Just four months after its first canned beer release, Sandhills Brewing has announced plans for a satellite location. The microbrewery in Hutchinson, Kansas, intends to open a nanobrewery and taproom at 5612 Johnson Drive in Mission, Kansas, in early 2019.
Sandhills is a collaborative effort from brothers Jonathan and Charles Williamson. The brewery, which is only open Wednesdays through Saturdays, has been on the radar of Kansas City drinkers because it began offering growlers and four-packs of 16-ounce cans by reservation online.
Sandhills launched with three brews: Chickadee (Berliner weiss), Sparrow (dark mild) and Barred Owl (Scottish export). In the past few months, they’ve added Wren and Junco (a pair of New England-style IPAs) to its year-round lineup, as well as a few barrel-aged releases, including a tart tequila gose and Chickadee with peaches. Sandhills is focused on its barrel-aging program with a host of beers, like Red Tail (a Flanders-style red ale) aging in oak barrels.
The prairie banana is going center stage at Boulevard Brewing Company. Paw Paw’s Got a Brand New Bag — a sour wheat wine that’s been aged in wine barrels with pawpaws — is the latest Brewhouse One Series release. The release party ($40) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 at the Boulevard Tours and Rec Center is sold out, but tickets sometimes find their way online, so check Twitter and Facebook. The party includes pours of the beer, as well as pawpaw ice cream sandwiches. Paw Paw’s Got a Brand New Bag will go on sale to the public in 750 ml bottles at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 22 in Boulevard’s gift shop.
Boulevard also dropped a pair of beers yesterday. Berliner Weiss will be on draft and in cans, and Boulevard is also releasing Changeling, a dark sour ale aged in whiskey and wine barrels.
Free State Brewing Company’s Post Rock Pilsner, what Director of Brewing Operations Geoff Deman calls a “classic Bohemian Pilsner,” is rolling out in six-packs and on draft.
Big Rip Brewing Company (216 E. Ninth Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri) has a trio of Kolschs available. There’s Umbrella Kolsch, as well as Death By Stereo Coffee Kolsch and Watermelon Kolsch.
Casual Animal Brewing Company (1725 McGee St.) has a new Local Motive Brew. Brut IPA sales, $2 from every pint, benefit the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center.
East Forty Brewing (1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri), which opened last month, has Aroma Therapy, an extra pale ale, on tap. They’ve also been releasing a whole series of wheat variants: a blackberry and a mango with habanero, among them.
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