Friday, April 8, 2011

Beer for the Weekend - Tallgrass Halcyon

It's going to be hot this weekend. You're not going to turn on your air conditioning unless you're Josh Eans (the mustache gets hot). You're going to be out in your yard clearing leaves, planting flowers, getting the vegetable garden ready, playing catch with your kids, anything but sitting inside in your 80 degree house. You need a beer you can sit on the grass or in the dirt and will keep you refreshed. That beer should be Tallgrass Halcyon.

Halcyon is the new wheat beer from Tallgrass. I had a six pack of it and really enjoyed it. It has a much creamier mouthfeel than Boulevard Wheat and refreshes as it drunkens. I really think it's a great beer to drink out in your yard and you're not going to lose much flavor experience by not pouring it in a glass. Halcyon is a 3 step beer; plop in koozie, pop the top, enjoy. Fill a bucket with ice throw a sixer in there and drink your weekend away from your balcony, porch, deck or yard. Just don't go inside, it'll be hot in there. And if you're going out and what a draft Halcyon, hit up Grinders, sit on the deck and enjoy the courtyard. Grinders is the only place I could find in town with Halcyon on tap.

7 comments:

  1. Just picked up a six the other day. Going to have one after work.

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  2. Worst brewery in four states, but somehow the man who had no taste in universities continues to promote it.
    What's the payoff,Tiger boy?

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  4. by far the worst micro beer i've tasted in a looooong time. i've been working at a liquor store for several years, so that's why i feel comfortable sharing my opinion (in case you are wondering). this doesn't even compare to blvd wheat, so it shouldn't be. it's like comparing bud select to Heineken - both are lagers, but one is clearly superior as far as taste goes. anyway, don't waste your scrill.

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  5. 1st anonymous, 1st off, no payoff other than enjoying Tallgrass beer. 2nd, You're obviously an idiot to believe that Tallgrass is worse than Weston. I'd say, at this point, Tallgrass is as good as O'Fallon, good, not great. 3rd, and most important because I want you to take it to learn it, live it and take it to heart, not everybody that hates KU, like I do, is a Missouri fan. A vast majority of the US hates KU like they hate Duke. It may be hard to believe around here because you can't do anything without seeing a Jayhawk, but most people don't like KU.

    Now go back to your little Greg Gurley postered hole you crawled out of and cover yourself with Jayhawk jizz and read your articles about how good KU basketball is.

    2nd anonymous, I like the Halcyon obviously, but your opinion is noted.

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  6. Is there any surprise that there is a lack of Micro/Brewpubs in KC with people like that. I think this year alone St Louis will have 5 new brewpubs/Breweries opening up. Tallgrass and Weston are not the best beers out there but I'm sure after a few years and perhaps an adventurous brewer change they will get better.

    Saying that I think they are better then a couple of CO beers that seem to get a lot of shelf space in the stores and perhaps they will encourage a few more folks to take a chance and try to enter our market.

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  7. I was not impressed with this beer at all. It lacks a lot in taste. They need to try something different.

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