Beer Blog 12/10/17 – New Stuff + Crane De Noel

The holiday season is here, and among the hustle and bustle in our neck of the woods – several new beers have been hitting the stores!   This is perhaps the most seasonal/limited-release-packed part of the year.   Today i’ll stick to a few recent arrivals.  But stay tuned over the coming days as well! I’ll keep up the scoop on deliveries, …

Let’s Get Basted – Turkey Day Beer Pairings from Jeremy

It’s hard to believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  Among the things i’m thankful for, I would be remiss not to mention the beer community of this town.   I’ve met some of my best friends in this city through a shared love (read: obsession) of all things beer.  If you’re reading this blog, there is a good chance that beer is probably …

Delivery Day Blog- Nov, 20, 2017

Our friends at Craft Republic have done it again!  Today saw the arrival of a few new beers from their catalog, as well as restocks on a few old favorites.    From heavy hitters Evil Twin Brewing, we saw the delivery of a couple new brews. You’re In The Jungle Baby!  kicks things off. The story goes that Jeppe from Evil …

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 …