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Tap List | A Prohibition-Era Brew Returns to KC Taps

Antique Heim Brewery beer bottle label (Emily Woodring | Flatland).
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J. Rieger & Co. has revived its 132-year-old brand in the span of five years. 

It revived something else too – a Prohibition-era brew, Heim beer, which was lost to Prohibition. Now after more than a century, it is back exclusively on tap at J. Rieger & Co. and will be brewed by KC Bier Co., known for its German-style beer.

Another fun fact. In case you missed last week’s inside look, J. Rieger & Co.’s new immersive space occupies the former Heim Brewing bottling facility. 

Imagine this: Experiencing a cold Heim lager in the historical Heim space. 

Tap Notes

Transport Brewery is serving up California Road (7%) a West Coast IPA, made with Simcoe, Amarillo, and Cascade hops. 

Nevertheless She Brewed (6.7%) is back on tap at Double Shift Brewing Company on July 20 for their fourth anniversary.

Casual Animal Brewing Company brewed a tart and fruity kombucha and beer combo called Liger Elixir (3.8%). So it’s healthy right? 

Free State Brewing Company and BKS Artisan Ales collaborated and each made a version of “Samesies”. Free State’s version is a brut style DIPA (8.8%). BKS is a New England style DIPA (8%). 

Heim Beer, a German lager by KC Bier Co., is exclusively at J. Rieger & Co.

The resurrected Heim lager brewed by KC Bier Co (Emily Woodring | Flatland).

This Week

Tuesday, July 16

MO Brew is tapping Los Leñadores, a barrel-aged imperial brown ale brewed by Firestone Walker and Cigar City Brewing. There are only 10 kegs available in the Midwest, so come on out and get this beer while it’s still here!

Wednesday, July 17

Get your running – or walking – shoes on for the Kansas City Running Company Brew Crew three-mile group run/walk at Casual Animal Brewing Company. It kicks off at 6 p.m. Don’t forget to add your name to the raffle while indulging on a sampling of a few or more beers. 

Thursday, July 18

Want to learn the ins-and-outs of networking while drinking? Hire KC is hosting a 21-and-over event at City Barrel Brewing Company to give free advice on all that. To participate, register here

Friday, July 19

Crane Brewing Company is tapping a tart pale ale using galaxy hops. 

Continue the Tank 7 birthday celebrations at Johnny’s Tavern in Overland Park. There will be cupcakes, raffle prizes, games, and of course all the Tank 7 you could want from 6 to 8 p.m. 

Saturday, July 20

Red Crow Brewing Company is releasing a Belgian Dubbel called Gloria in honor of the St. Louis Blues winning the Stanley Cup. 

It’s Double Shift Brewing Company’s Fourth Anniversary. To celebrate, they’re offering new and old beers on tap. Night Circus, a sour ale with pineapple, passionfruit, ginger, lime, & nutmeg will be one of them. There will also be two new bottle releases, new merch, anniversary glassware, and more. 

Fourth Anniversary of Double Shift (Courtesy of Double Shift Brewing Company).

Sunday, July 21

Flying Horse Taproom and Brookside Wine & Spirits are hosting a Beer Paws pup crawl. Take a stroll through East Brookside with your “pawfect” walking buddy. Doggy pools will be available for your dog to take a splash. Tickets are $10 and include your first beer at the taproom. 

Monday, July 22

More than a dozen stand-up comedians based out of New York and Los Angeles are on a brewery tour. The jokes and beer will be flowing at Crane Brewing Company starting at 7 p.m., and tickets are only $9!

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