Published December 3rd, 2019 at 6:00 AM
Thanksgiving is over, which means it’s time to stuff our work refrigerators with Thanksgiving leftovers, and make room in our bellies for more holiday goodness. Very soon, we’ll load up on eggnog, brisket, holiday pastries and, best of all, beer!
If you want to impress your friends with your extensive knowledge of local brew, then be sure to pick up KC Bier Co.’s Dunkelbock Limited Edition, which is set to release Tuesday, Dec. 3, exclusively at KC Bier Co.’s Bierhalle. This award-winning brew is sure to make a splash at your next holiday party, so grab a bottle before they’re gone!
The Crane Brewing 2018 Small Ball Saison (ABV 5.2%) is a “dry hopped, Belgian-style ale, bottle conditioned with brettanomyces.” It’s a honey-colored saison with strong floral happiness on the front end, with notes of lavender on the finish.
The 4 Hands Brewing Co.’s War Hammer Imperial IPA is a smash hit. This IPA clocks in at about 9% ABV and 83 IBU, and has strong hints of grapefruit, hops and a tinge of honey.
Wichita Brewing Company’s Mad Scientist (8% ABV, 77 IBU) is a Double IPA brewed with peach. This delicious double IPA has hints of bubblegum, peach and hops.
Martin City Brewing Company’s Revenge of the Dragon Nitro Stout is a chocolatey, milky stout clocking in at 5.1% ABV and 35 IBU. This drinkable brew would pair perfectly with a medium-rare KC Strip, which is exactly how I had it!
Thursday, Dec. 5
Head over to the Hy-Vee Market Grille in Olathe, 14955 West 151st St., this Thursday to witness the merging of two incredible forces: donuts and beer! Take a load off before the weekend hits with a donut in one hand and beer from Martin City Brewing Company in the other. Martin City’s Imperial Alchemy Coffee Stout (6.3% ABV, 50 IBU), Donut Stout (6% ABV, 15 IBU), Double Secret Hard Way IPA (9.1% ABV, 69 IBU), and Belgian Abbey (7.2% ABV, 30 IBU) will be on the menu.
Do you like peanut butter? Do you like jelly? Do you like the magical combination that is peanut butter and jelly? You do? Don’t miss the tapping event at Granite City Food & Brewery, 8461 N.W. Prairie View Road in Kansas City, this Thursday, featuring Lunch Pail, their peanut butter and jelly ale!
Friday, Dec. 6
Do you have grievances to air? Would you like to test your power through the ultimate feat of strength? If you said yes to these questions, then Festivus is just for you! Grab your aluminum pole and head over to the Myer Event Space, 1701 McGee St. in Kansas City, this Friday for Beer Festivus 2019. Try beer samples from over 25 breweries, enter to win raffle prizes, and help raise money to buy toys for children at Children’s Mercy Hospital!
This Friday, Kansas City blues legend Nick Schnebelen will be playing a free, live show at Stockyards Brewing Company from 7-11 p.m. If you’re a fan of Stevie Ray Vaughn, this event will not disappoint!
Sunday, Dec. 8
This Sunday, head over to Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Tours and Rec Center, 2534 Madison Ave. in Kansas City, for beer bingo! As always, Boulevard beer will be flowing!
Don’t have a place to watch the Chiefs game? Make Casual Animal Brewing Co., 1725 McGee St. in Kansas City, your game day destination this Sunday, and enjoy a $1 swifty pour every time the Chiefs score a touchdown!