January 31, 2012

Now on Tap - Paul Bunyan RIS

Now on tap for a limited time is another amped up version of our Ursa Major Russian imperial stout - this time its been aged in Jack Daniel's whiskey barrels with organic maple syrup from Vermont. The sweetness of the maple compliments the huge roast flavors of Ursa wonderfully resulting in a remarkably complex and delicious imperial stout. This is a very limited release and only available on cask at McCoy's. 

January 30, 2012

Chocopocalypse - 1.31.12

The Boulevard Brewing Co. & Christopher Elbow collaboration beer, Chocolate Ale, has begun hitting bars, restaurants and retail accounts today and we'll be offering the beer on draft at the Foundry & Beer Kitchen. Beginning at 4:00 tomorrow we'll have 6 oz. pours of the remarkably sought after beer for just $4. The Foundry has three 1/6th barrel kegs we'll be selling until they run out; holding one keg back for Valentine's Day on Tuesday, February 14th; not sure on Beer Kitchen's allotment. See you tomorrow - cheers!

January 26, 2012

Pics - Grand Teton Beer Dinner 1.22.12

Sunday night's Brewmaster Dinner featuring Idaho's Grand Teton Brewing Co. was another excellent showcase of food and beer pairings, and was a personal favorite of recent dinners. The beers were carefully matched with each dish allowing the characteristics of each to shine, while maintaining a unique interplay of balance and contrast. Thanks to those of you who made it out, but for those that didn't here's what you missed:

pan-fried sweetbreads with red chili flake honey paired with Pursuit of Hoppiness imperial red ale

smoked tomato & fennel broth with basil goat cheese, house made cracker and Sweetgrass American pale ale

red snapper with citrus butter pommes anna and roasted winter vegetables with Howling Wolf hefeweizen

roasted sirloin with fried egg and spicy potatoes with Bitch Creek ESB

chai-infused pana cotta with candied citrus zest and chocolate sauce with Wake Up Call imperial porter
Tickets are on sale now for February's dinner: the second annual Grain vs. Grape Dinner featuring local sommelier Kathy Rohlfing - a food pairing battle of wine vs. beer. Last year's was a great learning experience and a whole lot of fun. Will beer take home the crown again this year? Find out at Beer Kitchen Sunday, February 11th. Stop by any of the Beer KC restaurants or call Beer Kitchen at 816.389.4180 to make your reservations; $60 per person or $100 per couple including tax and gratuity. Full menu and more info coming soon.

January 23, 2012

Pitch Interview with Keith Thompson

Local magazine The Pitch recently caught up with our brewmaster Keith Thompson in a series of interviews for their food and drink blog, Fat City. Keith has been the man behind McCoy's brews since we opened in 1997 and we're very proud to have such a talented brewer continually cranking out award-winning beers in Westport. Learn more about the living legend here, here and here. Cheers to you, Keith!

January 13, 2012

Deschutes Launch Party - 1.16.12

On Monday, January 16th, the Foundry will be welcoming Bend, Oregon's Deschutes Brewery to the Kansas City market. For just $6, we'll be offering flights of their Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Black Butte Porter, Hop Henge Experimental IPA, Abyss Imperial Stout & Black Butte XXIII - an 11% ABV imperial porter with orange zest, pasilla negra chilies & chocolate nibs. Also, between 5:00 - 8:00, Deschutes brewmaster Brian Faivre will be in the house to discuss his creations with you. Established in 1988, Deschutes has grown to become the 5th largest craft brewery in America and their beers continually win awards and contests all over the world; they were also recent White IPA collaborators with KC's own Boulevard Brewing Co. We're very excited to add Deschutes to our lineup and we're sure you will be too after trying these beers. Cheers!

January 11, 2012

Foundry named Top 100 Beer Bar

The Foundry was recently named one of America's Best 100 Beer Bars by Draft Magazine for the second year in a row. The article makes note of the Foundry's 200+ beers, pot roast sliders and signature beer cocktails. Click here to read the full article. Cheers!

January 05, 2012

Now on Tap - Red Eyed Monster

Hold on to your BGBMs - we have a very small amount of Ursa Major that has been resting in Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey barrels for a few months along with some fresh vanilla beans and the same 'toddy' coffee blend made for us by the Broadway Roasting Co. The addition of coffee & vanilla, plus the oak & whiskey characteristics from barrel-aging, elevate this massively complex Russian imperial stout to a whole new level. Served on cask through the beer engine only at McCoy's. 

January 02, 2012

Now on Tap - Calypso DPA

Now on tap is the latest batch of our single-hop double pale ale - this time brewed using only Calypso hops. Calypso is a brand new breed of hops known for its pleasant fruity flavors with notes of pear, tart apple and perhaps an earthy tea-like flavor. We tapped this on New Year's Day so this stuff is FRESH. Come try it but beware the 11% ABV!

Brewer's specs:

Malt: 85% 2-Row, 10% Vienna, 5% malted white wheat
Hops: Calypso, added at 10 different times from start to finish

Fermented 7 days with McCoy's house ale yeast

90+ IBU
11% ABV