Tap List | Chatting With Calibration, Plus A Reuben Beer Pairing
Calibration Brewing Company (119 Armour Road, North Kansas City, Missouri) celebrates its first anniversary with a beer festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. The event features live music and regional vendors, such as Cinder Block Brewery, Colony KC, Fringe Beerworks, Restless Spirits, Lifted Spirits, Earthbound Brewing Company from St. Louis, Beer Paws, The Brewkery, and Martin City Brewing Company. Proceeds from a raffle will support hurricane relief efforts. Tickets ($25) include a commemorative glass.
As the brewery nears its first year in business, Flatland reached out to Glen Stinson, owner of Calibration Brewing, with five questions about his fledgling company.
Flatland: What can you share that demonstrates the brewery’s growth since inception?
Stinson: We started out as a seven-barrel [brewhouse] system with 15 fermentation and conditioning tanks. We still have room to grow. Our hope is to start distributing before the end of the year. We started out with seven different beers and now have 16 different beers.
What was the biggest initial challenge to open the brewery?
Meeting self-imposed deadlines. Since we served as our general contractor, doing the construction, designing and work was enjoyable but at a great effort.
What milestones would you like to note?
Getting our patio area open. Although we are nowhere near completion, it is great to see our patrons enjoy the space. Bocce ball courts are soon to come.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of operating the brewery?
Looking back and seeing what has been accomplished. Also, getting to know the different personalities of those working at Calibration and appreciating them as our greatest asset.
Any advice you’d give to up-and-coming brewery owners and brewers?
Count the cost and see if you have the time and the energy.
courtesy of www.flatlandkc.org
About Calibration Brewery
Think about the relationships in your life that are bonded together by community and good beer.
Friends. Partners. Family.
At Calibration Brewery, our family is bonded together by a shared entrepreneurial spirit and a love for good beer. Glen and his son Nick launched Calibration Brewery after exploring the exciting world of home brewing and realizing that they were on to something. They teamed up with Amanda Harris who brought her vision of what a brewery should be–community-centric, a place to eat good food made sustainable and grab a great pint of beer and together they opened the doors to Calibration in 2016. Calibration launched with their flagship Scotch Ale and haven’t stopped innovating and bringing great flavors and experimental blends to the world of Craft Beer yet. Welcome to Calibration. Join our table and build some new relationships of your own.