Drink away your Snowpocalypse troubles this weekend at the 10th annual Belgian Beer Festival at Max's Taphouse. Starting today at 11 a.m. and going Monday, Max's will be showcasing 200 different Belgian drafts and nearly 300 bottles of imported specialty beers, some of which will be making their U.S. debut.
Prices for the rare beers will range from $3.50-12 for drafts and in sample size and some of the beers featured are from breweries such as Bastogne, Lupus, Verzet, Fantome, Cantillon, De Dolle, and Alvinee—all located in Belgium
Another exciting element this year is a bit more local, as Max's will offer homemade beers and collaborations with local breweries. Today, Max's will release their beer called 10 (a collaboration with Maryland-based Burley Oak and Dawson Liquors); Tomorrow, Max's and Stillwater Artisanal Ales release their beer called Decade (a crimson farmhouse ale); Sunday, Max's will feature special kegs from Oxbow Brewery (Maine) and Perennial Ales (Missouri); and on Monday, the bar will feature its collaboration with The Brewer's Art called 72 Hour Sour.
For the second year in a row, on Monday the bar will focus on sour beers, which are becoming increasingly popular with clientele—especially women—according to Max's cellarman and general manager Casey Hard. In general, the staff at Max's gets inundated with questions about these rare brews all year round.
"It is amazing how many requests we get for our unique Belgian beers," Hard said in a press release. "Unfortunately, we are unable to inventory these beers all year long because the Belgian breweries only brew a small amount. We are very fortunate to get what we receive."
Additionally, to wash down all of the delicious beer, customers can indulge in Belgian chocolates and frites on Max's menu.