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Tap List: Bring On The Summer Brews

Cold beer and sun This summer's all about a cold beer and slice of sun. (Emily Woodring | Flatland)
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It’s going to be a hot one this week and there will be plenty of events to enjoy a cold one outside. CrossroadsKC Beer Fest is this weekend with 30 craft breweries and over 80 beers. Beer tastings are from 4 to 9 p.m and music from 5 to 11 p.m. featuring PetRock, a band from Omaha, Nebraska.

Enjoy an all plant-based BBQ on Torn Label’s patio catered by Southern Fried Vegan with menu items including Fried Chickun, Jambalaya, Mac N Cheeze, Cajun Corn and more. Torn Label also has some new beer releases you’ll have to try!

Tap Notes

Brewery Emperial uses fresh ginger, lemon juice, and pure cane sugar to create their Ginger Shandy (3.6%). It’s a summer delight. 

Casual Animal Brewing Company is serving Gazoontight (5.5%), a blonde sour ale immersed with guava and mango.

When life gives Cinderblock Brewery lemons, they make Salted Lemonade, a kettle sour with pink Himalayan sea salt and lemon. 

BKS Artisan Ales has Amusement Sour IPA, the next in their rotating lineup of sour IPAS. Hibiscus, rose petal, lemon, and lychee fruit are present in this dry hopped beer. 

Double Shift Brewing Company has a few new beers out right now, one of them being Desert Sounds (6.1%), a dry-hopped sour with prickly pear and vanilla, which gives it a sweet and creamy aftertaste.

Patrons can taste the newest beer called Desert Sounds from Double Shift Brewing Company. (Emily Woodring | Flatland)

This Week

Tuesday, June 25:

“0% Cholesterol. 100% Delicious.” Southern Fried Vegan will be serving up plant-based BBQ dishes at Torn Label Brewing Company. Pair with their most recent batch of Hang Em’ High IPA. See ya’ll there! 

Ever thought about fostering a pet, but wanted more information? KC Pet Project will be at Bier Station from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to talk about the process of fostering a dog or cat and answer any questions you may have. Beer & pet lovers unite! RSVP here.

Wednesday, June 26:

Calling all Young Professionals! Lucia Beer Garden + Grill will be hosting a meet up from 4 to 6 p.m. to connect with other young professionals from the area. Sue Hack will be there from the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce talking about the Leadership Lawrence program. 

Thursday, June 27:

Get a pour of Free State’s Falcon Lager and meet Lakeside Nature center animals on the patio at Bier Station. This event will be promoting The 4th annual Run for the Raptors (Link) event, “cue the Free State raptor” and each beer during happy hour will donate proceeds to Kansas City’s own Lakeside Nature Center. Meet the animals from 6 to 7 p.m. 

Friday, June 28:

The Melt Food Truck will be at Limitless Brewing in Lenexa, Kansas starting at 5 p.m. Get your cheese and beer on. 

Saturday, June 29:

Over 80 different beers, music, games, contests, food trucks?! What more could you ask for? Enjoy your (hopefully not muggy) Saturday at CrossroadsKC Craft Beer Fest. Tickets are available on etix.com.

Sunday, June 30:

Join Boulevard Brewing Company for an all day, end-of-the-month, Pride Celebration. A dollar for each beer purchased will be donated to Save, Inc., which “provides comprehensive housing solutions to empower socially and medically disadvantaged people.” The taproom will also be hosting bingo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m, and DJ Jabberock will be bringing summertime tunes from 1 to 4 p.m. 


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