Published April 21st, 2020 at 6:00 AM
No doubt, things have changed. Just a month ago we were clinking beer glasses, drinking frothy ale and singing the night away at our favorite local brewery. Now, many of us are stuck at home, scrambling to fill our refrigerators with the delicious, primordial nectar that is beer.
Though it’s sad that we can’t convene, sheltering in place in the age of coronavirus presents local beer lovers the opportunity to support local breweries when they need it most. Many breweries in the Kansas City area are offering curbside pickup options, premiering beer releases, and hosting virtual and off-site events to stay afloat.
Want some tips on what to drink and where to go (virtually)? As always, Flatland is here to help.
Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — has released VooDoo U Double Wit, a Belgian wit style beer with coriander and orange peel. This beer boasts citrus and a high ABV. You can order it here!
3 Trails Brewing —111 N. Main St,, Independence, Missouri — released their first bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, A Dangerous Game (13.5% ABV). Snag a crowler before they’re gone!
Windshift Brewing — 3421B N.W. Jefferson St., Blue Springs, Missouri — recently dropped Lost in the Clouds, a New England style Pale Ale brewed with Simcoe and El Dorado hops clocking in at around 5.7% ABV (40 IBU).
Grains & Taps Brewery —10 S.W. 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, Missuri — released Yuppies in Blazers Tangerine Milkshake IPA (6.7% ABV, 30 IBU), which you can order here! This incredible IPA is available in crowlers to-go!
Big Rip Brewing Co. — 216 E. 9th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — is selling Three Beggars Lager (4.7% ABV), which you can order here! This light and smooth lager is perfect for the warmer weather!
Torn Label Brewing Co. — 1708 Campbell St., Kansas City, Missouri — still has growlers of their coveted Wolfcat (5% ABV) available here! This lager boasts of chocolate and caramel. Grab a growler before they’re gone!
This Thursday, Dubious Claims Brewing Co. — 451 S. Thompson Ave.,vExcelsior Springs, Missouri — is hosting a virtual, Girl Scout cookie and beer pairing event starting at 7:30 p.m. For just $25, you get four beers and eight cookies! Order in advance, and schedule a curbside pickup!
Boulevard Brewing Co. — 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — is hosting a virtual beer dinner this Saturday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.. You have the option of pairing your own homemade food with Boulevard beer, or you can pay for the meal-beer pairings ahead of time, and pick them up on Friday!
Wanna learn the art of homebrewing from the comfort of your own home? Great! Grains & Taps Brewery — 10 S.W. 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, Missouri — is hosting a two-hour, live stream lesson this Sunday starting at 1 p.m.