KC Bier Company, Kansas City, MO

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I recently completed the Cicerone German Beer Styles Course and I felt like KC Bier Company in Kansas City was a perfect setting and set of example beers of the major German styles.  Wish I had been able to do my studying here – i would have passed sooner.

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I pretty much tried them all.  Dunkel is rich. Hefeweizen is refreshing.  Helles and Pils are crisp. Radler – wish it was spring and I’d just come in from a long bike ride.  Maibock – yes – I feel like a monk during lent with only Maibock and no food.  And, Winterbock, warming, cozy.  Ausgezeichnet!  I think my high school German teacher would approve of that.  One of the few words I remember.

My friend, Ashton, tipped me off to this place and I’m so glad he did.  I only had one night in Kansas City and I really enjoyed the beers here and wish I had more time to hang out.

Boulevard Brewing Company, Kansas City, MO

I stopped in at Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri.  It’s been too long!  My last visit was 2011 and their tasting room and swag shop were the size of a, well, closet.  Now there’s a whole new building which is spacious and beautiful.

The Kolsch and Pils were great examples of these beer styles.  Single Wide IPA is a fabulous, easy to drink, IPA.  Hoppy enough but not too much.  I was into the Jam Band because i enjoy fruit flavors – especially when not overdone.  And, this fruit beer was vert tasty and both sweet and tart.

Just give me more Lime Gose.  This is all I need til I die.  Crisp.  Slightly sweet.  Tart.  Full of flavor.  I enjoyed the Irish Ale.  Being half Irish I can see why.  Tank 7 never disappoints!  Bourbon Barrel Quad – nothing else needs to be said.  Awesome.

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