Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Firestone Walker XV Tapping

According to the Martin City Brewing Company Twitter account, tomorrow night (Wednesday, 11/30) at 6 PM they will be tapping Firestone Walker XV. The Firestone Walker Anniversary Ales are always highly anticipated (and rightfully so), so this may be an event worth checking out, especially if you missed out on purchasing a bottle.

XV is a blend of 8 different beers, comprised of 76% Barley Wine style beers, 19% Stout and 5 % Imperial IPA, and like last year's anniversary ale, clocks in at a nice 12.5% ABV. Being the Barley Wine geek that I am, I'm especially excited to give XV a try.

So there you have it, head out to Martin City Brewing Company tomorrow night to try this unique, limited beer on tap.

9 comments:

  1. Anyone know where else this might happen that wouldn't entail a road trip to the middle of nowhere?

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  2. Gomer's South just posted on Facebook that they still have a few bottles of this left, in case anyone is in need:

    http://www.facebook.com/gomersfinewinesandspirits

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  3. Flying Saucer almost certainly has to have a keg of it if Martin City has one. The Foundry/Beer Kitchen is also a possibility if there there were other kegs in KC. The Saucer tends to hang on to their rare kegs for a while before telling anyone what they have, so you may not know until a few days before its tapped.

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  4. All-Star Pizza has some too, according to @StoneBrewingMO

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  5. I saw that All-Star Pizza tweet too. No mention of whether it's keg or bottle.

    The FW rep says Missouri got 10 kegs, and KC probably got 3 of those. I know he has a good relationship with the guys at Martin City, which probably helped them secure a keg. The Saucer gets a keg of just about every special release, and the Foundry/Beer Kitchen is a possibility. Blanc ended up with a keg of 14th Anny, but I'm not sure if they are pushing as hard for rare beer now that Eans has left for the American.

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  6. hyvee liquor state line still had a least two bottles as of an hour ago. fyi

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  7. I really enjoyed the tapping at Martin City. My wife and I hadn't been there before, and really liked the neighborhood feel. The waitresses seemed to know about the beers on tap and suggested one for my wife that she really liked.

    The XV was excellant, I'm glad I was able to buy a bottle last week. It was very well balanced for a 12.5% beer that was made up of predominately barrel aged beers.

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  8. All star has a keg. Well worth a visit, very good food, and great tap list. Ask for Grant in the bar, he's the man.

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