Sunday, December 14, 2014

Advent Calendar Day 14: Red Hook Out of Your Gourd and KC Ale Trail

Tonight I relax with a smooth but spiced porter from Red Hook Brewing. The Out of your Gourd Pumpkin Porter is a dark and spicy. As the beer warms up, the spice gets accentuated. Think liquid autumn and Halloween in a bottle. As a porter, Out of Your Gourd is not heavy but is dark. While this beer does the job, I would get a different pumpkin beer. Maybe the Crown Valley Imperial Pumpkin Smash Stout.

Red Hook is out of Washington, but maybe you need some help finding a new to you brewery in the Kansas City area. In my time writing this blog, I have had the fortune of meeting quite a few amazing individuals. One of those people, Pete Dulin recently wrote a guide to the Kansas City craft beer scene called KC Ale Trail. This 144 page book covers the essentials you need to know when go to sample the great brews this city has to offer. Covering the obvious like Boulevard, Free State, and Mother's Brewing. This book also showcases some not so well known destinations and up and comers such as Rock and Run, Kansas City Bier Company, Martin City Brewing. KC Ale Trail even gives you a heads up on breweries that will be opening their doors next year.

Get your copy of KC Ale Trail and learn about Kansas City breweries and establishments that support those places. Who knows maybe I can contribute to the next edition of this book. (I made the assumption there will be future editions.)

14 down... 10 to go!