Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Swift Kick to the Rumpkin

There are a couple notable beers available right now in Kansas City that I thought would be worth putting up a quick post for.

75th Street Brewery originally released their limited edition Swift Kick on November 25th, but sold out of bottles. Well luckily they announced today that more bottles are now available. Swift Kick is described as a double honey brown aged in bourbon whiskey barrels. While I haven't tried this beer yet, I was able to try their last limited release, Barrel Betty, and really enjoyed it. Stop by 75th Street Brewery to pick one of these up, and do it soon, I'm sure this batch will sell out quickly as well.

Also, the VERY limited Avery Rumpkin is starting to show up in bars around town. Flying Saucer has it available, and I've been informed that Martin City Brewing Company expects to get some in today, albeit in very small quantities and I don't know exactly what time it will be coming in. Either way, if you are interested in heading out to grab some, it may be worth calling ahead to make sure it is still around, as I'm sure it will sell fast in the bars just as it did in stores. I was fortunate enough to grab one of the bottles from Royal, and while I wasn't sure what to think about it after the first couple sips, as I continued to drink it the beer really came together and is something pretty unique. Plus a 12 ounce bottle will give you a pretty significant buzz at almost 16% ABV.

If you are out and about today in any of these areas, I'd suggest stopping in to grab a bottle of one of these beers, because they won't be around for long.

17 comments:

  1. If anyone wants a Rumpkin for home, Gomer's North had about 5 as of Monday.

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  2. Don't bother trying Martin City unless you are on the "special people" list

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  3. Evidently "Matt" wouldn't let the dubious ruffians have a chance at trying it. Would be nice to know who's ass to fuck in order to try the limited stuff.

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  4. Anonymous: your bottles will be waiting for you. There obviously was a misunderstanding this morning. Everything I have is for sale to my customers. Many apologies and they will be here waiting for you with explanation. There is no such "list"

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  5. That was Matt at Martin city

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  6. If you want to be in that group you're gonna be catching, not pitching... until you're an established member!

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  7. Personally I probably wasn't going to get any, just was curious if it was in. Plenty of other good stuff to try!

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  8. Anonymous 2: Excellent use of a Great Divide Brewing Company beer name in your criticism of Martin City Brewing Companies handling of the release of an Avery Brewing Company beer.

    While waiting for fake John to weigh in, real John was served XV at MCBC and real John is probably not very popular down there.

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  9. Why's that, did XV make you pull out your Old Chub?

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  10. Freaking Johns everywhere. Place has turned into KC Whore Blog.

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  11. I'd rather pull out Ten Fidy's Old Chub which I could then use to ass fuck my way into some Rumpkin.

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  12. No worries Matt, I'm sure it was a misunderstanding.

    Food was great.

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  13. Coincidentally I'm drinking an Old Chub while reading these comments.

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  14. Was a saucer last night and the waitress said they were holding the Rumpkin, so wouldn't sell it to us. (said it was for rare beer night) So kinda surprised (and ticked) that some people got it.

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  15. Both of these sound pretty awful.

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  16. Shared a bottle of Swift Kick with a couple people last night and we all thought it was very good. Had kind of a sour note to it that we weren't expecting. Definitely recommend picking a bottle up!

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  17. Swift Kick was awesome. I wonder if I can get a bottle of it still?

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