Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mike & Peter Save the Day

Bang!! Clunk!!! OH Explitive!!!
The week before Christmas with stores (and us) running out of Cream Ale and Drop Kick the bottling line decided it needed an unscheduled vacation. With no time to lose Mike, Peter and the nice folks at Jim Turnbull welding made the necessary repairs and got things up and running.
A sigh of relief fell over the brewery as Drop Kick and Cream Ale came off the line just in time for New Year's Eve.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pub Warmer is Back!!

It has been more than three years, but Pub Warmer has finally made it back into the lineup. This Winter Warmer Ale is made with fresh ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon. We add all that to an amber ale that has just a bit of extra alcohol.
Pub Warmer is available on tap at the brewery and at fine grocery and liquor stores across Missouri. Look for it in Kansas soon.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Drop Wins Gold Medal

WBC proprietors Mike Coakley, left, and Corey Weinfurt stand in the brewery where Drop Kick Ale is made. The amber ale won a gold medal in the 2010 Brain of Brewers competition.
he winning brew, Drop Kick Ale, placed first in the American ale category of the Brain of Brewers contest which consisted of nearly 50 breweries.
“It may have taken four years to get to this point, but it is always nice to be recognized,” said Weinfurt. “I knew if I just kept drinking them we’d win something!”

Friday, December 10, 2010

Photo Award at O'Malley's

Last year our own Andee Weinfurt published a book of essays called "So This is Christmas... and other daily disasters." Her friends helped arranged for a photo shoot for the cover to take place here at the pub. We found out yesterday the cover art won the "Best in Show" prize at the 6th Annual Independent Creative Excellence Awards hosted by the Kansas City Freelance Exchange. The book is available at this link.