Kansas City voted the final stop on Samuel Adams’ KMF Grand Cru Tasting Tour


Kansas City is the 12th and final stop on Samuel Adams’ Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru tour. KC won a drinkers’ vote to take the last spot in the tour, so plan on trying some KMF at a few yet-to-be-named bars around town at the end of November and early December. 

What is KMF? It’s a Belgian ale, aged in gigantic Hungarian oak tuns for two years in the Boston brewery’s Barrel Room and fermented with multiple micro-organisms (Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus “other wild critters found in the environment of our 150-year old brewery”).

KMF is a limited release, only available on tap. The tour started September 8 in, where else, Boston. KC will get the brew after a West Coast swing through San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle.

Samuel Adams describes KMF as “tart, funky, and complex with notes of dark fruits, cherry, cocoa & vanilla. To bring together these flavors we’ve added a small amount of Belgian candi sugar to add a bit of smoothness and hint of sweetness to this vintage.”

My sample glass (provided by Samuel Adams) poured a dark brownish red. There’s definitely a fruity, chocolate-y aroma, and it’s not overpowering at 6.4 percent ABV and 9.4 IBUs. I enjoyed sipping this sour, and it’s something I’d get again as long as it’s not 10 a.m. on a Monday. 

The brewery used Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops and Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Special B and Munich 10 malt varieties.

We’ll let you know where you can drink it when we find out.

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