May 11, 2012

American Craft Beer Week news, and an update on our Summer Beer Fest

We've got a lot of stuff happening at our restaurants for American Craft Beer Week, so let's get right to it!

First, start a day early, and treat your mom to a delicious brunch at McCoy's!  Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 13, we'll have a buffet set up with glazed ham, roast beef, peel-n-eat shrimp, almond-encrusted salmon, eggs Benedict, fried chicken, chicken & sausage jambalaya, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, bananas foster French toast, mashed potatoes, mac n' cheese, danishes, and much, much more!!!  You get all of this for $19.99/person, and can add a bloody Mary or mimosa for only $3!  So come on, treat your ma to a great brunch.

Monday 5/14 - Two different Randall beers!  Honeycomb lavender Goode Farmhouse and Dry Hopped IPA at McCoy's.  Unfamiliar with a beer Randall?  A Randall is basically a filter that can hold different flavor enhancers for a beer.  We'll run the beer through it, giving it a fresh extra little taste.  So on the Farmhouse, the Randall will be holding some honeycomb and lavender, we'll push the beer through it, and you'll be served a freshly-flavored beer!  Here's a clip from Dogfish Head's famous Randall the Enamel Animal, being used to add an extra hop kick to a beer -

Still not making sense?  Well. . . come down on Monday and check one out in person!!

Tuesday 5/15 - Our Maibock release!  Come to McCoy's or The Foundry, and you'll get a 20 oz commemorative mug, full of beer, for $8.  A steal!

Wednesday 5/16 - Founders specialty keg release at the Foundry.  We're going to have 2011 Kentucky Bourbon Stout, Double Trouble, Backwoods Bastard, and Breakfast stout.  Super special kegs, you don't want to miss these beers.

Thursday 5/17 - 2 Double Pale Ale real ale casks at McCoy's.  One with Amarillo hops, the other with Cascade.  This will be a great opportunity to compare a couple of the more popular American hop varieties, side-by-side.

Also, all week Beer Kitchen will have a special 3-course wild game dinner, paired with a 6 oz taster of beer.  Here's the menu -

1. Buffalo Meat Balls with French Bread and Ragu paired with Boss Tom's Golden Bock from Boulevard

2. Wild Green Salad with Fried Rabbit & Spicy Honey Mustard paired with Stiegl Grapefruit Radler

3. Pan Seared Duck Breast with  onion and  garlic risotto w/ belgian strong pale ale reduction paired with Gouden Carolus Cuvee van de Keizer Rood

You get all three courses of delicious meats (buffalo, rabbit, and duck?  mmmmmmm) and delicious beers for $38.

Summer Beer Fest

Now, as if that wasn't enough news, here's the scoop on our Summer Beer Fest!

On Saturday, June 9th, from 5-9 pm, we'll be hosting our Summer Beer Fest.  It'll be located on Pennsylvania Ave in Westport, between McCoy's and Kelly's. You can get your $25 advanced tickets at, or $30 at the door.  This will be benefiting Aids Walk KC and sponsored by Sporting Kansas City and the Ink.

Now, for the brewery lineup.  Each brewery will be bringing a "summer style" including and not limited to, Saison, Hefeweizen, Wit, Biere de Garde, Sours, Lagers, Shandy's, Radlers, White IPA, Spring and Summer seasonals.

75th Street Brewery
Gordon Biersch
Boulevard Brewing Co.
McCoy's Public House
Brewery Ommegang
Deschutes Brewery
Goose Island Beer
Grand Teton Brewing
Empyrean Brewing Co.
Southern Tier
Green Flash
Crispin Cider
Summit Brewing
Founders Brewing
Stone Brewing Co.
New Belgium Brewing Co.
Free State Brewing Co.
Tallgrass Brewing
Sierra Nevada
Schlafly Beer Co.

Quite the lineup, with beers that should be perfect for the weather.  Save yourself five bucks and ensure you'll have your ticket by getting them in advance from  Supports a great cause!

I think that's all the information I can handle giving out right now.  Who needs a drink?  With all the events coming up, you'll have plenty of opportunities at any of our locations.  We'll see you soon!  Cheers!

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