Baltimore has an outstanding beer culture and features some great events. We feel the need to inform you of and urge you to attend this year’s Belgian Beer Fest at Max’s!

We usually don’t cover much of the Baltimore beer scene. There are a few reasons for this. For one, it’s a bit of a drive for most of our audience. For another, this is, after all. But another main reason is that we really don’t have to cover Charm City thanks to Brad Klipner’s efforts at His primary goal of “raising awareness of good beer” aligns with what we aim to do here 40 minutes south on I-95. Baltimore has an outstanding beer culture which is, in some regards, arguably better than the District’s. With all of this in mind, and with the aim of getting you information about the best beer events we can find, we feel the need to inform you of and urge you to attend this year’s Belgian Beer Fest at Max’s. We’ll largely defer to to give you context about the event, but Max’ s is one of the most respected craft beer bars on the east coast. A truly unbelievable number of draft and bottle options makes this heaven for any craft beer fan. If you’re into Belgian beers, don’t think twice. Make plans to be there this weekend. Need proof? Check out the draft list below. Don’t forget to pick your jaw up off the ground before you get in the car or hop on a train or bus to get there. We’ll see you there. Cheers!

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72 Hours of Belgium / Belgian Beer Fest – Friday, Feb. 18 – Sunday, Feb. 20

Doors open at 11am on Friday.

Over 130 Belgian beers on draft. Over 175 Belgian bottles and a full Belgian-inspired Food menu.


Also a free Belgian breakfast buffet on Friday Feb 18th @11am (while it lasts.)

Sample glasses (4.5 oz) for all beers on draft: $3.00. Full size glasses range in price.

Below is the final list. Be sure to check out BeerInBaltimore and Max’s for up to the minute info.

Friday Drafts

Achilles Serafijn Chrsitmas Angel 8.00% Winter Strong Ale
Achouffe Houblon Chouffe 9.00% Triple /IPA
Achouffe la Chouffe 8.00% Golden Ale
Achouffe Mc Chouffe 8.00% Bruin
Achouffe N’ Ice 10.00% Barleywine
Alvinne Bolleville 10.00% Strong Ale Aged in Calvados
Alvinne Caper Fumatis 6.70% Smoke Ale
Alvinne Extra 7.00% IPA
Alvinne Gaspar 8.00% Bitter
Alvinne Melchior 11.00%
Alvinne Oak Kersaus 2008 6.00% Sour Cherry Ale
Alvinne Oak Melchior 11.00%
Alvinne Podge 10.50% Imperial Stout
Alvinne Wild Morpheus 5.90% Wild Ale
Alvinne Wild Undressed 5.20% Wild Ale
Bavik Petrus Aged Pale 7.30% Sour/Wild Ale
Bavik Petrus Winter 6.50% Sour Winter Ale
Bavik Pilaarbijter Brune 7.00% Abbey Dubbel
Blanche De Bruxelles 5.00% Wit
Blaugies Darbyste 5.80% Saison w/ Fig Juice
Blaugies Epeature 6.00% Saison W/ Spelt
Blaugies La Moneuse 8.00% Saison
Blaugies La Monuese Special Winter 8.50% Winter Saison
Bockor Bellegems Bruin 5.50% Flanders Brown Ale
Bockor Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge 5.50% Unblended Old Lambic
Boelens Santa Bee 9.00% Winter Ale
Bosteels Pauwel Kwak 8.00% Amber
Bosteels Triple Karmeliet 8.00% Triple
Brouwkot Kalle 8.50% Triple
Brouwkot Netebuk 6.50% Golden Ale
Brouwkot Vlaskappele 5.00% Scotch Ale
Cantillon Kriek Cherry Lambic
Cantilon Rose De Grambrinus
Cazeau Saison 4.80% Saison w/ Elderflowers
Cazeau Tournay De Noel Dark Saison
Chimay Cinq Cents 8.00% Trappist Triple
Contreras Valier Blonde 6.50% Blonde
Contreras Valier Divers 8.50% Triple
Contreras Valier Donker Bruin
Contreras Valier Extra 6.50% IPA
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Bravoure 6.50% Smoke Ale
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Embrasse 9.00% Dark Ale
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Finesse 8.50% Specialty Grain Triple
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Noblesse 5.50% Pale /Golden
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Noblesse Extra Ordinaire 7.00% Dry Hopped Golden
De Dolle Dulle Teve 10.00% Triple
De Dolle Oerbier 9.00% Strong Ale
De Glazen Toren Angelique 8.00% Historic Recipe
De Glazen Toren Canaster 9.50% Winter Scotch
De Glazen Toren Jan De Lichte 7.50% Imperial Wit
De Glazen Toren Ondineke 8.50% Triple
De Glazen Toren Saison De Epre Mere 6.90% Saison
De Glazen Toren Saison de Epre Mere Einejaar 9.50% Saison
De Hoevbrouwers Toria 6.50% Blonde Ale
De Hoevbrouwers Toria Triple 8.60% Triple
De La Senne Equinox 8.00% Winter Ale
De La Senne Taras Boulba 4.50% Blonde/IPA
De La Senne Zinnebir 5.50% Nlonde
De Landtsheer Malheur 10 10.00% Strong Golden
De Poef /Terrapin Monstre Rouge Flemish Red
De Proef Les Deux Brasseurs 8.50% Wild Ale
De Ranke Guldenburg Golden Ale
De Ranke Pere Noel
De Ranke Saison De Dottignies 5.50% Saison
De Struise Black Albert 13.00% Stout
De Struise Black Damantion Black Mes 13.00% Imp Stout aged in Whiskey Barrels
De Struise Black Damantion Coffee Club 13.00% Imp Stout Aged in Rum barrels
De Struise Black Damnation Mocha Bomb 12.00% Imp Stout w/ Coffee Beans in JD Barrels
De Struise Ignis & Flamma 7.00% India Pale Ale
De Struise Pannepot Reserva 2008 10.00% Strong Ale agd in Oak
De Struise Pannepot(Danish Version) 10.00% Strong Ale
De Struise Red Haired Jeanne 7.00% Special Ale
De Struise Rosse 6.00% Amber
De Struise Tjseeses 10.00% Triple Aged on Stonefruit
Deca Wetsoek Ale Triple/ Blonde
Delirium Noel
Delirium Tremens Golden Ale
De Proef Draeckenbier
Dubuisson Scaldis Cuvee Des Trolls 7.00% Golden Ale
Dubuisson Scaldis Noel 12.00% Strong Winter Ale
Dubuisson Scaldis Peche Mel 8.50% Blended Peach Lambic
Dubuisson Scaldis Triple Triple
Dupont Avec Les Bons Vouex 9.50% Winter Saison
Dupont Biere De Miel Saison w/ Honey
Dupont Saison Saison
Duvel Green Golden Ale
Ellezelloise Hercule 9.00% Stout
Ellezelloise Quintine Blonde 8.00% Blonde
Fantome Hiver Winter Special Ale
Geants Goliath 9.00% Triple
Geants Gouyasse Blonde
Geants Noel de Geants 8.50% Winter Spiced Ale
Geants Saison Voisin 5.00% Saison
Geants Urchon 7.50% Brown Ale
Gordon Finest Scotch Ale Scotch Ale
Het Alternatief Ambetantik 11.00% Stout
Het Alternatief Bitter Truth 11.00% Triple IPA
Hof Ten Dormaal Amber 8.00% Farmhouse Amber
Hof Ten Dormaal Blonde 8.00% Farmhouse Blonde
Hof Ten Dormaal Dark 6.50% Dark Farmhouse
Hof Ten Dormaal Winter 8.00% Winter Farmhouse
Jandrian -Jandrenouille IV 6.50% Saison
Jandrian -Jandrenouille V Cense 7.50% Dark Saison
Kerkom Bink Triple 9.00% Triple
La Rulles Cuvee Meillieurs Dark Triple
La Rulles Triple Triple
Lefebvre Barbar Winter Bok Winter Bok
Leifmans Cuvee Brut 6.00% Cherry Sour/Wild Ale
Musketeers Troubadour Magma 9.30% Triple IPA
Oud Beersel Framboise Raspberry Lambic
Palm Ale
Rodenbach Red Flemish Red
Rodenbach Vintage 2008 Flemish Red
Roman Sloeber Rossa 7.20% Amber
Schelde Hop Ruiter 8.00% Hoppy Blonde
Silenrieux Noel 9.00% Strong Dark Ale
Silly Enghien Noel 9.00% Winter Triple
Silly La Divine 9.00% Triple Amber
Silly Saison 5.50% Saison
Silly Scotch de Silly 8.00% Scotch Ale
Sint Canarus Triple 7.50% Triple
Slaapmutske Kerstmutske Dark Ale
Slaapmutske Triple Night Cap Triple
St Bernardus Christmas 10.00% Winter Ale
St Feuillien Brune 7.50% Brune
St Feuillien Cuvee De Noel 9.00% Winter Ale
St Feuillien Saison Saison
St Feuillien/Green Flash Biere De L Amitie
St Fueillien Blanche 6.30% Wit
Steenbrugge Triple 8.70% Triple
Stillwater /Max’s 25 to one 8.50% Abbey Style Dark
Stillwater Saison Darkly 8.00% Dark Saison
Strubbe Pils 5.00% Pilsner
T’ Smisje Vuuve 5.00% Wit
T’ Smisje BBBourgondier 12.00% Barleywine
T’ Smisje Blonde 6.00% Blonde w/ Lime Blossoms
T’ Smisje Kerst 11.00% Dark Ale w/ Coriander
T’ Smisje Sleedorn 6.00% Ale w/ Sloeberries
T’ Smisje Wostyntje 7.00% Ale w/ Mustard Seeds
T’Gaverhopke Extra 12.00% Quadruple
Van Eecke Leroy Christmas 7.50% Scotch Ale
Van Steenberge Biere Du Boucanier Dark 9.00% Dark Triple
Van Steenberge Biere Du Boucanier Golden 11.00% Golden Ale
Van Steenberge Gulden Draak Vintage 10.50% Dark Triple
Van Steenberge Leute Bok 8.20% Bock
Van Steenberge Oude Zupiers 11.00% Triple
Verhaeghe Echt Kriekenbier Cherry Ale

Stillwater 25 to One w/ Cocoa Nibs(cask)
Stillwater 25 to One(Cask)
Brewers Art Cerberus Triple /Hibuscus & Lemon Peel (Cask)
Brewers Art Saison L Ombre /Cornflowers & Rose Hips (Cask)
Stillwater/Mikkeller Our Side(cask)
Stillwater/Olivers Channel Crossing #3(Cask)

BOTTLES (available through the weekend while supplies last)
3 Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek 750ml
3 Fontenien Oude Gueuze 12.7oz 750ml
3 Fontenien Oude Kriek 12.7oz
Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru 12oz
Abbaye Des Rocs Triple Imperiale 12oz
Achel Blonde 12oz
Achel Bruin 12oz
Achel Extra 750ml
Alvinne Oak Podge 750ml
Alvinne Bathazar 11.2oz
Alvinne Cuvee Freddy 750ml
Alvinne Oak balthazar 750ml
Alvinne Oak Bolleville 750ml
Alvinne Oak Melchior 750ml
Bavik Pils 12oz
Blaugies la Moneuse Special Winter 2009 750ml
Boon Gueuze Mariage Parfait 2003 750ml
Brouwkot Kalle 750ml
Brouwkot Manten 750ml
Brouwkot Netbuk 750ml
Brunehaut Abbaye De Sint Amand 11.2oz
Cantillon Bruocsella 1900 Grand Cru 750ml
Cantillon Cuvee Des Champions 750ml
Cantillon Gueuze 750ml 12.7oz
Cantillon Kriek 750ml 12.7oz
Caracole Nostradamus 12oz
Cazeau Saison 750ml
Cazeau Tournay 12oz
Cazeau Tournay Black 750ml
Cazeau Tournay de Noel 12oz
Chimay Blue 11.2oz
Chimay Red 11.2oz
Contreras Valier Divers 11.2oz
Contreras Valier Donker 11.2oz
Contreras Valier Extra 11.2oz
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Bravoure 12oz
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Courage 12oz
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Embrasse 22.4oz
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Embrasse Whiskey barrel 22.4oz
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Finesse 22.4oz
De Dochter Van De Korenaar L’Enfant Terrible 750ml 12oz
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Noblesse Extra Ordinaire 22.4oz
De Dochter Van De Korenaar Noblesse 12oz
De Dolle Arabier 12oz
De Dolle Oerbier Reserve 2009 12oz
De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout 12oz
De Dolle Stille Nacht 2010 12oz
De Hoevebrouwers Koekelaring 11.2oz
De Hoevebrouwers Toria 11.2oz
De Hoevebrowuers Toria Triple 11.2oz
De Le Senne Wasdesa #1 750ml
De Proef Les Duex Brasseurs 750ml
De Proef Lozen Bier 750ml
De Proef Monstre Rouge 750ml
De Proef Van Twee 750ml
De Proef Witte Noire 750ml
De Proef Zoetzuur 750ml
De Ranke Cuvee de Ranke 750ml
De Ranke Noir De Dottignies 750ml
De Ryck Arend Triple 12oz
De Ryck Special 12oz
De Struise Black Albert 12oz
De Struise Pannepot Reserva 2008 12oz
De Struise Struiselensis 12oz
De Struise Tsjeeses Reserva 12oz
Deca Westoek 12oz
De Proef Draeckenbier 11.2oz
Dues 750ml 2
Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux 750ml
Dupont Foret 12oz
Duvel 11.2oz
Duvel Triple Hop 750ml
Ecaussines Ultra Blonde 11.2oz
Ecaussines Ultra Brune 11.2oz
Ellezelloise Sasion 11.2oz 3
Fantome Sur Lie 750ml 3
Fantome BBB Dark White 750ml
Fantome Hiver 2009 750ml
Fantome Noel 2009 750ml
Fantome Saison 750ml
Fruli Strawberry 11.0oz
Girardin Gueuze 12.7oz
Greens Dubbel Dark Ale 500ml
Greens Triple Blonde Ale 500ml
Guldenboot Lereken Bio 750ml
Hannsens Scarenbecca Kriek 12.7oz
Hanssens Experimental Cassis 09 & 10 12.7oz
Hanssens Experimental Raspberry 12.7oz
Hanssens Oud Gueuze 12.7oz
Hanssens Oud Kriek 12.7oz
Hanssens Oudbeitje 12.7oz
Het Alternatief Ambertantrik 11.2oz
Het Alternatief Bitter Truth 11.2oz
Het Alternatief Eerwaarde Pater 11.2oz
Het Alternatief Piet Agoras 11.2oz
Hof Ten Dormaal Amber 12.7oz
Hof Ten Dormaal Blonde 12.7oz
Hof Ten Dormaal Donker 12.7oz
Hof Ten Dormaal Winter 12.7oz
Schelde Hop Ruiter 750ml
Jandrain Jandrenouille V Cense 750ml
Jandrian Jandrenouille IV 750ml
Jessenhofke Bio triple 750ml
Kerkom Bink Bloesom 12oz
Kerkom Bink Bruin 12oz
Kerkom Bink Grand Cru 750ml
Kerkom Bink Triple 750ml
La Botteresse Amber 11.2oz
La Botteresse Blonde 11.2oz
La Botteresse Noire 11.2oz
La Rulles Cuvee Meilleurs Voeux 750ml
La Rulles Grand 10 750ml
Lambrucha 750ml
Lefebvre Hopus Ale 11.2oz
Leifmans Cuvee Brut 750ml
Leifmans Fruitesse 750ml
Leifmans Goudenband 750ml
Lindemans Cuvee Renee 750ml
Lindemans Faro 12.7oz
Lindemans Framboise
Lindemans Kriek
Lindemans Pesche
Lindemans Pomme
Malhuer Dark Brut 750ml
Monks Café Flemish Sour 12oz
Oud Beersel Bersalis 12oz
Oud Beersel Oud Kriek 12.7oz
Oud Beersel Oude Gueuze 12.7oz
Palm 120z
Petrus Dubbel Bruin 12oz
Petrus Oud Bruin
Piraat 11.2oz
Popering Hommel 12oz
Rochefort 10 12oz
Rochefort 6 12oz
Rochefort 8 12oz
Rodenbach 750ml
Rodenbach Grand Cru 750ml
Rodenbach Vintage 2008 750ml
Scaldis Blonde 750ml
Scaldis Noel 7.0oz
Scaldis Prestige de Nuits 2009 750ml
Scaldis Refermentee 750ml
Silly Pink Killer 12oz
Sint Canarus Pere Canard 12oz
Sint Canarus Triple 11.2oz
Slaapmutske Dry Hopped Lager 12oz
Smisje Catherine The Great 11.2oz
Smisje BBBourgondier 11.2oz
Smisje Blonde 11.2oz
Smisje Calva Reserve 11.2oz
Smisje Grande Reserve 11.2oz
Smisje Great Reserve 11.2oz
Smisje Guido 11.2oz
Smisje Kerst 11.2oz
Smisje Plus 11.2oz
St Bernardus Abt 12 12oz
St Bernardus Prior 8 12oz
St Fueillien Biere De ‘Amitie 750ml
St Martin Blonde 11.2oz
St Martin Brune 11.2oz
St Martin Triple 11.2oz
Steenbrugge Blonde 750ml
Steenbrugge Dubble 750ml
Steenbrugge Triple 750ml
Steenbrugge Dubble 750ml
Steenbrugge Triple 12oz
Steenbrugge Wit 12oz
Stillwater Of Love & Regret 11.2oz
Stillwater Saison Darkly 11.2oz
T Gaverhopke Blonde 11.2oz
T Gaverhopke Extra 11.2oz
T’ Gaverhopke Kerstbier 11.2oz
T Gaverhopke Koerseklakse 12oz
T’ Smisje Catherine the Great w/ cherries 11.2oz
Troubadour Magma 750ml
Vapeur Cochonne 750ml
Vapeur De Bises 750ml
Vapeur En Folie 750ml


Allagash Big Little Bear
Allagash Confluence
Allagash Little Big Bear
Allagash Victor
Allagash Victoria
Brewers Art Proelartary
Brewers Art Sublimation
Brewers Art [TBA]
Ommegang Abbey
Ommegang Adoration
Ommegang Cup O Kyndes
Ommegang Gnomeagang
Ommegang Hennepin
Ommegang Rare Vos
Ommegang Three Philosphers
Ommegang Triple Perfection
Ommegang Witte
Ommegang Zuur
Ommgang Belgian Pale
Stillwater Cellar Door
Stillwater Existent
Stillwater Stateside Saison
Stillwater/Mikkeller Our Side
Stillwater/Olivers Channel Crossing #3
Stillwater/Max’s 25 to One