November 27, 2013

Get your holidays started with Beer KC

Get your Turkey Day growlers filled with delicious McCoy's beers today, because they'll be closed on Thanksgiving. You can still bring your family (or get away from them) tomorrow at Beer Kitchen and The Foundry! Both open at 6 pm, so you've got a place to go after your afternoon nap. And if you just want to get those growlers refilled, bring them over to The Foundry and they'll take care of you.

What beers can you get? Right now we have Bright Lager, Unfiltered Wheat, Raspberry Wheat, Ginger Shandy, Newcom's IPA, Imperial IPA, Fresh Hop ESB, and Hog Pound Brown. Who needs can-shaped cranberry sauce when you can have Raspberry Wheat with your dinner? And a Hog Pound Brown would go really well with stuffing...

And don't forget, while you're out doing your Black Friday shopping, get your Beer KC gear! Sweatshirts, workshirts, hats, and accessories are available at McCoy's. Or call Beer Kitchen at 816-389-4180 to get your spot for your next feast - the Feast of Samichlaus - coming up on December 9th.

Then, coming up about a week after the Feast of Samichlaus is one you've been waiting to come around since last winter. It's once again time for Ursa Major to return!! McCoy's imperial stout will return December 17th. We hope you don't have much going on December 18th. Take a look at this beauty from last year -

Get ready for the 17th. It's going to be a fun night.

November 20, 2013

Get ready for the Feast of Samichlaus!

It's once again time for Beer Kitchen's Feast of Samichlaus! 

Monday, December 9th will be the fourth annual meal that celebrates the season and Samichlaus beer. This is one of the strongest lagers out there, clocking in at 14%. German for Santa Claus, this is only brewed one day a year, every December 6th. It's a big, sweet, malty beer, that's going to be perfect with six different preparations of pumpkin dessert.

Going backwards from there, OH MAN IT'S FOEDER PROJEKT #1! If you missed it when it was on tap a few weeks ago, you're getting a second chance. You better take it, this could be your last shot at this rare sour ale. And it's being served with caribou chops. Caribou chops!

I haven't had (and pretty sure I've never seen) the Stillwater Folklore, a Belgian dark strong ale. So that's pretty exciting. And the Crabtree Berliner Weisse is tart and delicious. And Deschutes' Chainbreaker is going to be a nice start to the meal. Then throw in how chef Michael Peterson has topped himself with every meal, and this becomes a MUST GO event.

Reserve your spot for this beer dinner by calling 816-389-4180. $60 will get you the five-course meal with beer pairings (beer pairings which include not one but TWO rare beers), including tax and gratuity.

November 14, 2013

Still time to save $5!

The 3rd Annual Strong Ale Festival is only a couple days away now! There are still some advanced tickets left, available at The weather's going to be great (who cares if there's a little sprinkle? There was a torrential downpour right when the Summer Ale Fest started, and that was an amazing time!), and the beer list is incredible. Beers that you don't usually see in the market, and some brews from Kansas City homebrewers! 

Make your plan of attack for Saturday now. Which beers are on your list that you MUST TRY?

November 08, 2013

Drink double local!

There are sure to be some barrel aged beers at next weekend's 3rd Annual Strong Ale Fest (do you have your ticket? Hurry up and go to to get yours before they're gone!!!), but you're going to have to wait a little bit longer to try this one -

That's this year's Ursa Major is aging in Dark Horse Distillery bourbon and rye barrels. Beer made here, liquors made here. An all around Kansas City beer! We'll have more details about the release party for Ursa soon, so keep your eyes open.

What local beers (or spirits!) will you be having this weekend?

November 01, 2013

3rd Annual Strong Ale Festival Beer List!

Just over two weeks until the 3rd Annual Strong Ale Festival hits Westport! If you haven't gotten them yet, advanced tickets are available by clicking this link - If you get them now, not only will you assure yourself a ticket ahead of time (these festivals have been selling out!), but you'll save yourself $5. 

What beers are going to be available to you at the fest? We're glad you asked! The list is after the jump -