Published October 20th, 2020 at 6:00 AM
The beer scene in Kansas City has adjusted to what may be a new normal.
Curbside beer orders and outdoor concerts have replaced packed, indoor beer garden hangouts. Virtual beer tastings have replaced onsite beer tastings and food pairings. Building a massive beer pyramid with cans just isn’t the same without twenty maskless strangers egging you on.
Amid all the changes, however, here’s some good news to toast.
KC Bier Co. — 310 W 79th St, Kansas City, Missouri — continues to make a name for itself for its unwavering commitment to German beer, a commitment that was recently recognized on a national stage.
KC Bier won two medals at the 34th Annual Great American Beer Festival, the world’s largest beer competition! Hefeweizen (5.2% ABV, 13 IBU), a Bavarian-style wheat ale, won a silver medal. And Pils (4.8% ABV, 35 IBU), a pilsner-style lager, took bronze.
Boulevard Brewing Co., meanwhile, brought home a gold medal for Tank 7 in American-Belgium style ale category.
Calibration Brewery — 119 Armour Road, North Kansas City, Missouri — released Dirty Chai Brown Ale (4.8% ABV), now available in cans and growlers.
Alma Mader Brewing — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — still has cans of Here To There (10.5% ABV), double dry-hopped triple IPA. This intensely hopped brew boats of citrus and apricot, and is brewed with Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy and Simcoe hops.
Double Shift Brewing Co. — 412 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — has released Mythical Glyphs (5.5% ABV), an Oktoberfest-style beer brewed with Loral hops!
KC Bier Co. — 310 W. 79th St., Kansas City, Missouri — has released Farmhaus (7.75% ABV, 37 IBU), a non-dry hopped version of their Der Brauer conditioned with a French Saison yeast, and brewed with wheat and rye malts, and German-grown Perle hops.
Servaes Brewing Company — 10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — has released Two Oceans Pumpkin Cobbler (6% ABV), a golden sour brewed with pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla.
Who doesn’t like fresh-baked bread? I sure do. Red Crow Brewing Co. — 1062 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe, Kansas — is hosting a Pop-Up Bread Shop from 5 – 7 p.m. Netherfield Natural Farms will be selling loaves of bread, so grab some bread and maybe some beer!
Rochester Brewing and Roasting Company — 2129 Washington St., Kansas City, Missouri — is hosting its 2nd Annual Rochester Brewing Pumpkin Carving this Friday from 7 – 10 p.m. Just $20 gets you a pumpkin, carving supplies and two fresh brews. Tickets are limited for safety reasons, so act fast!
East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri — is hosting live music this Friday from 6 – 9 p.m. featuring Rebel and Barb Walker, an acoustic duo that specializes in all things rock ‘n’ roll!
Rockcreek Brewing Co. — 5880 Beverly Ave. Mission, Kansas — is hosting a Beer-B-Q Pop this Friday starting at 6 p.m. Chef Roman from Taco Tank is joining forces with Rockcreek to make an exceptional menu featuring smoked wings, a mushroom and swiss burger, pulled pork and brisket nachos.
Do you like shrimp? Do you like boiling stuff? Do you like a good old-fashioned shrimp boil? Well, you’re in luck! Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — is hosting a shrimp boil. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for kids.
Are you looking for a place to watch some football this Sunday? Look no further! 3Halves Brewing Co. — 110 E. Kansas St., Liberty, Missouri — is hosting the Chiefs game, and to make things even more special they’re offering $2 off some of their beers during the Chiefs game. Plus, don’t forget to snag some barbecue from Jousting Pigs, the winner of Flatland’s 2020 BBQ Bonanza Bracket competition, while you’re there.
On Monday, Kansas City Young Professionals is hosting an online, socially distant beer tasting from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. featuring beer from Diametric Brewing Co. — 949 N.E. Columbus St., Lees Summit, Missouri. Tickets are available on Eventbrite, and some of the proceeds will go to a good cause!