05 December 2011

Beer Events Week of Dec. 5th

Just a quick run-down, likely to be updated as events warrant:

Max's Taphouse is holding its annual Holiday Beer Social on Tuesday the 6th:
Struise Tsjeeses Reserva
10.0% Belgian tripel aged 8 Months on Stone Fruits and 6 Months on oak (Belgium)
Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva 2005
10.0% Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Aged 24 Months on oak barrels; The Last 10 Months are aged on Calvados oak Barrels. (Belgium)
Hebrew 15:15
13.5% Hybrid Barleywine w. Pommegrantes, Dates & Grapes (US)
Firestone Walker XV
12.5% Barrel Aged Blended Beer. 76% Barleywine style Beer, 19.0% Stout 5% Imperial IPA (US)
Evil Twin Soft Xmas
10.9% Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla & Sour Cherries (Denmark)
Evil Twin Christmas Eve At a New York City Hotel Room
10.0% Imperial Stout (Denmark)
Van Steenberge La Biere Du Boucanier Christmas
9.5% Belgian Holiday Ale (Belgium)
Emelisse Winterbier
9.0% Quad Style w/ Pils, Munchener & Abbey Malt w/ Candi Sugar(Netherlands)
Mikkeller Ris A La M'Ale 2011
8.0% Dutch Ale Based on a Traditonal Desert.(Denmark)
Plus Maybe one More Surprise Beers....
Meanwhile, just tapped at Max's Taphouse in addition to the above list for tomorrow: 
Apostelbrau First Bavarian Pale, Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad and Ovila Dubbel, Corsendonk Christmas, Heavy Seas Winter Storm, New Belgium Prickly Passion and Fresh Hop, Tommyknocker Cocoa Porter, Emelisse Barleywine and Triple IPA, Laughing Dog Bourbon Dogfather, Evil Twin Williamsburg Hipster, B. Nektar Imperial Funky Monky Mead....... [the latter blends honey, cherries, and hops]....
Tuesday, December 6th: Holiday Beer Dinner at Brewer's Alley, Frederick -
Six courses for $45 plus tax and gratuity. Seatings at 5:30 and 7:30pm. Reservations at 301-631-0089. Menu at http://brewers-alley.com.

On Thursday the 8th, the Chesapeake Bay Branch SPBW gathers there.  Expected to be served: Thornbridge Jaipur, Kipling, and  Halcyon, Flying Dog Pearl Necklace and a beer from the Flying Fish stable.

Also on Dec. 8th:  Beer and Food pairing at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Key Highway in South Baltimore.   Hugh Sisson, founder and managing partner of Heavy Seas, and "Mick the Pirate" Kapp, Whiskey Island Spices purveyor, will host the Beer and Food Tasting.  Hugh Sisson will provide five of his beers, and Mick will pair them with some of his signature dishes.  For more information, contact Penelope at pfallon@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x129 or purchase your tickets now ($25 BMI members, $35 non-members). Online ticket sales will be open through 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6.

Also on Thursday: Heavy Seas Beer Pints and Tunes at Leadbetters, Baltimore: Keep your Heavy Seas pint glass with your first Loose Cannon, Heavy Seas Pale, or Winter Storm. Live music by G-Tore. 6-9pm. 410-675-4794 or www.leadbetterstavern.com.

Friday the 9th: not in Baltimore, but out in Frederick the Flying Dog Brewery is holding its Merry Firkin Christmas Freak Show from 7 to 11 PM:

We’ll have jugglers, magicians, fire dancers, sword swallowers, fire breathing, and more for a freak show that puts your in-law’s 20-person dinner table to shame. It’s the kind of party meant for those consistently shunned to the kids’ table.
DJ Two Teks will be spinning in the interludes. Along with 12 beers on tap, we’ll have 3 cask-conditioned ales on the bar and beer engine.
Tickets $30 in advance (service fee alert!), plus get a hotel room or the services of a designated driver.

Also Friday, December 9th: Winter Storm Cask at Judge's Bench, Ellicott City Taps at 5pm sharp. Keep the logo'd pint glass with your first pour from the cask. http://judgesbenchpub.com.

Saturday the 10th: need we say, the Mid-Atlantic Holiday Beer Festival at Pratt Street Ale House, brought to you by The Brewer's Art and PSAH.   Breweries expected with their holiday/winter beer offerings include The Brewer’s Art, Brewer’s Alley, Dog Brewing, DuClaw, Evolution, Flying Dog, Heavy Seas, Oliver/PSAH (of course), Red Brick Station/White Marsh, Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Troegs, Victory, and Weyerbacher, with a few possible surprises.  A generous buffet of food, supplied by both the Brewers Art and PSAH culinary wizards, is included with the $40 admission, and in past years at the Brewers Art has been worth the price of admission itself.  (If you've been avoiding the Brewers Art dining room on the basis of the price, here's a chance to sample something besides the rosemary-garlic fries!)  Tickets, which may well sell out before Saturday if past trends at the smaller Brewer's Art are any indication, are available here (service fee alert!).

Finally for now, Liam Flynn's is expecting another firkin of their house-blended Fraoch Abrogod Ale (a Heavy Seas cask with apricot and heather).

1 comment:

JohnM. said...

"We’ll have jugglers, magicians, fire dancers, sword swallowers, fire breathing, and more for a freak show that puts your in-law’s 20-person dinner table to shame. It’s the kind of party meant for those consistently shunned to the kids’ table."

Hallelujah!!! At last some brewery is holding an event specifically aimed and geared for people like me!!!