Funky Fantôme

As autumn wanes and darkness creeps earlier and earlier, many reach for equally darker brews to warm themselves. Gone are the light and crisp summer refreshers. And this is the point I go into a fit of denial. Funky, earthy saisons are a great segway for me between the two extremes of mother nature’s moody seasons. And I want to …

Voting at the register: KC businesses on how presidential items have sold – Kansas City Star

By: Joyce Smith Nov. 3 Early voting is not just at the polling booths. Consumers also are voting at their favorite retail outlets, showing their support in their selection of drinking cups and glasses, apparel and in other entertaining ways. Take Flying Saucer Draught Emporium. The taproom chain said it has correctly predicted presidential elections since 2004, with customers “voting” …

Tastes of the 2016 Presidential Election

You can now sip on presidential themed cocktails. Cast your vote at Mike’s Wine and Spirits with the purchase of Tequila Corazon Expresiones Buffalo Trace Reposado (for Trump) and the purchase of Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey (for Clinton). Donald Trump “The Wall” 2.5 oz Tequila Corazon Expresiones Buffalo Trace Reposado Scant .5 oz Fernet Branca liqueur 2-4 drops …

Mike’s Wine and Spirits now offers growlers and 26 new draft beers

Westport, Waldo and Brookside locations offer limited release, seasonal and local craft beer selections on tap KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 3, 2016) – Mike’s Wine and Spirits is now filling growlers from 26 new taps at its three locations in Waldo, Brookside and Westport. The cost of each pour starts at $5.99 and increases depending on the beer selected, ranging …

CRANE + HUGO TEA COLLABORATION

Tea Weiss Crane Brewing – Berliner Weiss brewed with Tea – 4.1% ABV – $10.99 – 750ml Bottle *FOR A LIMITED TIME GROWLERS ARE AVAILABLE IN WALDO 32oz – $11.99 64oz – $19.99 Brewed with locally blended Hugo Tea – Berry Rooibos Herbal Tea of Rooibos (South African Herb), Hibiscus, Black Currants, Lemon Grass This week saw the launch of …

Sour Beers & Sour Brothers: A Jolly Blend

Anyone familiar with Evil Twin Brewing and/or Mikkeller likely knows the lore of the breweries being run by feuding twin brothers. Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø founded Evil Twin, while his minutes-older sibling, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, heads up Mikkeller. The brothers are both individually heralded for their prolific and innovative contributions to the craft beer world. But at the center of their great …

NEW BEERS @ Waldo / Brookside / Westport

– – – This week brought on a few new arrivals. New Omnipollo, Evil Twin, Hof Ten Dormaal, and a relatively new brewery (for us), Urban Family Brewing from Seattle. We’ve received a couple of their beers periodically over the last few months. Their newest offerings are a Blood Orange Sour Farmhouse Ale, and a Farmhouse Ale brewed with Apricots! …

Not Just Anything Gose – Pt. 2

In my last edition, I covered a couple of my favorite modern Gose’s, one being produced locally in Raytown (Crane’s Grapefruit Gose) and one being a collab between Evil Twin and Two Roads using Icelandic ingredients (Geyser Gose).   As the style of sessionable sours becomes more popular, the number of choices has been increasing drastically.   Once a style traditional to …

Not Just Anything Gose – Pt. 1

Grapefruit Gose – Gose 750ml Bottle | $10.99 , Seasonal Release Gose brewed with Grapefruit Zest, 4.1% Crane Brewing Company, Raytown MO – – –   Crane Brewing came right out with guns blazing in their inaugural line up of farmhouse style IPAs, Saisons, Goses and Berliner Weisses.   Grapefruit Gose, their second Gose offering is a stand out, downright …