May 30, 2014

KC Craft Beer Week approaches

We're a little over a week away from Kansas City Craft Beer Week! The week will be book-ended by a couple of beer fests, with a number of great events in between.

On Saturday, June 7th at 5 pm, join us in kicking off KCCBW with the third annual Westport Beer Festival! We've partnered with Sporting Kansas City to bring more than 80 beers from 35 craft breweries and a chance to meet members of this year's Sporting Kansas City team. As an extra special bonus, this year's fest will be the unveiling of Boulevard's Sporting Kansas City Championship Ale! A saison brewed with a new German hop, the beer won't be hitting shelves until mid-June, but you'll have a chance to try it on the 7th. Go to or straight to McCoy's for your ticket. $30 in advance/$35 at the door will get you a tasting glass, unlimited access to beers, and the chance to mingle with champions!

Wednesday, June 11th, Beer Kitchen will be hosting a tap takeover with Cambridge Brewing Co. and Boulevard. Will Meyers from Cambridge Brewing will be on hand, so you won't want to miss it!

We keep the events rolling on Friday the 13th, with Doug Odell from Odell Brewing stopping in at the Foundry with some of his delicious beers. A keg of Friek and a pin of cucumber St. Lupulin will both be tapped at 4 pm.

Finally, the inaugural Boulevardia Taps and Tastes will close out the week on Saturday, June 14th. McCoy's will be there with Blackberry Tart, Gose, and the ever crowd-pleasing Ginger Shandy.

Until next week, you can pass your time on the porch of either McCoy's or The Foundry. Grab a drink with your favorite four-legged friend - both of our patios were named among the best places to drink with your dog in Kansas City!

May 22, 2014

Clips with Sips

If you're looking for something fun to do on a Thursday night, head to Theis Park (just south of the Nelson Atkins Art Museum) for the kick off of this year's Clips Beer & Film Tour, hosted by our friends from New Belgium! They're going to have Rampant IPA, La Folie, Gruit, Coconut Curry Hefewiezen, Blue Paddle, Abbey, 1554, Ranger, RyePA, Shift, Snapshot Wheat, Summer Helles, Trippel, Wild Dubbel, Yuzu Berlinerweiss, Paardebloem on tap, with a host of food trucks and fun interactive stands. Plus, all proceeds from beer sales benefit BikeWalkKC.

The party starts at 7, films start at dark. There's no admission charge, so bike to the park and have a lovely night of entertainment!

May 12, 2014

The Randyls are ready!

Kick off American Craft Beer Week at McCoy's with two Randyl'ed beers! The Rose Farmhouse is on display and ready to pour, and the Gose with grapefruit and sage is in line and delicious.

American Craft Beer week at Beer KC starts at 4, so come to Westport and celebrate with us!

May 07, 2014

Get ready for American Craft Beer Week 2014

Next week celebrate the 2014 edition of American Craft Beer Week with Beer KC! We have some great events throughout the week, so clear your calendars.

Monday, May 12th is Randyl Night at McCoy's. Starting at 4 pm, we'll be featuring 2 different Randyl beers - Rose Farmhouse & Grapefruit/Sage Gose.

Then on Tuesday, May 13th will be the McCoy's Maibock Release Party, also starting at 4 pm. Our special spring release in a 16oz commemorative mug for $7 (while supplies last), available at both McCoy's and The Foundry.

Wednesday, May 14th will be the next food and beer pairing, this time featuring Odell Beer paired with cheese. At 5:30 pm at Beer Kitchen, come meet Matt Shadid from Odell Brewing Co. & sample Celestrina, St. Lupulin, Lugene, & Tree Shaker all paired w/ Artisanal cheeses. $30/person + tax & gratuity

And then wrap up your work week on Friday, May 16th with a special Goose Island Lolita Tapping at 4pm at The Foundry:. We'll be tapping the rare Goose Island Lolita (sour ale belgian style ale w/ raspberries, one of the "Sisters") poured in a commemorative Goose Island tulip (while supplies last).