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Tap List | Have Your Candy and Drink It Too

Hip Hops Horray presented on black and glass cup Hip Hops Hooray is an event where brewers come together to give their best rendition of a candy-inspired beer (Contributed | Diametric Brewing Company).
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You know what would bring a lot of Almond Joy to your weekend? Some of your favorite candies brewed with beer. Diametric Brewing Company, formerly New Axiom Brewing in Lee’s Summit, is putting on a Hip Hops Hooray event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m this Saturday. There will be more than 40 home & micro-brewers competing to see which made the favorite candy-inspired beer.

And now that you are an adult, you get to eat (or in this case, drink) dessert before dinner. For your second course, Slater’s Wings & Things and The Melt food trucks will be there. Proceeds from this event will support research for Rett Syndrome

Tap Notes

City Barrel Brewing Company is tapping Conversion (5.8%) a red wine barrel-aged golden sour. 

Strange Days Brewing Company has a new iteration of their single-hopped pale ale, Episodes. Episodes 99 (5.5%) is brewed using Comet hops and has some pine & citrusy notes. KC Comet’s goalie Mark Saxby helped with the brew.

Transport Brewery’s Car Hop (3.5%) a cherry-lime berliner weisse is back on tap. 

Calibration Brewery has a nitro-brewed scottish ale, Compared To What (9.5%) on tap.

Big Rip Brewing Company collaborated with 3 Halves Brewing Company to create Don’t Wake Up (5%) a white stout brewed with lactose, Earl Grey Tea from Hugo Tea Co., and coffee from Blip Roasters. A dirty London fog latte inspired the beer.

Don’t Wake Up is a white stout inspired by a dirty London fog latte (Contributed | Big Rip Brewing Company).

This Week

Tuesday, August 13

The creators of Lost and Found – a sci-fi short film, are hosting a fundraiser in Boulevard Brewing Company’s old taproom from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A ticket includes: beer, food, games, two tickets to the KC Premiere, and an opportunity to listen to the script. Proceeds will help fund the rest of the filmmaking process. 

Wednesday, August 14

City Barrel Brewing Company is hosting a trivia night about the one and only — Kansas City. Test your knowledge about the City of Beer, I mean – Fountains. Sessions start at 6.p.m. and  8 p.m. The winner receives a $50 gift card. 

Enjoy a nice evening run with Kansas City Running Company Brew Crew at Sandhills Brewing Company at 6 p.m. The run will be around 3 miles and afterward quench your thirst with some Sandhills brews. 

Thursday, August 15

Torn Label Brewing Company is releasing Corvino Pivo, a light lager dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin. The lager is a collaboration with the Corvino Supper Club team. The taproom opens at 5 p.m. and Michael Corvino will be giving out the first 200 half-chicken sandwiches for free to showcase one of the core menu items for their new restaurant, Ravenous. 

There’s no better way to celebrate the Italian holiday, Ferragosto, than with a feast at Lidia’s. The dinner includes a pairing with Boulevard Brewing Company beer. The five-course dinner will include Ferragosto-influenced dishes, including “Espresso Pappardelle, Grilled Grand River Mushrooms & Gorgonzola Dolce.” To reserve your spot call (816) 221-3722. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.

Take a casual bicycle ride through Lawrence while supporting Lawrence Unchained Bicycle Co-op. Enjoy brews at each stop, including: Free State Brewing Company, Gaslight Gardens, and Kaw Valley Public House. Barbecue from KB’s Smokehouse is included and you must bring your own bicycle. Register here

Friday, August 16

Not sure if you have heard, but Kansas City has its own holiday now. It is properly called 816 day and City Barrel Brewing Company is throwing a celebration for it all day. There will be special food, a 816 DDH all Citra Blonde, 816 fanny packs, and ticket giveaways for upcoming shows at The Truman. 

Join Catholic Beer Club’s Kansas City chapter at Brewery Emperial at 7:30. All are welcome, Catholic or not. Finding friends can be tough, so whether you are heading back to school this fall or not, grab a beer with some new people.

Saturday, August 17

Hip Hops Hooray at Diametric Brewing Company in Lee’s Summit from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday, August 18

Servaes Brewing Company is hosting a donut pairing with Mr. D’s Donut Shop from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets include a sampling of four Servaes beers or Aaron’s craft soda with four different donuts. One of the combinations includes a lemon sour with a blueberry donut. 

Servaes Brewing & Mr. D’s Donuts pair up (Contributed | Servaes Brewing Company).

Michael Crane of Crane Brewing Company and gypsy brewer Rodney Beagle, are featuring their beers at Powell Gardens for a barn beer dinner with Chef Michael Foust hosted by Jill Silva from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Lemon Grisette will be the featured brew, with fresh lemon balm and lemon peel. The three-course dinner includes: vegetables grown in Powell Gardens and local meats cooked over an open flame. Tickets are available to purchase now.

Correction: An earlier version of this article misreported the town of the newspaper that gave Garcia Garcia a press pass. It is based in McAllen, Texas, not San Antonio.

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