Dream Firkin

Man, it's been brutally hot this week. I've had several new beers this week including Green Flash Hop Head Red and West Coast IPA, but nothing I've ingested has tasted as good as Tallgrass Halcyon Wheat. Ever since I read that article about wheat beers helping reduce inflammation and with the heat, all I've really wanted to drink was Halcyon. I biked and ran 50 miles over the weekend and I really think the Halcyon helped my knees and heel feel better.

Well, all that's to say, maybe a little different Halcyon is in order. As The Wort Hog pointed out last night, The Flying Saucer is tapping a firkin of Halcyon brewed with strawberries and vanilla called Dream Warrior tonight as part of their rare beer Thursdays. Tallgrass makes a lot of these firkins but they usually don't make it out of Manhattan. So the faster The Flying Saucer runs this firkin dry the quicker Tallgrass will let their firkins come to KC. As Wort Hog mentioned, and I've written here, Blanc is ready to bring firkins in. Never had a firkined beer before? Make it this one. Have a wife or husband who doesn't understand your beer habit? Get them some Dream Warrior, they may figure it out. The Dream Warrior Firkin is getting tapped at 7 tonight.

Tallgrass is also still having their little poll about whether to keep Halcyon in production throughout the winter. I think the result is pretty clear, but I'd like to see the percent that want it to be a year round beer closer to the 55% range. I'd also like to see Halcyon on tap in more places around town. I don't think I've ever seen it on tap anywhere though I'm sure The Flying Saucer probably has it and I'm told Paddy O'Shays around 135th and Quivira has it. It shouldn't be that hard to find on tap especially in the summer.

Update: Halcyon is also on tap at Barleys Shawnee, Woody's, Sharks, Driver's Sports Cafe, Taste and Westport Flea Market

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