Making your own fermentations is a fun pass-time; taking what you make on vacations to share with friends and family can make your adventures even more memorable!
Is your setup portable? Do you take bottles & kegs on a roadtrip? Ever tried putting together a beer, wine or mead while on the road? Like backpacking, with efficient packing and preparation you can make it happen!
And, unlike pet and plant care, your fermentations are usually good while you're away for a week or two! We'd love to hear about your summertime beer-cations, wine & meadery visits! Stop in and share your stories over a beer!
NOTE: Starting in July, we'll no longer sell alcohol on Sundays.
Also, because many homebrewers are on vacation, this July we're shortening our hours of business--open Noon-7pm, Tuesday-Friday.
Thursday Tastings: 5-7 PM; Cost $15
Our weekly style-based presentations include information on ingredients, breweries, and include discussions style comparisons, beer travel, etc. If you can't make it for tasting, we assemble six-packs to go afterwards.
July 11th: Stout Floats!
June 18th: Belgian Beer Week: Rocheport and Westmalle with Merchant du Vin Rep
June 25th: TBD
FRIDAY WINES BY FENCE STILE: 5-7 PM
Enjoy wine by the glass, from our favorite vineyard & winery!
SIERRA CLUB, THOMAS HART BENTON CHAPTER, TUESAY 7/2 6:30 PM
We take care to recycle, avoid plastics--and support efforts in environmental conservation. The local chapter will hold their July business meeting with us.
Do you know a local non-profit organization that needs a meeting place? We can provide for a nominal cost, after business hours.
Belgian Beer Week, July 16-20th
Belgium celebrates the anniversary of their independence from the Dutch on July 21st. We're offering daily samples the best of Belgian imports Tuesday-Saturday, along with a cheese pairing. It's only $5 per person, daily.
2nd Saturday, July 13th
We're staying open a few more hours to be a bigger part of North Kansas City's 2nd Saturday.
Enjoy some lovely music and delicious beers or sangria!
MAKING KOMBUCHA: WEDNESDAY, 7/17th, 5PM-7PM.
Cherish knows a lot about kombucha making; will be explaining and talking about flavors! She will have SCOBY, too! Cost for class is $5. We'll have a basic kit for purchase.
We're planning to go camping at Boiling Springs Resort (Licking MO) and canoeing/kayaking on the Piney River. We'll drive down on Saturday, and enjoy beers at Piney River's Barn in Bucyrus (Boiling Springs has a shuttle to the brewery).
FLOAT TRIP! GO WITH US TO PINEY RIVER, JULY 20-22nd
We'll enjoy a peaceful river float on Sunday; driving back the next day.
Let us know if you want to go along; camping/lodging/boat rental reservations are on you--www.boilingspringsresort.com
Beers & Small Plates with Pete Dulin, Wed. July 31st, 5-8 PM
We have some special beers to share with you, paired with a menu of excquisite small plates served in four courses, and prepared by Author and Chef Pete Dulin.
Reservations taken; $30. Maximum seating is 26.
Tim Leber is coming to KC from Seattle to share his expertise on meadmaking with us. Tim is a longtime member of the KC Biermeisters (before moving to Seattle), and has been making mead, cider, beer, and wine since 1991. He is ranked as a BJCP National Judge, for Mead, Cider & Beer. He has medals from US and international competitions. He's also a frequent contributor to "Modern Mead Makers" Facebook Group. He'll be speaking on basic mead-making and equipment, and will answer questions.
MEAD DAY, SAT. AUGUST 3RD, 10am-4pm
We're getting a permit for sharing homemade meads in tents in our parking lot. And, we're reaching out to local mead-making celebrities to join us, and share their knowledge, too!
Attendance is $20, and includes a commercial mead tasting.
7th ANNUAL PICNIQUE BELGIQUE, SEPT. 7TH:
We've registered our competition again with BJCP; open to beers in Categories 25, 26, 27, 28. Two 12 oz bottles required. Entry fee is $8. Deadline for accepting bottles is Sept. 1st.
BJCP Belgian Competition & AWARDS EVENT
Like last year, we plan to have a mini-festival Awards Celebration in a tent in our parking lot, with several homebrewers serving their best examples of Belgian beers. There will be a special speaker to talk to us about aspects of brewing Belgian beers, and some highly coveted Belgian beers will be served (some available for bottle purchase). We'll include Belgian foods, too. We're excited that Duvel USA is partnering with us on this year's event!
SCHOOL'S OUT--FUN! Daytime Demos
Let us know if you have a group of neigborhood kids and adults that are looking for a cool, indoor craft--and we can set an afternoon to make soda (such as rootbeer), or mozzarella.
FEATURED PRODUCT: BEER DISPENSE
We carry corny kegs, CO2, and draft hardware, so that you can serve beer at home. You might want to make your beer portable--with a "jockey box"! These can also be rigged for commercial kegs. We can order your choice of cold plate or coil, from one tap to six. We'll also explain how to clean, carbonate, etc.
See us for pricing and to order!