New Kansas City Area Brewery / Brewpubs

Know of any new beer releases to the area? Share some info here.
thebigrip

Re: New Kansas City Area Brewery / Brewpubs

Post by thebigrip » November 30th, 2012, 1:43 pm

This is a great forum. I was really surprised to hear my new brewery mentioned so many times! You guys are really on top of things.

I figured I would share some information with you all about The Big Rip Brewing Company.

We are under construction (renovating a 3500 sq foot warehouse) and finalizing all our remaining equipment (we have our brewing system). We are hoping to be open in February, pending licensing, but by March at the latest. We will be brewing on a 2bbl custom electric system and will have jacketed 2 and 4 bbl fermenters to start out. We plan on having a large variety of beer on tap and our taproom should seat about 45. We will only be open two days a week but plan on making them fun times!

The bbq place that is opening up next store is called KC SmokeShack BBQ -- they will be competing with Smoking Guns which I am sure wont' be fun for them but if their brisket is as good as they say then maybe they can be another great BBQ place in town.

Anyhow, check us out on our website or on facebook.com/bigripbrewing to keep in the loop!

Cheers,
Josh Collins
The Big Rip Brewing Company

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Re: New Kansas City Area Brewery / Brewpubs

Post by EricH » November 30th, 2012, 2:01 pm

Thanks for the update, Josh!

We're all just anxious for some new blood around here, I think. So much in the works over the last few years, and so little that has actually come to fruition.

Best of luck to ya! If you build it, they will come...
"Une Rochefort, c'est bien.
Deux Rochefort, c'est moins.
Trois Rochefort, faut pas le faire."

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Post by theisti » November 30th, 2012, 2:11 pm

Great news Josh, thanks!

Let us know how we can help get you launched.

Cheers,

Tim

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Re: New Kansas City Area Brewery / Brewpubs

Post by johnf » November 30th, 2012, 2:44 pm

Sounds great except for the two days a week part. My employer will be pleased though.

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Re: New Kansas City Area Brewery / Brewpubs

Post by thomas15 » November 30th, 2012, 3:52 pm

Thanks for using this site to communicate an actual opening date. Im excited to drink your beers.

Where does the name come from though? Smoking bong or farting?
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Re: New Kansas City Area Brewery / Brewpubs

Post by beer4bill » November 30th, 2012, 4:51 pm

Thanks for the update and I echo Tim's offer how can we help?

We are experienced and know how to at drink beer...

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Re: New Kansas City Area Brewery / Brewpubs

Post by theLC » November 30th, 2012, 5:30 pm

thomas15 wrote:Smoking bong or farting?


literal LOL

certainly hope its the former...

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Re: New Kansas City Area Brewery / Brewpubs

Post by JRBoulevard_KC » November 30th, 2012, 6:37 pm

Awesome news.

...And we know lots of craft beer drinkers, whether they are on this site or not.

We will definitely help however we can.

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Re: New Kansas City Area Brewery / Brewpubs

Post by EricH » November 30th, 2012, 7:10 pm

thomas15 wrote:Where does the name come from though? Smoking bong or farting?


I'm not Josh, but I'm going to go with neither:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Rip

Now, how this relates to brewing is something I can't answer.
"Une Rochefort, c'est bien.
Deux Rochefort, c'est moins.
Trois Rochefort, faut pas le faire."

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Re: New Kansas City Area Brewery / Brewpubs

Post by thebigrip » December 4th, 2012, 9:36 pm

As EricH has found out, The Big Rip is the ultimate Apocalypse! My business partner and myself love end of the world movies anything involving space. Maybe someday we will share our huge list of 'failed' names! Some are pretty off-the-wall...and offensive :P

Our brewery name isn't supposed to be depressing though, it is afterall an event that is 20 million years down the road... plenty of time to drink while scientist debunk the theory or a zombie eats you!

As for helping out, please help us get the word out on facebook and twitter (though we haven't made our first tweet yet...). Also, checkout our online store where we have shirts, stainless growlers, Get Ripped mug club and some other things available. We are also donating 10% of our gross revenue to BikeWalk KC to help put more biking and running trails in the city.

We have a huge week of construction planned, hopefully some pictures will be up thursday if you check back on our site or on facebook!

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