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Tap List | Drifting into a Tryptophan Siesta

Stocking Up for Next Week’s Feast

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Above image credit: Transport Brewery in Shawnee is hosting a food drive during November for the benefit of Hillcrest Transitional Housing, which serves the homeless. (Courtesy | Transport Brewery)

Olympic swimmer and gold medalist Michael Phelps supposedly ate a pound of pasta, an entire pizza and several energy drinks before training for the Olympics. 

Some might say that Americans are training for their own form of  Olympics. But these Olympics don’t involve swimming caps, butterfly strokes, or even water. Nope. We won’t even have to leave the comfort of our own homes. And to be honest, with COVID-19 at an all-time high, who would want to?

Next week, Americans will be swimming in gravy boats, sprinting towards grandma’s famous cornbread stuffing, and boxing out family members for turkey legs and mac and cheese. No gold, silver or bronze medals here. Just pumpkins pies and pumpkin-spiced porters, as we drift into a tryptophan siesta.

Speaking of food, all November Transport Brewery in Shawnee, 11113 Johnson Drive, is having a food drive. So empty out your pantry, bring unused food to Transport, and get $1 off their delicious beer. Donations will go to the Hillcrest Transitional Housing, which serves the homeless.

Beer Releases

Strange Days Brewing, 316 Oak St. in Kansas City, dropped Solar Flare, an IPA clocking in at 6.8% ABV (30 IBU). This IPA has fruity tropical flavors and is available in the Strange Days to-go.

Alma Mader Brewing, 2635 Southwest Blvd. in Kansas City, released Solemn Light (8.5% ABV), an imperial double milk stout, in honor of campfire hangouts. This beer is basically a roasted s’more in your mouth!

City Barrel Brewing Co., 1740 Holmes St. in Kansas City, released Pink Sexy Fog (7.9% ABV), an New England IPA rocking passion fruit flavors topped with strawberries and cream. 

Lawrence Beer Co., 826 Pennsylvania St. in Lawrence, is releasing a collaborative beer this Sunday with Repetition Coffee. Black is All Colors At Once is a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout. This very special beer was aged in Willet bourbon barrels for nine months. Be sure to order online for curbside pickup.

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Lawrence Beer Co. collaborated with Repetition Coffee on Black is All Colors at Once, an imperial stout. (Pete Dulin I Flatland)

Outfield Beer Company, 10953 Kaw Drive in Edwardsville, released Gregorian Stout (6% ABV, 35 IBU), an oatmeal stout loaded with malt, caramel and chocolate flavors.

Not Lost Brewing, 229 S. Main St. in Ottawa, dropped Blood Orange Milkshake IPA, a milkshake IPA made with blood orange puree and vanilla beans. 

Pathlight Brewing, 11200 W. 75th St. in Shawnee, released Feeding Chaos (7.5% ABV), a bottle conditioned saison. This zesty brew was made with a house made wild yeast and then conditioned for several months. Only available in bottles.

This is just a reminder that Stockyards Brewing, 1600 Genessee St. in Kansas City, dropped a very special beer back in October, which is still available. Rising Hope (6.5% ABV) is an IPA brewed with blood orange, raspberry and Bulgarian rose. This beer was made in collaboration with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and all of the proceeds will be donated to help fight cancer.

Beer Events

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Every Wednesday from 4 – 9 p.m., Callsign Brewing, 1447 Gentry St. in North Kansas City, hosts Pint Night! This means you get a pint for $4, and if you’re a veteran (with valid ID) you get a pint for $3. 

Thursday, Nov. 19

Not Lost Brewing, 229 S. Main St. in Ottawa, is hosting Vinyl Night from 6 – 9 p.m. Here’s out it works. First, cancel your Thursday night plans. Next, head over to Not Lost Brewing and try some of their amazing beer. After a few sips, spend the rest of your night social distancing and listening to smooth vinyl sounds curated by The Ampersand Vinyl, a local record store.

Friday, Nov. 20

Limitless Brewing, 9765 Widmer Road in Lenexa, is celebrating its two-year anniversary this Friday and Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m. The Tallahassee Trunk Stuffers and the Old No. 5’s will be serving up live music and Limitless will be serving up special beer releases. 

Saturday, Nov. 21

If you like puppies, yoga and beer, then head over to Cinder Block Brewery, 110 E. 18th Ave. in North Kansas City, from 9:45 a.m. to noon for Puppy Yoga! A limit of 18 people will be allowed for social distancing, and you must bring your own yoga mat! Make reservations ASAP!

Do you love brunch and beer? Then spend your Saturday at Rockcreek Brewing Co., 5880 Beverly Ave. in Mission. Rockcreek will be featuring a special brunch menu starting at 11 a.m. 

Apex Aleworks, 4356 S. Noland Road in Independence, is hosting live music 7 – 10 p.m. featuring the classic rock sounds of Middle Ground Band. Spend your Saturday evening social distancing, drinking beer and jamming out to Deep Purple and Black Sabbath!

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