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October 9, 2010

Stillwater Ales -- Rarebeer 101 release party

gypsyHard to keep up with all of the far-flung events in the Baltimore Beer Week, but I might try to make it down to Max's Taphouse for tomorrow's Stillwater Artisinal Ales event. "Gypsy Brewer"  Brian Strumke, who lives in, appropriately enough, Baltimore's Brewers Hill neighborhood, will be premiering a very limited edition of Stillwater's new Requisite - an Imperialist Stout. Only 75 bottle of it exist, and all of them will be sold away at the release party.

Here's a link to an August NPR story on Strumke, who debuted his craft brewery's flagship Stateside Saison only this February.

My first Stateside taste was just now, where Strumke was set up outside of Joe Squared -- the summery Cellar Door, finished with a touch of white sage. I'm in love.


photo courtesy of Drifty Driftwood

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 4:54 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Wine and Spirits


It's "Strumke", but you can of course be forgiven since I assume this post was written AFTER a trip through the Cellar Door.

yes, and thank you!!

Psst....... It's Baltimore Beer WEEK, not the Baltimore Beer Festival. The Baltimore Beer Festival is a one-day event in Canton on the 17th. But at least you got the link right.

Got the last one for sale yesterday - the less said about my experience on the cab ride down, the better - and I got bottle #4. I guess they weren't selling them in order!

BStill said to let it rest for about one to three months before opening - I'll see if it lasts that long!

I got to Max's too late for the limited edition beer. I asked if they had other Stillwater beers on tap. He asked which one I wanted, as if there were hundreds. I ordered a Cellar Door and he came back with 3 of them. I said I only ordered 1. He gave me 2 bucks back from a twenty, and that was pretty much it.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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