New KC Beer Blog Writer Intro/Tapped: The Ultimate Craft Beer Festival

There are few milestones in my life that I have a crystal-clear-photographic-type memory of:
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1. Taking a sip of my very first beer (2nd Grade: Tsingtao).  Please comment below to share your first beer experience

2. The first time I discovered the good old fashioned art of visiting Rosy Palm and her five daughters (Which I thought would be the best kick life would have to offer, until I discovered the effects of drinking multiple beers). Please DO NOT share this first experience.

3. The day I married my beautiful wife, which greatly reduced the frequency and necessity of my second milestone. And finally,

4. My first contribution to supporting a vibrant, expanding, and local culture of Kansas City beer drinkers.

I am exceedingly grateful to have the opportunity to introduce myself to the loyal and new readers of the KC Beer Blog. My name is Todd Crippen, and I love beer.

Now that my introduction is complete, back to business. I’m excited to inform you beer drinkers of an exciting event taking place this Saturday, November 5th from 12-4. The event is called Tapped: The Ultimate Craft Beer Festival.

For the sake of full disclosure, I have never attended this event, so I do not have first-hand experience, YET. But, I WILL be attending the event and writing a follow up post about my experience. For people on the fence of going, let me just fill you in on some info of the event to help you make your decision:

-          They will have over 100 beers and ciders at the event

-          They will have wine for your guests that don’t enjoy drinking beer

-          All tickets include tastings

-          There is going to be a DJ playing music while you enjoy your delicious beverages

-          There is going to be a bunch of food (for additional money, unless you purchase upgraded tickets)

-          There will be giant jenga, cornhole, giant beer pong, etc..

Tickets start at $39 (3 hours of beer, wine and cider tasting with music). They are also offering early bird tickets for $59 (allows you to enter one hour before GA), and the VIP tickets are $74 (Includes early admission, private access to the Founders Club, special beer selections, a private entrance, and some food).

Here is a list of the beers that will be provided at the event:

10 Barrel · Apocalypse · Pray for Snow | Abita · Peach · Bourbon st. Chocolate Stout | Anchor · Anchor Winter Wheat · Anchor Steam | Angry Orchard · Crisp · Old Fashioned | Ballast Point · Pineapple Sculpin · Watermelon Dorado | Big Sky · Ivan the Terrible · Moose Drool | Bigoud Cidre · Demi - Sec · Doux | Blue Moon · Cinnamon Horchata · Cappuccino Oatmeal Stout | Boulevard · Wheat · Snow and Tell | Breckenridge · Nitro Vanilla Porter Cans · Mango Mosaic | Bud Lt · Lime-a-Rita · Staw-Ber-Rita · Cherry-ahh-Rita · Mango-o-Rita · Raz-Ber-Rita | Charleville · Triple Wit · Strawberry Blonde | Chouffe · Houblon Chouffe · La Chouffe | Coney Island · Root Beer · Orange Cream Ale | COOP · Spare Rib · DNR | Crane Brewing · Farmhouse IPA · Saison | Crispin · Crispin Cider · Crispin Pear | Deschutes · Hopzeit · Fresh Squeezed | Duvel · Duvel · Duvel Triple Hopped | Elysian · SpaceDust · Avatar | Founders · All Day IPA · Dirty Bastard | Golden Road · Wolf Among Weeds · Wolf Pup | Goose Island · 1516 · Matilda | Green Flash · Sea to Sea · Soul Style IPA | Guinness · Blonde · Extra Stout · Draught · Nitro IPA | Hofbrau · Original · Delicator | KC Bier · Dunkel · Hefe | Kona · Pipeline · Big Wave | Lagunitas · Aunt Sally · Pils | Lazy Magnolia · Southern Pecan · Timber Beast | Leinenkugel · Bavarian Dunkel · Sunset Wheat | Martin City · Abbey · Blonde | Mother's · Lil Helper · Raspberry TBM | Nebraska · Wick For Brains · DockToberfest · Farrell’s Irish Red · Little Betty | New Belgium · Fat Tire · Accumulation | O'Fallon · Wheach · Pumpkin | Ommegang · Grains of Truth · Rosetta | River North · Hoppenberg · Avarice | Sam Adams · Boston Lager · Winter Lager | Santa Fe · Happy Camper · Freestyle Pilsner | Shock Top · Belgium White · Pretzel | Small Town · NYF Root Beer · NYF Ginger Ale | Stiegl · Radler · Pils | Traveler Beer Co · Grapefruit Traveler · Jolly Traveler | Truly · Truly Colima Lime · Truly Grapefruit | Twisted Tea · Bourbon Barrel · Twisted Tea | VIP · | Virtue · The Mitten | Sam Adams · Kosmic Mother Funk | Martin City · Apposite Founders · Curmudgeon

Do you like beer? Do you like music? Do you like games?... Me too. Although the tickets are fairly pricey, they come with a lot of privileges and I think a beer festival at the Sprint Center has a lot of potential to be a great time.
Please comment below if you are already going, or are thinking about it. Lastly, don’t forget to come back and read my post about my experience at Tapped: The UltimateCraft Beer Festival!

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