Friday, October 14, 2011

"B'More Belgians" event is this weekend

Hudson Street Stackhouse, here in the Canton neighborhood
of Baltimore, Maryland, will have its first "B'More Belgians"
event this weekend, and I'll be there.

(Photo, above: Dominic DeSantis, seated, with sister/
sour beer lover Dyana, and their Dad.)

Hudson Street owner Dominic DeSantis just bumped the taps
from 24 to 36 less than two weeks ago, and all 36 will be
pumping brews from Flanders and Wallonia, beginning at
2 pm today.

I wrote most of the beer descriptions and consulted on
the beer list, and its been a busy week. Crazy busy.

The draft list includes:

La Chouffe
Houblon Chouffe
Petrus Oud Bruin
Blaugies Saison d' Epeautre
Blaugies La Moneuse
Bockor Cuvee de Jacobins Rouge
Cazeau Tournay Blonde
Contreras Valeir Divers
Deca Westoek X
Dubuisson Scaldis Noel
Dupont Foret Blanche
Dupont Moinette
Dupont Redor Pils
Dupont Saison Dupont
Duvel Singel
Hof ten Dormaal Amber
Hof ten Dormaal Winter 11
Gulden Draak
Liefmans Oud Bruin
Malheur 10
Maredsous 8
Oud Beersel Framboise
Poperings Hommelbier
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Scotch de Silly
Silly La Divine
St. Bernadus Witbier
St. Bernardus Tripel
St. Bernardus Abt 12
St. Canarus Tripel
Strubbe Ichtegems Grand Cru
Toria Blonde
Toria Tripel
Troubadour Magma
Verhaeghe Duchesse de Bourgogne
Verhaeghe Echte Kriekenbier

There's a good bottle list too, with plenty of
Oude Gueuze and Oude Kriek on hand, among
many others.

Tough job, but someone has to do it.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Baltimore Beer Week has begun!

Long time no post.

I was in Belgium for ten days, 20 brewery tours and many beer cafe
visits until this past Tuesday when I returned.

No rest for the weary though, as the opening tap celebration for
Baltimore Beer Week was Thursday night.

The event was held at Ram's Head Live and was well attended.

Today, The Maryland Brewer's Oktoberfest is the highlight among the
many other events going on around Charm City.

Tomorrow: Stillwater Artisanal day at Max's Taphouse, beginning at

Phew. I guess I might get to sleep sometime in November....