Friday, November 4, 2011

Strong Ale Fest Beers

KC premier beer destination, the corner of Pennsylvania and Westport Rd. is holding themselves a Strong Ale Fest again this year. More specifically the folks at McCoy's, The Foundry and Beer Kitchen are having a beerfest in the little parking lot in front of The Foundry on Saturday November 12th from 1-5. This event was quite the success last year and I'm sure with the experience of last year the Fest will be even better this yearThis is the inaugural year of the Fest.

The preliminary list of beers has some real highlights including Hop God, McCoy's Ursa Major 2010, Bell's Sparkling Ale, Boulevard's test brew Double Pale and Life and Limb. The rest of the preliminary lineup (more to come).

Sierra Nevada Life and Limb
Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
Arcadia Ales Loch Down
North Coast Brother Thelonious
Nebraska Brewing Company Hop God
Boulevard Brewing Co. Test Double Pale
McCoy's 2010 Ursa Major, Imperial Red, and DPA #8
Schlafly Beer 2010 Oak Aged Barleywine
Tallgrass Velvet Rooster
Bell's Sparkling Ale
Odell Myrcenary
Stone Sublimely Self-righteous
Firestone Walker Double Jack
Unibroue Maudite
New Belgium Clutch
Avery Old Jubilation
Southern Tier Unearthly
Green Flash Double Stout
75th Street Brewery Waldo Wallace, Up All Nitro Porter, and Betty's Barrel
Gordon Biersch Winter Bock
Goose Island Pere Jacques
Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness
Lagunitas Undercover Investigation

Tickets are $30 in advance and you get a commemorative tasting glass as well as a chance to talk with the brewers and brewery representatives that know what they're talking about in regards to the beer (in contrast to the folks at KC Beerfest who, for the most part, felt they were pretty cool just to be near beer). Get your tickets online here, they're $35 the day of the fest.


  1. Am I on crack? I don't remember this from last year and the BeerKC site describes it as inaugural.

    There was the Parkville Strong Ale Fest, but I think it has been a few years.

    Either way, very excited for this one.

  2. Wish I could make it. This lineup is OUTSTANDING. Line up a DD or plan on a cab!

  3. Would my DD (wife) be able to hang out with me for this one or only ticket holders aloud in the area?

  4. John, I've confused the beer fest they had last year with Strong Ale Fest. I hope you didn't check into rehab.

  5. liv33vil, your wife can hang out, designated drivers are admitted free.