August 25, 2010

Now on Tap - Mexican-style Cerveza

Perfect for the summer heat - the 2010 batch of our Mexican-style Cerveza. This birra is made in traditional cerveza fashion using corn as a starch adjunct and clocking in around 4% ABV. An excellent beer to pair with lighter summer dishes or great by itself on our patio. Light, crisp & refreshing, this is a beer to drink before the sun goes down...

August 18, 2010

Mikkeller Yeast Series - Sept. 7

Join us Tuesday September 7th at 6:30 for what should be one of the most exciting and interesting Brewmaster's Dinners yet. September's edition will feature Danish nomadic brewer Mikkeller's innovative "Yeast Series", which takes their strong pale ale recipe and doses it with 5 different yeasts to create 5 wildly different beers. According to Mikkel, "“the Yeast Series will be similar to the Single Hop Series. Identical beers – only difference is the yeast. It will be a strong pale ale – 8%, pretty well hopped but not over the top. Malt, hops and water are identical. Only difference is the yeast. I am sure it will be even more educational than the Single Hop Series. They will turn into very different beers. Planned are a lager, regular US ale, Belgian ale/Trappist, Weiss and Brettanomyces.”
Not only are we going to sample all 5 of these particularly hard to find (aka expensive) beers, but we'll be closing the night out with Mikkeller's Texas Ranger chipotle porter. Only a few kegs of this beer made it to the States, and while most of them were designated to Texas, we secured one just for this dinner. Tickets are only $45 including tax and gratuity. Seating is limited to fewer than 30 people so come by or call us at (816) 960-0866 to make your reservations as soon as possible!

August 17, 2010

Daily Specials - McCoy's & Foundry

Check out our new daily specials! We're now offering half-price beer bites/appetizers from 4-6 Monday through Friday at McCoy's & everyday from 4-6 at the Foundry. Wednesdays are now "IPA Day" so pints of our GABF Award Winning IPA are only $3 every Wednesday at both McCoy's & the Foundry. All American Mondays & Truckstop Tuesdays remain unchanged (thank goodness!) but there are some other nice updates you'll be interested in. Click images to enlarge:

August 04, 2010

Pics - Wild Ale Dinner

Dinner was hosted by McCoy's brewmaster Keith Thompson

Chilled sorrel & split pea vichysoisse paired with Jolly Pumpin's E.S. Bam

Jolly Pumpkin's E.S.Bam: hoppy farmhouse ale with Brettanomyces - 4.7% ABV

Grilled radicchio salad with Maytag blue cheese, candied pecans & maple balsamic vinaigrette served with New Belgium's Fall Wild Ale: Abbey-style dubbel spiced with Schisandra berries, then fermented with Trappist yeast & brettanomyces - 8.5% ABV

Roulade of sole, crab and spinach with a cucumber-tomato beurre blanc with Mikkeller's It's Alive! This dish was out of control...

Mikkeller's It's Alive! Strong Belgian pale ale with brettanomyces; Mikkeller's tribute to Belgian Trappist beer legend/Kansas City collaborator Orval - 8% ABV

Goat cheese & sour cherry ice cream with Italy's Panil Barrique - triple fermented Flanders red ale (first in the tank, then in Bordeaux cognac barrels, then bottle conditioned) - 8%ABV. Yum!!!

Tickets are on sale now for the September edition of our monthly Brewmaster's Dinners which will be on Tuesday, September 7. We're keeping things interesting as we sample Mikkeller's innovative Yeast Series - the same beer made 5 times with 5 different yeasts - Belgian, hefeweizen, lager, US ale & brettanomyces. Not only are we sampling the complete yeast series, but we've got one of the only kegs in the United States of Mikkeller's Texas Ranger chipotle porter! Tickets are only $50 including tax & gratuity. Come by or call us at (816) 960-0866 to make your reservations ASAP. Cheers!