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Tap List | Prepare For A Comeback Story … And Beer

Betting on the Chiefs

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Above image credit: KC Bier Co. placed a tasty Super Bowl bet with a Tampa brewery, and now it's time to pay up. (Courtesy | KC Bier Co.)

Near the end of the movie “Karate Kid,” Daniel LaRusso — the protagonist — suffers an illegal kick to the knee by Cobra Kai member Bobby Brown.

Injured, Daniel must now return and face Johnny Lawrence, Cobra Kai’s best fighter, who will almost certainly capitalize on Daniel’s injury. 

We don’t like Lawrence.

What happens next is nothing short of legendary. During the final, LaRusso returns to the mat and wins the All Valley Tournament by finishing off Lawrence with a swift crane kick to the face. Defeated, Lawrence crawls back into the snake hole from which he emerged.

“But Marco,” you may now be asking, “what’s the point of rehashing the plot of this incredible 1984 Karate classic?”

The Kansas City Chiefs got stomped Sunday in the Super Bowl against Tampa Bay. Much like LaRusso, however, Kansas Citians should expect the Chiefs to make a Super Bowl comeback, and not just any comeback, but an All-Valley-Tournament-crane-kick-Johnny-Lawrence-to-the-face comeback.

For now, though, a bet is a bet.

KC Bier Co. placed a friendly wager with Cigar City Brewing, based out of Tampa, Florida.

Here’s how the bet worked.

Each brewery picked a particular style of beer. KC Bier chose a traditional German rotbier. Cigar City chose an imperial stout. If Tampa Bay lost, then Cigar City would have to join KC Bier in brewing their own versions of a German rotbier. If the Chiefs lost, however, KC Bier would have to join Cigar City in brewing their own version of an imperial stout.

Given yesterday’s loss, it appears KC Bier will brew an imperial stout. 

The good news is that when beer is involved, everyone’s a winner.

Beer Releases

Strange Days Brewing — 316 Oak St, Kansas City, Missouri — just dropped Crossfade (7.7% ABV), a super delicious IPA made with Cashmere and Meridian hops, bursting with fruit flavor.

Alma Mader Brewing — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — dropped three beers recently. Premiant (5% ABV) is a Czech-style pilsner, hopped with Saaz. Expressive Traits (6.5% ABV) is a New England-style IPA, loaded with tropical fruit flavors, and brewed with Strata hops. Finally, Social Status (7% ABV) is West Coast IPA, made with Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra and Mosaic hops. 

3Halves Brewing Co. — 110 E. Kansas St., Liberty, Missouri — now has Run It Back Red (7.5% ABV, 80 IBU) on tap. Run It Back Red is a double red rye IPA.

Lawrence Beer Co.826 Pennsylvania St., Lawrence, Kansas — recently dropped Citra Pulls the Strings IPA (6% ABV), a super citrusy, fruity IPA made with, you guessed it, Citra hops!

Word on the street is that Not Lost Brewing — 229 S. Main St., Ottawa, Kansas — just released an oatmeal stout. This stout, which carries hints of chocolate, clocks in at a crushable 5.4% ABV (19 IBU).

Beer Events

Wednesday, Feb. 10

It’s Pint Night Wednesday at Callsign Brewing — 1447 Gentry St., North Kansas City, Missouri. Just $4 will get you a pint of beer 4 – 9 p.m. Pints will be just $3 for veterans with an ID!

Thursday, Feb. 11

Head over to Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — for live music this Thursday featuring LA Jones and Tim O’Connor. Starting at 6:30 p.m., pop, soul and classic rock will start flowing, along with fresh beer.

Friday, Feb. 12

Need something to do with your valentine this Friday? Head over to Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — for live music 3 – 5 p.m. featuring the sounds of Jayson Kayne.

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You’re the DJ this Friday at Border Brewing Co. (Contributed | Border Brewing Co.)

You’re the DJ this Friday at Border Brewing Co. — 406 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri. Play your favorite Valentine’s Day songs while hanging out with your fellow beer lovers! The fun starts at 5 p.m.

Transport Brewery — 11113 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — is celebrating its two-year anniversary this Friday. Transport will release two very special beers for the occasion that are available to-go in crowlers, along with commemorative swag.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Once again, Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — is your place for live music this Friday. Starting at 8 p.m., The Mahan Band will be gracing your eardrums with the smooth sounds of rock and blues! Show up at 7 p.m. for their pregame happy hour.

Sunday, Feb. 14

Want to surprise your valentine this Sunday? Does your valentine love cookies? If you answered yes to these questions, then grab your Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating Kit this Sunday at Red Crow Brewing Co. — 1062 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe, Kansas. Each kit comes with cookies and decorative supplies. Pre-order your kit before they run out.

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