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Tap List | Remembering The Little Things

Such as, for example, beer

International Tap House International Tap House is hosting a Nightmare Before Christmas event on Saturday. (Chris Lester | Flatland)
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The holidays can be a busy time, and as we shop for holiday gifts, adorn our homes and prepare groceries for more holiday delights, it’s easy to forget about the little things. It’s easy to forget that your limited edition dunkelbock is sitting in the fridge, waiting for you to crack it open and share it with a friend. So, in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, let’s all remember to make time for the little things, and have a few beers while we’re at it!

If you want to make time for more than just “a few” beers, then you absolutely must head over to International Tap House, 403 E. 18th St. in Kansas City, this Saturday for the Nightmare Before Christmas event! From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., International Tap House will be clearing out their beer cellar and featuring a boatload of specialty and limited edition beers! 

Tap Notes

The KC Bier Co.’s Dunkelbock Dark Doppelbock Lager (ABV 10%, 25 IBU) is a thing of beauty. This high-ABV powerhouse is a full-bodied brew with strong notes of dark chocolate, pecans and raisins. If you didn’t pick up this beer last week (like I suggested!), then you must take a trip to KC Bier Co.’s Bierhalle, 310 W. 79th St. in Kansas City, and pick up a six-pack ASAP. Let’s just say there’s a reason why this beer is award-winning.


KC Bier Co.’s Dunkelbock Limited Edition. (Courtesy | KC Bier Co.)

Free State Brewing Co.’s Yakimaniac IPA (ABV 7.5%, 68 IBU) is a personal favorite of mine, and is almost never in low supply in the Camacho household. This flavorful brew has strong notes of lemongrass, hops and lime on the front end, followed by a smooth malty finish.

This Week

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Geeks Who Drink is heading to Free State Brewing Co., 636 Massachusetts St. in Lawrence, this Tuesday for trivia night and guess what? It’s free! Bring six of your closest, most knowledgeable friends and play for a chance to win prizes. Trivia starts at 8 p.m. sharp, so bring your “A” game!

Wednesday, Dec. 11

What better way to spend your Wednesday than with a pairing of Casual Animal Brewing Co.’s delicious beer and live music? Head over to Causal Animal, 1725 McGee St. in Kansas City, this Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m., grab a pint and check out 77 Jefferson perform live! 

Saturday, Dec. 14

Ever wonder how beer is made? Wonder no more! Free State Brewing Co.,  1927 Moodie Road in Lawrence, is having a brewery tour this Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Sample some of Free State Brewing’s delicious beer and also be the first to check out their new canning line! 

Sunday, Dec. 15

Bomb! Imperial Stout. (Courtesy | Prairie Artisan Ales)

If you’re a Kansas City Chiefs fan, a Denver Broncos fan, or just an appreciator of all things football, then make your way to Casual Animal Brewing Co., 1725 McGee St. in Kansas City, this Sunday, and enjoy a $1 swifty pour every time the Chiefs score a touchdown! 

If you’re reading this, then you are probably skilled in the art of drinking beer, which often goes unappreciated. Fear not! This Sunday, head over to Flying Saucer Kansas City, 101 E. 13th St. in Kansas City, which is hosting a Beerknurd Appreciation Party from 3- 6 p.m. They will be serving up very special brews by Prairie Artisan Ales, a brewery based out of Oklahoma City. Rumor has it that they will be having a vertical tasting from 2017 to 2019 of two very special beers, the Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb! Imperial Stout and the Bomb! Imperial Stout!

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