New Arrivals // July 26th, 2017

A few new arrivals have hit this past week from our friends at Shelton Brothers.  Two are in the “hazy” IPA category, and the last is a sour saison – because sour beer is awesome – end of discussion! North Peak Thunder  |  6.7% ABV  |  35 IBUs This past year Michigan’s North Peak Brewing Co. started a series of …

Beer Picks: Summer of Sours

I’ll start off with what we’re all thinking, it’s hotter than hell outside! Hopefully wherever you are reading this from is air conditioned. And hopefully you have a nice cold beer in your hand! I’m here to bring you this week’s suggestions for thirst quenching refreshers to help you beat that heat. The phrase Summer Of Sours doesn’t come without …

Summer of Beer Picks

Beerland at Mike’s has been moving at a full clip as summer rolls on. We recently hosted local favorites Crane Brewing Company from Raytown, MO in our Brookside tasting room. Those in attendance were treated to candid stories and humor from founder Michael Crane himself. We filled a record number of growlers this past week (in large part due to …

Hops! Hops! Hops! Jeremy’s Top 3 Picks

Hello!   The past couple of weeks have seen the hop gods smile upon KC.   My top 3 picks this week all come from the land of hops.   All three are flavor-packed for summer.  And as a wise man once said, “The best time to drink an IPA is yesterday.”   So get to it! First comes from right in our own …

Hoppy Father’s Day – Jeremy’s Top Picks for Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and that calls for a beer or ten, right?! Whoever you are celebrating this year, there’s sure to be a few winners on this list: 1. KC Bier Co. – Helles Helles is a well made local lager. Light and easy to drink, this a no brainer for backyards and barbeques. 2. Boulevard …

Jeremy’s Top 3 Fruit-tastic Picks

Hello beer friends! June is here, can you believe it? I hope you’re digging into summer nicely. In the ongoing journey to help you find your new favorite beer, I’ve got 3 tasty selections that all use fruit in some capacity. One is a limited release, one a year-round, and one a seasonal. Let’s get right to it… Firestone Walker …

Jeremy’s Top 3 Picks for the Week

It’s finally starting to feel like summer in KC.  While it would be my opinion that there isn’t a bad time of year to crack a beer – it just feels so right this time of year!   There have been loads of new beers coming in these past couple weeks, and here’s my top 3 picks this week to get …

Memorial Day Weekend Drinks

Andy showed off his cocktail making skills on Kansas City Live earlier this week! Check out his recipes for Memorial Day cocktails below and watch the full drink demo here. Bourbon Peach Tea 2 ounces bourbon 2 ounces peach preserves 1 ounce fresh lemon juice Dash of Aperol Sweet tea, to top Sprig of thyme, to garnish Lemon round, to …

Craft Beer Week Deliveries

By Jeremy Morton, Mike’s Wine & Spirits Beer Manager Yesterday was another great delivery day. Our friends at Shelton Brothers brought a whole mountain of beer. So… here we go! We received our first delivery of 750ml format Crooked Stave beers with this round. Previously only available in 375ml, this is an exciting prospect for two reasons. The first being …

Jeremy’s Beer Update May 2017

By Jeremy, Mike’s Beer Manager Hello fellow beer fiends! It’s been another great week of deliveries here at Mike’s! Up first, we received FOUR new beers from Urban Family Brewing. This Seattle brewery has been seeing more and more presence in Kansas City over the past year, and for tasty reasons! “Mangifera” is a sour/wild ale with mangos and citra …