The beers always have been tasty, but the service has improved vastly over the last year or so, mainly because of Jake, who tends bar upstairs. His jovial manner should draw customers to view the vats, sit on the partially covered deck and drink Brewmaster John Roberts' beers. Named mostly after colors -- Red, Gold, Black -- the beer at Max Lager's offers variety and taste. The Black is a lager, but has the qualities of a stout; it's chocolatey and smooth. We could go on and on about the characteristics of every beer, but if you have any questions about what you might like, just ask Jake -- he knows his stuff.