Sunday, October 25, 2015

Short Pours Week of 10/26

This is hands down my favorite week of the year. Not only do I turn another year older (which is starting to get not so great) but the week includes Halloween and the start of the World Series, which I am sure many people reading this will be watching closely. As a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, I wish the Royals the best of luck and hope they can finish it off this year with a championship. They are a fun team to watch and the pride Kansas City shows for them is unmatched from any other city I've seen. But since this a blog about beer, let's talk about some of the events going on this week to check out and enjoy a beer while cheering on the Royals.

Samuel Adams KMF Grand Cru Tour 

This week will see the return on Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru (KMF) in the Kansas City area. In case you forgot, this beer made an appearance in Kansas City around this time last year. Sam Adams hosted an online poll to determine the last city that would see the KMF tour and Kansas City blew the competition away (actually I am not sure what the final numbers were but I know Kansas City won). This year though, no voting was required as Kansas City made the cut for a stop on the tour.

If you missed out on this beer last year, do not miss it again. I was lucky enough to try KMF last year due to the generosity of Justin Kendall from The Pitch after a kickball game and it was easily one of the best beers I tried last year. In fact, I'd be hard-pressed to name a beer I tried last year that I enjoyed more. 

So where can you try to get your hands on this gem this week? The list of participating bars and restaurants is below. Make sure to call ahead or check social media to see when each place plans on tapping their allocation. 

bd's Mongolian Grill
Bier Station
Blvd Tavern
Conrad's Restaurant & Alehouse
Flying Saucer
Helen's JAD Bar and Grill
Charlie Hooper's
Konrad's Kitchen and Tap House
Lew's Bar & Grill
Martin City Brewing
McCoy's Public House
Rock & Run Brewery and Pub
Ruins Pub
The Tank Room
Tapcade at Crossroads
The Well
Waldo Pizza

Odell Beer Dinner - Nick & Jake's on Main

This Wednesday October 28th at 6:00pm, join Nick & Jake's on Main as they host Odell Brewing Co for what looks to be a fantastic beer dinner.
Tickets are $40 per person. Call 816-421-1111 for reservations. If you're thinking about going, don't wait too long to get tickets as same day reservations will not be accepted.
The menu for the evening looks like this:
Welcome Beer - Loose Leaf
Appetizer - Pair with 90 Schilling - Butternut squash & ricotta ravioli with sage brown butter and shaved pecorino romano cheese
Salad - Paired with Brombeere Blackberry Gose - Kale salad with roasted Brussel sprouts, black figs, honey roasted pecans, crispy prosciutto, feta cheese and white balsamic vinaigrette
Entree - Paired with Odell IPA - Chorizo Sausage, cherries and cornbread stuffed pork chop with bourbon maple glaze and roasted spaghetti squash
Dessert - Paired with Mountain Standard Double Black IPA - Pecan pie cheesecake with creme caramel

Flying Saucer The Black Pour and Deschutes Beer Dinner

As I mentioned earlier, Halloween is this week. Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year and with it being on a Saturday this year only makes it better. Now I'm not big on dressing up or coming up with an elaborate costume but I do love watching some old horror movies (think the early Halloween movies, not the third one though, that is still one of the worst movies I have ever seen) while snacking on a few Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins and opening up some special beers for the occasion. 

Flying Saucer will be celebrating Halloween this year by hosting an event properly named, The Black Pour. 

Join Flying Saucer on Halloween night as they tap 2011 Big Eddy Imperial Stout, 2013 Black Xantus and Evil Twin From Amager with Love.

Updated Monday 10/26
Well, it looks like the Deschutes beer dinner is being pushed back to Monday November 9th now due to the World Series. We'll have more information as it gets closer.

If you don't get your fill of dark beers on Halloween night, Flying Saucer will be teaming up with Deschutes Brewery to kick off Saucer Stout Week with a beer dinner Sunday November 1st at 6:00pm. 

We'll have more on the events for Saucer Stout Week a little later, but if you are interested in attending the Deschutes beer dinner, contact Flying Saucer to make your reservations.

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