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December 2, 2010

Hudson Street Stackhouse adds 12 new draft lines, including 4 new Belgian beers

Hudson Street Stackhouse doubled its existing 12 draft lines this week.

The new drafts total puts it two ahead of nearby Mahaffey's, which has long boasted of being Canton's best beer bar.

Stackhouse has been known for its long bottled beer list since it opened two years ago. It now exceeds 100, said manager Dominic DeSantis

But, DeSantis also said "there was a lot of demand for direct beer."

The bar owners have been planning on adding new draft lines for a year.

They were finally installed on Monday, and started pouring Tuesday.

Among the new draft lines: Allagash Curieux , Dogfish Head Burton Baton, and Loose Cannon.

And there are also four new Belgian beers: Dupont Saison, Duvel Green, Palm, and Scaldis Noel.

A full list of drafts is here.  Prices range from $4.50 to $6 (a lot of the Belgians).

DeSantis also said the bar is hoping to add cask-conditioned beer within the next few weeks.

Two years ago when Stackhouse first opened, Sam Sessa wondered if it would give Mahaffey's a run for its money in terms of quality, if not quantity. It looks like now they might have caught up in terms of quantity as well. 


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Posted by Erik Maza at 12:46 PM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Brewing News


that's pretty good news. sounds like they're choosing their beers wisely too. will have to stop by. last time i was there a year or so ago the food was kind of meh. maybe they're upgraded there too. will give it a shot.

Mahaffey's doesn't serve any macro swill, whereas Hudson Street does (PBR and Stella). I give Wayne extra points for refuing to waste any of his taplines with crap like that.

Wandered into Stackhouse a few months ago without any prior knowledge that there was even an establishment there. I'd been going to Mahaffey's for a while and considered it the best beer bar, and maybe the best bar, in the city.

I was happily surprised by Stackhouse and made a point to return, although I never have. I'd like to think more craft beers on tap there is a good thing for Mahaffeys and the bar scene in general, in the cliched sense that a rising tide lifts all boats.

Stackhouse is a little nicer, Mahaffeys is a little grittier. Stackhouse is bigger, Mahaffeys a little more intimate. Stackhouse I'd be more likely to bring visiting inlaws for a few beers before dinner, Mahaffeys I'd be more likely to go for a night of hardy drinking. They both have their place, and their both better than most of the alternatives in Canton.


This is AWESOME news. My homies and I love to play this game where you close your eyes and drop your finger into a large goup of beers and late God (I know God isn't real but whatever) choose your destiny.

Whatever beer your finger / hand lands in you drink. Now there are even more beers to play with. Hoooorayyyy!!!!

PS Eff Haterz!

To "Middle Finger"

God is real - ask Tim Tebow.

Akron hates you and your friends. Wangksters cant drink beer. I will drink you all under the table. Come see me at American Harrys.

Hate Free since '83

When me and my friends get really drunk we blindfold ourselves and dip our weenies in the beer. Now we can add twelve more weenies of all shapes and sizes.

I like to not be blindfolded when it isn't my turn so I can look at my friends' weenies.

So fun.

(Haterz in the building)

By issue of royal decree I approve the new taps.

I'll send my sidekicks and their slizzzys.

IRT: "God is real ask Tim Tebow"....when youre right youre right

To Delonte

56 male, Highlandtown...wanna cyber?

To: Beer King

Do you look anything like LeBron's Mom?

Could you email me a weenie pic?

I prefer being in the arms of my girlfriend while watching love stories or reading romance novels. Partying is so juvenile.

Duders 4 life!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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