Monday, August 25, 2014

Thou Mayest

This may be old news to most, as sometimes life gets you all caught up and somehow writing about beer falls to the back burner - but there is a new venue in The Crossroads that goes by the name of Thou Mayest. What originally began as a simple roasting operation has grown into a two-story shop that serves not only it's coffee but a solid selection of craft beer and cocktails as well.

Most people know how excited I get when new things come to Kansas City - be a brewery or a bar - so of course I jumped at the opportunity to check out Thou Mayest during it's first few weeks with the doors open. I talked with Tyler Price and Bo Nelson about their plans for Thou Mayest and more specifically where craft beer fit into the picture.

With Torn Label opening just down the street it seemed only natural that a partnership would come about. The guys of Torn Label have already brought some of their beers into the shop for tasting and Thou Mayest is furnishing the roast for their coffee stout. Tyler is also very excited to explore what Thou Mayest can do for local and home brewers in the future.

Who knew that Grandpa was a mixologist?
I won't go too deep into character and atmosphere in the shop, because many outlets have already covered that part of their story - simply put, it feels like you Grandpa's fishing cabin, but with fewer AARP magazines sitting around. I'm also a big fan of the attached patio areas that back up to the KC Crossroads concert venue.

In the future Tyler hopes to be able to pull some special beers in their doors, like barrel-aged stuff from Firestone and more - in the meantime there is already a well curated selection that's worth hanging around for. I highly recommend you get down to Thou Mayest the next chance you get. The people, coffee, and beer are all fantastic.

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