Monday, May 16, 2011

Craft Beer Week

A lot of beertivities this week to celebrate Craft Beer Week. The Foundry is going to be tapping a rare keg every night at 6:00.
Monday Schlafly Hop Toddy
Tuesday Firestone Walker 14
Wednesday Goose Island Vanilla Bourbon County Stout
Thursday Stone Chipotle Smoked Porter
Friday New Belgium Oh La La
McCoy's will tapping special casks and firkins all week. Beer Kitchen will be having mini 3 course beer dinners. For more information on all these events check out Beer KC.

Boulevard will be having a couple of tastings around town this week as well. Tonight, they'll be sampling Smokestack beers at Cellar and Loft from 6 - 7. Tomorrow night from 6:30 - 8:00 they'll be pouring some Boulevard beers at Barley's in Shawnee.

75th Street Brewery is starting their homebrewing competition tonight at 6, so get down there to try some good homebrew and vote for your favorite.

Berbiglia across from Royal on 103rd will be having a tasting of 15+ breweries on Thursday night for the low price of $2 with take home etched glass.

All this activity has me worn out so check out FatCat KC and Show Me Beer for more events or more details about these events.

But, if you really want to take Craft Beer Week to heart, take out a co-worker who doesn't drink what you drink and buy them a Boulevard or a Tallgrass or a Free State or a Schlafly, anything and share with them what you like about beer. Maybe it will make them think twice next time they order a beer, maybe it won't, but I'll bet the beer will do the talking for you.

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