Friday, April 12, 2013
Burlesque Lager dances into Minsky's
Posted by Patrick Mullin
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itself is named after a turn-of-the-century burlesque club in New York City, so it made perfect sense to tie into historical reference.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.