Short Pours - 7/29/13

Rusty Horse introduces loyalty program

For those of you that live in Parkville or find yourself in that area on a regular basis, Rusty Horse Tavern just announced a new program that might just pique your interest. They announced a new 'Craft Beer Club' that rewards frequent drinkers with free beer. If you buy 6 craft beers within 14 days, the 7th beer is on the house. Though I haven't visited Rusty Horse in a while, they keep a decent selection of beers on their 22 taps, and the most recently published menu on their website features some notable beers like Evil Twin Ron and the Beast Ryan, Stone Smoked Porter and Avery The Czar.

Learn about Boulevard label art

On Thursday, August 8th, you can plan on mixing a little education with your libations. Resident Boulevard Brewing Company creative director and label artist Payton Kelly will be at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library at 6:30pm to talk creative process and development of artwork for the brewery. And even better, before he speaks, there will be a reception at 6 with free beer samples. The event is free, but you do have to RSVP, which can be done here.

75th Street announces Summer Beer Fest

To celebrate their upcoming 20th anniversary, 75th Street Brewery announced that they'll be holding Summer Beer Fest on Saturday, August 17th from 1-5pm. Though details are limited right now, they've listed a few of the breweries that will be involved (in addition to themselves), with more to come: Gordon Biersch, 23rd Street Brewery, McCoy's,Boulevard, Blind Tiger and High Noon Saloon. Tickets are $20 for Mug Club members or $25 to the public, and includes a free tasting glass with unlimited beer samples and a free buffet. Proceeds from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. Stop into the brewpub or call 816-523-4677 to purchase tickets.

Civil Life 'official' in KC

Though their tap handles have been seen around town for months now at places like Martin City Brewing Company, Bier Station and Flying Saucer, St. Louis' The Civil Life Brewing Company is now officially launched in the Kansas City area, with distribution courtesy of MoBev. The distributor now has full access to Civil Life's lineup of beers, so this means you're now obligated to harass your favorite bar that HASN'T had Civil Life on tap yet, and make sure they get some kegs. Civil Life's founder, Jake Hafner, is a great guy, and fortunately, they happen to also make some great beers, so I hope to see the brewery do very well in Kansas City.

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