Published July 20th, 2021 at 11:00 AM
This past weekend marked the long-awaited opening of Red Sash Brewing Co. in Kansas City. Located at 406 E. 18th St. in the Crossroads, Red Sash took over the old Border Brewing space after Border decided to relocate to a bigger location just down the street.
Owner Pat Mitchell is a U.S. Army veteran who decided to turn his passion for brewing craft beer into his profession. He aims to make Red Sash a home away from home from his customers and create a community inclusive to both new craft drinkers and long-time beer aficionados.
For their grand opening, Red Sash opened with a lineup of five beers. Currently on tap are Death Blossom Juicy IPA (6.7% ABV), Crayon Eater California Common (5.1% ABV), Hammer 7 IPA (6% ABV), Daywalker Pilsner (4.3% ABV) and Horns Upfront Pale Ale (5.1% ABV).
After all of the excitement of their grand opening weekend, they’ll be closed July 19 and 20. But don’t fret if you weren’t able to make it this weekend. Red Sash will be back in action regularly starting Wednesday, July 21.
Welcome to KC, Red Sash! We hope your delicious beers are around for a long, long time!
Lost Evenings Brewing Co. — 8625 Hauser Court, Lenexa, Kansas — knows it may not be December, but it’s still Christmas in July! They just released Making Christmas, a gingerbread imperial stout. This 7% ABV stout has all of the quintessential gingerbread cookie flavors — ginger, cinnamon, molasses and brown sugar.
Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — has released the third version of Anzac IPA (6.8% ABV). This beer focuses on using Australian and New Zealand hop varieties that give it plenty of citrus and tropical fruit flavors.
Rockcreek Brewing Co. — 5880 Beverly Ave., Mission, Kansas — brings back a blast from the past. Rockcreek has re-released Plymouth Haze NEIPA (6.6% ABV, 61 IBU). With citrus flavors of tangerine, pineapple and grapefruit, this is the first New England IPA they ever brewed to celebrate their grand opening just over a year ago.
BKS Artisan Ales — 633 E. 63rd St., Suite 120, Kansas City, Missouri — is coming at you with three new beers. Repetitions on Citra (8.5% ABV) is a brand new DIPA that solely uses the Citra hop to showcase flavors of orange and mango. While normally a holiday beer, Pine Tree IPA (7% ABV) was revamped to have a flavor profile reminiscent of summer. Lastly, their Toolbox Unfiltered Crispy IPA (6% ABV) is made with toasted rice and crisp pilsner malt resulting in a nice, dry IPA.
Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — brings you a new beer for a good cause. Pineapple Weiss, a 4.5% ABV Berliner Weiss, has tons of pineapple flavor both from the lactobacillus used in the beer as well as actual pineapples. A portion of the sales will go to Children’s Mercy.
Calibration Brewery — 119 Armour Road, North Kansas City, Missouri — is helping you experience those island vibes with the release of their new sour. Island In The Sun is a peach mango sour that rings at 6.2% ABV and will surely make you feel like you’re in the Caribbean.
Alma Mader Brewing — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — has finally released their collaboration beer with Central Standard Brewing, Palapa Paradise. This coconut DIPA clocks in at 8% ABV. It was brewed with 17 pounds of coconut per barrel to ensure you’re getting the utmost tropical flavors. If you want to feel like you’re at the beach, this beer’s for you!
Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — is calling all comedians! Do you think you have what it takes to make the crowd laugh? Need a little bit of liquid courage to get you going? Come out to the Stand Up Comedy Open Mic Night running 3-6 p.m. this Friday. What’s the worst that can happen? All of your jokes bomb? Well, there’s plenty of beer to help you forget about it!
Outfield Beer Co. — 10953 Kaw Drive, Edwardsville, Kansas — is hosting a Christmas in July themed Ladies Night Out. Starting at 4:30 p.m., Outfield will be playing “Bad Moms Christmas” while you and your friends decorate cookies and drink some fantastic beers. The $20 ticket includes cookies, frosting, your drink of choice, and cookie decorating instructions.
Lost Evenings Brewing Co. — 8625 Hauser Court, Lenexa, Kansas — wants you to get bendy for a good cause. They’ll be hosting the Sip and Stretch fundraiser in association with MorFit Studio and FlexOnALS. There will be an hour of yoga followed by a social hour. Space for yoga is limited to 50 people and 100 for the social hour. Tickets can be purchased here.
Double Shift Brewing Co. — 412 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — is celebrating their sixth anniversary and throwing a really big party featuring brand new beers and new merch. The Cheesy Street food truck will be on site from 1-4 p.m. and DJ Dan Eaton will be spinning tunes from 5-8 p.m.
Stockyards Brewing Co. —1600 Genessee St., Ste. 100, Kansas City, Missouri — has your Sunday Service starting at 1 p.m.. They’ll be hosting the Timbers on their outdoor patio for all of your live music needs. Grab a cold beer and listen to some good music to wrap up your weekend.
Limitless Brewing Co. — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — is hosting Sunday with Pourpose. One Sunday a month, Limitless sends $2 of every draft purchased to a local nonprofit organization. This month’s beneficiary is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City.