You almost snuck up on me, dangit! Yeah that's right... you know who you are. You're that beer event that is so surreptitious, I didn't even see you coming. Sure I knew you were happening the same weekend as the Real Ale Festival at Pratt Street. And yes, I was well aware that was taking place this Saturday. But somehow, as strange and sneaky as you are, you managed to almost slip by unnoticed. Yes, I'm talking to you, Max's Rare & Obscure Part 5!
Not sure how that happened, but I blame Obama. Or was it Romney? Screw it, I'm just gonna throw this one on the North Koreans... what with all their bombast (get it!?) and anti-beer rhetoric (completely unfounded rumor). But despite that, you should be made aware of the ridiculously uncommon brews that will be gracing the taps and coolers at Max's Taphouse in Fells Point this week. Starting tomorrow, Thursday the 26th at 5pm, and continuing on Friday and Saturday at 11am, Max's will begin rolling out the Rarest and Obscurest beer they can find!
For example, there will be special imports from the likes of Brew Dog, Evil Twin, and a slew of phenomenal Belgian breweries. Plus a bevy of limited editions from some of the best domestic craft brewers, such as Black Diamond, Elysian, and Tröegs. And that's not even mentioning the locals that will be featured on cask... DuClaw, Flying Dog, Heavy Seas... all good stuff! Check out the entire lineup on their website.
Oh, and here's the best part: there is no charge for this event! You only pay for what you drink. And for three days of awesome brews at one of the best beer bars in the nation... you can't much beat that!
- What: Max's Rare & Obscure Part 5
- Where: Max's Taphouse
- When: Thursday, April 25 from 5pm-close
Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, from 11am-close
- How Much: Pay as you go
So make sure you get to Max's at some point during this unique celebration of the strange and unusual and try something you've never heard of... or at least grab a bottle of the North Coast Old Rasputin Barrel Aged XIV Russian Imperial Stout. As for me, I'll be pushing ahead in line for a taste of the Oskar Blues Gordon Aged in Wine Barrels. Whatever you do, walk in with an open mind and an adventurous palate. I'm fairly confident something you never expected to like might surprise you...
Just like this freaking festival.