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Tap List | Resolving to Drink More Beer in 2020

Happy Beer Year!

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Above image credit: Area breweries offer up a nice start to the beer year. (Marco Camacho | Flatland)

The holidays are over and for many of us this means putting away holiday decorations, bidding farewell to family and friends and returning to a regular work schedule. Here at Flatland, we have the perfect cure for your post-holiday blues. What could it be, you ask? Well, here’s a hint. It begins with the letter “b” and rhymes with cheer. It’s BEER!

Tap Notes

Wichita Brewing Company’s Mad Scientist No. 3 is an imperial brown with coconut (8.5% ABV, 22 IBU). This brown ale is loaded with coconut and caramel on the front end, followed by oatmeal on the finish. 

Salt City Brewing Company’s IPA is about as solid as they come at 7% ABV (62 IBU). This bright, citrusy beer has balanced hoppy notes on the front end with hints of wheat on the finish. Believe me when I say that this is a must-have beer for those not-so-wintery days in Kansas City. 

Public House Brewing Co.’s Frisco Amber Lager clocks in at 5% ABV (44 IBU). This is a delicious malty brew with hints of walnut and grapefruit. 

Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Brandy Land Spiced Imperial Stout aged in apple brandy barrels is a limited release brew clocking in at 12.4% ABV (32 IBU). This very complex stout has notes of green apple and caramel on the front end with notes of chocolate, cherry and espresso on the finish. 

This Week

Tuesday, Jan. 7

Cinder Block Brewery
Cinder Block Brewery is hosting a trivia contest to benefit the Halo Foundation. (Courtesy | Cinder Block)

Cinder Block Brewery, 110 E. 18th Ave. in North Kansas City, is teaming up with breweries from all over the metropolitan area for a good cause. This Tuesday, head over to Cinder Block for a friendly game of trivia. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Halo Foundation, an organization in Kansas City that provides food and shelter to homeless children. 

Thursday, Jan. 9

Head over to Big Rip Brewing Co., 216 E. 9th Ave. in North Kansas City, this Thursday. Avobite will be hosting a pop-up featuring some of their go-to dishes: avocado deviled eggs, barbecue pulled-pork nachos and double chocolate cookies. Big Rip Brewing will also be featuring a surprise beer to pair with Avobite’s menu! 

Saturday, Jan. 11

Bier Station, 120 East Gregory Blvd. in Kansas City, will be celebrating it’s 7th anniversary this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The wonderful people at Bier Station invited breweries from all over the metropolitan area to takeover their tap wall. Head on over and try beer from Boulevard Brewing Co., City Barrel, BKS Artisan Ales, Stockyards Brewing Co., KC Bier Co., Martin City Brewing Co., Casual Animal Brewing Co., Double Shift Brewing Co., East Forty Brewing, Alma Mader Brewing, Torn Label Brewing Co., KC Cider Co., Diametric Brewing Co. and Crane Brewing Co.

KC Bier Co. is hosting a tour this Saturday. (Courtesy | KC Bier Co.)

On Saturday starting at 1 p.m., KC Bier Co. will be hosting a tour of their facilities. 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!

Sunday, Jan. 12

This Sunday from 2-5 p.m., Casual Animal Brewing Co., 1725 McGee St. in Kansas City, will again be hosting a Kansas City Chiefs viewing party. Head over and enjoy a $1 swifty pour every time the Chiefs score a touchdown!

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