Tap List | 12 Beers of Christmas & an Invitation To a Puppy Party

Border Brewing Co.'s Ribbon Cutter and Strawberry Blonde Ale in cans Border Brewing Co. debuts two beers, Ribbon Cutter and Strawberry Blonde Ale, in cans this week. (Contributed | Border Brewing Co.)

Forget partridges. Forget pear trees. Tapcade (1701 McGee St., Suite 200) is celebrating 12 Boulevard Beers of Christmas through Monday, Dec. 24. Each day features a new, limited-release Boulevard beer (Saison Brett is today, Rye on Rye 2017 is Friday) for $4.50, alongside specials on more than a dozen other Boulevard beers.

Limitless Brewing Co. (9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas) has brewed a Brute IPA, a dry pale ale that is the latest beer style in which Kansas City-area breweries have fallen in love.

Casual Animal Brewing Co. (1725 McGee St.) has a new Experimental Hazy IPA (7.5% alcohol by volume) on tap. The beer has been dry-hopped twice and features Rakau, Mosaic and El Dorado hops.

Strange Days Brewing Co. (316 Oak St.) has brewed Oak 316, a medium-bodied pre-Prohibition lager, in honor of the Muehlebach Brewery.

This Week

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Do good. Drink beer. Kansas City Bier Co. (310 W. 79th St.) taps its version of Resilience Butte County Proud IPA. KCBC’s India pale lager is based off the Resilience recipe provided by California-based Sierra Nevada. IPL sales benefit the victims of the wild fires through the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund.

Add a little heat to the start of your week with Nashville Hot Chicken Night at Hogshead KC (4743 Pennsylvania Ave.). Get a peppery half or whole-bird with hoppy pickles that will have your lips tingling. Miller High Life beers are $3 when you need to cool things down.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

You’ve had Border Brewing Co.’s beers in bottles, but never in cans. The Crossroads brewery at 406 E. 18th St. will release Strawberry Blonde and Ribbon Cutter (an American IPA) in six-packs of 12-ounce cans.

Tackling the Prairie Artisan Ales tap takeover at Barley’s Kitchen + Tap (11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park, Kansas) will be a stout order. Barley’s will have eight of Prairie’s stouts on tap, including vanilla, chocolate and coffee versions of Bomb! (a 13% alcohol by volume imperial stout)

Thursday, Dec. 20

Ain’t no party like a puppy party. Casual Animal Brewing Co. will have puppies from KC Pet Project on hand from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Don an ugly sweater — there’s a contest — and buy a Vanilla Porter ($2 of each pint goes to KC Pet Project).

Friday, Dec. 21

Long nights call for dark ales. Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.) kicks off Bell’s Darkest Night at 3 p.m. with a host of inky beers from Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery.

Callsign Brewing (1447 Gentry St., North Kansas City, Missouri) is celebrating the Winter Solstice from 4 to 10 p.m. Get $1 off beer and cocktails and buy one, get one half-off on its flagship brews. If you want to get a sense of Callsign, consider starting with the light-bodied Screaming Eagle Cream Ale.

Saturday, Dec. 22

Some birthday parties are more fun than others. Crane Brewing Co. (6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri) celebrates its third anniversary with an ugly sweater holiday party that starts at noon. Crane will tap an anniversary imperial stout that clocks in at 11% ABV and has been aged in J. Rieger & Co. whiskey barrels with vanilla beans.

Crane will also go back into the vault and have Trill, Mango Lassi and Treaty of Bacchus available. The Raytown brewery will also be serving pulled pork sandwiches, kumquat jalapeño coleslaw and white chocolate pecan blondies.

Sunday, Dec. 23

After 21 years in Westport, McCoy’s Public House (4057 Pennsylvania Ave.) will close its doors today. The neighborhood brewpub introduced thousands of Kansas Citians to craft beer, and busted a few belts with gargantuan bowls of mac ’n’ cheese.

Big Rip Brewing Co. (216 E. 9th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri) wants you to drink your dessert. Big Rip will be open from noon to 5 p.m. and have its Twins Cherry Cheesecake Cream Ale in bottles and on tap.

Monday, Dec. 24

Bring the merry to Christmas as Big Rip opens from 8 a.m. to noon to sell Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Bacta Imperial Chai Brown, 3 Pepper Aisle 12 IPA and Davie Hogan’s Revenge Blueberry Vanilla Cream Ale in bottles and on tap.

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