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Tap List | Prevailing Over 2020 With the Power of Beer

Saying Goodbye to a Year Worth Forgetting

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Above image credit: KC Bier Co. is opening its biergarten at noon on Thursday to celebrate New Year's Eve. (Chris Lester | Flatland)

We didn’t just endure 2020. We fought through it.

This year was the Lex Luther to our Superman, the Darth Vader to our Luke Skywalker, and — perhaps more fittingly — the Hans Gruber to our John McClane. Given this, I’m pretty sure Kansas Citians are glad 2020 will soon be overcome. 

What better way to defeat what may be the worst year of our lives than by tapping into a true source of good for Kansas Citians everywhere — beer. 

As always, here at Flatland we’ve got you covered!

Beer Releases

Outfield Beer Co. 10953 Kaw Drive, Edwardsville, Kansas — has dropped Green Monster IPL, a generously hopped lager clocking in at 6.2% ABV (45 IBU) brewed with Chinook, Summit and Amarillo hops! 

The Empress by Rockcreek Brewing Co. — 5880 Beverly Ave., Mission, Kansas — is a New England IPA clocking in at 6.4% ABV (56 IBU). This ale is brewed with Ella, Mosaic and Simcoe hops and is loaded with tropical, citrusy fruit flavors.

Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — released Duck Sk8 55, a barrel-aged Belgian golden ale (9.5% ABV) brewed in a Knob Creek barrel. The barrel was donated by Answering the Call, an organization in Kansas City dedicated to helping first responders. This beer is delicious, and $1 from every pour goes to Answering the Call

Torn Label has dropped Checo, a double dry-hopped IPA clocking in at 9% ABV.
Torn Label has dropped Checo, a double dry-hopped IPA clocking in at 9% ABV. (Jonathan Bender | Flatland)

Torn Label Brewing Co. — 1708 Campbell St., Kansas City, Missouri — recently dropped Checo, a double dry-hopped IPA clocking in at a heavy 9% ABV. This IPA was brewed with Citra, Simcoe, Cashmere and Nelson Sauvin hops.

Double Shift Brewing Co. — 412 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — released three beers recently. Bring Out Your Dead is a heavy-hitting (7.5% ABV) coffee blonde ale brewed with coffee from Paris Coffee. Copper Mirrors is a Vienna-style lager clocking in at a crushable 4.7% ABV. Finally, Literally Can’t Even is a Belgian strong ale made with graham crackers and spices clocking in at 10% ABV.

Alma Mader Brewing — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — dropped Dripping in Gold, a New England DIPA coming in at a heavy 8.5% ABV, brewed with orange blossom honey, citrus zest and American hops. Kindred is a dry-hopped kolsch clocking in at 5.1% ABV, made with New Zealand hops!

Beer Events

Thursday, Dec. 31

Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — is hosting live music to ring in New Year’s! Apex will be hosting The All Stars, who will be jamming out from 7-11 p.m. If you’re looking to celebrate New Year’s with some of your favorite tunes, you cannot miss this! Happy hour is from 6-7 p.m.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with KC Bier Co.310 W 79th St., Kansas City, Missouri — from noon to 7 p.m. Bring your blankets, your warmest winter clothing and be ready to hang out in KC Bier Co.’s biergarten. The more the temperature drops, the bigger the discount you get on pours for beers less than 8% ABV.

Friday, Jan. 1

Servaes Brewing Company10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — is selling breakfast beers on New Year’s Day! What happens when your favorite breakfast foods meet your favorite beers? You get waffles, breakfast cobbler, and granola-themed golden sour, stouts and sour ales!

Celebrate New Year’s Day at Lawrence Beer Co. — 826 Pennsylvania St., Lawrence, Kansas. From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lawrence Beer Co. will be serving up a special brunch menu along with $5 mimosas!

Border Brewing Co. is offering beermosas on New Year's Day.
Border Brewing Co. is offering beermosas on New Year’s Day. (Contributed | Border Brewing Co.)

Put your comfiest jammies on and head over to Border Brewing Co. — 406 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri —on New Year’s Day from noon to 10 p.m. for beermosas! Outside food/snacks are welcome.

Saturday, Jan. 2

Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — is hosting live music this Saturday 7-9 p.m. featuring original music from the Old No. 5’s!

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