Upcoming Seasonals…

November 17, 2015 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment

The cooler weather gets me excited to brew some of my favorite styles. Fuller bodied, a bit stronger- the kind of beer that drinks better on a cool winter night than a sweltering summer day. The upcoming line up is sure to stave off the coming cold. In the conditioning tanks we have Dark Soul Quadruple a dark, rich Belgian style ale with notes of chocolate, toffee and toast coupled with spicy aromatics from the Belgian yeast used to ferment this big beer. You’ll need to be careful though because this one clocks in at just under 11% abv! Continuing with the Belgian theme is Ambition Blonde. The other end of the spectrum from Dark Soul, Ambition is a medium bodied golden ale with an amazingly complex character and a very drinkable 5.8% abv.

On deck to be brewed is the return of What The?!! Helles, a Heller (pale) Bock style lager and Wry King Max Imperial Rye Pilsner, which is one of my all-time favorites. If those weren’t enough, also on the soon-to-be-brewed schedule is a yet to be named Weizenbock. It’ll be a deep amber wheat beer brewed to bock strength (8.5% abv) and fermented with a traditional weizen yeast strain to add complex flavors of clove and banana to play off the light caramel/chocolate notes of the roasted malts.

It’s going to be a good winter…and we’re just getting started!



Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week

July 14, 2015 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment

Join us as we celebrate Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week from July 18-26! This is your chance to try selections from our dinner menu for a great price. Take a look at this year’s menu here:

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17th Annual Brew & Q

July 3, 2015 |  by  |  Be the first to Comment

Brew & Q is back again!
If you’re looking for a place to eat before enjoying the fireworks, come celebrate with us; we’ve got all the BBQ ribs, brisket, and chicken you could ask for.


Belgium or bust…..

February 6, 2015 |  by  |  2 Comments

Next week I will leave for a beer journey to the fantastic beer country of Belgium! I’m going along with a group of brewers, beer writers, brewery reps, and beer fanatics headed up by estimable Owen Ogletree. Owen has been putting on these fantastic beer journeys for many years now and they are always amazing. Last year we traveled to Munich, Vienna, Pilsen and Prague with many stops along the way. Standing in the lagering cellars of Pilnser Urquell drinking the fabulous pilsner beer truly from the source…right out of the wooden conditioning tanks, is something I’ll cherish the rest of my life. Simply an amazing experience.

This year we are headed to Belgium. We’ll be staying in Brussels, but taking day trips all over the country with stops at places like De Cam Café, Bierbrasserie Cambrinus, Du Bocq Brewery, Achouffe Brewery, Brouwers Verzet (the brewery where Three Tavern’s brewer, Joran brewed), Duvel Brewery, Westmalle Trappisten, Brasserie Dubuisson, and the incredible Cantillion just to name a few. I’m beyond excited!

Last year’s trip inspired me to come home and brew Max Black Lager, which as it turns out, is a dead ringer for U’Flecku’s nearly 500 year old black beer (though it has changed through the years) and Wry King Max Imperial Rye Pilsner, which is one of my favorites now. Who knows what this year will inspire? Whatever it is, it’s going to be good!


Gearing up for Great American Beer Fest 2014

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We’re gearing up for this year’s Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado- who’s joining us for the festivities?! Check out what we’ll be pouring below!


From the Archives: Restaurant Forum’s 2007 Interview with JR

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Welcoming the ASIS Convention

August 11, 2014 |  by  |  2 Comments

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We are so excited to welcome the ASIS International convention to Atlanta this September 28 – October 1! Members of Texas & International ASIS are welcome to join us for Texas Night at Max Lager’s on September 28 complete with prizes and a countrified Best Dressed contest!

TX members welcome from 6pm to close and International members from 7pm to close. 

Visit http://www.asisregion3c.org/ for more information.

Join us for Downtown Restaurant Week August 9 – 17

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16th Annual July Fourth Brew&Q at Max Lager’s

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Father’s Day at Max Lager’s: Beer. Steak. Need we say more?

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