Extra
Alvinne Gaspar
Alvinne Melchior
Alvinne Oak Aged Bathazaar
Alvinne Oak Aged Podge
Alvinne Podge
Barbar Winterbok
Blaugies La Moneuse Special Winter
Blaugies Saison D Epeautre
Bockor Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge
Brugse Zot Dubbel
Cantillon Gueuze
Cantillon Iris
Cantillon Rose De Grambrinus
Cazeau Tournay
Cazeau Tournay Black
Cazeau Tournay De Noel
Contreras Valier Blonde
Contreras Valier Extra
Contreras Valier Divers
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Embrasse
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Noblesse
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Courage
De Glazen Toren Jan De Lichte
De Glazen Toren Angeligue
De Glazen Toren Ondineke
De Glazen Toren Saison D Epre Mere Special Endejaar
De Glazen Toren Saison De Epre Mere
De Proef Van Twee
De Ranke Noir De Dottignies
De Regenboog T’ Smisje Triple
De Regenboog Catherine The Great
De Regenboog Guido
De Regenboog Kerst
De Regenboog Sleedorn Extra
De Regenboog T’ Smisje Dubbel
De Regenboog T’ Smisje Plus
De Regenboog T’ Smisje Speciale
Delirium Tremens
Duvel Green
Ellezelloise Hercule Stout
Ellezelloise Quintine Blonde
Geants Gouyasse
Geants Urchon
Gulden Draak Vintage
Het Alternatief Eerwaarde Pater
Het Alternatief Piet Agoras
La Rulles Triple
la Trappe Isidor
Lefebvre Floreffe Dubbel
Lefebvre Floreffe Triple
Mardesous 6
Mardesous 8
Mardesous 10
Sint Canarus Pere Canard
Sint Canarus Triple
Slaapmutske Dry Hopped Lager
Slaapmutske Kerstmutske
St Bernards Christmas
St Feuillien Blanche
St Feuillien Saison
Struise Tsjeeses
Timmermans Bourgogne Des Flandres
Van Honsebrouck Bacchus
Van Honsebrouck Gueuze Fond Tradtion
Brewers Art Green Peppercorn Triple w/ real Peppercorns(Cask)
De Regenboog BBBourgondier Gravity(cask)
De Regenboog Calva Reserve Gravity (Cask)
De Regenboog T’ Smisje Kerst Gravity (cask)
De Regenboog T’ Smisje Great Reserva in a JW Lees Wooden (Cask)
The Bruery Two Turtle Doves (Cask)

Allagash Fluxus
Allagash Hugh Malone
Allagash Interlude
Alllgash Odyssey
Chimay Cinq Cents
De Dolle Dulle Teve
De Dolle Stille Nacht
De Koninck Winter
De Ranke Pere Noel
De Ranke Guldenberg
Delirium Noel
Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux
Dupont Foret
Dupont Saison
Echt Kriekenbier
Gouden Carolus Cuvee Blauw
Gouden Carolus Noel
Klokke Roeland
La Rulles Estivale
Ommegang Abbey
Ommegang Rare Vos
Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence
Ommegang Hennepin
Ommegang Pale Ale
Ommegang Rouge
Ommegang Witte
Ommegang Three Philosophers
Petrus Winter
Scaldis Noel
Van Bossche Buffalo Stout
Van Eecke Kapittel Abt
Van Eecke Kapittel Blonde
Van Eecke Kapittel Pater
Van Eecke Kapittel Prior
Van Eecke Poppering Hommelbier
Strubbe Ichtegems Grand Cru
Sint Canarus Potteloereke
Silly Double Enghien Blonde
Silly Enghien Noel
Silly Pink Killer
Silly Saison De Silly
Silly Super 64
Silly Pils
Silly Titje
Kerkom Bink Blosem
Kerkom Bink Blonde
Kerkom Bink Bruin
Kerkom Bink Triple
Het Alternatief Hik Blonde
De Regenboog Vuuve
De Regenboog Wostyntje
St Bernardus Wit
La Divine Dark Triple
Allagash Cask TBA
Brewers Art Seven Beauties (Cask)

Thing of the day: Good Beer Guide Belgium


Adoration Ale at Max’s

Slick wet cobblestones
A cold walk to Max’s for
Adoration Ale

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Max’s Taphouse, Ommegang Brewery’s Adoration Ale

Thing of the day: BeerSmith Home Brewing Software


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


Max’s Taphouse

A beer list so long
He finishes his first beer
While reading it

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Max’s Taphouse
Thing of the Day: Dartington Crystal Ultimate Beer – Beer Glass 19.3 ounce, 6.2 inch tall


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