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Monday, February 9, 2009

Max's Belgian Fest

If you've never been to the Belgian Fest at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, you really should consider it. It's this weekend. Here are many (draft) reasons to go:

Abbaye Des Rocs Blonde
Allagash Fedelte
Alvinne Bathazaar
Alvinne Extra
Alvinne Gaspar
Alvinne Kerasus
Alvinne Melchior
Alvinne Podge
Bavik Petrus Winter
Bel Pils
Benelux Archangel Ale
Brewers Art casks (TBA)
Cantillon Fou Foune
Cantillon Iris
Chimay Cinq Cents
Chouffe N' Ice 2007
De Dolle Dulle Teve
De Dolle Stille Nacht 2007
De Dolle Stille Nacht 2008
De Glazen Toren Canaster
De Glazen Toren Jan De Lichte
De Glazen Toren Ondineke
De Glazen Toren Saison De Epre Mere
De Glazen Toren Special Eindejaar
De Koninck 175th Anniversary Ale
De Proef La Grande Blanche
De Proef Les Deux Brasseurs
De Ranke Guldenberg
De Regenboog BBBourgondier
De Regenboog Catherine The Great
De Regenboog Guido
De Regenboog Plus
De Regenboog T ' Smisje Dubbel
De Regenboog T' Smisje Calva Reserve
De Regenboog T' Smisje Grand Reserve
De Regenboog T' Smisje Kerst
De Regenboog Vuuve
De Regenboog Wostijnte
Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux
Dupont Avril
Duvel Draft(Green)
Ellezolloise Quintine Blonde
Fantome De Noel
Geants Goliath
Geants Saison Vosin
Hanssens Old Kriek (Cask)
Hanssens Young Lambic (Cask)
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvee De Keizer Blauw
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvee De Keizer Rood
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Noel
Huyghe Delirium Nocturnum
Huyghe Delirium Noel
Huyghe Delirium Tremens
La Rulles Cuvee Meilleurs Voeux
La Rulles Estivale
La Rulles Triple
Lefebvre Barbar
Lefebvre Barbar Winterbok
Lefebvre Floreffe Triple
Leifmans Kriek
Leifmans Oud Bruin
Lindemans Framboise
Mardesous 6
Ommegang Special
Ommegang Wes' Triple
Point Bruges
Silly Pink Killer
Slaapmutske Triple Night Cap
St Bernardus Christmas
St Feuillien Brune
St Feuillien Cuvee De Noel
St Feuillien Printemps
Strubbe Itchgems Grand Cru
Strubbe Itchgems Pils
Strubbe Keyte Double Triple
Van Honsebrouck Kasteel Rouge
Van Steenberge Kloekke Roeland
Witkap Pater Dubbel

...and that's just the first round. Oh, and there are about 175 Belgians in bottle, too. So...this weekend, Friday to Sunday. If I could, I'd go, believe me.


Matt said...

C'mon Lew! Join us! It's gonna be awesome. I was there last year and it was my first Beer Fest. Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Lineup looks dreadful

Lew Bryson said...

Yeah, the only Bavik is that Petrus stuff...

Anonymous said...

Not one decent stout or porter on the whole list.

Lots of fruity-type "beers" though.

I'll stay away.

Lew Bryson said...

That's what's great about beer, glann: they make a lot more than one kind, so everyone gets what they like.

No need to make fun -- "fruity-type 'beers' -- of what others like, though. I've been made fun of for drinking stout.

Anonymous said...

Oh I have too, you haven't faced danger or ridicule until you've had a half dozen miller lite swigging mustachioed yinzers here in pittsburgh in a dive bar off carson street tell you threateningly that you're guinness stout looks like a milk shake.

Lew Bryson said...

Well, then: don't make fun of Belgian beers! It's all beer: some people like ones you don't. Be cool!

BTW, are you the guy who was getting the Steg Porter sixtels? Is that still working?

Alexander D. Mitchell IV said...

Okay, bub, five years running you've missed it, but at least I HAVE an excuse. What's YOUR excuse for missing it? Gotta take the Corgis to get their paws trimmed? Gotta get that arrow out of your foot before gangrene sets in? You have to help at your choir car wash? Out wi' it, mate.

Lew Bryson said...

Okay, Sandy, first off, tomorrow's the eighteenth Friday the Firkinteenth, and I don't think you've made one of those, so... Secondly, Max's is two and half hours away for me. And third, Saturday's my birthday, and I'm spending it with the family.

How you feeling?

Anonymous said...

Yup picked up the sixtels after a road trip to selinsgrove to sample their wonderful beer and soda and hang out with some very cool regulars (save for that poofta drinking the frambois).

tapped the first of the sixtels this week and what a treat! Cant wait to have them all kicked by the time the lieb is racked.

incidentally I dont think an observation that there are a lot of "fruity type" beers on the list is necessarily making fun of anything, or being uncool. However, since you took it that way I did want to live up to the billing with the 'poofta' comment!!

Anonymous said...

The Lass and I will be heading down for this. It's becoming our Valentine's weekend tradition. This has to be one of the most well run beer events I've ever been to. Casey does a great job.