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Re: beer.

Postby grovester » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:24 pm

It's at 17th & Campbell, just west of hwy 71, on the south end of a large building. There are a set of wooden steps you can see from the parking lot.

The inside is cozy, like you've barged into someone's clubhouse, but everyone was quite friendly. I'm going to assume there were a lot of regulars there at just past 5. They have windows looking toward the brewery production area, they could really do themselves good by blowing out the west wall someway.

The beers were good, you can get most in town, I had just had the monk and honey earlier in the week at westside local. The abv skews a bit high, but not crazy high, 6-8 maybe. The lumber lung was an oak casked dark ale(?), pretty hearty for hot weather, but they had the ac cranked. Others had the IPA and the pale ale, which was a bit too hoppy for my flavor of pale ale. No food, but the web page said you're welcome to bring your own. There are a couple of picnic tables on the patio and a few small tables inside. Beers were $5 each which seemed really reasonable.

Being as we were there on a FF, I'd guess it's not regularly crowded, it is a bit off the trail. It was full though when we left. I can see visiting as they roll out new brews.
http://www.tornlabel.com/tap-room/

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Re: beer.

Postby droopy » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:34 pm

StL_Dan wrote:
grovester wrote:Tried the Torn Label tap room this evening. Small interior space, maybe 25 seats. They have a deck which will be nice once the weather breaks, as it's west facing. Good beers, about 6 choices, tried the Lumber Lung and Monk and Honey. Once Howard's opens I can see grabbing a burger and heading here for beverages.


Tell me more.


I think he meant more on Howards...found here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5701&start=1380

I went to torn label for the first time on the airshow weekend. Enjoyed it thoroughly sitting at the outdoor tables watching the Blue Angels. Definitely out of the way and minimal signage (only thing i saw was a wooden sign shaped like a beer bottle) but worth seeking out.

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Re: beer.

Postby grovester » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:07 pm

Thought it seemed kind of cryptic.

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Re: beer.

Postby StL_Dan » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:02 pm

droopy wrote:
StL_Dan wrote:
grovester wrote:Tried the Torn Label tap room this evening. Small interior space, maybe 25 seats. They have a deck which will be nice once the weather breaks, as it's west facing. Good beers, about 6 choices, tried the Lumber Lung and Monk and Honey. Once Howard's opens I can see grabbing a burger and heading here for beverages.


Tell me more.


I think he meant more on Howards...found here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5701&start=1380

I went to torn label for the first time on the airshow weekend. Enjoyed it thoroughly sitting at the outdoor tables watching the Blue Angels. Definitely out of the way and minimal signage (only thing i saw was a wooden sign shaped like a beer bottle) but worth seeking out.


Thanks!

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Re: beer.

Postby StL_Dan » Fri Sep 11, 2015 12:04 pm

grovester wrote:It's at 17th & Campbell, just west of hwy 71, on the south end of a large building. There are a set of wooden steps you can see from the parking lot.

The inside is cozy, like you've barged into someone's clubhouse, but everyone was quite friendly. I'm going to assume there were a lot of regulars there at just past 5. They have windows looking toward the brewery production area, they could really do themselves good by blowing out the west wall someway.

The beers were good, you can get most in town, I had just had the monk and honey earlier in the week at westside local. The abv skews a bit high, but not crazy high, 6-8 maybe. The lumber lung was an oak casked dark ale(?), pretty hearty for hot weather, but they had the ac cranked. Others had the IPA and the pale ale, which was a bit too hoppy for my flavor of pale ale. No food, but the web page said you're welcome to bring your own. There are a couple of picnic tables on the patio and a few small tables inside. Beers were $5 each which seemed really reasonable.

Being as we were there on a FF, I'd guess it's not regularly crowded, it is a bit off the trail. It was full though when we left. I can see visiting as they roll out new brews.
http://www.tornlabel.com/tap-room/


This is appreciated too. Thanks, grovester.

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Re: beer.

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:33 am

ruins pub - 1715 main

interesting self-serve craft beer by the ounce + hungarian "ruin" bar concept. haven't tried the food yet, but the self-serve beer thing is pretty cool. they give you a card and you place the card in the tap you want and pour. the screen tells you how much you've spent. once you reach 32oz (state limit) they can reset you manually. 40 taps, plus 9 or so behind the bar.

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Re: beer.

Postby droopy » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:43 am

DaveKCMO wrote:ruins pub - 1715 main

interesting self-serve craft beer by the ounce + hungarian "ruin" bar concept. haven't tried the food yet, but the self-serve beer thing is pretty cool. they give you a card and you place the card in the tap you want and pour. the screen tells you how much you've spent. once you reach 32oz (state limit) they can reset you manually. 40 taps, plus 9 or so behind the bar.


How do you pay for your ounces? That's something I haven't seen an explanation on yet. Different price per ounce for different beers? Is the card they give you tied to a credit card or something? Seems like an interesting concept, didn't know they opened already. Thanks!

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Re: beer.

Postby taxi » Thu Sep 24, 2015 3:47 pm

This will be the ruin of many a pour boy.

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Re: beer.

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:46 pm

droopy wrote:Is the card they give you tied to a credit card or something? Seems like an interesting concept, didn't know they opened already. Thanks!


yes. there were two of us and we only got one card (not sure why). when we paid up at the bar they were able to split the final amount on two debit cards.

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Re: beer.

Postby Highlander » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:19 pm

Boulevard's The Calling has the shelves in some Houston liquor stores. Excellent beer - Maybe my favorite Boulevard Beer yet.


http://www.boulevard.com/the-calling/

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Re: beer.

Postby grovester » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:54 pm

I have been generally unimpressed with BLVD's new offerings of late. Too many IPAs or radlers for my taste. Snow and Tell on the other hand is pretty darn tasty. Oak aged scotch ale, not too potent, 6% so you can have more than two.

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Re: beer.

Postby Eon Blue » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:42 am

I love the Snow and Tell.

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Re: beer.

Postby mgh7676 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:51 pm

Crane Brewing has released Apricot Weiss, Farmhouse IPA, Saison & Orange Gose in Kansas. Anyone tried them yet? Love the packaging.

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Re: beer.

Postby smh » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:45 pm

mgh7676 wrote:Crane Brewing has released Apricot Weiss, Farmhouse IPA, Saison & Orange Gose in Kansas. Anyone tried them yet? Love the packaging.


What's the closest place to downtown that carries them? It kills me they aren't in MO.

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Re: beer.

Postby mgh7676 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:00 pm

smh wrote:
mgh7676 wrote:Crane Brewing has released Apricot Weiss, Farmhouse IPA, Saison & Orange Gose in Kansas. Anyone tried them yet? Love the packaging.


What's the closest place to downtown that carries them? It kills me they aren't in MO.


They had Crane at Tipsys Liquor Store at Johnson & Metcalf a couple weeks ago. The IPA was great.

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Re: beer.

Postby Highlander » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:33 pm

This sounds kind of fun. Anybody been on the tour?

http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 67913.html

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Re: beer.

Postby grovester » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:40 pm

Boulevard has purchased adjacent building to be a visitor center with a beer hall. Huzzah!

http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/bou ... on-madison

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Re: beer.

Postby scooterj » Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:03 pm

I'm usually way on top of these things, but somehow this one slipped completely under my radar until I noticed it this morning. A new brewub, Calibration Brewery, opened in NKC yesterday just north of Paul & Jack's Tavern. That area bounded by Burlington, Swift, Armour, and 18th continues to explode.

http://www.pitch.com/food-drink/blog/20 ... ansas-city

http://www.calibrationbrewery.com/

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Re: beer.

Postby grovester » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:48 pm

Finally!

http://kcbeerblog.blogspot.com/2016/10/ ... -beer.html

Sure hope this guy is a doctor.

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Re: beer.

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