Published February 23rd, 2021 at 11:30 AM
Last week, I was hunkered down in the living room with no electricity during a historic cold snap. The faucets were running to keep the pipes from bursting, the fireplace was roaring, and there were blankets of snow as far as the eye could see.
Being originally from the Southwest, I was not prepared for this.
This week seems much more promising. The sun is shining and snow is melting, which means I may break my seven-year streak of slipping on ice.
Only time will tell if I’m jinxing myself.
Whether it rains or snows in the coming weeks, the warmth of the beer gods will be shining upon us.
City Barrel Brewing Co. — 1740 Holmes St., Kansas City, Missouri — is celebrating its two-year anniversary this week, and the Kansas City area is reaping the benefits. To commemorate the anniversary, City Barrel will release three or four beers every day, schedule a virtual beer tasting, host a private beer dinner, and offer an array of beer swag during the week, all while 80s music is blaring in the background.
3Halves Brewing Co. — 110 E. Kansas St., Liberty, Missouri — is celebrating spring with Witstorm (5.3% ABV), a Belgian witbier brewed with Belgian wit, orange peel and coriander. It’s available in six-packs and on draft.
Callsign Brewing — 1447 Gentry St., North Kansas City, Missouri — has ushered in the return of Kentucky Colonel (5.5% ABV, 24 IBU), a bourbon oak brown ale that boasts of caramel and vanilla.
Martin City Brewing — 500 E. 135th St., Kansas City, Missouri — still has their limited release Jackpot IPA (7% ABV) available. This delicious IPA boasts of citrus and pine.
Grains & Taps Brewery and Taproom — 10 S.W. 3rd St, Lee’s Summit, Missouri — has dropped Galaxy Dry Hopped Milkshake IPA (7.7% ABV), a milkshake IPA brewed with lactose, loaded with hints of peach and citrus. It’s available on draft and in crowlers.
East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri — has released Trying Times, a collaboration brew with Diametric Brewing Co. Trying Times is an imperial milk stout aged in maple, caramel and cinnamon, and clocking in at 10% ABV.
Fields and Ivy Brewery — 706 E. 23rd St., Lawrence, Kansas — has released Skeleton Theory No. 6 Galaxy-Sabro-Mosaic, a double New England IPA (7.8% ABV, 45 IBU) brewed with (you guessed it) Galaxy, Sabro and Mosaic hops. This beer is loaded with tropical fruit flavors.
Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — has dropped Jandals, an India pale lager clocking in at 6.3% ABV, brewed with Wakatu hops, loaded with spruce and citrus. It’s available on draft and in cans.
Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — is your place to be this Thursday night for live music. From 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Brody Buster’s One Man Band will be performing rock and roll with a flair of country. Get there early for the pre-show happy hour!
Border Brewing Co. — 406 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — is hosting a KC STEM Alliance Fundraiser Thursday from 4 – 9 p.m. KC STEM Alliance is an organization made up of educators, business people and other organizations dedicated to the advancement of STEM in the community.
It’s Vinyl Night at Not Lost Brewing — 229 S. Main St., Ottawa, Kansas — this Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. The Ampersand Vinyl will be spinning live tunes as you make your way through Not Lost’s delicious beer lineup. Some vinyl will be for sale.
Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — is celebrating one of our most beloved winter brews this Friday from 12 – 10 p.m. Cinder Block is pulling out all the stops and digging deep into their stout archives for a six-count stout flight.
If you’re looking for some live music, look no further! Head over to Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — this Saturday from 7 – 10 p.m. for live music featuring the Old No. 5s!