Monday, October 1, 2012
Barley's Brewhaus Anniversary Week
Posted by Patrick Mullin
Barley's Brewhaus in Overland Park is celebrating their 17th anniversary this week, and after a pretty disappointing set of events for 75th Street Brewery's recent anniversary, I was glad to see that KC Hopps did a better job with planning the Barley's events. While some of the things listed are standard weekly specials (see the full schedule flyer at the bottom of this post), there are a few other interesting things that may be worth checking out if you find yourself venturing over to the Kansas side of town this week. Below are the unique events/highlights:
Monday - Schlafly Beer School - 6 pm
The $8 Beer School event will feature the following Schlafly beers:
Reserve Imperial Stout
Biere de Garde
Tuesday - Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Floral IPA tapping - 5pm
Wednesday - Summit Saga firkin tapping - 5 pm
Thursday - Local Brewer's Night - 6 pm
Barley's says this event will feature 'special brews' from Boulevard, Mothers, Free State, Tallgrass, and 75th Street Brewery. I've requested a list of beers to see just how special the available brews will be, so stay tuned.
Update: I was told the full list of beers is not available, but was informed there will be two firkins; Tallgrass West Coast Ale and Free State Josiah Miller IPA.
Friday - New Belgium Lips of Faith night - 4pm
Lips of Faith night will feature the following beers being tapped:
Peach Porch Lounger
A firkin of Ranger will also be tapped.
Monday, 10/8 - Oktoberfest Beer Dinner
Featuring various dishes paired with Hirter Privat Pils, Aventinus Weizen Bock, Spaten Marzen and Paulner Weizen. Tickets are $45 or $40 for Mug Club members.
Certainly on paper, the most intriguing of these events is the Schlafly Beer School and Lips of Faith night. Beer School has a pretty impressive lineup, and Lips of Faith night gives everybody a chance to try a number of limited beers that they may have missed when they first hit KC. I will say, though, besides these two events, I think the Summit Saga firkin might be an underdog here. I've had Saga a couple times now from the bottle and have been very impressed. Certainly the best Summit beer I've had and overall just a great IPA. I'd be curious to see what this is like from a firkin.
Once I get information on the time of the Tuesday and Friday tappings and the beer list for Thursday, I will update this post accordingly. In the meantime, plot your treacherous journey to the mean streets of Johnson County to celebrate Barley's finally being able to watch R rated movies without an adult or guardian.