Published November 2nd, 2021 at 11:00 AM
North Kansas City’s craft beer scene has grown exponentially over the past few years. It’s home to several popular local breweries such as Big Rip Brewing Co., Cinder Block Brewery and more. Now, the craft beer hotspot welcomes yet another new brewery into the fold.
Outlaw Cigar & Brewery opened their brand new 13,000-square-foot facility, located at 309 E. 10th Ave., on Sept. 30. Primarily known for their cigars, they decided to add a bar-brewery component. The facility features six beers brewed in house, as well as 10 rotating guest drafts.
Outlaw’s current beers include:
The space features plush leather seating, multiple poker tables, plenty of TVs throughout, a cigar room and the brewery. They’ve already taken advantage of the large space by hosting events like poker tournaments and Chiefs watch parties.
Outlaw is open seven days a week and plans to continue adding more beers to their menu.
Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — has released their latest oatmeal stout. House of Black (7.5%) was brewed with plenty of dark malts lending flavors of dark chocolate and a slight roastiness. The beer is available on tap and in cans at the brewery.
Not Lost Brewing Co. — 229 S. Main St., Ottawa, Kansas — has a brand new pumpkin beer for you. Pumpkin Porter (6.9%) has all the flavors you’d expect from a pumpkin beer with the added roastiness of a classic dark beer.
Rockcreek Brewing Co. — 5880 Beverly Ave., Mission, Kansas — just came out with a new IPA. Mabon (7.5%) was brewed during the autumnal equinox and elicits flavors of orange, biscuit, and pine. You’ll get similar notes in the aroma of the beer with a nice, clean finish on the palate.
Free State Brewing Co. — 636 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kansas — released their winter seasonal, Alley-Oop Dunkel. This 5.6% German-style lager is amber in color and has a nice malt backbone with some hints of chocolate.
BKS Artisan Ales — 633 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, Missouri — the award winning BKS is at it again with three new releases. Flower of the Dead DIPA (8%), Chilling Thrilling Crispy Pale Ale (5.5%) and Space Nelson IPA (Halloween edition) (6.5%) can all be purchased at the brewery in individual four-packs or together in a special Halloween bundle.
East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri — has four new beers to celebrate Halloween. First is their Peanut Butter Double Milk Stout, an 8.5% beer infused with peanuts. Next up is a double take on their Farmer’s Milkshake, a golden ale with oats, vanilla, and lactose. The two spins they took on this beer? White Chocolate (5.4%) and Coconut Cream. Last, and certainly not least, is their 6.6% Colonial Pumpkin Ale on nitro!
Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — is blasting off into space with their latest release, Apeiros Galactic IPA. This (7.5% IPA was brewed with all of the cosmic sounding hops — Galaxy, Polaris, Comet and Southern Cross — leading to big flavors like grapefruit.
Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — has a night of laughs in store for you. Local comedian Jeff Krakenberg will be hosting a Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic. Whether you are a beginner who wants to try their hand at comedy or a seasoned jokester, the event is open to anyone who’d like to sign up. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m. with showtime at 7 p.m.
Outfield Beer Co. — 10953 Kaw Drive, Edwardsville, Kansas — is celebrating their second anniversary and throwing a party for it. The party will take place from 1-11 p.m. and feature Scotty C’s Food Truck and live music from Sass Monkey.
Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — is hosting a shrimp boil. The event, done in conjunction with Dukes Place Food Truck, will be an all-you-can-eat affair so bring your appetite. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.
Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — is back at it with another edition of their Apex Aleworks Homebrew Classes. Taught by Apex head brewer Ben Tatman, this hands-on class will teach you everything you need to know to brew your own delicious beers at home. The five-hour class begins at 10 a.m. Class is limited to eight participants so be sure to get your tickets ASAP.
Stockyards Brewing Co. — 1600 Genessee St., Ste. 100, Kansas City, Missouri — is kicking off the first weekend in November with their Sunday Service series. This Sunday’s band will be Pretend Friend out of Wichita, Kansas. Things get started at 4 p.m. Seating is limited so be sure to get there early.
Alex Andujar is a former beer sales rep turned personal trainer. When he’s not training clients you can find him trying new beers at many of Kansas City’s great local breweries.