- Contributed by Ms Duck
Wow it's been so very long since I've written. I'm gonna blame my layoff because there was plenty of beer drinking happening, just no reviews.
It's Friday night of my first week back in the world of the working stiffs. Gotta say it feels good to feel as if I earned this beer and it isn't a salve on my wounded pride. I didn't do it on purpose but not only are two outstanding breweries on my commute home, but I work across the street from Flying Saucer and all her beer selection glory. This is the first time in eight years for me to have an 'office' and boy do I have a great...cubicle. Granted I've never had my own office but my cubi has a great view.
This is the point that I'm going to brag about the true beauty of Kansas City's architecture. I work downtown in the 'Power and Light' District. I drive in through amazing buildings, I work in a gorgeous building and I look out at some of KC's finest views. It really doesn't matter the weather, although today was spectacular, the views are truly inspiring.
So now I sit in North KC at one of my favorite little tap rooms, Big Rip. Josh and Kipp (the owners and brewers extraordinaire) have done a great job with this little gem. I can't say hidden anymore because this taproom is packed. Josh and Kipp helped me out with our first Girls' Pint Out Tour and Tasting back in January. They are awesome!!
The beers they brew aren't too shabby either. Right now I'm drinking my new favorite...Bubba Banana Cream. I haven't had a chance to ask about the Bubba reference, see all their beers and brew tanks are named after references to creepy, odd, classic movies. But it really doesn't matter, this beer is lovely!! This was recently listed as a beer to have in KC this summer and so I believe I shall. It's golden color is appealing to the eye as you lift your glass. The nose has an overall fruit note but I'm not going to go as far as say fruity. And the taste...refreshing, light, slight banana but not too much. It lingers in the middle of your palate and is light enough not to overwhelm.
If you are in the area, I recommend a stop by Big Rip in North Kansas City. They are open Friday- Sunday and you can check their website for what will be on tap. Who knows what movie will be playing or if it's a nice day enjoy their new beer garden.
It's been quite a while since I last wrote but I hope you hadn't given up on me.
Until next time, Cheers!!