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Tap List | Mowing Lawns and Drinking Beer

Toasting a Summertime Ritual

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Above image credit: Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Unfiltered Wheat Beer was recently named one of the best lawnmower beers of 2020 by Porchdrinking.com. (Chris Lester | Flatland)

I just finished mowing the lawn. I hate mowing the lawn, especially in the summer. After the first 30 minutes of pushing a heavy lawnmower up and down the yard, my shoulders start to burn, sweat gets in my eye and my glasses fog up.

As much as I hate mowing the lawn, though, it comes with a deep sense of accomplishment. After all, I filled my lawnmower with a highly flammable substance, and took it to war with tick-infested grass. Is this what adulting feels like? Yeah, I think so. And as an adult, I deserve a congratulatory lawn beer.

Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Unfiltered Wheat Beer was recently named one of the best lawnmower beers of 2020 by Porchdrinking.com. If you’ve ever had Boulevard’s Unfiltered Wheat, then you know this is well deserved.

Lucky for you, Flatland has the perfect list of congratulatory beers to reward your lawn mowing achievements!

Beer Releases

Rockcreek Brewing Co. — 5880 Beverly Ave., Mission, Kansas — is releasing its first DIPA this week. Highly Paid Professionals is a heavy hitting IPA clocking in at 9.5% ABV (73 IBU), brewed with Sultana and El Dorado hops.

Transport Brewery — 11113 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — released Broken Rail (5.8% ABV, 26 IBU), an American brown ale with notes of grain and caramel. 

Free State Brewing Company — 636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, Kansas — released Phoenix Rising Kolsch (5.7% ABV, 19 IBU) on tap. This refreshing German-style brew dedicated to the resilience and perseverance of Lawrence, Kansas, after Quantrill’s Raid. 

Cold beer and sun
Summer is all about a cold beer and slice of sun. (Emily Woodring | Flatland)

City Barrel Brewing Co. — 1740 Holmes St., Kansas City, Missouri — re-released Day Drinker, a (6.4% ABV) mimosa-style IPA, outfitted with Citra and Mosaic for your hoppy-headed needs.

The summer friendly beers just keep on coming with Casual Animal Brewing Co.’s — 1725 McGee St., Kansas City, Missouri — Kiwi Mango Hydropower Hard Seltzer (4.2% ABV), which is available now on tap!

Alma Mader Brewing — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — re-released Premiant (5% ABV), a naturally carbonated, Czech-style pilsner loaded with Saaz hops. They also released Dripping In Green (8% ABV), a New England IPA brewed with Strata, Citra, and Simcoe. Both of these delicious beers are available for purchase in four-packs.

Strange Days Brewing — 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri — released Berolina (4.6% ABV), a super-tart Berliner weiss, and a perfect way to bid farewell to the summer.

Beer Events

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Double Shift Brewing Co. — 412 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — is hosting Trivia Tuesdays again from 7-8:30 p.m. As always, a maximum number of 10 teams with six players per team are allowed to play. Bring your A-game!

As we mentioned last week, Wind Shift Brewing and The Big Rip Brewing Company collaborated on a beer called Stay Ahead of the Wind (8.6% ABV), a delicious farmhouse ale with a kick of spruce. Head over to Wind Shift Brewing — 3421B N.W. Jefferson St., Blue Springs, Missouri — this Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. and pick up a four-pack!

Friday, Aug. 28

Head over to The Classic Cup 301 W. 47th St., Kansas City, Missouri — at 5 p.m. for Ferragosto 2020, an Italian-American beer dinner. Daniel Nutty from Osteria Fuoco, a wood-fire Italian eatery, will be curating the menu, and Kyle Hopkins, an ambassador from Boulevard Brewing Co. is curating the beer. Make reservations or pre-order your meal to-go!

Saturday, Aug. 29

Head over to Border Brewing Co. — 406 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri —this Saturday 8-11 p.m. and catch the Sporting KC game! Bring your own food, try some of their delicious beer and enjoy the game all while remaining socially distant.

Sunday, Aug. 30

Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — is hosting an afternoon of trivia this Sunday from 3-5 p.m. Enjoy some amazing beer courtesy of Limitless Brewing and get down with some challenging trivia!

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