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April 21, 2010

Max's expands tap list to 102 starting tomorrow

look at all these people inside max's taphouse, drinking beer! it's glorious!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)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:51 AM | | Comments (11)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


And now this beer from a little place called "Europe" will forever taste like urine in my brain. Europe? I guess that's more specific than Earth.

@Owl Meat -- I would have been more specific, except Casey told me that it's brewed in multiple locations throughout Europe. Depending on the batch, it could be from Belgium, Norway, Finland ... you get the picture.

Way to ruin my smart ass comment.

Hey, I get the Dodgeball ref ... European=You're a peein'

The draft list to ogle at:

And a nice snap shot of a couple of the best brewers in town...

Brian from Stillwater, Rob, and Paulie from Brewer's Art.

@Owl Meat - hear more from "gypsy brewer" Mikkeller in this interview we recently posted below. He doesn't actually have a brewhouse, he brews all over the world, including in the U.S.

Great beers.

Gypsy brewer? Interesting.

Turkish: [narrating] It turned out that the sweet-talking, tattoo-sporting pikey was a gypsy bare-knuckle boxing champion. Which makes him harder than a coffin nail. Right now, that's the last thing on Tommy's mind. If Gorgeous doesn't wake up in the next few minutes, Tommy knows he'll be buried with him. Why would the gypsies go through the trouble of explaining why a man died in their campsite when they can bury the pair of them and just move camp? It's not like they got social security numbers, is it? Tommy - the t*t - is praying. And if he isn't, he f****g should be.

Protection? From what? Ze Germans?

For ever action, there is a reaction. And a Pikey reaction... is quite a f***ing thing

@ Owl Meat
ROMA beer. ;)

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