Boulevard Brewing Debuts at Max Burger West Hartford

Boulevard_Brewing_logoMax Burger CT is pleased to welcome one of the most successful breweries in America to the Connecticut market.  Boulevard Brewing, out of Kansas City, MO, has been brewing beers since 1989, and has grown to become one of the largest craft brewers in the mid-west.  They are now reaching our shores here in CT, and since we have one of the most well-sipped beer populations in the country, we welcome them with open arms.

Max Burger has received the first shipments to hit CT, and will be tapping the beers starting tonight and through the week.  We have to say that these beers are fabulous, and we have enjoyed them on our lines and in bottle at the Max Burger location in Longmeadow, Ma, since we opened.  We think CT will be equally impressed.

On tap this week, in no particular order, includes the following beers…

The Calling Imperial India Pale Ale | 8.5%

Brewery Notes: The Calling is an undeniable IPA we were driven to make. It’s our tribute to like-minded dreamers, adventurous spirits, and glass half-full optimists. It’s also our most heavily hopped beer ever, bursting forth with unmistakable tropical fruit and pine hop aromas and flavor supported with a slightly sweet malt character, tapering to a crisp, dry finish. Heed your call and enjoy.

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Saison/Farmhouse Ale | 8.5%

Brewery Notes: Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickety. Here at Boulevard we have fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were experimenting with variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in that very vessel. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.

Ginger Lemon Radler | 4.1%

Brewery Notes: Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler is a zesty, refreshing take on the tradition of mixing beer with soda or lemonade to create a light, thirst-quenching beverage ideal for warm weather. Radler (literally “cyclist,”) takes its name from active German sportsmen of a hundred years ago, but our version tastes just as good even if you do nothing more strenuous than lifting it to your lips

Tell-Tale Tart American Sour | 6.2%

Brewery Notes: Deriving its name from Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of madness and murder, our newest Smokestack Series release takes a predictably lighthearted approach to the subject of sourness. The subtle acidity of Tell-Tale Tart is answered by a soft, biscuity malt character, making this a sour ale that suggests, rather than announcing its tartness. Beginning with a bracing sharpness at first sip, the ale mellows on the palate to a smooth and faintly lingering finish.

 

Tropical Pale Ale | 5.9%

Brewery Notes: Inspired by our collaboration with Florida’s famed Cigar City Brewing, Tropical Pale Ale marries our passion for balanced pale ales with the bright refreshing flavors of grapefruit and passion fruit accented by juicy, citrusy hops. Pack your bags and bring your taste buds.

Tröegs Brewery Dinner at Trumbull Kitchen – June 23rd

Trumbull Kitchen is very pleased to announce a brewery dinner featuring the fabulous brews of Tröegs Brewery from Hershey, PA

Tröegs Brewery was founded in 1996 by brothers John and Chris Trogner. The first keg was sold to a local restaurant in Harrisburg on July 18, 1997. Tröegs Brewery was situated in Harrisburg, PA until October 2011, at which time operations were moved to Hershey, PA.

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June 23, 2015

beer-ception at 6pm

dinner starts at 6:30pm

Special Guest Speaker Andy Piela from Tröegs Brewery

Menu by Chef Chris Torla

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Hop Back Amber Ale

Grilled chicken satay

Coconut pancake

Spicy peanut sauce

LaGrave (Bottle-Conditioned Triple Golden Ale)

Picadillo beef patacon

Three pepper cheese sauce

Sunshine Pils

Spring salad with ramps, favas, English peas, kumquat, Roquefort

Dijon vinaigrette

Troegenator

Tröegenator Double Bock

Cold smoked pork tenderloin

Grilled spring onion, Sweet potato gratin

Maple bourbon demi

Jovial (Belgian-style Dubbel)

Salted carmel gelato, honeycomb crisps

Espresso chocolate sauce

$65 per person (not including tax or gratuity)

Please call Trumbull Kitchen for reservations

150 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT 06103

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Away Game: Thomas Hooker Brewery Dinner by Max Burger and Max Catering 5/18

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are teaming up and going on the road for a
THOMAS HOOKER BREWERY DINNER
16 Tobey Rd, Bloomfield, CT
Monday May 18th 2015
6:30pm

Cuisine by Chefs Scott Miller and Steve Michalewicz

UPON ARRIVAL | BLONDE ALE & DEMURE SMOKED SAISION
LA QUERCIA PROSCUITTO | RAMP OIL | HBC TOAST
MOREL | PEA | OAK LEAF DAIRY GOAT CHEESE TARLETT
RHUBARB & SPRING ONION CONFITURE | FRESH SHEEPS MILK
CRAB DEVILED EGGS | SALMON ROE | PIMENTON
LAMB BURGER | FETA | PICKLED SPRING ONION

COURSE ONE | HONEY BERRY HAPPINESS
PICKLED GREEN STRAWBERRIES | AGED GOAT CHEDDAR | BEETS | STONEWALL APIARY HONEY YOGURT | PURE LOVE GRANOLA

COURSE TWO | BREWTUS MAXIMUS AMERICAN PALE ALE
SMOKED DUCK DRUMETTE | RHUBARB MOSTARDA | BRUSSELS SPROUT SLAW

COURSE THREE | TENACIOUS IPA
CRISPY MOLLUSK FARROTTO | RADISH | CELERY LEAVES

COURSE FOUR | DEFIANCE DOUBLE IPL
BO SSAM | RAW NOANK OYSTERS | ROASTED PORK SHOULDER | KIMCHEE | BIBB LETTUCE

COURSE FIVE | LIBERATOR DOPPELBOCK
CHOCOLATE DOPPELBOCK SHAKES | COOKIES

SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS PER GUEST

(not including tax or gratuity)

Seating will be limited

Reservations are confirmed online by clicking here

#CHEFTOFARM  MaxCateringAndEvents.com

Broad Brook Brewing Dinner at Max Burger Longmeadow 5/18

Max-BurgerMax Burger in Longmeadow is very pleased to present a brewery dinner
featuring the local craft brews of Broad Brook Brewing Co. of East Windsor, CT.
Special Guest: Eric Mance, President of Broad Brook Brewing. 

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Monday May 18th at 6pm

Menu by Chef Paul McKenzie
5:30pm: Tapping Kegs
6:00pm: “Beer-ception”
Passed Hors d’oeuvres & Beer Tastings
6:30pm: Seating

Amuse Bouche
Fried Shishito Peppers
chipotle remoulade
Broad Brook Ale

Course 1
Salt Cod Fritters
red pepper aioli
Hopstillo I.P.A.Course 2
Shrimp Avocado Lettuce Wraps
bibb lettuce, smoked tomato, balsamic
Pink Dragon Wit Beer

Course 3
12 Hour Smoked Brisket
southern slaw, smoky bbq sauce, sweet potato hash
Maibock

Course 4
Drunken Cherry Milkshake
cherry gastrique
Rooster Inhaler Imperial Stout

$60 per person
(not including tax & gratutity)

Limited Seating. Call for reservations today.
413.798.0101

Max Burger 684 Bliss Rd. Longmeadow, MA

Click here for the Max Burger Website

Click here for the Broad Brook Brewing Website

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Uinta Brewing Beer Dinner at Max’s Oyster Bar April 30th

Uinta-at-Oyster-TOP copyA RECEPTION & FIVE COURSE DINNER
FEATURING THE CRAFT BREWS OF
UNITA BREWING CO. OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Founded in 1993, Uinta Brewing has been making eclectic craft beers in a wide range
of styles and serving world class beers to good people in better ways, ever since. Since
2001 Uinta Brewing has been 100% wind-powered, becoming the first Utah company to
reach this mark. In an effort to continue its commitment to using renewable resources,
Uinta Brewing installed solar-electric paneling on the brewery’s roof in 2011.

• UINTA TAP TAKE-OVER (EVERYONE INVITED) @ 5:00pm •

• BEERCEPTION FOR DINNER GUESTS @ 6:00 •

• SEATING FOR UINTA BEER DINNER @ 6:30 •

GUEST SPEAKER: SHAWN DUNN, NE REGIONAL MANAGER FOR UINTA
CUISINE BY EXECUTIVE CHEF HUNTER MORTON

#1
Jonah Crab and Ramp Hushpuppies
green goddess dressing
UINTA SUM’R: citrusy summer ale from their 100% organic line.

#2
Oak Hill Farms Goat Cheddar Beer Soup
blackened stonington red shrimp
UINTA WYLD: extra pale ale from their 100% organic line.

#3
Chicken and Biscuit
fried chicken, charred onion, blue cheese,
buttermilk biscuit, pickled tomato jam
UINTA HOO DOO: a kolsch style ale.

#4
Grilled Salt n Pepper Beef Ribs
black eyed peas, collard geens
UINTA HOP NOSH: an IPA.

#5
Black Walnut Pound Cake
black lager chocolate gravy
UINTA BABA: black lager from their 100% organic line.

$65 PER PERSON
(NOT INCLUDING TAX & GRATUITY)
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: 860.236.6299

964 FARMINGTON AVE. WEST HARTFORD, CT MAXSOYSTERBAR.COM

Click Here for the Brewery Website

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Harpoon Beer Dinner Announced for March 23 at Max Burger Longmeadow

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Max Burger Longmeadow is very pleased to announce the next installment of its 2015 Brewery Dinner Series, with Massachusetts’ native brewery Harpoon.

Joe Companion from Harpoon Brewery will be on hand along with plenty of Harpoon Beers – both favorites and limited releases will be poured.

Menu by Chef David Sudol

Monday March 23rd

Beer-Ception at 6:00pm with a special Harpoon tapping

Reception

Double Dogs”- Bacon Wrapped Dirty Dog and Mini Corn Dog Muffin

Harpoon Limited Release (TBD)

dinner seating at 6:00pm

Course 1

Gouda “Fries”- Smoked Tomato Jam, Apple Honey Dijonaise, tri-color pepper salad

Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen

Course 2

Korean BBQ Pork Belly-Sriracha Honey Asian Slaw, wasabi greens

Harpoon Leviathan I.P.A.

Course 3

Duck “Pastrami” Sliders- Great Hill Blue Cheese, Pickled Onions, Brandied Cherry Jam

Harpoon 100 Barrel Series “Tuscan Pool Party”

Course 4

Pecan Pie Spring Rolls- Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream

Harpoon Chocolate Stout

$60 per person, not including tax or gratuity

please call Max Burger Longmeadow to make reservations

413-798-0101

Max Burger Longmeadow is located at

684 Bliss Rd.
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Smuttynose Brewery Dinner at Max’s Oyster Bar – March 12th

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Max’s Oyster Bar presents
a Beer Dinner featuring the fabulous brews of
Smuttynose Brewing and Smuttlabs of New Hampshire
With special Guest speaker
Jessica Rice, Smuttynose Ambassador

We do expect to have a few special beers on-hand for this event – the Smuttlabs is keeping it top secret though until the very last minute…

Thursday March 12th
Smutt-ception starts at 6pm

Seating at 6:30pm
Amuse Bouche- scallop ceviche nacho

First Course
Smuttlabs Gose
Fuji Apple Salad- roasted pork, kimchee, maple, pilsner beer battered apple

Second course
Smuttlabs Smoked Peach Short Weisse limited edition
Hot and Cold- Lobster corn Dog- beer mustard- crab scallop, saffron terrine, citrus salad

Third Course
Finestkind IPA
Mustard crusted artic Char- IPA braised cabbage, pretzel, beet, béchamel, pickled mustard seed

Entrée
Old Brown Dog Ale
Ale Braised Brandt Beef cheeks- Horseradish potato puree, carrot salad

Dessert
Robust Porter
Chocolate Porter Cake- House made hop-chocolate Ice Cream

$65 per person
Not including tax or gratuity

Please call Max’s Oyster Bar for reservations
964 FARMINGTON AVE.
WEST HARTFORD, CT 06107
860-236-6299

What’s On Tap This Week @ Max Burger West Hartford

by Brian Mitchell, Corporate Beverage Director, Max Restaurant Group

beer-chico-floydsThis summer Sierra Nevada Brewing, one of (if not the) leading Craft Brewer in the United States, set out on a summer long tour and festival drive.  Taking their bus and brewing genius across the country, the folks for Sierra stopped over in Festivals from Californai to Maine.  Along the way they created and made a series of beers that are as unique and varied as any out there – all in conjunction with 12 other craft breweries.  You can read about this huge collaborative effort on the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp webpage by clicking here.

To celebrate this huge endeavor, Max Burger in West Hartford will be featuring a selection of these collaborative brews from the Beer Camp collection, starting today with the Sierra Nevada / Three Floyd’s Brewing Co. Chico King Pale Ale.

brewer-3flyds3 Floyds has a reputation as the Midwestern kings of alpha (hops). Chico King is a mash-up of a mutual passion between these breweries for hoppy pale ales, and combines a uniquely robust malt body with intense citrusy and fruity new school hop varietals.

3 Floyds marches to the beat of their own (double kick) drum when it comes to collaboration, often partnering with comic book artists, tattoo parlors or heavy metal bands when inspiration strikes. These eclectic beers are coveted throughout the Midwest and some beers, like the legendary Dark Lord Imperial Stout, have spawned something akin to a beer-themed holiday in the brewery’s hometown of Muenster, IN.

On tap today, come into Max Burger West Hartford to taste some of this very limited production beer.  We will be following this up with a selection later in the week, including other Beer Camp collaborative brews, such as:

Sierra Tater Ridge Scottish Ale, brewed with the Asheville Brewers Alliance, from Asheville, NC

Sierra Yonder Bock Tropical Maibock, brewed with Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, FL

Sierra There and Back English-style Bitter, brewed with New Glarus Brewing in New Glarus, WI

Sierra Double Latte Coffee Milk Stout, brewed with Ninkasi Brewing Co., from Eugene, OR

Sierra Yvan the Great Belgian Style Blonde, brewed with Russian River Brewing Co, out of Santa Rosa, Ca

Sierra Alt Route Altbier, brewed with Victory Brewing out of Downington, Pa