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Tap List | How About Celebrating Mother’s Week (Beer Edition)?

Pairing Mom and Beer

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Above image credit: Alma Mader Brewing earned high marks for two of its beers in the latest issue of Craft Beer & Brewing. (Contributed | Alma Mader)

I know everyone says this, but my mom is awesome.

I remember once taking a ride as a child in my dad’s 1957 Chevy Apache. As the truck was speeding along the highway, the passenger door flung open. I almost fell out, and my mom caught me just before I hit the pavement.

So in addition to giving me life, mom has also saved my life. And this wasn’t the first time, either. My mom also rescued me from drowning in the deep end of a pool.

So naturally, I celebrate Mother’s Day seriously. But why stop at just a day? Maybe our moms deserve a whole week’s worth of celebrations.

If your mom likes beer, then you are in luck, because there are a bunch of beer releases and beer-related events this week.

Consider buying your mom some award winning beer from Alma Mader Brewing — 2635 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri. In the latest issue of Craft Beer & Brewing, Premiant, Alma Mader’s Czech pilsner, was rated 98/100. Contextual, their dark lager, was rated 95/100.

Or, take your mom to Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — for their third annual shrimp boil. Duke’s Place Food Truck will be posted up alongside Limitless Brewing this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Adults can get all-you-can-eat shrimp for just $25. 

Beer Releases

3Halves Brewing Co. — 110 E. Kansas St., Liberty, Missouri  — has brought back one of its flagship beers. Desert Gold is a highly crushable thirst quenching light wheat beer clocking in at 4.0% ABV.

Alma Mader Brewing — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri —dropped Subspecies: El Dorado this past weekend. El Dorado is a New England-style IPA clocking in at 7.0% ABV brewed with El Dorado hops.

Strange Days Brewing — 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri — just dropped Full Slab (8.6% ABV), a double dry-hopped DIPA! This heavy hitter was brewed with flaked oats, and finished off with Citra hops.

Strange Days Brewing Co.
Strange Days Brewing has released Full Slab. (Pete Dulin I Flatland)

Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — released a deliciously tart beer this past week. Red Hare is a tart raspberry Saison clocking in at a highly drinkable 6.7% ABV. This beer was brewed with the perfect yeast blend and, you guessed it, fresh raspberries.

East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri — just released Cherry Springer Weisse, brewed with Michigan cherries (4.2% ABV).

Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — released a new beer this past week. Just Chill is a cold IPA (6.5% ABV), brewed with rice, fermented with a lager yeast strain, and double dry hopped.

Beer Events

Tuesday, May 11

Free State Brewing — 636 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kansas — is hosting Trivia Night this Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Win a free pint or a gift certificate. Be sure to call ahead for reservations.

Wednesday, May 12

Callsign Brewing — 1447 Gentry St., North Kansas City, Missouri — is hosting another Pint Night. The fun starts on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Veterans get pints for $3, and everyone else pays $4.

Thursday, May 13

Casual Animal Brewing Co. — 1725 McGee St., Kansas City, Missouri — is hosting live music this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. featuring the Grand Marquis. Be sure to arrive early and tip your bartender.

Friday, May 14

Fat City will be performing live at Lost Evenings Brewing Co. — 8625 Hauser Court, Lenexa, Kansas. Fat City will be playing a smorgasbord of rock, funk, blues and R&B from 6-9 p.m.

Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic Night returns to Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri —this Friday. The fun starts at 7 p.m. Comedian and writer Jeff Krakenberg will take you on a comedy journey featuring a comedian from one of Apex’s open mic nights.

Saturday, May 15

Fat Shack BBQ will be posted up at Rockcreek Brewing Co. — 5880 Beverly Ave., Mission, Kansas — this Saturday from 3-8 p.m. Barbecue and beer are a match made in heaven.

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