Monday, October 12, 2009

KC Beer Fest this weekend at The Legends

Consider this a friendly reminder that the KC Beer Fest will be held this weekend at The Legends. The event kicks off at 1pm and goes until 5pm on Saturday. In those four short hours you'll be able to sample as many of the "over 300 beers" as your little liver desires. Keep in mind that the event will (most likely) be held outside so dress appropriately as the forecast for this Saturday is looking like it'll be partly cloudy and in the mid 50s. As with any gathering of brewers beer blankets will be provided. If you're thinking of going but haven't committed yet, you can still pick up advance tickets for $25. If you plan on procrastinating until 1pm on Saturday then be sure to bring another $5 with you. If you get bored at the beerfest and wanna say hi you can probably find me at either the Hitachino or Ommegang booth, just look for the fanboy in the fitted Avery hat and Sixth Glass Smokestack shirt.

EDIT: Here's the REAL list of 2009 Beers:

Anderson Valley
Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin IPA
Anderson Valley Deep Enders Dark Porter

Bud Light Golden Wheat
Budweiser American Ale
Bud Light Chelada
Bud Light Lime

Wild Blue
Bacardi Silver Sangria

Avery Brewery
White Rascal
Red Point

Ballast Point
Ballast Point Big Eye Ipa
Bard’s Tale
Baird’s Tale Dragons Gold (Gluten Free)

Bear Republic
Racer 5
Hop Rod Rye
Pete's Brown
Special XP
Red Rocket
Big Bear Stout

Big Sky Brewing Co.
Moose Drool Brown Ale
Big Sky IPA
Trout Slayer

Black Sheep Brewery
Black Sheep Ale

Monty Python’s Holy Grail Ale

Boston Beer
Sam Adams Black Lager
Sam Adams Blackberry Witte
Sam Adams Boston Ale
SamAdams Boston Lager
Sam Adams Brown Ale
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat
Sam Adams Cream Stout
Sam Adams Honey Porter
Sam Adams Hefeweizen
Sam Adams Irish Red
Sam Adams Light
Sam Adams Octoberfest/ Winter
Sam Adams Imperial Double Bock
Sam Adams Imperial Stout
Sam Adams White

Boulder & Rockies
Boulder Hazed & Infused Dry-Hopped Ale
Boulder Mojo IPA
Boulder Planet Porter
Boulder Singletrack Copper Ale
Buffalo Golden

Boulevard Brewing Co.
Lunar Ale
Boulevard Pale Ale
Boulevard Wheat
Boulevard Porter
Single IPA
Tank 7

Breckenridge Brewery
Breckenridge Agave Wheat
Breckenridge Avalanche Ale
Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter

Bridgeport Brewery
Bridgeport Blackstrap Stout
Bridgeport ESB
Bridgeport IPA

Canadian Beers
Labatt Blue
Labatt Light

Hardcore Cider
Aspall Organic Cider

Coney Island
Coney Island
Sword Swallower

Corsendonk Brown
Corsendonk Pale Ale

Cosmos Brewery (Thai Beverage Plc.)
Chang Beer

Crown Imports
St. Pauli Girl
St. Pauli Girl Dark
Guinness Draught
Harp Lager
Guinness Extra Stout 1Case

Dieu Du Ciel
Rosee d' Hibiscus

Distinguished Brands
Fruli Strawberry
Ed Hardy
Ed Hardy Beer
Ed Hardy Light Beer

Erdinger Brewery
Erdinger Hefeweizen

Ft. Collins Brewery
Ft. Collins Chocolate Stout
Ft. Collins Retro Red
Ft. Collins Z Lager

Free State-Draught (KS)
Free State Ad Astra
Free State Copperhead
Free State Wheat State Golden
Free State Seasonal

Goose Island Brewery
Goose Island 312

Grand Teton
Bitch Creek
Au Natural

Great Divide
Denver Pale Ale
Saint Bridgets
Wild Raspberry

Green Mountain Beverage
Woodchuck Amber Draft Cider
Woodchuck Dark & Dry 802 Draft Cider
Woodchuck Raspberry Draft Cider

Messiah Bold
Bittersweet Lenny’s

Heineken CCM Brands
Carta Blanca
Dos Equis Amber
Dos Equis Lager
Heineken USA
Heineken Light
New Castle Brown Ale
High Falls
Dundee Honey Brown
Genny Cream Ale

Becks Oktoberfest
Stella Artois


Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lagunitas IPA
Lagunitas Pale Ale
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid

Lakefront Brewery
Lakefront Cherry
Lakefront Fuel Café Stout
Lakefront New Grist

Left Hand Brewery
Milk Stout
Deep cover
Twin Sisters
Smoke Jumper

Lost Coast Brewery
Lost Coast Great White
Lost Coast Alleycat
Lost Coast Downtown Brown
Lost Coast Eightball Stout
Lost Coast Indica IPA

Smirnoff Ice Mango
Smirnoff Ice Passion Fruit
Smirnoff XBT (can)
Parrot Bay Mojito
Parrot Bay Strawberry Daiquiri

Michelob Brewing Company
Shock Top
Michelob Ultra Cactus Lime
Michelob Ultra Pomegranate
Michelob Ultra Tuscan Orange Grapefruit
Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale


Miller Chill
Leinenkugel Classic Amber
Blue Moon

Modelo Brewery
Corona Extra
Corona Light
Modelo Especial
Negra Modelo


Non-Alcoholic Beers
St Pauli Girl NA

North Coast Brewery
North Coast Brewing Blue Star Wheat
North Coast Brewing Scrimshaw Pilsner

O'Fallon Brewery
O'Fallon Smoked Porter
O'Fallon Pumpkin
O'Fallon 5-Day IPA

Ommegang Brewery Belgium Style
Hennepin Ale
Ommegang Abbey Ale
Ommegang Witte
Three Philosophers

Other Brews
00086-Red Stripe
00243-Xingu Black Beer
Deproef Zoetzuur Flemish Ale
Deproef Lozen Boer Abt
Deproef Reunion Organic Red Rye
St. Pauli Girl
St. Pauli Girl Dark
Cooper’s Sparkling Ale
Cooper’s Stout
Lion Stout
Sapporo Light
Tsing Tao
Tsing Tao Pure Draft
Hitachino Ginger Ale

Pabst Brewing Company
Schlitz Gusto
Double White


St Peters Brewery
St. Peter’s Cream Stout
St. Peter’s Old Porter

Schlafly St Louis, MO
Schlafly American Pal Ale
Schlafly Hefeweizen
Schlafly Pale Ale
Schlafly Octberfest
Schlafly Pumpkin
Schlafly Oatmeal Stout

Seadog Brewing Company
Sea Dog Bluepaw
Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat

Shipyard Brewing Company
Shipyard IPA
Shipyard Export

SKA Brewing
SKA Decadent IPA
SKA Modus Hoperandi
SKA Steel Toe Milk Stout

Spoetzl Brewery
Shiner Black Lager
Shiner Blonde
Shiner Bock
Shiner Hefeweizen

Tallgrass Brewery
Tallgrass Kold
Tallgrass Wheat
Tallgrass Ale
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat Stout
Tallgrass IPA

Twisted Tea
Twisted Tea Peach

Tommyknocker Brewery
Tommyknocker Imperial Nut Brown
Tommyknocker Butthead Bock

23RD Street Brewery (KS)
Street Crimson Phog Ale
23RD Street Raspberry Wheat

Warbird Brewing Company
Warbird Shanty Irish Ale
Warbird Thunderbolt Wheat
Warbird Warhawk Pale Ale

Hefeweissbier Dark
Original Lager

Wychwood Brewery
Wychwood Hobgoblin Ale
Duchy English Ale


  1. I will be there working, pouring beers just like last year!

  2. That's last year's beer list. Looks like they still have it posted in addition to the new one. Here's the link for the new one.

    Click on "Plan your Beefest Route" to download the 2009 map.

  3. thanks for catching that, I've updated the beer list.

  4. I'm just excited to get to try the new TallGrass without having to waste money on a six-pack. I think they may finally be honestly naming their beers, because the new stout will likely taste like animal sweat.

  5. The Midwest beer festival is this weekend also in Wichita, KS. Looks like a better event, however I'm not driving to Wichita. See ya out at the Legends.

  6. Thats pretty much the same as a list of beers you can go buy today at Lukas or Royal.

    I hope this raises a lot of money and all that jazz but this offers nothing to the beer enthusiast, unless she is on a tight budget or something.

    Contrast this with the OBF, which people travel across the continent to attend.

    I thought Parkville was great, if a little small.

  7. You can't really get Free State, 75th Street and a few others at the liquor store.
    The way I see it, for the price of a couple sixers you can try just about anything and everything the liquor store to offer without having to commit to the price of a whole six pack or a 750ml

  8. I agree with Anonymous @ 3:37. I hate having to buy a six pack of stuff just to try it. A lot of craft brews come in just above the "make your own six pack" price threshold, which means I haven't tried many renditions of styles that don't typically wow me.

    That said, I've already tried the vast majority of these beers...but there are plenty worth revisiting! I wish North Coast brought something more than wheat and pilsner, though.

  9. Agreed. $25 to sample this many beers is a good deal, no matter how you cut it. Even if you could get singles of each of these, at $2 a pop they'd still run you close to $500.

  10. The Free State "seasonals" are Unfiltered Doppelbock and a new blend of Eccentricity. I'll see you all there!

  11. Too long of a post. I got tired of reading.