here. The Tea Party (no politics intended) has an oddly herbal character, much akin to a strong-ale version of Fraoch Heather Ale or other "ancient recipe" beers of that ilk. Part of the reason--the teas involved include heavily-smoked Lapsang Souchang and unsmoked Oolong, as well as a green tea (I'm guessing semi-green Darjeeling, but even the brewer has forgotten by now).
For the record, Max's is keeping many lines free in order to add new special-feature beers throughout this week. In all probability, most of the beers you see being featured will be on for a week or so after the 18th.
Tonight: the Blues & Brews at the 8x10 in Federal Hill, with Clipper City and beer-friendly bands in attendance. (I may be late--I have a party to go to at Metro Gallery first.)