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Tap List | Confronting Conformity

Taking a Break From the Onslaught of Seasonal Beers

Taps on Main, a self-serve beer bar. Taps on Main is hosting '90s Night at Taps this Saturday night. (Jonathan Bender | Flatland)
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I’m the guy wearing a t-shirt in subzero temperatures, the guy ordering mozzarella sticks at a burger joint, the guy at the holiday party wearing a Hawaiian shirt, drinking his favorite IPA. I know it’s your party, Tom, but stop offering me “seasonal” beverages. Didn’t you hear? I’m a dyed-in-the-wool nonconformist! I’ll drink a stout when I’m good and ready. Wait. Is that a limited edition stout brewed with coffee beans? It’s the last one, and you’re offering it to me? What are you waiting for? Fill her up!

What better way to combat conformity than by partying like it’s 1999 in 2019? Taps on Main, 1715 Main St. in Kansas City, is hosting ‘90s Night at Taps on Saturday from 9 p.m to 12 a.m., which means 40 delicious beers will be on tap and, yes, Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” probably will be playing in the background. 

Tap Notes

Martin City Brewing Co.’s Estrada De Terra Brown Ale. (Courtesy | Martin City Brewing Co.)

Ever made a pot of coffee only to forget about it and return to it midday? Well, imagine that the pot was magically transformed by a beer wizard into a brown ale. That is exactly what you should expect from Martin City Brewing Co.’s Estrada De Terra Brown Ale (5.7% ABV, 35 IBU).

Martin City Brewing Co. collaborated with Alchemy Coffee (Lawrence, Kansas) to deliver The Alchemy Coffee Stout (6.3% ABV, 50 IBU), a delicious stout with notes of milk chocolate on the front end, and espresso beans on the finish. 

Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Lickable Wallpaper – Sour Saison Ale (8.1% ABV, 8 IBU) is part of its First Fridays Collection. This sour will slap you square in the face with notes of grapefruit, wine and boysenberry!

4 Hands Brewing Co.’s Warped Perception Double Dry Hopped Hazy IPA (6.5% ABV, No IBU) is an ode to the God of Hops. This IPA has a hoppy-citrusy aroma, with strong notes of grapefruit and sugar cane. 

Boulevard Brewing Co. released its Plaid Habit Canadian Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Brown Ale (12.5% ABV, 13 IBU). This beer is special for a number of reasons. First, it reminds me of my favorite Mexican, caramelized coconut candy. Second, it’s a powerhouse of flavors such as maple, coconut, caramel and sugar cane! Plaid Habit is die hard. 

This Week

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Head over to Fringe Beerworks, 224 S.E. Douglas St. in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, this Wednesday for the Firestone Walker Tap Takeover! Their keg list will include Firestone Walker favorites as well as never-before seen Firestone Walker beers on tap in Kansas City!

Bier Station, 120 E. Gregory Blvd. in Kansas City, is hosting Brewers Read Mean Reviews Vol. 5. Brewers from Border Brewing Co., Boulevard Brewing Co., Brewery Emperial, Casual Animal Brewing Co., East Forty Brewing, The Free State Brewing Co., Green Room Burgers & Beer, Lawrence Beer Company, Martin City Brewing Company, Sandhills Brewing, Strange Days Brewing Co., and Transport Brewery will be reading mean beer reviews this Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. If you love reading mean Yelp reviews (and beer!), then this event is for you. 

Thursday, Nov. 14

Tie on your fancy bibs for beer and amuse-bouche. Stockyards Brewing Co., 1600 Genessee St.  in Kansas City, is hosting the Stockyards Brewery and Golden Ox Steak Dinner this Thursday from 6-9 p.m. You get beer, snacks and a four-course meal provided by Golden Ox Steakhouse for $70! 

BKS Artisan Ales, 633 E 63rd St. in Kansas City, is hosting a Pop-up Opening this Thursday from 6-9 p.m. Swing by their tasting room to try their Metaphysical Infinity IPA (6.8% ABV), their Holstein Milk Stout (5.65% ABV), or their Wrestling With Bears Missouri Wild Ale (5.5% ABV)!

Burg and Barrel, 7042 W 76th St. in Overland Park, is hosting a 4 Hands Brewing Co. Turkey Night. 4 Hands Brewing Co. will be serving up some of their seasonal brews, including their Absence of Light Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Stout (6.8% ABV, 20 IBU) and their Chocolate Milk Stout (5.5% ABV, 10 IBU) . Do you remember drawing turkeys using only your hand, paper and crayons back in grade school? You do? Well, here’s your chance to shine. In addition to delicious brew, there will be a hand turkey art contest and the winner will receive a Thanksgiving turkey! 

Saturday, Nov. 16

Taps on Main, 1715 Main St. in Kansas City, is hosting ‘90s Night at Taps on Saturday from 9 p.m.-12 a.m., highlighting means 40 delicious beers will be on tap. 

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