Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Schlafly Beer School at Barley's in Overland Park

It's back to school time and Barley's is starting up another season of their Beer School series. The next session is on Monday August 30th at 6pm. Schlafly is the featured brewery this time around and I'm hearing they'll be bringing their American IPA, Biere de Garde, Grand Cru and maybe the Oak Aged Barleywine as well. The Barleywine seems to be up in the air at the moment...

One beer that I'm surprised is missing from the Beer School list is Schlafly's Pumpkin Ale, which is reaching finer KC area bars this week. I'm fairly certain you'll be able to get it on tap at Barley's though if you're so inclined (and you should be, because it's delicious).

Stephen Hale, head brewer at Schlafly's Taproom in Saint Louis, will be in attendance. If you've got any questions about Schlafly's reserve series or their more experimental beers, he's the guy to ask. I've been to all but two of the Barley's Beer Schools and I've always had a good time, sometimes I even leave with swag shirts, pint glasses or bottles of "SAMPLE - NOT FOR RESALE" beer. Tickets are $8 and will more than likely be sold out by Monday morning based on previous demand.

Other info about the event can be had by checking out the flier I attached or visiting Barley's website. And yes, that is a Boulevard branded glass they put on the flier for a Schlafly event... nice.

Also worth noting, if you aren't able to get tickets to the Beer School or you just don't like drinking this much on a Monday, is that these same beers will be joining Stephen Hale at the Old Chicago in Olathe on Tuesday. I don't have a time or a cover for that event though but it sounds like they'll be available as a flight.

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