Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Breweries Are a Comin'

Jonathan Bender of the Pitch has a great story up about the growing craft brewery movement in KC. While everything other than Boulevard and Doodle is in the formulation stage, they're coming. Yes, some won't make it, but others will so we should try to support them all we can. I particularly liked this part:
The support of the local beer community — particularly a group of craft-beer enthusiasts nicknamed the Gents, who meet monthly at the Foundry to sample new beers — helped the pair raise more than $8,600 in the first week of the campaign.
Read the whole thing as they say. I also think the Fountainhead brewery should totally be Ayn Rand themed, who wouldn't want to drink a Dagny Taggart Wild Ale or a John Galt Stout?


  1. Or a John Galt Alt, for that matter? I'm all for a KC craft beer explosion, though I have to be honest, a lot of that story read like wishful thinking ("Hey, I like beer! Maybe I'll open a brewery!"). In any case, the ladies who told the story about homebrewing in the buff have my full support.

  2. There is another brewery starting in Kansas City called Friction Brewing Company. They are just trying to find a location right now.

  3. Not a bad idea with the John Galt Alt or stout for that matter.

  4. The star of the line would be Ellsworth Toohey Bitter. An incredibly banal ESB that the intelligentsia says is the "best beer ever."