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Tap List | Best of 2019

Taste Buds Are Dancing

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Above image credit: KC Bier Co.’s Dunkelbock Dark Doppelbock lager. (Marco Camacho | Flatland)

Here at Flatland, we don’t just love beer. We love great beer. And we had so much great, local beer in 2019 that we wanted to feature beers that transported our taste buds to Beer Valhalla for this week’s Tap List. 

If you want to revisit some of your favorite local beers of 2019, and check out some Kansas City born and bred indie rock while you’re at it, then head over to Taps on Main, 1715 Main St. in Kansas City, this Friday. Camp will be playing a live set starting at 8PM.

Best Tap Notes

I know I raved about this beer just last week, but KC Bier Co.’s Dunkelbock Dark Doppelbock Lager (ABV 10%, 25 IBU) is truly amazing. This full-bodied bock has notes of dark chocolate, pecans and raisins. Sprint over to KC Bier Co.’s Bierhalle and pick up a six-pack while you still have time!

Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Dark Truth Imperial Stout. (Courtesy | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Dark Truth Imperial Stout is a choice holiday beverage, clocking in at around 9.7% ABV (60 IBU). This stout has strong notes of toasted marshmallow, maple syrup and espresso. This beer pairs perfectly with holiday pie!

Crane Brewing’s Township 49 (7.8% ABV) is a barrel-aged, spontaneously fermented wild ale with strong notes of sour apple and bubblegum. Definitely include this ale in your holiday beer rotation!

Fields and Ivy Brewery’s Breezedale Hazy IPA (7.3% ABV, 45 IBU) is in many ways the perfect hazy IPA. This beer is hoppy in a way that doesn’t drown out other flavor profiles. This beer has strong hoppy notes, with grapefruit and kiwi on the back end. 

Last but not least, Torn Label Brewing Co.’s Dubbel, Dubbel Toil and Trouble classic Belgian dubbel is a solid choice for ringing in the New Year. This bold Belgian brew clocks in at about 7.5% ABV,  and has notes of caramel, butterscotch and raisin on the front end, with notes of barley on the finish. 

This Week

Thursday, Dec. 26

Are you looking for yet another reason to wear your ugly holiday sweater? If this is you, then head over to Casual Animal Brewing Co. this Thursday. Show off your ugly sweater and get a dollar off a pint in their taproom.

Early risers can check out Strange Days Brewing Co.’s Boxing Day Soccer event. From 6:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m., one dollar from every beer sold will be donated to Child Protection Center in Kansas City. 

Friday, Dec. 27

Do you like rockabilly and country music with a side of beer? What better way to kill a Friday night than by heading over to Stockyards Brewing Co. at 7 p.m. and jamming out to the smooth jams of DJ Blazing Saddle and Bostevphus! The event is 21 and over and there’s no cover charge!

Sunday, Dec. 28

This Sunday, KC Bier Co. is hosting a tour of their brewery at 1 p.m. For just $10, you get to learn about Kansas City’s largest locally-owned brewery, try some beer samples and walk away with a souvenir glass!

If you’re looking for a place to top off the holiday weekend, and you love the Kansas City Chiefs, then make your way to Casual Animal Brewing Co., 1725 McGee St. in Kansas City, and enjoy a $1 swifty pour every time the Chiefs score a touchdown! 

Casual Animal is located in the Crossroads
Casual Animal is located in the Crossroads next to The Brick. (Pete Dulin | Flatland)

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