Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Weekly Bar Buzz

Old Ale or Barleyine? Who cares!
The Flying Saucer's Barleywine Week started last night and looks to be the star of this week's draft events. It seems like the weather should be more harsh during Barleywine Week, but hey, I can drink a hefty beer on a rainy 62 degree day. I can power through it.

Also of note, Six Row Brewing is getting things rolling with a Meet the Brewers event at All Star Pizza on Friday. Can't wait to start getting more St. Louis craft beer here in KC. Finally, I was hoping to to a post about the upcoming inaugural Kansas Craft Brewers Expo, but it is already sold out. Did anyone get tickets in time? Let us know how it is.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday 2/28
The Flying Saucer - Barleywine Week: Lagunitas Old Gnarlywine on tap

Wednesday 2/29
All Star Pizza - 4pm - Boulevard Chocolate Ale keg tapping
The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Barleywine Week/Buy the Beer, Collect the Glass - Stone Old Guardian Barleywine

Thursday 3/1
The Flying Saucer - Barleywine Week - Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half AND Harviestoun Ola Dubh 18 on tap.

Friday 3/2
The Flying Saucer - Barleywine Week - Southern Tier Backburner AND Anchor Old Foghorn on tap
All Star Pizza - 8pm - Meet the Brewer with Six Row Brewing: Featured on tap will be Whale Ale, Double IPA, and the first keg of Dunkelweizen released outside the brewery. Evan Hiatt, the head brewer, will be here to share his brewing wisdom and have a few pints with us.
Martin City Brewing Company - 6pm - Six Row Brewing release party
Lew's - 6pm - Tallgrass A-Team (IPA with apricot and Cascade hops) firkin tapping

Saturday 3/3
The Flying Saucer - Barleywine Week - Green Flash Barleywine on tap
Abe and Jake's Landing - Kansas Craft Brewers Expo: The Kansas Craft Brewers Guild and Downtown Lawrence are collaborating for the inaugural Kansas Craft Brewers Exposition on Saturday afternoon, March 3rd. Craft breweries large and small from around the region will be showcasing their beers at Abe & Jake's Landing at the Riverfront in Lawrence. In addition to the opportunity to sample scores of beers, there will be food, music, t-shirts and glassware, and informational and educational displays. SOLD OUT

Monday 3/5
La Bodega (Leawood) - 2pm - Boulevard Chocolate Ale keg tapping: 8oz pours for $7 plus happy hour specials
Barley's Brewhaus (OP) - 6pm - Barley's Beer School featuring Tallgrass Brewing Company

Wednesday 3/7
The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Buy the Beer, Collect the Glass - Guinness

Sunday 3/11
The Foundry - 4-6pm - Meet the Brewers: Participating breweries include McCoy's Public House, Boulevard Brewing Co., Free State Brewing, Gordon Biersch, Tallgrass, and 75th Street. The brewers will be sampling beer, and this is a free event. FYI- A little birdie told me that John McDonald is making an appearance...

Tuesday 3/13
75th Street Brewery - 6:30pm - Spring Tapas Beer Dinner: 7 Courses each paired with a different beer. Tickets are $50, $45 for mug club members.

Wednesday 3/14
The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Buy the Beer, Collect the Glass - Flying Saucer St. Pat's Glass

Wednesday 3/21
The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Buy the Beer, Collect the Glass - Hofbrau Ceramic Mug

Wednesday 3/28
The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Buy the Beer, Collect the Glass - Hirter Morchl


  1. I picked up a couple of tickets for the Kansas Craft Brewers Expo last Monday at 23rd Street. I'm excited that there's finally a beer festival here in Lawrence and it will be interesting to see what the crowd is like. I'll try to make note of any unique or rare beers I encounter and report back.

  2. I think Martin City is having a launch party for Six Row Brewing on Friday 3/2 starting at 6pm.

  3. I didn't even know about the Brewers Expo, no advertising I guess?

  4. There was a fair amount of advertising for the Kansas Craft Brewers Expo and it sold out last week. The thing that surprised me is that they announced it so close to the event. I've known the date of Parkville for a while and Hop Fest for a few days and those are months away.

    PS I got modis as one of my captchas

  5. The KCBE should have better advertised how limited the event would be. They should try to do a better rollout next year with a specific number of tickets at each location/online.