It may seem a little weird to take a trip off the beaten path for Craft Beers, but there’s a new venue tucked inside the well worn path to the Argosy Casino. Do not second guess yourself: This is the craft
99 might sound like an impressive number of beers - and that’s because it is! The most unique feature of 99 Hops House is their self-serving beer wall with 24 different beer taps to choose from. You only pay for what you pour which is a superb way to test out different styles. All 92 beer taps at 99 Hops House are also available in a “crowler” to-go. Crowlers are a 32 oz. can of beer poured and sealed on-site.
The staff of 99 Hops House is very diligent when it comes to making sure all of the beer lines are properly cleaned / maintained. This extra work helps to ensure the quality of each beer is as fresh as the brewer intended from keg to tap. When you consider this task is normally performed by beer distributors who are known to purge beer lines with more beer, you can appreciate the fact that 99 Hops House isn’t creating a product shortage for themselves by using expensive craft beer to purge the lines during a keg swap.
Where there is beer there must also be food nearby, and 99 Hops House has no shortage of this either.
If you’re unsure what beer pairs best with those Next Level Deviled Eggs, you can rest assured your server is trained to pair beers with your menu selections, as well as your beer preferences. Not only is the General Manager, Eric Flanagan, a certified cicerone, but each member of the serving staff is trained as a certified beer-server.
No matter how you like your beers--from draft, by the ounce, or in a crowler--you may not even notice all of the extra care and preparation that’s done to ensure your visit to 99 Hops House is exceptional.
Make sure to check them out in 2018. They’re working on some new collaboration beers with a couple of different KC Breweries, and you’ll want to make sure you get to experience these rare beers. You can visit 99 Hops House inside the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa at 777 Argosy Parkway, in Riverside, Missouri. Hours are Sunday-Thursday from 11:30am to 12am and Friday-Saturday from 11:30am to 1am.
James Bradley Brad Carl
KC Hop Talk Craft Brew Crew