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10th annual Belgian Beer Fest at Max’s

Drink away your Snowpocalypse troubles at this weekend's beer fest.

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.

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

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.

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.