Friday, December 18, 2009

First Day on the Road

After a good long wait for licensing and planning, the first day of O'Malley's of Weston distribution is here. Sean and Justin are on the road as I write stacking cases of Weston beer all over the metro (Missouri side). This is also the first day of the return of the Pack-O-Craic. This is by far the best batch of each of the flavors so be sure to give it a try for the holidays and beyond. Be sure to give us a call or drop us a line if you need store information or have any suggestions.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Check Out This Weird Duck

Leave it to our regulars to burn their creative energy on this. Suddenly one evening there was a taped-together drunk duck (known to scientists as a "Pengu-ican") sitting in the hallway leading to the pub. We aren't sure exactly what the purpose is, but no one has the heart to take it away. So for more than a month this little fellow has been living in the hall drinking Drop Kick Ale. If you haven't met this new mascot, now is your chance. New Year's is coming soon and we can't guarantee his safety.
PS. I'm sure the word "Jimmy" written in marker on his side doesn't mean anything.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Blizzard 2009

If anyone doesn't think we will go to any lengths to get your O'Malley's beer ready for St. Pat's let this be your proof. I departed for Wisconsin at 6:30am Tuesday morning to go get bottles for the upcoming Pack O' Craic and got more than I bargained for.
I made it to Milwaukee just three hours past due, but the trip home proved more exciting. The top picture shows the first white-out on the way back. I made the 5 hour trip from WI to Des Moines in 12 hours and decided to spend the night in IA.
Then woke up for the trip back to Weston only to find I-35 in the condition you see in picture 2 for 100 miles. You might ask why I was driving and taking pictures. A fair question but since I am not one of the literally 100 plus trucks I saw in the ditch I should be commended.
I finally made it back in time to bottle only to find out that the line was screwed. (Mike will get that fixed). But not fear. The Pack O' Craic will be in stores next week as promised.
The last photo shows the recovery process beginning.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Weston Brew Labs starts taking shape.....

Just a teaser for the first brew out of the labs...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Years Eve Party....

Well, it's that time of year again folks. Our annual New Year's Eve Party is upon us. This year we've got the Wild Colonial Bhoys and Bob Reeder to help us ring in the new year. Call and make your reservations now as tickets go fast. Dial 816-640-5235 and we'll be happy to save you a place.

• $40 for meal and pub
• $35 for meal only
• $10 for pub only
(Meal prices do not include tax and gratuity)

$40 Dinner includes:
• Appetizer
• Choice of Prime Rib meal or Half Rosemary Baked Chicken or Salmon
• Dessert
• Ticket to pub
• Commemorative Champagne Flute
• Midnight champagne toast

$35 Dinner only includes:
• Appetizer
• Choice of Prime Rib meal, Half Rosemary Baked Chicken or Salmon
• Dessert

$10 Pub only includes: (Pub only reservations will not be taken until the week before)
• Entrance to pub from 8pm on with The Wild Colonial Bhoys and Bob Reeder.
• Commemorative Champagne Flute
• Midnight champagne toast

Monday, November 30, 2009

Weston Brew Lab

After nearly four years of brewing session beers for O'Malley's pub the we are ready to stretch our imagination.
Beginning next week we are going to begin experimenting with all types of styles.
These beers will be higher in alcohol content and will be sold to the public in 22oz bottles so beer fans can try the different flavors.
The first new beer is along the lines of an IPA. It will be our guinea pig to see how the whole system will work. We are looking to have it ready to taste at the brewery in late January at a special beer intro party. The beer will then be released in 22oz bottles if it passes the taste test.
We are taking suggestions on future flavors and are looking to have a bunch of fun with this new experiment.

Friday, October 9, 2009


Beer is here and we are ready for a fest. Be sure to bring your sweaters. It might not be warm but it should be fun. Plenty of beer and Peter and Michelle have promised plenty of hot food.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Coffee Stout is BACK!!!!!

In case you were one of the lucky few to try to 15 gallons of Coffee Stout last year you will realize the significance of this fine day. We bottled 36 cases of the nectar and put the rest in kegs to be served in the restaurant, pub and festival. Come on out and let us know what you think.
Justin is seen here kegging the last few drops.

2nd Saturday Rain or Shine

The title kind of says it all to this post. Bob Walkenhorst, Jeff Porter and band are playing the outdoor stage for us this Second Saturday, but don't give up if it is raining. They will put on a great show in the lower cellar. If things are iffy it will be a game time call. Just bring yourselves and get ready to have some fun!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

2009 Weston Irish Fest Lineup

The lineup for the 10th Anniversary Weston Irish Festival has finally been announced!! Some of the top names in Irish music will once again join us for a great fall festival.
The Elders, 7 Nations, Screaming Orphans, Searson, The Mickey Finns and many more will all be in Weston October 9-11.
You can check out the full lineup and festival information at We are also ready for anyone would like to join us in putting on this great event at the volunteer site. Just go to our website and click on the volunteer chart link on the side of the festival page.
We are looking forward to celebrating 10 years with one of the best festivals in the country.
We hope you can join us!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer Beer Dinner

It has been a while since the last big beer bash at O'Malley's, and we certainly don't want summer to get by without a tasty beer dinner. This is also a great chance to celebrate the return of O'Malley's Festival Ale!
So here's what we've got....

DATE: Friday, August 7, 2009
TIME: Apps & drinks begin at 6:30pm with dinner service by 7pm.
(Later reservation times available)
PRICE: Tickets are $25 and include meal, Weston Beers, and Tullamore entertainment in lower cellar beginning at 8pm.
- Rasher Dunk with Festival Ale
Salad - Mozzarella and Tomato Summer Salad
Entree - Choice of beer basted ribs or drunken chicken
Side - Irish ale funeral potatoes
Veg - Marinated Broccoli
Dessert - Coriander Peach Cobler

RESERVATIONS - Email us or call 816-640-5235

Monday, July 6, 2009

O'Malley's Cream Ale Gets a Facelift

After two years of leading the way. O'Malley's Cream Ale is out in its new package. With the help of the folks at Blacktop Creative the original artwork was given a bit more color and a hand-draw new look. The new packaging coincides with the breweries new pasteurization system. The new package is being introduced as far away as St. Paul, MN to give fans of the Irish tradition a little taste of O'Malley's. Be sure to give the new package a try and let us know what you think.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Drop Kick Finally in the Bottle

Deliveries of the new Drop Kick beer will begin the week after the 4th of July. Shipments will be made all over town as well as to Wichita, Topeka, Lawrence, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Nebraska, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Don't forget this one is for a good cause. $2 per case goes to the Kansas City Soccer Foundation. Truly a beer you can feel good about drinking. Be sure to let us know what you think after trying a six-pack.

WBC on Wheels

It has been called many things in the Weston Brewing parking lot. Whether you call it the dust buster, aardvark or aero when it comes rolling along it means only one thing...
Great Beer.
Be sure to wave hello to Sean if you see him in his new ride. You might even try to pull him over and say hello over a couple fresh beers.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Drop Kick Ale in Bottles

Just to let Drop Kick fans know we weren't just kidding about bottling it some day I decided to post the finished label. It is still a couple months from hitting shelves, but it is coming soon!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pasteurizer Arrives

On Monday morning a new era at the Weston Brewing Company arrived on a flatbed trailer. At about 8:30am a truck from North Carolina pulled into the WBC parking lot with the 10'x24' piece of new equipment. Sean is seen in the photo getting into position to raise the machine from the trailer.
The next step in the process was to stand and stare in awe while trying to figure out how this was ever going to make it into the brewery. Initial attempts to lift as planned nearly tipped the forklift.
About five gut-wrenching hours later the pasteurizer was lined up and ready to move into it's new home.
The last photo was taken from inside the brewery as we prepared for the final step.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Local Products of Weston

The Weston Brewing Company is proudly moving towards completing the circle of food, drink and nature. The brewery donates spent grain to local cattle operations. Three different ranchers currently feed the high-protein leftovers of brewing to Weston cattle. Four healthy Galloway "Belties" enjoy a drink near Red Barn Farm. These four steers get a regular dose of barley.
The Weston Brewing Company's America Bowman Restaurant is working with local ranchers and farmers to provide patrons with as much local meat and produce as the growing season begins in Weston.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Big Changes for Spring

After recovering from St. Patrick's Day at an Irish brewery it is time to get to work. With several new beers planned for summer and beyond and an expanding region the brewery is being prepared for a tunnel pasteurizer. The new equipment will make the beer more consistent on store shelves all over the midwest. The downside is the thing is huge. As you can see we are tearing things up to make it fit. Stay tuned for the "pasteurizer party" coming later in April.
The brewery isn't the only thing getting a face lift this Spring. The outdoor patio area is getting a much-needed makeover that is scheduled to be complete in about two weeks. New walls and furniture and speakers will add to the outside atmosphere. The snow and freezing may slow us a bit but we'll get there. (Left: Sean posing for a photo while working on the wall.")

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Pat's at O'Malley's

St. Pat's 2009 was a cause for a big celebration. More than 600 folks joined us yesterday. We very much appreciate the support and all the fun you brought to Weston. A full day of Irish music, beer and food left all of us a little worn out as seen in the photo. Justin and Pete work themselves into a stooper feeding corned beef and cabbage to the masses. But don't worry about us, we will be back in action this weekend with Flannigan's Right Hook. They are a big favorite at the Pub and always bring a crowd.
For those of you who might be worried. There will be plenty of Leapin' Leprechaun beer on tap at O'Malley's. We are out of the seasonal bottles, but the popularity of the new blonde ale will keep it on tap.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Brew Dinner

The event is Friday, February 20th beginning at 6:30pm. The hosted dinner will be in the Upper Pub. Appetizers begin at 6:30pm with dinner starting at 7pm. The meal and Weston Brewing Company beer will be $25 which includes pub entrance for the evening. The first 75 reservations will be in the pub with additional reservations in the restaurant available at a variety of times. Join me for a great night.
Below is the delicious menu...

Beer Dinner Menu

Crab Bowl Dip - Start things off with this refreshing crab dip. Made with our own Leaping Leprechaun beer. Try our new seasonal with this one.
Caldo de Queso - OK, we lost the Irish theme for a minute but we don't think you'll mind. This one is made with our Emerald Lager and that one is the perfect match for this course.

Entree Choices:

Grilled Swordfish - This is our Lent special this year and we couldn't wait to show it off. This one is grilled with our special Drop Kick Ale brewed for the Kansas City Wizards.
Beef & O'Malley's - This is a twist on our traditional beef & Guinness served in the restaurant for years. This was part of our first beer dinner ever and one of our favorites. Ofcourse, you will want to enjoy this with a Cream Ale.

Chocolate Truffles - Finish with some truffles made with Flying Monkey Stout for a dark rich flavor.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Catch the Leprechaun

January marked the first month for our new "Leaping Leprechaun" beer and the early results are exciting. It quickly became the new favorite at the pub taking the title from the popular Cream Ale on draught. It even doubled Guinness here at the pub. (Not easy!)
The Leprechaun is already spread out pretty well across the Greater KC area and has recent made its way to Topeka, Lawrence, Sedalia, Warrensburg, St. Joe and Wisconsin. The little green box will be in Nebraska by the end of the month for all the O'Malley's fans up that way. If you would like to have a try come up and see us or visit a nearby liquor store. Be sure to hurry through as this guy will become scarce after March 17th.