I don't often post adverts for a beer event, but (sounding like a certain beer commercial) when I do, it's because it's quite intriguing.
Max's UK Invasion, over the next few days, is quite a large lineup of British beers —cask, draft, and bottle— several not before seen on this side of the Atlantic, presented over several days, at Max's Taphouse, in the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. Kudos to the pub's cellarmaster Casey Hard, who celebrates his birthday tomorrow (in grand fashion, I might add).
I drool looking at this list: only a few beers with extraneous cocoa puffs and dingleberries. Most: just good beers. I sigh, knowing I can't be there.
No entry fee. Pay as you drink.
UK INVASIONWe will be celebrating some world class UK Casks, drafts and bottles. Many of these breweries are first timers in the United States.
-----more-----THURSDAY DEC 4 @5pmCASKSMoor Envy (Golden Ale)Moor So’Hop (Golden Ale w/ New Zealand Hops)Ridgeway Barley Bad Elf (Bitter)Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf (Barleywine)Ridgeway Lump of Coal (Chocolate Stout)ON DRAFTAdnams Tally Ho (Barleywine)Brew By Numbers 04/02 (Double Berliner Weisse)Burning Sky Saison a la Provision (Saison w/ Lacto & Brett)Buxton Ace Edge (IPA w/ Sorachi Ace)Buxton Tsar (Imperial Stout)Conniston Oatmeal Stout (Oatmeal Stout)Magic Rock Human Cannonball (Imperial IPA)Magic Rock/Kissmeyer Salty Kiss (Gose w/ Gooseberries)Pressure Drop Wu Gang Chops the Tree (Hefeweizen w/ herbs)Ridgeway Bitter (Bitter)Siren/Hill Farmstead/Mikkeller Lemoncello (Sour Mash IPA w/ Lemon Peel)Siren/Prairie Ratchet (Saison aged in Chardonnay barrels)Siren/to Ol Tickle Monster (Triple IPA aged on cedar wood)Weird Beard Black Perle (Milk Stout w/ coffee)Weird Beard Something Something Darkside (Imperial Stout/Imperial IPA Blend)FRIDAY - SUNDAY DEC 5-7Friday 5pm & Sat/Sun 11amDRAFTSBurning Sky Arise (Session IPA)Buxton Nth Cloud (Double IPA)Coniston Bluebird Bitter (Bitter)Fyne Sandra Blonde (Blonde IPA)Magic Rock/Evil Twin Pogonophobia (Sour Red/Bruin)Moor Revival (Bitter w/ American hops)Pressure Drop Bosko (IPA)Ridgeway Reindeer Droppings (Winter Ale)Wadworth 6X (Bitter)Weird Beard Decadence Stout (Stout)Weird Beard Holly Hoppin Hell Batch 5 (Imperial IPA)Weird Beard K*Ntisch Town Beard (Hoppy Wheat)Weird Beard Little Things That Kill batch 9 (Session IPA)Weird Beard Mariana Trench (Pale Ale)Weird Beard/IMBC Hacienda (Imperial Black Saison)IN BOTTLESBuxton Kinder Stout (Stout)Buxton Red raspberry Rye (Raspberry Rye Sour)Buxton Tsar (Imperial Stout)Buxton Tsar Bumba (Imp Stout w/ Slurry from 1978 Courage Imp Stout)Buxton Wolfscote (Mild Black Sour)Coniston Old Man (Old Ale)Coniston XB (ESB)Fyne Jarl (Hoppy Golden)Fyne Sandra Black (Black IPA)Salopian Entire Butt Porter (Porter)Siren Odyssey 001 (Imp Stout barrel aged w/ Imp Red )Siren/Prairie Ratchet (Saison aged in Chardonnay barrels)Timothy Taylor Landlord (Bitter)Wadworth Old Timer (Old Ale)TUESDAY DEC 9 @6PMTUESDAY BEER SOCIAL UK INVASION HOLIDAY PARTYON CASKDark Star RevelationsIlkley The Mayan (Chipotle Chocolate Stout)Hobson Manor Ale (Bitter)Thornbridge Jaipur (IPA)Wild Beer Bliss (Spices/Roasted Apricots/Wild Yeast)Wild Beer Evolver IPA (IPA w/ Brett)ON DRAFTIIkley Mary Jane( IPA)Hobson Postman Knock (Porter)Signature Brew Black Tongue (Double Black IPA)Ridgeway Criminally Bad ElfRidgeway InsanelyBbad ElfRidgeway Santa’s ButtThornbridge Wild Raven (Black IPA)Thornbidge Bracia (Dark Ale w/ chestnut honey)Thornbridge Halycon (IPA)Thornbridge Medici (IPA/Brown Ale)JW Lees Harvest Ale 25th Anniversary (Barleywine w/ champagne yeast)Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (Old Ale)IN BOTTLESSignature Double Black IPAHobson manor Ale No1Hobson Postman Knock No 3Hobson Town Crier No 2IIkley Siberia Rhubarb SaisonIIkey Mary JaneIIkley The Mayan
I did make it to Max's after all, on Saturday, 6 December, sampling nad-pulled cask ales from Moor (Southwest England) and Ridgeway (Oxfordshire, England).
- Moor Envy: 4.2% alcohol-by-volume (abv) 'fresh-hopped' ale with British First Gold hops. Herbal, green tea, lemon zest, hint of butterscotch candy.
- Moor So' Hop: 4.1% abv golden ale hopped with New Zealand hops. Tropically fruity, citrus, freshly cut grass, and a hint of honey.
- Ridgeway Bad Elf: 6% abv strong golden ale, very grapefruity, with an underlay of butterscotch-like malt.