Short Pours - 5/14/15

What a week! ACBW is just rolling on, with plenty of events still happening in the next couple days. Had to get some other quick updates and exciting news coming out to you in the meantime!

Torn Label & Crane Brewing Omega Saison Collaboration

Torn Label is quickly becoming my favorite new brewery in town. It seems like every style they touch they turn to gold, especially their hopped up beers. Likewise for Crane and their Belgians and sours. So I was very excited to here that they're doing a hopped up American saison collaboration. I'm fairly certain that this beer is going to be amazing. Right now they're waiting on label approval from the State (Jeff City is about 2 months behind in their pointless rubber stamping process right now), but they should have the beer out sometime this summer. We'll definitely be letting you know when this one is out.

Description of Omega Saison from the brewers:

Upon the very first sip, the intersection of the collaboration comes through: a generous array of bright, crisp orange peel and passionfruit aromatics harmonize with classic farmhouse notes of hay, subtle white pepper, and lemon bread. Qualities not unlike a Belgian IPA, but the incomparable Dupont yeast strain anchors this firmly to the realm of saison. A vibrant, floral finish completes the perfect marriage of bitter and Belgian.

Crane Brewing Crowdfunding

Speaking of Crane Brewing, they're closing in on opening up their full production facility. As usual with opening a brewery, they've gone over their initial budget. Because they've already raised about $750,000 for their facility, the $40,000 they're trying to raise isn't a make or break deal. (Although the dollar amount is similar, this is in no way similar to the last major crowdfunded brewery in KC...)

They could go back to their investors and bankers to raise this extra capital, but that takes time--and they know we don't want to wait around. We want Crane beer now! So in the interest of speed, and to give all of you good people a chance to be a part of the brewery, they've opened up the crowdfunding opportunity. Check out all the details on their crowdfunding website. You can also read an interview with Crane co-founder Chris Meyers with more info about the campaign over on KC Beer Scouts.

Bus to Mother's

The annual contest to get a spot on the Bus to Mother's is on! What is the Bus to Mother's, you ask? Well, basically, Central States Beverage loads up a giant tour bus with a bunch of beer nerds, drives down to Mother's Brewing Co in Springfield, and everyone drinks a shitload of fantastic beer for free! Now that I've piqued your interest--you may ask how to get in on this sweet event. Check out Central State's twitter feed for the details on how to secure yourself a spot!

HopFest Beer List

The organizers of HopFest have released their complete list of brews out there this weekend so you can start getting the game plan together. You're going to have to have a game plan to try everything you want. My plan is always the same--wander aimlessly and just drink a bunch of beer. Also in my game plan--never pull out a smartphone to rate a beer at a fest. (Yes, this is a thinly veiled plea--we think you're all cool people and we'd like to talk to you instead of just looking around at sea of Untappd zombies!)

The Full List (* means it's a VIP tapping):

4 Hands Brewing Company:

4 Hands Reprise Centennial Red
4 Hands Divided Sky Rye IPA
4 Hands Oatmeal Brown Ale
4 Hands Single Speed Ale
4 Hands Alter Ego
4 Hands Opus Saison
4 Hands Contact High
4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout

75th Street Brewery:

Double IPA
Raspberry Wheat
Red Eye Rye

Anchor Brewing Company:

Anchor Steam
Anchor California Lager
Anchor IPA
Anchor Sour Mash IPA

Arcadia Brewing Company:

Arcadia Cerial Killer
Arcadia Loch Down
Arcadia IPA
Arcadia Sky High Rye
Arcadia Whitsun

Avery Brewing Company:

Avery #21
Avery Hog Heaven
Avery 5 Monks
Avery Samaels
Avery Mephistopholes
*Avery Uncle Jacob's Stout
*Avery Pump(KY)n

Big Sky Brewing Company:

Moose Drool
Bobo's Nitro Porter
*Ivan The Terrible 2012
*Ivan The Terrible 2013
*Ivan The Terrible 2014
Scape Goat

Boston Beer Company:

Rebel IPA
Rebel Rider
Rebel Rouser
*KMF Grand Cru
*Pigs in a Blanket
Summer Ale

Boulevard Brewing Company:

The Calling
Tank 7
Ginger Lemon Radler
Heavy Lifting IPA
*Love Child No. 5
Hibiscus Gose
Bourbon Barrel Quad
80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer

Brasserie d'Achouffe:

La Chouffe

Breckenridge Brewery:

Agave Wheat
Extra ESB
Vanilla Porter
*Barrel Aged 471
Breck IPA
Summer Bright

Brewery Ommegang:

Game of Thrones Valor Morghulis
Game of Thrones Three-Eyed Raven
Tripel Perfection

Charleville Brewing:

Half Wit Wheat
Hoptimistic IPA
Tornado Alley
Box of Chocolates
Ale Mucho Hoppo

Deschutes Brewery:

Not the Stoic
*The Abyss

Duvel Moortgat Brewery:

Duvel Single

Firestone Walker Brewing Company:

Firestone Walker Double Jack
Firestone Walker Easy Jack
Firestone Walker Union Jack
Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils
*Firestone Walker Sucaba
Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
Firestone Walker Pale 31

Founders Brewing Company:

*Candian Breakfast Stout
*Kentucky Breakfast Stout
All Day IPA
*Blushing Monk
Dirty Bastard
Centennial IPA
Pale Ale

Free State Brewing Company:

Free State Dirty Kanza
Free State Ad Astra Ale
Free State Copperhead Ale
Free State Stormchaser
Free State Cloudhopper

Goose Island Brewery:

*Bourbon County Stout
The Ogden
Summer Ale

Great Divide Brewing Company:

Great Divide Barrel Aged Old Ruffian
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
Great Divide Titan IPA
Great Divide Hoss Rye Lager
Great Divide Collette

KC Bier Company:


Lagunitas Brewing Company:

Daytime IPA
Hop Stoopid
Cappuccino Stout
*Scare City 1

Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company:

Southern Pecan
Black Creek
Me and the Dev-Ale
Southern Hopspitality
Jefferson Stout
Timber Beast

Left Hand Brewing Company:

Left Hand Nirto Milk Stout
Left Hand Great Ju Ju
Left Hand Sawtooth
Left Hand 400lb Monkey
Left Hand Polestar

Liefmans Brewery:


Martin City Brewing Company:

Mr. Vacation

McCoy's Public House:

Berliner Weisse
Rye Pale Ale
Ginger Shandy

Mother's Brewing Company:

Three Blind Mice
Lil Helper
Tow Head
Chocolate Thunder
Skip Day

New Belgium Brewing Company:

*La Folie
Cocoa Mole
Oatmeal IPA
Pear Ginger Beer

New Holland Brewing Company:

New Holland Dragon's Milk
New Holland Full Circle
New Holland Mad Hatter
New Holland Paleooza
New Holland White Hatter

North Coast Brewing Company:

North Coast Old Rasputin Barrel Aged
North Coast Bro. Thelonius
North Coast Puck
North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve
North Coast Scrimshaw

Odell Brewing Company:

Tree Shaker IPA
90 Schilling
Loose Leaf
St. Lupulin

Oskar Blues Brewery:

Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Gubna
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
Oskar Blues Deviant Dales
Oskar Blues Mama's Lif Yella Pils

Public House Brewing Company:

Public House Elusive IPA
Public House Revalation Stout
Public House Rod's Cream Ale
Public House Hide and Seek Hefe

River North Brewery:

River North White
River North IPA
River North Farmhouse
J. Marie
*Whiskey J. Marie
*Big City Quad
*Barrel Aged Avarice

Rouge Ales:

Rogue Double Choc Stout
Rogue Dead Guy Ale
Rogue 7 Hop
Rogue Fresh Roast
Roigue Vodoo Rasp. Pretzel
Rogue Beard Beer

Santa Fe Brewing Company:

Happy Camper
Imperial Java Stout
Freestyle Pils
Black IPA
*Aged Sour Porter
*Los Innovadores Kriek
*Los Innovadores Single Barrel Sour Ale
Chicken Killer

Schlafly Bottleworks:

Schlafly Spec. Rel. Belg. Gold Ale
Schlafly Biere De Garde
Schlalfy Spec, Rel. American IPA
Schlafly Summer Lager
Schlafly Raspberry Hefeweizen
Schlalfy Kolsch

Shock Top Brewing Company:

Spiced Banana Wheat
Lemon Shandy

SKA Brewing Company:

SKA Modus Hoperondi
SKA Rudie Session IPA
SKA True Blonde
SKA Nefarious
SKA Buster Nut Brown
SKA Hibernal Vinifera Stout


Grapefruit Radler
Stiegl PILS
Stiegl Goldbrau
*Stiegl Sonnen Konig

Stone Brewing Company:

Arrogant Bastard Ale
Stone Delicious IPA
Stone Master of Disguise
Steone Lucky Bastard
Stone Reason Be Damned
Stone Go To IPA
Stone Imperial Russian Stout w/Chai

Tallgrass Brewery:

Pub Ale
Buffalo Sweat
8 bit
16 bit

Tenth and Blake Beer Company:

Crispin Original
Crispin Pear
Crispin Blackberry Pear
Crispin Honey Crisp
Crispin Venus Reigns
Big Eddy Imperial Stout
Blue Moon White IPA

The Civil Life Brewing Company:

Civil Life American Brown
Civil Life Big Wee Bit Heavy
Civil Life Rye Pale Ale

Torn Label Brewing Company:

Torn Label House Brew
Torn Label Alpha Pale
Torn Label Café Dubbel
Torn Label Monk and Honey

Traveler Beer Company:

Curious Traveler
Illusive Traveler

Two Brothers Brewing Company:

Two Brothers Wobble
Two Brothers Revelry
Two Brothers Domain Dupage
Two Brothers Outlaw
Two Brothers Northwind

Uinta Brewing:

Uinta Ba Ba black Lager
Uinta Cockeyed Cooper BA Barleywine
Uinta Duhbe Black IPA
Uinta Nosh IPA
Uinta Sealegs Baltic Porter

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company:

Urban Chestnut Zwickel
Urban Chestnut Schnicklefritz
Urban Chestnut Apotheosis
Urban Chestnut Ku Damm
Urban Chestnut Winged Nut

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