June 29, 2013

Patio weather!

Even with a few clouds, the weather's still great for a beer and dinner on a patio! McCoy's and the Foundry have great spots for you in Westport. But if you'd rather sit indoors, Beer Kitchen now has Odell's St. Lupulin on tap. A mighty tasty Extra Pale Ale from Ft. Collins, CO, smooth and delicious, perfect for any weather.

Not that weather has kept beer drinkers from enjoying a good brew... Here's a photo gallery from Ink of the Summer Beer Festival from a couple weeks ago - http://inkkc.com/photos/westport-beer-fest-2013/. I think my shoes are still drying out from it, but dang, that was a fun time!

Enjoy the weekend, cheers!

June 21, 2013

Summer is here!

It's Friday and the first day of summer! Come celebrate the summer solstice with us by grabbing a Summer Beer at Beer Kitchen or any of the refreshing McCoy's beers - the Vienna Lager is a light and easy drinker, great for the hot days, and the always popular Raspberry Wheat is back on tap. Both great for cooling down over the first weekend of summer!

Speaking of summer, rain didn't dampen last week's Summer Beer Festival one bit. There was a great turnout, including a handful of Sporting Kansas City players! If you were lucky enough to get your picture taken with Jimmy Nielsen, Benny Feilhaber, Seth Sinovic, or any of the others who showed up, share them with us, we'd love to see them! You can post them to the McCoy's Facebook page.
Under the tent was the place to be early, but the beer was flowing

McCoy's brewer Morgan was watching over their station. Hibiscus Farmhouse, Watermelon Randyl'd IPA.... YUM
We hope everyone has an excellent weekend, and finds time to get a spot on the patio with us! Cheers!

June 13, 2013

Summer Beer Fest is approaching! Plus recap of New Belgium Lips of Faith Dinner

The Summer Beer Festival hits Westport THIS SATURDAY! Get your tickets now to save yourself $5. They're $25, but go up to $30 at the gate. From 5 - 9 PM rain or shine. It's going to be a great event with an amazing cause - proceeds benefit AIDS Walk KC.

Now, time for a recap of the New Belgium Lips of Faith Beer Dinner.

June 11, 2013

Happy birthday to the Foundry!

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Foundry's opening! Come down to Westport and help celebrate with a special brew from McCoy's, a gose.

Coriander and salt were added to the kettle while it was brewing, giving this beer a unique taste. It's a hazy orangish yellow, kinda similar to a wheat in appearance, with a tart flavor and little hint of salt. Delicious and refreshing, perfect for these hot days!

June 06, 2013

New Belgium Clips Beer & Film Tour - TONIGHT!

There'll be a proper write-up of this week's New Belgium beer dinner (crib notes: SO SO SO GOOD), but wanted to make a quick reminder to everyone about tonight's New Belgium Clips Beer & Film Tour event! It'll be another chance for anyone who went to the dinner to re-sample some of the Lips of Faith beers they had Monday, or, if you didn't make it, then you have an opportunity to get some tastes! If you check the Facebook page for the event, you can find a list of beers they'll have. For the lazy, I'll copy and paste it here (I'm including myself in there. I don't think I'd click on it and scroll through the page to look for the list).
Here's the drool-worthy beer list for the KC event: Blue Paddle, Shift, Cascara Quad, Heavenly Feijoa Tripel, Abbey, Biere de Mars, Trippel, Fat Tire, Biere de Gaarde, Rolle Bolle, Paardebloem, Hoppy Bock Lager, Pluot Ale, Rampant, La Folie, Hoppy Bock and Ranger.
So unless you've been to one of their other events this week, it'll be the first chance to get Paardebloem and Pluot. Plus LA FOLIE YES YEAH YEAH!

Starts at 7, films start at dusk. Food vendors will be cash only, but beer tokens can be purchased with cash or credit card. Bring blankets, a picnic, friends, family, dogs, maybe a book if you want to relax before the films. 

Oh yeah, where is it. Important part. It's at Theis Park, just south of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. To make it an even better event, it benefits BikeWalkKC! Bike/walk/carpool on down, high five some friends, drink some amazing handmade beers, and enjoy handmade movies.

June 01, 2013

Peach Wheat is now at McCoy's

Start June with a brew at McCoy's! Whether you're recovering from your Hospital Hill run, heading Westport for Pride Weekend, out for Crawl For Cancer, or just looking for a relaxing spot to grab a beer, we've got you covered!

Right now the cask is a carrot juice IPA, and the Peach Wheat is perfect for a great Saturday drink. Pair it with some Pub House Rolls, and your day is set!