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Gordon Biersch

Post by KCLofts » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:52 pm

Just got an invite in the mail for the Gordon Biersch grand opening party on March 8th.  This will be a good addition to the district.  I've been to one or two other locations.

I can see this place being swamped during Sprint Center events.

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Post by anniewarbucks » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:46 pm

Okay. Where is this one going to be.
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Post by kucer » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:58 pm

southwest corner of Live block.

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Post by anniewarbucks » Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:15 pm

That is going to be great to get a restaurant on that corner. Right accross the street from Teds.
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Re: Gordon Biersch

Post by KC-wildcat » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:15 am

kucer wrote:southwest corner of Live block.


I believe it's actually on the northwest corner of Live, if I'm not mistaken. 

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Post by DaveKCMO » Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:46 pm

KC-wildcat wrote:I believe it's actually on the northwest corner of Live, if I'm not mistaken. 


northwest corner is flying saucer.

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Re: Gordon Biersch

Post by KC-wildcat » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:40 pm

Yeah.  Isn't Gordon Biersch on the bottom level right across the hallway from Saucer?  The space directly south?  Either way, I don't think it's on the southwest corner. 

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Post by KCPowercat » Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:52 pm

very southwest corner of the block, underneath Lucky Strike....walk/drive down walnut and you can see their beer tanks out back....which brings up a thought....guess they probably won't have any of their own beer brewed by the Big 12...doesn't that take a month or two to brew?
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Post by jimb » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:46 am

KCPowercat wrote:very southwest corner of the block, underneath Lucky Strike....walk/drive down walnut and you can see their beer tanks out back....which brings up a thought....guess they probably won't have any of their own beer brewed by the Big 12...doesn't that take a month or two to brew?


Depends on whether they do the entire brewing process on site or just the final stages a la Granite City.  However, I doubt the absence of site-brewed beer sill hold up the opening.  When the GC in Olathe opened, the wife and I stopped in to check it out.  When I ordered one of the IPAs, we were told it would still be a couple of weeks before they had their own beers ready.  Figuring I could get a bottle of Miller Lite anywhere, we excused ourselves and came back later, once they had their own beer going.

Somehow, I figure the Big XII crowd will be more into the MillerBudCoors (one word because there really isn't any difference) offerings anyhow.

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Re: Gordon Biersch

Post by LenexatoKCMO » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:58 am

You would think they would schedule the construction to complete the beer production area before they start the restaurant/kitchen finish - that way they could have a batch ready at opening. 

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Re: Gordon Biersch

Post by PumpkinStalker » Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:08 am

And they should brew a special brew for Grand Opening only available at yearly anniversaries.  Something like a 12% ale!  :o

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:40 pm

jimb wrote:Depends on whether they do the entire brewing process on site or just the final stages a la Granite City.  However, I doubt the absence of site-brewed beer sill hold up the opening.  When the GC in Olathe opened, the wife and I stopped in to check it out.  When I ordered one of the IPAs, we were told it would still be a couple of weeks before they had their own beers ready.  Figuring I could get a bottle of Miller Lite anywhere, we excused ourselves and came back later, once they had their own beer going.

Somehow, I figure the Big XII crowd will be more into the MillerBudCoors (one word because there really isn't any difference) offerings anyhow.


yeah I didn't mean to say it would delay their opening...just that they wouldn't have their beer at opening....no biggie to me, I'll be outside drinking Blvd. Irish Ale.
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Post by mean » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:28 pm

jimb wrote:Depends on whether they do the entire brewing process on site or just the final stages a la Granite City.


According to the waitress I talked to at the GB in Seattle, they do in fact brew all their stuff onsite.
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Post by bahua » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:29 pm

KCPowercat wrote:very southwest corner of the block, underneath Lucky Strike....walk/drive down walnut and you can see their beer tanks out back....which brings up a thought....guess they probably won't have any of their own beer brewed by the Big 12...doesn't that take a month or two to brew?


I'm certain they'll bring enough pre-brewed GB beer to please the masses while they get the brewing operation underway.

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:34 pm

yeah guess it's easy enough to ship in from another location.
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Post by mean » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:04 pm

Note: the maibock they had in Seattle was not bad at all.
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Re: Gordon Biersch

Post by PumpkinStalker » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:12 am

Anyone notice that the railings are subtle wheat stalks?

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Re: Gordon Biersch

Post by mean » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:26 am

That's barley, baby.
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Re: Gordon Biersch

Post by PumpkinStalker » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:59 am

Ahem, good point!  :-D 

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Re: Gordon Biersch

Post by coreyo » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:10 pm

mean wrote:That's barley, baby.



OooOo... looks so Frank Lloyd Wright prairie.  :D

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