Published September 14th, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Here’s another post-pandemic step toward normalcy in the Kansas City beer scene.
One of the biggest beer festivals in the Kansas City area, the Parkville Microbrew Fest, is returning after a one-year hiatus.
The event, set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 16, will take over Parkville’s English Landing Park along the Missouri River. The beer fest will take place from 1-5 p.m.
In past years, the festival has featured more than 75 breweries, 12 homebrew clubs, and more than 300 beers. In addition to nearly all of your favorite local breweries, the festival generally attracts breweries from across the state as well as bordering states like Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
While this year’s full lineup isn’t currently listed on the website, you can check out the event’s Facebook page for a list of breweries and homebrew clubs planning to attend.
Tickets for the festival run $40 in advance and $50 at the gate. The cost of admission includes a commemorative tasting glass, live music and unlimited beer samples.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to the Parkville Microbrew Festival website.
Strange Days Brewing — 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri — has a brand new double dry-hopped NEIPA out. Heavy Blazer rings in at 7.2% ABV and is brewed with Mosaic, Talus and Strata hops. This is the first beer Strange Days has brewed using water from a new reverse osmosis water filtration system.
Red Sash Brewing Co. — 406 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — continues to pump out new brews since its grand opening. Flirty Walk is a 6% ABV Belgian wit brewed with lemon juice. This beer features lots of citrus aromas and flavors.
Boulevard Brewing Co. — 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — has a limited release now available called Magic Drip. This barrel-aged wheated imperial stout was brewed with Columbian coffee beans roasted by local coffee company Messenger. Coming in at 13.5% ABV this beer will surely wake you up!
City Barrel — 1740 Holmes St., Kansas City, Missouri — wants you to treat yourself … literally. Their new beer, Treat Yo Self is a 10.5% ABV breakfast stout brewed with coffee provided by local roasters Second Best Coffee. As if the coffee wasn’t enough, they finished off the beer with a solid amount of Vermont maple syrup.
Double Shift Brewing — 412 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — just released a brand new West Coast inspired pale ale. Protogeist uses loads of fruity hops leading to flavors of juicy apricot and peach. The malt backbone adds a slight sweetness to this 5.8% ABV beer to round it out.
Torn Label Brewing Co. — 1708 Campbell St., Kansas City, Missouri — has released a brand new sour ale, Solar Moon. This beer was brewed with pineapple, cinnamon, clove and salt reminiscent of the fermented Mexican beverage known as Tepache. This beer clocks in at 4.6% ABV, making it an easy drinking sour ale.
Transport Brewery — 11113 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — wants you to get in the fall spirit with their new beer, Broken Rail. Broken Rail is a 5.7% brown ale with all of the classic brown ale characteristics. You’ll get flavors of toffee, dark chocolate, caramel and biscuit.
Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — has a brand new collaboration beer available. Nani’s Candy Dish is a 5.5% ABV strawberry tart ale with plenty of strawberry flavor, a bit of tartness, and a slight sweetness. This beer was brewed with the Pink Boots Society with proceeds going back to them and to the Trevor Project.
Diametric Brewing Co. — 949 N.E. Columbus, Lee’s Summit, Missouri — is throwing a party in honor of Patrick Mahomes’ birthday! The event dubbed MaHazy Day will feature three new beer releases. The first 72 pours get to keep a MaHazy pint glass.
Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — is throwing a party for the release of their brand new Watermelon Weiss. Proceeds from this release will go to the MO Better organization, which helps Missourians with disabilities. There will be live music along with delicious food prepared by Harp BBQ.
Servaes Brewing Co. — 10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — has a very unique Pickle Party planned for their taproom. This event will feature the release of four new pickle-inspired beers. If pickle beers aren’t your thing, they’ll also be featuring pickle samples from regional farmers.
Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — is hosting their Oktoberfest party. They’ll have plenty of authentic German festivities including Märzen-style beers, locally made sausages, a best-dressed contest and a night market.
Red Crow Brewing — 1062 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe, Kansas — is hosting a pop-up event at their brewery. The Fountain City Mini-Con will feature comic and toy vendors all while celebrating the release of Red Crow’s new Widow’s Bite Black Lager. The event is free to attend.
Sandhills Brewing — 5612 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas — is hosting a pop-up event in collaboration with Sweet Tea Pie Co. Sweet Tea Pie Co. will be providing pie and macarons while Sand Hills will provide an Oktoberfest stein filled with beer.
Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — is bringing the beers and relaxation with their Namaste and IPAs yoga event. This particular yoga class will be benefiting the Girls on the Run organization. This beginners class will be led by Amy Poe and will last 45 minutes and includes a free post session beer.
Transport Brewery — 11113 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — is hosting a Best Friend Bingo event to benefit the Great Plains SPCA. Cost for a bingo card is $10, which includes a beer or wine with proceeds going to the Great Plains SPCA. Puptivism will also be on hand selling custom dog accessories to also benefit the SPCA.