Published September 29th, 2020 at 6:00 AM
Remember the good old days? No, I’m not talking about the “pre-COVID-19” days. I’m talking about recess and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I’m talking about the familiar smell of lunch boxes, wall-mounted pencil sharpeners, and multi-colored crayons.
I’m talking about that one time Mrs. Adams gave you a ‘B’ in art class for drawing robot space warriors destroying far away planets, even though you clearly deserved an ‘A’ because the composition was excellent and the cross-hatching was well above third-grader art quality.
Me? Bitter? Not at all … well, maybe just a little.
If you’re looking for artistic redemption, then shoot your shot at Border Brewing Co. — 406 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri this Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m. and relive the good old days of arts and crafting, but with beer! Border Brewing has a wide range of beers to wet your whistle while you (art!) work, everything from a Strawberry Blonde Ale (4% ABV, 20 IBU), to a Philly Sour with Pink Guava (4.1% ABV), to a Shiftie (Imperial) IPA (8% ABV, 60 IBU).
Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — has released two IPA’s. Anzac is a New Zealand IPA made with Motueka and Rakau hops clocking in at 6.8% ABV. Pogos (6.8% ABV) is an IPA made with American hops.
Fields and Ivy Brewery — 706 E. 23rd St, Lawrence, Kansas — released Sale Barn Saison, a Saison beer clocking in at 8% ABV (32 IBU) made with Bloody Butcher heirloom corn.
Grains and Taps Brewery — 10 SW 3rd St, Lee’s Summit, Missouri — has been making some noise with their Milkshake IPA’s. Lemon Cherry IPA (6.7% ABV) is a citrusy delight available in crowlers and on draft.
Something special is brewing at Torn Label Brewing Co. — 1708 Campbell St., Kansas City, Missouri. The Art of Mischief is a Hazy IPA brewed with Motueka hops slated for release this week.
Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — is releasing a new beer this Friday. Wonderwall (6.5% ABV) is a Saison and get this: the beer was aged in a Tom’s Town gin barrel and conditioned with banana and pineapple! Available on tap and in cans starting this Friday.
Alma Mader Brewing — 2635 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri — has released two beers. Meadow is a Festbier (5.5% ABV) brewed with Hersbrucker and Hallertau hops that, according to Alma Mader, tastes more like a Pilsner than a Marzen. Mirror Line is a New England Double IPA (8% ABV) brewed with Citra and Mosaic. Both beers are available in cans.
Do you have a secret talent? Are you looking for what could be your big break? Head over to 3 Trails Brewing Co. — 111 N. Main St., Independence, Missouri — for Open Mic Night this Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. and show the great people in Independence, Missouri what you got!
East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri —is hosting live music this Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Blake Gardner, a musician who hails from Columbia, Missouri, is playing covers and originals outside!
This Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m., head over to Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — for Beet Fest. Crane Brewing is collaborating with restaurants all over the Kansas City Metro to celebrate what is perhaps one of the most underrated vegetables ever: beets. There are two options: a socially distant four-course meal created by Chef Brett Atkinson, and a curbside pick-up option.
If you’re looking for a place to watch the Chiefs game this Sunday, then look no further! Make your way to Lost Evenings Brewing Co. — 8625 Hauser Ct, Lenexa, Kansas. During the game, Lost Evenings will be selling their People’s Champ (6.7% ABV, 70 IBU), Red IPA for $5!
Celebrate Cobbler Sour Sundays this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Servaes Brewing Company — 10921 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, Kansas. Every Sunday this Fall, Servaes Brewing will be releasing a variation of their Golden Sour and featuring doughnuts from McLain’s Market in Shawnee.