The McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation, is bringing beer tasting to the city as part of their second Birdseye Tasting Series.
The series is fundraiser for the museum at 1111 E. Kansas Ave., and is also a way to taste many different kinds of Kansas beer.
“Some local gentleman approached us about doing a tasting series at the museum as a fundraiser. We had a whiskey tasting in February and about every two months we’re going to do a tasting series and this one happens to be beer and we will offer beers from the Kansas City area,” Anna Ruxlow, director of the McPherson Museum said.
“You might get to experience a beer that you’ve never tasted before. We do food parings with it too and you’ll find out if you’re drinking a darker beer, you may not want to have the typical food you’d eat with beer, which is usually brats and hotdogs,” Ruxlow said. “They also talk about how the beer is made and the history, so you might learn something beyond just getting to drink the beverages.”
The event will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 26 and you must RSVP to purchase your ticket.
Beers that will be offered are:
Pilsner: KC Pils by Boulevard
Wheat: Wheat State Golden by Free State
Belgian/Farmhouse: Standard Issue by Central Standard or Tank 7 by Boulevard
Sour: Raspberry Jam by Tallgrass
Irish Red: Warbeard by Walnut River
Pale Ale: Boulevard Pale Ale
IPA: Grand Illusion by Three Rings
Porter: Valley View Porter by Wichita Brewing
Stout: Buffalo Sweat by Tallgrass
For four ounce pours, tickets are $25 and for the two ounce pours, tickets are $15.
“We will sell tickets up to the date on the 26, but we prefer if people buy them sooner so we know how much food to have,” Ruxlow noted.
Food is still to be determined, as Ruxlow noted beer is a harder alcohol to pair food with.
“We will have the usual like popcorn and things like that to go with it. It’s not going to be enough food for a full dinner, but just enough to taste,” she said.
The museum is planning to have a tasting every couple of months, with a wine tasting up next Ruxlow said.
For more information, call the museum at (620) 241-8464 or visit their website at http://mcphersonmuseum.com.