Short Pours - 7/16/13

Kansas City Bier Company in the Star

Though I mentioned this news on the KC Beer Blog Facebook page yesterday, I thought it might be worth noting here for any readers that have resisted that timesuck of a site. The Kansas City Star posted some information about Kansas City Bier Company, the new brewery set to open in Waldo later this year. Included is a brief profile on Steve Holle, the chief executive officer, and some general plans on what the German-style focused brewery will offer to beer drinkers in Kansas City. It's exciting to see some more details emerge about this place, and the plans to include a children's play area means my dream of a combination bar and daycare may finally come to partial fruition.

Rock & Run sprints forward

Rock & Run Brewery, another in-progress local brewery that will open up in Liberty, Missouri, announced today that they have received their TTB certification. They also posted a photo of their fermenters arriving, so it's safe to say that Rock & Run is well on it's way to providing yet another Kansas City beer option north of the river. If you're eager to try their beer before they open, you can find them at the KC Nanobrew Festival, happening on Saturday, July 27th in Big Rip Brewing Company's parking lot. You can purchase tickets for that festival here.

IPA Night at Bier Station

Tomorrow night, Bier Station will be hosting an event celebrating one of the most ubiquitous beer styles, the India Pale Ale (fortunately for all of us, The Beer Wench will NOT be involved). For $10, you can snag one of the new Spiegelau IPA glasses and a pour of any of the IPAs that will be tapped that night, including:

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
Evil Twin Falco
Perennial Homefront
Green Flash Hop Odyssey- Citra Session IPA
Wild Onion Hop Slayer
Firestone Walker Double Jack
Southern Tier Nitro IPA
Stone RuinTen

Arts and Crafts Festival tickets on sale

The newly announced Arts & Crafts Festival is a first-time event that celebrates music, film, art and beer. The two-day hybrid festival is co-sponsored by 96.5 The Buzz, The Pitch and Central States Beverage, and will feature a wide variety of beers to sample and purchase, local bands and a mix of feature and indie films. Tickets just went on sale today, but the pricing structure is a bit unique, and you also get to select which charity you want to contribute to via your ticket purchase. So, if the event sounds like something that's up your alley, I highly suggest visiting the official website, checking out details on the festival and reading up on the ticketing options.

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