Showing posts with label crowlers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crowlers. Show all posts

Friday, January 12, 2018

Start the Year with a Selection of 99 Beers

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
beer destination you’ve been searching for right here in Kansas City. The selection of amazing beers at
Self-Serve Beer Wall99 Hops House are typically on the lists of those who are searching for more sought after brews.

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.
Next Level Deviled Eggs
The made-from-scratch menu is chalk-full of delicious burgers, sandwiches, and entrees that can be conveniently paired with a tasty craft beer to enhance your experience. As far as appetizers go, the Next Level Deviled Eggs are a fan-favorite, complete with wasabi and cured salmon, smoked bacon, and cheddar.

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.

Authored By

James Bradley                                                                                                           Brad Carl
KC Hop Talk                                                                                                              Craft Brew Crew

Monday, October 9, 2017

Growler Filling Stations Have Arrived in the Northland!

I have to admit that I was not necessarily excited about the news of a new Missouri law allowing growler filling stations. Mostly, because the first few articles I read regarding the new law seemed to think that we would be getting growlers filled at a local convenience store or gas station. Thankfully this has not happened in the Kansas City area. 

The law also allowed liquor stores the option to sell beer in 32 ounce and 64 ounce containers. Allowing several locations in KC the option to begin selling beer to customers in containers known as growlers or crowlers. The opportunity to purchase local and seasonal beers from your favorite liquor store is very exciting and it only gets more exciting when those liquor stores are close to home. Recently, two of the Northland liquor stores started selling beer from their own beer tap filling stations.  

The first liquor store to introduce growler fills to North of the River, is Bubbles Wine & Spirits located at 7411 N. Oak in Gladstone, Missouri. Bubbles has been locally owned and operated since 1994, and they offer a large assortment of craft beers and imported beers.  

Bubbles has ten taps available with a rotating stock of local and hard to find craft beers.  They have been receiving a lot of positive feedback on the taps, and they will be focusing the selections around local craft breweries within a four hour car ride away from KC. Stop by this week for some local GABF award winning beers from Cinder Block.

The current tap list includes: Cinder Block English Cherry Cider, Crane Trailsmith Ale, Torn Label Hang Em High IPA, Cinder Block Hop’d Coffee English Brown Ale, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti, New Belgium Passion Fruit Imperial IPA, Civil Life Rye Pale Ale, Stillwater Shoegaze IPA, North Coast Passion Fruit Peach Berliner Weisse, Dogfish Head Siracusa Nera

Gomer's Northland Fine Wine and Spirits in Parkville, Missouri, is the second liquor store in the Northland to open a filling station. Gomer's has serveral locations around town, and they are the first Northland store to fill crowlers instead of glass jugs.  

Gomer's North started sealing crowlers for the first time this past Friday, with a tap takeover event that offered Crane Brewing's Apricot Weiss and Goseberry Gose. Tyler Mehaffery says, "the Northland location is planning on having a constant rotation of beers on taps, with an emphasis on local brewers, special releases and seasonal beers."

Gomer’s Northland current Crowler List:
1.) Martin City Fall Back Brown 
2.) Cinder Block IPA      
3.) Dog Fish Head Brown IPA 
4.) Crane Apricot Weiss (Sour) 
5.) North Peak Dauntless (Octoberfest) 
6.) The Bruery Mash & Coconut 
(Bourbon Barrel aged Barley Wine with Coconuts)
7.) – (Will fill soon, most likely a stout) 
8.) Crane Goseberry Gose (Sour) 

The new Bubbles and Gomer's Growler / Crowler Station's are NOW OPEN -- stop in and fill up today!