Max's expands tap list to 102 starting tomorrow
A few months ago, we learned about Max's plans to add nearly 30 new draft lines to its already formidable stable of beers.
Tomorrow, those new taps will go online, bringing Max's grand total up to 102 drafts.
Who's thirsty? I'm thirsty!
According to cellar master Casey Hard, Max's won't just have 30-some new taps. The Fells Point suds mecca will also have all new tap lines for each one of their 102 beers.
"We had to put in a brand new everything," Hard said.
Change is a good thing. But change came at a cost ...
For the past two weeks, Max's has only had a measly 24 beers on tap, so they could install the new lines.It will all be worth it tomorrow, Hard said. He's been stockpiling rare and exquisite brews just for the occasion.
"We're going to have all kinds of crazy beer," he said.
Hard's favorite is Mikkeller, a European brewery. Tomorrow, he will have eight different kegs of Mikkeller beer, each made with a different hop. That's American excess at its finest! It reminds me of this exchange from the seminal film "Dodgeball."
Peter La Fleur: [after Patches hits Justin in the face with a wrench] Yeah, uh, Patches... are you sure that this is completely necessary?
Patches O'Houlihan: Necessary? Is it necessary for me to drink my own urine?
Peter La Fleur: Probably not.
Patches O'Houlihan: No, but I do it anyway because it's sterile and I like the taste.
Peter La Fleur: ...Okay.
(Baltimore Sun photo by Kenneth K. Lam)