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Tap List | Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Kansas City Style

Have Fun, Drink Responsibly

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Above image credit: Just embrace the green. Embrace it, we say. (Gregory Bull | AP File)

There’s so much lore surrounding St. Patrick’s Day.

Did you know, for instance, that Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, never actually drove snakes out of Ireland and into the sea while standing on top of a hill?

Also, did you know that Saint Patrick is credited with explaining the Holy Trinity by using a three-leaf clover, which is why the shamrock is associated with the holiday?

So much for the lore. Here are a few pertinent Tap List facts for St. Patrick’s Day.

According to research by WalletHub, an estimated 57% of Americans planned to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in 2020, those folks expected to consume an average of 4.2 drinks apiece, and about 13 million pints of Guinness were poured during the celebration.

Put simply, St. Patrick’s Day also is a legendary day for beer. And you better believe that Kansas City is joining in on the action. Here are some tasty options:

Casual Animal Brewing Co. — 1725 McGee St., Kansas City, Missouri — is hosting live music this Wednesday 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Wind Shift Brewing — 3421B N.W. Jefferson St., Blue Springs, Missouri — will be releasing new beer and serving up Irish coffee, Irish cocktails and Irish food 5 – 9 p.m.

East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri —will be serving up live music, Irish beer, and Irish ice cream 4 – 6 p.m.

And last but not least, Transport Brewery — 11113 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — is collaborating with McLain’s Bakery and Market to serve up authentic Irish food 1 – 7:30 p.m. Pre-orders are preferred, so buy your food ahead of time!

Have fun. But be careful out there.

Beer Releases

Torn Label Brewing Co. — 1708 Campbell St., Kansas City, Missouri — just released Boss Taurus (7.5% ABV), a double cream stout.

Fields and Ivy Brewery — 706 E. 23rd St., Lawrence, Kansas — just released Passionfruit Pineapple, a hard seltzer checking in at 5% ABV. This seltzer is gluten free, just 110 calories, and only has 3.9 grams of carbs.

Sandhills Brewing has released Irish Red and Irish Stout.
Sandhills Brewing has released Irish Red and Irish Stout. (Courtesy | Sandhills Brewing)

Crane Brewing Co.6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — has re-released Monument (6% ABV), a pastry sour made with passion fruit, vanilla, blackberries and lactose. They also released King of Bronze (7.7% ABV), a dry-hopped imperial Irish red ale.

Sandhills Brewing — 5612 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas — has two very special beers on tap for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities. They’ve just tapped Irish Red and Irish Stout. Irish Red clocks in at 5.6% ABV, and Irish Stout clocks in at 4.6% ABV.

Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas —just dropped Alohops, a tropical milkshake IPA clocking in at 7% ABV. This IPA boasts of tropical fruit, hops, vanilla and lactose.

Lost Evenings Brewing Co. — 8625 Hauser Court, Lenexa, Kansas — just dropped Cruel Summer (4.6% ABV), a cross between an American blonde and a Berliner weisse that clocks in at 4.6% ABV (10 IBU). This beer has the perfect blend of malty and citrusy flavors.

Beer Events

Thursday, March 18

It’s Bingo Night this Thursday at Rochester Brewing and Roasting Co.2129 Washington St., Kansas City, Missouri. The fun starts at 7 p.m., and prizes include free drinks. 

Friday, March 19

You’re the DJ this Friday at Border Brewing Co. — 406 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri. This particular event will be dedicated to any artists that played Lilith Fair, including Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Jewel and Fiona Apple! All you have to do is download the Rockbot app, select songs and wait for the votes to pour in. Be there at 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 20

Head over to 3Halves Brewing Co.—110 E. Kansas St., Liberty, Missouri — this Saturday at 8 p.m. for live music featuring the sounds of Pat Woolam. Woolam is an incredible guitarist who was featured on stage with the legendary Keith Urban.

Not Lost Brewing — 229 S. Main St., Ottawa, Kansas — is celebrating its second anniversary this Saturday 4 – 8 p.m. Check out some new beer releases, browse the vinyl, and enjoy fantastic music curated by The Ampersand Vinyl.

Sunday, March 21

Fringe Beerworks224 S.E. Douglas St., Lees Summit, Missouri — is hosting bingo this Sunday 1 – 3 p.m. Grab some of the delicious beer and prep those vocal chords to yell “bingo!”

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