August 26, 2009

On Tap Now - Broadway Stout

The coffee lover's consummate beer! Cold infused with a special roast of naturally processed Brazilian Moreninha Formosa, Guatemalan Huehuetenango Finca El Injerto, Java Jampit Estate and Ethiopian Harrar Boldgrain – Grade #4 beans from Broadway CafĂ© Coffee Production Plant (in the firehouse). This stout has an intense fresh roasted java nose topped with a frothy head that goes forever and balances well with our Mother’s Milk Stout (the base beer).

Brewer’s specs:

Chocolate Malt
De-Bittered Black Malt
Flaked Oats
Acidulated Malt
Crystal Malt

East Kent Golding

Lactose Sugar added to kettle during Boil; fermented with our house Ale yeast.

Sweet malt, dark roasty malt, and freshly brewed coffee aromas. The flavor is smooth and silky with nice mocha note and a round finish.

OG 17.8 Plato
6% ABV

August 22, 2009


Boulevard Brewing Company - the largest craft brewery in the midwest - offers free tours of the brewery which include several new videos that you watch at various stops throughout the tour. When you get to the bottling line there's a segment featuring Boulevard's head of quality assurance Elizabeth Belden, and just behind her left shoulder there's a growler of McCoy's beer!

Pretty cool!

August 20, 2009


I apologize for any confusion, but we will not have Great Lakes Brewing Co's Burning River Pale Ale at the Smokin' Brews dinner on Sept. 1. In it's place we'll have another smoked beer: Fort Collins Brewery's Z Lager (which I'm pretty happy with!).

Again, sorry for any confusion.

August 18, 2009

Smokin' Brews!

Join us Tuesday Sept. 1 for an evening of smoked beers paired with smoked food! We'll enjoy a 4 course dinner while sampling beers from Great Lakes, O'Fallon, Aecht Schlenkerla (the original German smoked beer!) & McCoy's very own Oak Aged Scotch Ale. This event will sell out so please contact us at 816-960-0866 to make your reservations today.

We hope to see you here!

August 05, 2009

Pics: Latin Fever Dinner 8.04.09

Another very impressive Brewmaster's Dinner last night - we had yet another sold-out crowd and the beer and food were phenomenal. I can't seem to say enough about these monthly dinners, other than get your reservations in now! Many thanks to all of you who made it out, but for those that didn't, here's what you missed:

The first beer of the night: Argentina's "favorite beer", Cerveza Quilmes, sampled with pork and potato empanadas. They went down easy...

Guests await the arrival of the first course while finishing off the Quilmes & empanadas...

Acapulco Seafood Cocktail of jumbo shrimp & fried calamari in our house-made cocktail sauce of avacado, cilantro, onions, tomatoes and cucumbers w/ fried plantain garnish, with McCoy's own Mexican Cerveza.

Miniature pork carnitas tacos with cotija cheese, fire-roasted corn & avacodo relish with Rogue's spicy Chipotle Ale.

Hosts Brewmaster Keith Thompson (center) and owner James Westphal (left) discuss the intricacies of the beer and food to the sold out crowd.

Carne asada with chimichurri sauce, tortilla strips & fajita peppers over Southwestern desert rice with fried tomatillo skin, served with Negra Modelo.

Chocolate-chipotle lava cake in cajeta caramel sauce with Xingu Brazilian Black Lager.

These events have really become something to look forward to, and September's "Smokin' Brews" dinner should be no exception - smoked beers & smoked food...more info on that very soon!

August 03, 2009

On Tap Now - Mexican Cerveza

Well, to be completely honest, it's not on tap yet. It will be tomorrow (8.04.09). But I was lucky enough to get a sample today and it is a wonderful example of the popular Mexican-style known as Cerveza - it's even brewed in typical Cerveza style with an adjunct: corn. While the corn does not play a significant role in the flavor of this beer, it is remarkably crisp & refreshing, and will go down great in the summer heat. Be sure to join us tomorrow as we sample this excellent beer with an Acapulco Seafood cocktail as part of the Latin Fever Brewmaster's Dinner!