Friday, April 12, 2013

Burlesque Lager dances into Minsky's

On Wednesday evening, a new locally brewed beer was launched under the radar, by none other than..Minsky's Pizza?

In celebration of their 37th anniversary, Minsky's released 'Burlesque Lager', which is now available on draft at all of their locations around the KC metro. Why name it Burlesque? Well, Minsky's itself is named after a turn-of-the-century burlesque club in New York City, so it made perfect sense to tie into historical reference.

As for the beer itself, Minsky's worked with Flying Monkey brewer Robert Eilert to make the beer. Contract brewed at Weston Brewing, Eilert described the beer as an American Light Lager, coming in at 4.4% ABV and brewed with Willamette hops.

I may not be the biggest fan of Flying Monkey/Weston, and a basic light lager certainly isn't anything groundbreaking. But at the very least, I support a place like Minsky's offering their own beer, especially if it can convince people to drink something made locally instead of the light lagers brewed by the likes of Bud, Miller and Coors.

Burlesque is available on draft for $3 a pint or $9 a pitcher.


  1. Whenever I see a "house" beer somewhere that doesn't brew beer, I always assume it's either flying monkey amber or mac's beer.

    1. Its not flying monkey amber or macs beer. It is brewed exclusively for Minsky's.

  2. Went to the Liberty Minsky's tonight the the beer was MIA

  3. Tried the Burlesque Lager at the Midland location on Saturday night. Very boring beer set to appease the Bud Light / non-craft beer crowd. The waitress said, but I forgot what brewery they contracted out the beer with. I drank one then moved on.

  4. Anonymous - I mention above that it's contract brewed through Flying Monkey at Weston.