August 31, 2011

Fire Sale at the Foundry - TONIGHT

Tonight at the Foundry we'll be offering some awesome beers at a discounted price to make room for even more new brews.  Beginning at 4:00 we'll have these large-format bottles available for your mid-week drinking enjoyment:

- Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast - was $15, now $12; Imperial Coffee Stout rated A-; 7.5% ABV
- Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot - was $10, now $8; American Strong Ale rated B+; 7.8% ABV
- Goose Island Matilda - was $6.50, now $5; Belgian Strong Pale Ale rated B+; 7% ABV
- Southern Tier Mokah - was $18, now $16; Imperial Coffee Stout rated A-; 11% ABV
- Southern Tier Cuvee #3 - was $22, now $18; Oak-aged American Strong Ale; 11% ABV
- Fantome Dark White - was $22, now $18; Belgian Saison rated A-; 4% ABV
- Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza - was $16, now $12; French-style Biere de Garde rated A-; 8% ABV
- Grand Teton Howling Wolf - was $25, now $18; Weizenbock rated B+; 8% ABV

It's Wednesday so you can grab a gyro platter for $7 or a pint of McCoy's IPA or Unfiltered Wheat for only $3.  See you tonight - cheers!

August 25, 2011

GABF Beer Dinner - 9.18.11

The September edition of our monthly Brewmaster's Dinners will showcase 5 beers that took home medals at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO.  Sunday, September 18 at Beer Kitchen we're offering a 5 course dinner carefully paired with beers that have been determined to be the best in the world.  Here's what's on the menu:

- butter poached asparagus and spiced burrata with parma ham and melon creme fraiche paired with Pyramid's Apricot Ale - silver medal: Fruit Beer

- crispy razor clams with hedgehog butter & tiny lemon cress served with Deschutes' Mirror Pond - gold medal: English-style Pale Ale

- waygu & beet tartare, charred basil vinaigrette, sheep's milk cheese foie toast with Stone's Sublimely Self Righteous - bronze medal: India Black Ale

- honey braised Berkshire pork shank, peppered parsnips & smoked bacon pea jus paired with Ommegang's Three Philosophers - bronze: Belgian-style Abbey Ale

- beemster vlaskaas cheese with pickled grapes & rocket served with McCoy's Wee Willy Scotch Ale - silver medal: Scotch Ale

Tickets are $60 per person including tax & gratuity and are available at all 3 Beer KC restaurants or by calling Beer Kitchen at 816.389.4180. We look forward to seeing you here - cheers!

August 20, 2011

Now on Tap - E.S.B.

Our Extra Special Bitter, or E.S.B., is a hop-accented, copper colored ale with fresh hop flavors and a hint of sweet malt. The color comes from generous amounts of carmelized malt, while the Goldings, Hallertauer & Willamette hops provide the balancing bitterness. The 2011 E.S.B. is dry-hopped with whole leaf Centennial hops for an extra crisp flavor.

Brewer's specs:

English Goldings hops
German Hallertauer hops
American Willamette & Centennial hops

Pale, Biscuit, Carapils & Melanoidin malts

OG 12.1 Plato
4.9% ABV

August 16, 2011

Pics - Local Harvest Beer Dinner 8.14.11

Sunday night's Brewmaster's Dinner at Beer Kitchen was a vegetarian feast featuring produce exclusively from local farms paired with rare and limited beers from McCoy's.  The food courses were fresh and delicious and the beers were cold and refreshing - perfect for the remarkably warm summer we've been experiencing.  Huge thanks to those of you who came out, but for those that didn't, here's what you missed:

Family Farms raw bar featuring purple peppers, Patty Pan squash, yellow wax beans, Kirby cucumbers, house pickled yellow beets & heirloom tomatoes served with Cerveza de Verano - a beer cocktail of McCoy's Cerveza with lime-mint infused vodka

Dan from Ms. Fit Ranch discussed the spinach dip & arugula  harvested from their farms near Liberty, MO

Savory avocado sorbet with chipotle-grilled Montauk corn and blue corn tortillas served with McCoy's first ever Pineapple-Cilantro lager

Candy onion, Prairie Tomme & cauliflower tart with Ms. Fit Ranch arugula, Malabar spinach, golden beets, goat cheese  and yellow Sundrop cherry tomatoes with McCoy's & Gordon-Biersch collaboration Sticke Altbier

Red curry squash and roasted poblano fritter with spicy heirloom tomato chutney & yogurt drizzle served with McCoy's Horizon single-hop Double IPA brewed with 50lbs. of local honey

Warm sorghum spice cake with Shatto Dairy chocolate milk gelato , almond butter fudge truffle, & Missouri pecan-granola cookie paired with McCoy's 2010 Ursa Major Imperial Stout

Guests were treated to a sample of Kansas City's newest artisanal confectioner - Oishii Sweets.  We got to try the Chocolate-Oatmeal Stout caramel made with McCoy's own Oatmeal Stout.  Delicious!
Tickets are on sale now for next month's dinner on September 18th which features 5 beers that won a gold, silver or bronze medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival. More information on that dinner as it becomes available or call Beer Kitchen at 816.389.4180 to reserve your seats.  Cheers!

August 11, 2011

Rare Ciders at the Foundry - 8.23.11

On Tuesday, August 23rd at 4:00 the Foundry will be tapping some rare ciders from two leaders in American cider production - Fox Barrel Ciders out of Colfax, CA & Crispin Ciders out of Minneapolis, MN.  We'll be offering flights and single pours of Fox Barrel's Maid of Orleans - hard pear cider aged in Sauvignon Blanc oak barrels - and Crispin's Joan of Arc - pure hard apple cider aged in Sauvignon Blanc oak barrels.

Read more information and tasting notes about these ciders at

This is a great opportunity to try some of the harder-to-find ciders - cheers!

August 02, 2011

Local Harvest Beer Dinner - 8.14.11

Sunday, August 14th at 6:30pm Beer Kitchen will be hosting the Local Harvest Beer Dinner - a meatless feast featuring some of McCoy's secret stashes and exclusive brews paired with fresh produce from Bates County Farms - an Old World Mennonite farm in Rich Hill, MO.  The Mazlin family raises thousands of pounds of fruit & vegetables without the use of electricity or running water on their farms; they use wind power to pump well water for irrigation and harvest their crops on steel-wheeled wagons drawn by Belgian horses.  Some of the Beer KC crew - beer director Randyl Danner, executive chef Alex Weidt, co-owner Mark Kelpe and corporate chef Michael Peterson - took a trip to the farm located about an hour and a half south of KC to check out their fascinating approach to farming and living. Here's a quick peek into what they saw - and what we'll be eating:

The pristine farm land in Rich Hill, MO
The windmill used for pumping well water; several birdhouses are strung together to help control insects

The inside of the tomato house

Fresh harvested canteloupe

The horse-drawn wagons used for collecting & distributing crops

More birdhouses

Heirloom tomatoes

Inside the tomato house - this wood-fired steam boiler pushes steam through underground pipes that run along the tomato plants.  The steam keeps the roots warm in the winter, so they can plant their heirloom seeds on New Year's Day and have ripe tomatoes by May 1st.  Someone has to wake up in the middle of the night each night to reload the wood boiler

The grapevine

Striped Delicata squash and red curry squash

The jarring/pickling station

Jars of their "million dollar pickles" and sweet corn & pepper medley

The "jelly house" containing the jarring/pickling operation


The Mennonite produce store

Beer KC co-owner Mark Kelpe, corporate chef Michael Peterson, executive chef Alex Weidt & beer director Randyl Danner

We're very excited to be offering this unique opportunity to try some very rare McCoy's beers and some of the freshest locally-sourced produce available. Here's what's on the menu:

Cerveza de Verano - a summer cocktail of McCoy’s Cerveza, lime & mint-infused vodka with Twin County Family Farms “Raw Bar” featuring patty pan squash, purple peppers, yellow wax beans, Kirby cucumbers, house-pickled yellow beets & heirloom tomatoes served with Ms. Fit Farms Malabar Spinach dip & Green Dirt Farms goat cheese dip

Pineapple-Cilantro Ale - exclusive tasting of our first batch ever - paired with savory avocado sorbet with chipotle-grilled Montauk corn & blue corn tortillas

“Secret Recipe” Sticke Altbierour first ever collaboration with Gordon-Biersch - served with candy onion, Prairie Tomme & Cauliflower Tart with Ms. Fit Farms arugula, Malabar spinach, golden beets, Green Dirt Farms goat cheese & Heirloom Yellow Sun Drop cherry tomatoes

Double IPA made with local wildflower honey paired with coriander-scented Red Curry squash & roasted Poblano fritters with spicy Heirloom tomato chutney & yogurt drizzle

- Ursa Major Russian Imperial Stout with warm sorghum spice cake with Shatto Dairy chocolate milk gelato, 
almond butter fudge truffle & Missouri pecan-granola tuile cookie

Produce varietals may vary due to temperature growing conditions.  Tickets are only $38 per person - including tax and gratuity - and are available at all 3 Beer KC restaurants or by calling Beer Kitchen at (816) 389.4180. Also, don't forget the Green Flash release party at the Foundry this coming Sunday.  See you soon - cheers!