Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Martin City Pizza & Taps Grand Opening - February 12th


This week is crazy. Not only is KC Bier Company opening their doors for the first time, but Martin City Brewing Company is finally giving truth to their name as well! They've been open as a pub since the summer of 2011, where they've served up some of the best mac n' cheese I've ever had (and I don't say that lightly) as well as full lunch and dinner menu. Their pub also has one of the best set of tap handles in town - so if you've never made it out, I highly recommend it.

Come tomorrow, they will officially be pouring some of their own beer. It's a little tricky though - the brewery is opening in a separate building just across from the pub and will be called "Martin City Pizza & Tap" - and it will be the only place as of now you can try their beers. Just to be clear, you can't go to the pub and have their beers, you have to go to the Pizza & Tap. Blame liquor laws.

They've got a stone oven for pizza making and they plan to have six beers pouring when they open their doors officially on Wednesday - Witbier, ESB, Porter, Black Saison, IPA, and a Belgian-Style Dark. There is a 15 bbl system in place, enough to keep the beer flowing on-premise and hopefully soon sent out to area establishments. It'll be a good day when you can find a bar in town that serves up beers from Boulevard, Cinder Block, Kansas City Bier Company, and Martin City Brewing all on the same wall.

Exciting things are happening in Kansas City, be sure to go out there and support these new breweries if you like this trend.

Martin City Pizza & Tap officially opens at 11am on February 12th @ 410 E 135th St - rumor has it that some of the KCBeerBlog writers will be around for lunch beers, so come say hi, but just don't tell our boss.

11 comments:

  1. If they are selling it off-premise, why can't they sell it next door?

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    1. Sorry if it was written poorly - but I've heard they have plans to eventually send out beer, but no system is in place yet to do so. That makes me think that presumably there isn't a license to do so either.

      Hopefully once they get through that process then they'll be able to tap their beers in the pub too.

      I may be mistaken though.

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  2. The typical microbrewery license usually gives you the ability to distribute off-premise, but you have to have a distributor on board first. You can't ever self-distribute, not even across the street to a business you own. I imagine they just haven't gotten a distributor lined up yet, since that's another process altogether. Then again, they could just build a tunnel under the street and not need a distributor to serve them in the pub... Awesome liquor laws!

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  3. Oh and also...this is awesome news! Their brewer is the former owner of the Doodle brewery. I'm glad he got in on this gig and am excited to try his new stuff.

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  4. Has anyone tried their beers? How are they?

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  5. I went the weekend after opening, I thought the beer overall was good, with the Abbey in particular being excellent and the Bitter also pretty impressive The IPA was probably my least favorite and could stand to be tweaked a bit, but I got the impression that the ownership/brewers felt the same and planned to modify in the future. Looking at their beer as a whole, I enjoyed them the most out of all the recent breweries that have opened up in KC (KC Bier Co, Rock & Run, Cinder Block, Big Rip).

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  6. Thanks Patrick, I appreciate your comments, I'll have to try it out.

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  7. I just tried their Bitter and it was indeed pretty good, as was the pizza. I may have to try a growler of it. They accept growlers from other breweries, so I'm set.

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  8. Abbey and Bitter and the pizza is top notch. Worth a 40 min drive from the Northland.

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  9. "It'll be a good day when you can find a bar in town that serves up beers from Boulevard, Cinder Block, Kansas City Bier Company, and Martin City Brewing all on the same wall." I was just thinking the same thing.

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