Libertine Brewing

“Yes, we know it’s sour!” This phrase marks the bottles from San Luis Obispo’s Libertine Brewing.   The brewery was founded in 2012 and started seeing distribution from Shelton Brothers to the Kansas City market in the past year.   Founder Tyler Clark comes at his wild/sour beers from a winemaker’s perspective.  This isn’t surprising as most of his beverage producing colleagues …

Beer Updates 11-8-17

How is it November already?!  I don’t know about you, but time has flown by this year for me.  There have been mountains of new great beers this year, and this past week of deliveries has kept up with that trend!  Here’s some highlights. Shelton Brothers paid all 3 stores a visit yesterday.  Among their products, we have two new …

Blackberry Farm Beer Blog

“​In​ ​keeping​ ​with​ ​the​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​place​ ​at​ ​Blackberry​ ​Farm,​ ​our​ ​brewery​ ​and​ ​processes​ ​are​ ​rooted​ in centuries​ ​old​ ​traditions.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​respectful​ ​of​ ​the​ ​time​ ​honored​ ​methods​ ​of​ ​making​ ​beer,​ ​while​ ​constantly  pushing​ ​the​ ​boundaries​ ​to​ ​employ​ ​modern​ ​techniques​ ​to​ ​enhance​ ​the​ ​complexity​ ​of​ ​our​ ​releases. We​ ​create​ ​beers​ ​for​ ​a​ ​moment.​ ​Whether​ ​it​ ​is​ ​celebrating​ ​a​ ​special​ ​occasion,​ ​pairing​ ​with​ …

Pumpkins, Ghosts, Beers!

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. The spooky suspension of conventional reality for a night, the change in the air, haunted houses – I’ve always loved all of it. As a kid, candy was the obvious vice of choice for this day. Candy is fun and all, but so is booze! The strange and creepy vibes of tonight call …

New Boos at Mike’s 10-30-17

Our​ ​friends​ ​at​ ​Craft​ ​Republic​ ​have​ ​done​ ​it​ ​again.​ ​​ ​A​ ​plethora​ ​of​ ​tasty​ ​treats​ ​hit  the​ ​stores​ ​today​ ​-​ ​fresh​ ​off​ ​of​ ​their​ ​delivery​ ​truck.​ ​​ ​Sooo…​ ​if​ ​a​ ​​“Case​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Monday’s…” has​ ​you​ ​seeking​ ​liquid​ ​relief​ ​-​ ​we​ ​have​ ​several​ ​cases​​ ​​of​ ​new​ ​options! Here​ ​are​ ​a​ ​few​ ​highlights… From​ ​staff​ ​favorites​ ​​Evil​ ​Twin​ ​​we​ ​see​ ​a​ …

Oktober is Here

October is here, and as I covered last time we’re seeing a huge amount of seasonal releases. When I say October is here, you know I also mean… “Oktober is here.” Oktoberfest beers have been in full swing, with the traditional Oktoberfest having started September 16th in Germany, and “traditionally” ending this past weekend. The festivities don’t end there though, …

Summer Is Over, But That Doesn’t Mean The Beer Is!

Summer flew by so fast this year.  Fall rolling in means one of the heaviest volumes of the year for seasonal releases hitting our shelves.  Pumpkin beer, Oktoberfest lagers, Brown ales, Stouts… they’re all rolling in with increasing volume.   Christmas beers will be right around the corner.    From local favorites Crane Brewing Company, we see the release of 3 …

Come Climb The Sour Mountain With Us!

Yesterday was a perfect storm of new brews in our beer department. Our friends at Shelton Brothers and Craft Republic both hit us one after another. Let us begin… Holy-Mikkeller-Batman! It’s no secret that Mikkeller is a favorite of many of our staff. Recently they’ve been releasing a new series of canned Berliner Weisses called “Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse.” …

Beer Picks // New Arrivals // August 23, 2017

While we certainly can’t eclipse Monday’s excitement, I can tell you conditions in your beer forecast sure do look hazy for the foreseeable future!  I’m talking hops of course. I’ve been writing about the hazy IPAs all summer, and it seems they’re coming in more and more!  Off the shelf and our taps, we’ve got your haze-craze-cravings covered the best …

Wine update from Henry 8-7-17

BRAND NEW IN BROOKSIDE. If you come in to our store on 63rd street on an even semi-regular basis, you’ve probably seen me behind the counter. I’m the tall skinny guy who’s normally wearing something crazy, think leopard print pants and the kind of t-shirt that would only go with that. If you’ve spent any time shopping with us, and …