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Tap List | Cold Beer is a Remedy for the Heat in Kansas City

Local Breweries Mark Juneteenth and Pride Month

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Above image credit: Summer and beer go together like peas and carrots. (Adobe)

Being from West Texas, you would think I’d find ways to navigate the heat. You would think I’d find ways to keep my hands from burning when touching the steering wheel, or my legs from burning when sitting in the car. You would think I’d find ways to properly hydrate before mowing the lawn, going on walks, or walking down the Country Club Plaza.

Sadly, this is not the case.

As much as I loathe the heat, one thing is for certain — there is nothing like cold beer on a summer day. Lucky for us, Flatland has a slew of beers and beer-related events to keep you cool.

Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — is hosting Chris and Piggy, an acoustic duo that specializes in folk, Americana and bluegrass this Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight. Snag some tasty beer from Apex and let the sound of banjos and acoustic guitars carry you away.

Beer Releases

Gotta Lite by Strange Days Brewing — 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri — is an American banquet-style lager clocking in at 5% ABV. This highly crushable lager is brewed with Czech pilsner malt and Mandarina Bavaria hops.

Servaes Brewing Company 10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — is releasing two Black is Beautiful imperial aged stouts for Juneteenth. One of the versions will be a standard barrel-aged imperial stout, and the other will be a barrel-aged imperial stout brewed with coffee from Kansas City’s own Black Drip Coffee.

Rockcreek Brewing Co. — 5880 Beverly Ave. Mission, Kansas — is releasing American IPA (7.2% ABV, 58 IBU) this Wednesday. This IPA was brewed with Columbus and Cascade hops from Kansas City Hop Co., and also Mosaic and Simcoe hops.

JoCo Juice is back at Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — this weekend. For the uninitiated, JoCo Juice is a New England-style IPA clocking in at 7% ABV, brewed with Cascade, Sabro, and Cashmere hops.

Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — has a crazy cool beer that you should try. Krazy Cool is a Belgian witbier made with coriander and orange peel, and clocking in at 6.5% ABV (63 IBU).

Beer Events

Tuesday, June 15

Pathlight Brewing —11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee (KS)—is hosting a super special beer pairing dinner to celebrate their first anniversary tonight from 6 – 9 p.m. The dinner will be four courses, created by chef Bradley Gilmore and chef Brandon West. Click here for tickets.

Pathlight Brewing in Shawnee is celebrating its anniversary this week.
Pathlight Brewing in Shawnee is celebrating its anniversary this week. (Courtesy | Pathlight Brewing)

Friday, June 18

Servaes Brewing Company 10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — is celebrating Pride Month this Friday from 2 – 10 p.m. The brewery is releasing a special, smoothie-style sour beer. KC Queens Schatzie and Morah Reign will be providing entertainment, and two dollars from every pour will be donated to Lion House, a local LGBTQ+ transitional and rehoming house.

Megan Luttrell performs live at Lost Evenings Brewing Co. — 8625 Hauser Court, Lenexa, Kansas, this Friday from 6-9 p.m. Luttrell plays everything from Johnny Cash to Russian folk music.

Saturday, June 19

Pathlight Brewing —11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — is hosting a Pathlight Anniversary Brunch this Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Taco Tank food truck will be posted up, slinging your favorite brunch menu items. Beermosas, micheladas, and beer cocktails will abound. At 5 p.m. Pathlight festivities continue with a Pig Roast and Shrimp Boil. Southern-style banana pudding and sides will also be available.

Sunday, June 20

Are you looking for incredible beer deals? Transport Brewery — 11113 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — is having a happy hour with $5 beers and $10 to-go crowlers.

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