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Tap List | Beer Love, A Tale As Old As Time

Brewing Up a Romantic Valentine's Day

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Above image credit: Boulevard Brewing Co. has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to help market “A Quiet Place: Part 2”. (Courtesy | Boulevard Brewing Co.)

Valentine’s Day is this weekend, and if you’re reading this, beer is definitely on the menu. Whether you’re single or taken, it’s important to honor the primordial connection with our favorite fermented beverage. It’s a love story as old as time, and Flatland has got your back!

Tap News

Boulevard Brewing Co. has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to offer an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to watch “A Quiet Place: Part II”.

Teasers for the film’s upcoming release are featured on boxes of canned Boulevard Tank 7 (8.5% ABV, 38 IBU). 

“A Quiet Place,” which premiered in the U.S. on April 6, 2018, has grossed $188 million since its initial release. The highly anticipated follow-up is expected to gross $70 million on its opening weekend March 20.

This isn’t the first time Boulevard has teamed up with a major motion picture company. Back in 2019, Boulevard partnered with 20th Century Fox to announce the release of “X-men: Dark Phoenix”. The announcement of the release was featured on Boulevard’s Space Camper Cosmic IPA (5.9% ABV, 30 IBU).

Tap Notes

Torn Label Brewing Co.’s Alpha Pale Ale (5.6% ABV, 80 IBU) is a hopped up pale ale. Brewed with Northwest hops, this beer has a strong tangerine scent, and is jam-packed with a barrage of flavors including grapefruit and honey.

Boulevard Brewing Co.’s The Calling (8.5% ABV, 75 IBU) is a double India pale ale with a strong apricot scent and notes of floral hops, pine and lemon. This highly drinkable IPA is perfect for ringing in spring.

Public House Brewing Co.’s Cabra Loca is a delicious espresso milk stout (7% ABV, 22 IBU) brewed with cayenne, cocoa and cinnamon. It has notes of dark chocolate on the front end followed by hints of cayenne pepper on the back end.

OK, so this may be cheating, since mead is sometimes classified as a wine, but this primordial brew was way too good to pass up. Pirtle Winery’s Honey Mead (12% ABV) is an ode to Valhalla, brewed with the finest orange blossom honey in Weston, Missouri. This delicious mead carries notes of honey, green grapes and lemons. 

A cornucopia of Tap List options for Valentine’s Day. (Marco Camacho | Flatland)

This Week

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Try this for early Valentine’s Day prep. This Wednesday from 6-7 p.m., BLVD Tours and Rec Center, 2534 Madison Ave., is hosting a Chocolate and Beer Happy Hour. For just $25 a person, try up to four beer-chocolate pairings as two representatives from Christopher Elbow Chocolates walk you through each pairing!

Thursday, Feb. 13

If you’re looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day a day early this year, then head over to Granite City Food and Brewery at 8461 N.W. Prairie View Road. Granite City is offering a three-course meal for only $44.99. They also have reservations for Friday and Saturday. Make your reservations ASAP!

Friday, Feb. 14

The big night arrives. This Friday from 7-8:30 p.m., BLVD Tours and Rec Center, 2534 Madison Ave. is hosting a Valloween Party! What is Valloween, you ask? Just take Valentine’s Day, add a dash of Halloween and – poof – you have a Valentine’s Day costume party! The event is 21 and over and the M80’s will be playing ‘80s music all night!

Head over to Fields and Ivy Brewery, 706 E. 23rd St. in Lawrence, Kansas, this Friday for a five-course dinner featuring five of their signature beers. They have limited availability for 6-9 p.m. Call 785-274-8429 and make your reservations quickly!

Grains and Taps Brewery and Taproom, 10 S.W. 3rd St. in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is hosting a Laid Back Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two from 6-10 p.m. For just $39.99, you get a two-course meal with a pour of their Grains and Taps Brewery White Stout. If that wasn’t enough, you also get to take home a six-pack of their White Stout!

Saturday, Feb. 16

This Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Big Rip Brewing Company, 216 E. 9th Ave. in North Kansas City, Missouri, is releasing a line of cheesecake beers. Limited quantities will be made available with a two four-pack limit per person. Karbon, Blip Roasters and Easy as Pie will be featuring food and snacks for brunch!

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