Monday, November 12, 2012

Santa Fe Brewing Co. hopes to quench KC's thirst

Santa Fe Brewing Co. hopes to quench KC's thirst.

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Have you had your daily dose of Java Stout?
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The beer market in Kansas City continues to be a buyer's market, you lucky drinkers. The Santa Fe Brewing Co. is the latest craft brewer to set up camp in KC. With a slate of release-week events and beers due to hit shelves today (their Chicken Killer Barley Wine, Imperial Java Stout and Happy Camper IPA will be available initially) in Kansas and Missouri, the brewery out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is looking for a spot in your fridge.

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You can think of the Santa Fe Brewing Co. as the New Mexico city's Boulevard equivalent. It launched in 1988 and is the state's oldest microbrewery. You can tour the brewery Saturdays. They also operate two tasting rooms (one at the brewery and one in Eldorado, a suburb of Santa Fe) and a brewpub. While they still bottle, Santa Fe made the decision in 2010 to begin offering canned beer. As part of the initial rollout, the Java Stout and Happy Camper will be in cans, while the Chicken Killer will be in 22-oz. bottles.

There are currently three tasting events scheduled for the Kansas City area:

Martin City Brewing Co. (500 E. 135th St.) is hosting a launch party tonight beginning at 7 p.m.

The Foundry (424 Westport Road) will be sampling Santa Fe brews on Wednesday starting at 7 p.m.

Barley's Brewhaus (11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park) is hosting a release party from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Anybody who has sampled Santa Fe's brews have a recommendation?

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