Short Pours - Week of 3/9/15

This week is shaping up to be another busy week in Kansas City.  Warmer weather, basketball and of course plenty of beer events to look forward to.  Let’s get right into it with this week’s Short Pours.

Beers and Best Friends benefit for Wayside Waifs – Westport Ale House

On Monday March 9th at 6:00 PM, Westport Ale House will be hosting Beer & Best Friends.  To celebrate the event, Westport Ale House will be tapping a keg of Boulevard Imperial Stout and Tasting Room Red IPA.  The price of admission is $2 and in return you will receive one raffle ticket.  You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase additional raffle tickets for $1 each.  Why would you want to purchase additional raffle tickets you ask?  Well all the proceeds from the raffle tickets will benefit Wayside Waifs so it is going to a great cause.  In addition to that, you’ll have the chance to win some pretty cool prizes including bottles of Boulevard Crown Town Ale, Chocolate Ale and Imperial Stout X - Coffee, Westport Ale House gifts cards and two tickets to the 4 Hands Brewery Lupulin Carnival. 

Sierra Nevada Spiegelau IPA Glass Night – The Foundry 

Sierra Nevada knows how to brew some world-class beer.  They also know the importance of using proper glassware when enjoying one of their world-class beers.  The right type of glass can improve a beers appearance, aroma and taste.  The Foundry understands this as well and has teamed up with Sierra Nevada to throw an event that will have you walking out that night with a new glass that was specifically designed to enhance all the qualities of an IPA.  On Tuesday March 10th at 7:00 PM, The Foundry in Westport will be offering flights that include 5 different IPAs from Sierra Nevada and a Spiegelau IPA glass for $20.  The IPAs included in the flight are Hop Hunter IPA, Torpedo Extra IPA, Harvest Series Idaho 7 (1st keg in KC & new experimental single hop beer) along with Golden IPA and Blindfold Black IPA, which are only available in the 4-Way IPA Variety Pack.  Brian DeBold with Sierra Nevada will also be on hand that night to answer any questions you have regarding the beers or the glass.

March Taste Beering featuring Torn Label Brewing Co – Grinders

It seems like every week we are including Torn Label Brewing Co in our Short Pours weekly news and events.  After releasing two new beers a couple weeks ago and following last weeks news of their distribution plans into Kansas, Torn Label makes it’s third consecutive appearance in the Short Pours with a beer dinner on Tuesday March 10th with Grinders and Chef Jayson Jamgochian.  The dinner is a four-course meal that includes the following menu:
Monk & Honey - Belgian Ale with honey served with honey nut fruit salad 

Alpha Pale – with Pacific Northwest Hops served with Ahi tuna with citrus aioli

House Brew - Coffee Wheat Stout served with coffee crusted roast with a house brew reduction 

Quadjillo - Belgian Quad with chilies served with banana nut spiced rangoon
Tickets for the dinner are $35 plus service fee and can be purchased here.

Lagunitas High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout tapping – Bier Station

Lagunitas Brewing Company wants to try and help you take the edge off this Wednesday March 11th.  In order to do so, they’ve sent a special keg of their High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout to Bier Station for Lagunitas One Hitter Night.  This will be the first tapping in Kansas City of this beer that was brewed with a Mexican coffee base that is blended with Sumatra, Guatemala and Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Natural then finished with an Italian roast to bring out the oils and a dark flavor.  The beer was then aged in High West’s Double Rye and American Prairie Bourbon barrels.  This beer will be tapped at 4:20pm and will be joined by other Lagunitas favorites including Hop Stoopid, IPA, and Pilsner.  Lagunitas will also be providing complimentary munchies for the evening.

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