Sunday, May 15, 2011

American Craft Beer Week in KC

This week, May 16-22, will be American Craft Beer Week.  This is a week where retailers, brewers, and restaurants sponsor events to showcase craft brew in the community.  This is a great opportunity to try some brew you may not try otherwise.  One of the perks of this great country is we never pass up an opportunity to drink alcohol.  New Years, St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo and now the American Craft Brew Week.  So if you need an excuse to drink, this week is your week.  Take this opportunity to expand your craft brew horizons and support the local craft brew people.

See Beer KC for complete details about the celebrations at the Foundry, McCoy's, and the beer Kitchen.

McCoy's will be tapping a rare beer every day to celebrate:

   - Monday, May 16th: Schlafly Hop Toddy
   - Tuesday, May 17th: Firestone Walker 14
   - Wednesday, May 18th: Goose Island Vanilla Bourbon County Stout
   - Thursday, May 19th: Stone Chipotle Smoked Porter
   - Friday, May 20th: New Belgium Ooh La La

Monday May 16th, 6pm-7pm;  Boulevard will be offer sampling of their Smokestack Series at Cellar and Loft in the river market area.

Monday, May 16, starts 6pm; 23rd St Brewery in Lawrence kicks of the week by tapping a firkin and offering tours throughout the week.

Monday May 16th;  Old Chicago in Overland Park starts their Craft Beern Mini Tour. 

Tuesday, May 17, 6:30pm – 8:00pm; Boulevard will be offering sampling of their brews at Barley's Brewhaus in Shawnee, KS.

Thursday, May 19, 6pm – 8pm; Berbiglia on 103rd St in KCMO will be hosting a 15+ brewery tasting.  You get an etched tasting glass for $2.00.

Thursday, May 19, starts 7:30pm;  Free State Brewing Co. in Lawrence will feature a cask beer tasting and meet the brewers out on the Front Porch with live music on the sidewalk.

Saturday, May 21, starts 5pm;  23rd St Brewery in Lawrence taps another firkin.

You can scroll down the page and I have a calendar of events that will have details about some of the above mentioned events.  I keep this updated with upcoming information about tastings, beer releases, and beer festivals.  It is a quick and easy way to keep up with craft brew happenings in the KC area.

For more information about American Craft Beer Week and ideas to celebrate go to  Be safe and never drink and drive.


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