You should be finding Deschutes Mirror Pond and Black Butte on tap at more and more bars this week. Deschutes is having a kick off event at All Star Pizza on 1/17. I will add more details about this event when I get them, but it sounds like several Deschutes employees will be making the trip including one of their head brewers.
It may be gone by now, but on Thursday McCoy's tapped Red Eyed Monster, a special version of their Ursa Major Imperial Stout aged in whiskey barrels with coffee and vanilla beans added.
In case you missed it: Tickets are currently on sale for The Big Chill, 75th Street Brewery's Strong Ale and Chili Fest. The fest will be held on February 11th from noon to 5pm. The brewery has been posting on facebook and twitter to promote the event, but you won't find any mention of it on their website. Just sayin...
Also, don't forget to stop by Royal Liquor on 103rd tonight between 5:30 to 7:30, Pat will be there with Nate from KC Brew Review hosting a free tasting as part of Royal Liquor Strong Ale Week.
Mistakes, omissions, comments? Let me know.
Royal Liquor 103rd - 5:30 to 7:30pm - Strong Ale Week: Blogger's Choice Tasting - Pat's Picks: North Coast Brother Thelonious, Tripel Karmeliet, and Odell Myrcenary and Nate's Picks: Great Divide Old Ruffian, Fantome Printemps and Grand Teton Pursuit Of Hoppiness
The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Buy the Beer, Collect the Glass: New Belgium Fresh Hop IPA
The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Rare Beer Tap Night: Avery Mephistopholes
Royal Liquor 103rd - 5:30 to 7:30pm - Strong Ale Week: Schlafly Vertical Night - Garry Briggs From Schlafly will be here pouring: Schlafly Reserve Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout 08' & 11" and Schlafly Reserve Oak Aged Barleywin 08', 09', 10', 11' This will also serve as a Royal Liquor Cellar Series Release Event for both beers with 4 year vertical packs (08' - 11') of both with a set of Schlafly Snifters for sale.
Royal Liquor 103rd - 2:00 to 4:00pm Best Of The Rest: We will concentrate on some of the strong ales that seem to slip through the cracks, readily available but often overlooked. The beer list is not complete for Saturday but will include: Boulevard Dark Truth Stout, Straffe Hendrik Bruges Triple, Straffe Hendrik Bruges Quadruple, Klumbacher EKU 28, Uerige DoppelSticke Alt Beer
All Star Pizza - 5pm - Deschutes Kick-Off event with the Deschutes crew. Mirror Pond, Black Butte, The Stoic, The Abyss, and Hop Henge are all expected to be on tap.
Waldo Pizza - 6pm - Boulder Beer Flashback tapping plus Flashback cupcakes
The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Rare Beer Tap Night: Schlafly Coffee Stout Firkin w/Vanilla
Grinders - Boulder Beer Flashback tapping w/paired specialty menu item
Beer Kitchen - 6:30pm - Grand Teton Brewing Company Beer Dinner
Barley's Brewhaus (OP) - Grand Teton Beer School
Grunauer - 7pm to 10pm - Boulevard Beer Dinner: Grunauer is pleased to announce its hosting a Boulevard Beer dinner. Don't miss this winter culinary masterpiece where a four-course meal will be paired with delicious Boulevard beers including one test brew that you can't get in the market. Tickets are $50 a person and can be reserved by calling 816.283.3234.
The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Bell's Hopslam Firkin Tapping (Only one in KC), tickets required for your pour go on sale at 6pm
All Star Pizza - Avery Brewing Angels and Demons event, details coming soon
75th Street Brewery - noon to 5pm - The Big Chill Strong Ale and Chili Fest: This year the Big Chill will feature 7 different local breweries. Tickets for this event are $30 ($25 if you're a Mug Club Member) and $35 the day of.