Short Pours 11/6/13
Enjoy By 12.13.13 will be making it's way back into Missouri - look for it to start hitting shelves and taps around 11.13.13. Now that Kansas is seeing Enjoy By releases, it may be considerably easier to grab a bottle of this release. I've never been a huge fan of hype releases, but the 10.25.13 version that Kansas saw a while back was something special.
Bier Station Veterans Day Fundraiser
In honor of Veterans' Day, and United Way's new Veterans Alliance (30 organizations serving Kansas City veterans), Bier Station will join forces with United Way of Greater Kansas City and Stone Brewing Co. for a special, one-night fundraiser next Monday from 4pm to close on Veterans Day – Monday, November 11 – 100% of all Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard draft sales will go directly to benefit United Way of Greater Kansas City.
Boulevard Homebrew "Fusion" On Tap
If you remember, back in May Boulevard gave away 35 bbls of wort away to local hombrewers - back in August they announced the winner was a Belgian brew infused with Sauvignon Blanc grape juice, citrus zests, and candied ginger. And now Tim Squires has brewed his winning batch at full size in the Boulevard brew house. Currently the beer is exclusively available in the tap room for sampling after tours. (Reminder that if you have an AHA membership and take a tour, you can get a full size sample in the tap room afterward!)
Green Room Burgers Taps Cask Ale on Smoked Cherrywood
If you haven't made it down to Green Room Burgers to try any of the Papa Louie's beers brewed in house, then you're sorely missing out my friend. Every few weeks they put their newest creation out on the beer engine and it's always an exciting time. They just tapped their Cask Ale that is made with smoked cheery wood malts - make a point to get down there and give it a try. KC Beer Blog's own Jay Aber helps brew these creations - so you can direct any caps lock formatted comments at him.
New Beers On the Shelves
In the future I'm going to try to do my best to keep you all updated on some of the recent additions you should be seeing at liquor stores around Kansas City - some might be limited releases, some might be seasonals, some might just be new additions to the market. I'll try to note if I know that a beer is KS or MO only. This week you should start seeing the following:
- Boulevard - Nutcracker
- Free State - Winterfest
- Schlafly - Christmas Ale
- Great Divide - Peach Grand Cru
- Great Divide - Hibernation Ale
- Shiner - Holiday Cheer
- Sam Adams - Utopias
- Boulder - Never Summer (KS Only)
- He'Brew Holiday 8 Pack
- Lenny's RIPA on Rye, Rejewvenator Dubbel Doppel, St. Lenny's, Reunion '13, Funky Jewbelation, Messiah Nut Brown, Death of a Contract Brewer, Reborn
- Sierra Nevada - Celebration
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