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Tap List | Summer Breeze Makes You Feel Fine

Making Up for Lost Moments

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Above image credit: Cinder Block Brewery is offering dollar pours for people who missed birthday celebrations between March 16 and May 15 during the first wave of the pandemic.(Contributed | Cinder Block)

As summer crests, breweries all over the Kansas City area are taking advantage of the clear blue skies and the summer breeze. Patios are reopening, and even with all the social restrictions, we can all agree that nothing quite hits the spot like a cold beer on a summer day. So, if you’re looking for the right place to hang, or the right beer to try, worry not — Tap List has your back!

Were you sheltering at home during your birthday? Were you forced to spend your special day away from family and friends and beer? Do you want to make up for lost time? Cinder Block Brewery —110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — is here to help.

If your birthday fell between March 16 and May 15, head over to Cinder Block and get your first beer pour for only a dollar! There are designated times to get your dollar pour, so be sure to check your corresponding dates.

Beer Releases

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out all the local Black Is Beautiful beers. Resident beer connoisseur Cassie Niemeyer tried beers from Red Crow Brewing Co., East Forty Brewing Co., and Sandhills Brewing Co.! Check out the video below, and try them all!

Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — is now selling cans of Ella on Holiday! Ella on Holiday is a light, crisp dry-hopped lager clocking in at sessionable 5.5% ABV.

Transport Brewery — 11113 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — has Tropical Traveler, a New Zealand IPA (7.5% ABV) with a medium body, and tropical fruit flavors on tap!

Not Lost Brewing 229 S. Main St., Ottawa, Kansas — has bottles of their Double Milk Stout. This stout clocks in at 9.5% ABV and is brewed with lactose and vanilla beans. 

Fields and Ivy Brewery — 706 E. 23rd St., Lawrence, Kansas — released Pineapple V.I.P.(A.), a pineapple IPA (8.4% ABV, 70 IBU) with incredibly boozy notes of, you guessed it, pineapple!

Big Rip Brewing Co. — 216 E. 9th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — released their iteration of All Together in an effort to help support the hospitality industry. This IPA, which was brewed with Mosaic, Cascade, Citra and Simcoe hops, clocks in 6.5% ABV.

Torn Label Brewing Co. — 1708 Campbell St., Kansas City, Missouri — released a new beer called the Bitter Summer Summer Bitter, an English summer ale (5.2% ABV, 47 IBU) with notes of honey caramel and pears. 

Rochester Brewing and Roasting Company — 2129 Washington St., Kansas City, Missouri — released a new beer called the New Zealand Blend IPA (7.2% ABV), a hazy IPA brewed with Moutere, Taiheke, and Rakau hops with notes of citrus and melon.

Beer Events

Saturday, Aug. 8

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Servaes Brewing Company —10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — is hosting a Tiki Party! This is a ticketed event, so be sure to buy your tickets to secure your slot! Each ticket comes with a tiki-inspired beer flight, which includes a Blue Hawaiian Sour Witbier, Bahama Mama Sour Witbier, Hurricane Gose, and Nui Nui Berliner Weisse. 

Sunday, Aug. 9

If you’re looking for some sweet, socially distant hangs, then head over to Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — this Sunday from 3 – 5 p.m. for Trivia Night outside! Assemble your team!

Lost Evenings Brewing Co. — 8625 Hauser Court, Lenexa, Kansas — is hosting a Crafting With Crafts event from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Bring your art supplies and creative minds, and get ready to make art while drinking craft beer.

Crane Brewing Co.6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — is hosting a Pint for Pint Blood Drive from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Donate blood and receive a coupon for a free pint of beer!

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