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Tap List | The Kansas City Raptors? We’ll Drink to That

Sometimes Long Shots Go In

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Above image credit: Swarms of people outside the T-Mobile Center. (Contributed | Visit KC)

Kansas City would love to serve as a temporary home for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors next season if they are unable to play in Canada due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. 

It’s a long shot, perhaps. But as upstanding citizens, it is our duty to entice them into spending time in our city. After all, the Midwest is best! We have excellent barbecue, intensely devoted sports fans and amazing beer!

3Halves Brewing Co. in Liberty puts up their beer list. (George Vial | Contributor).

To sweeten the pot, 3Halves Brewing Co. in Liberty, 110 E. Kansas St., made a beer that could mark the (potential) occasion. Hop Raptor (5.6% ABV) is a Canadian pale ale, brewed with El Dorado and Citra hops, and dry hopped with Mosaic hops! This delicious Canadian brew honors the Toronto Raptors by incorporating Canadian malts, and a fermentation process in a Canadian fermenting vessel.

Beer Releases

As part of their Single Hop Pale Ale Series, Kansas City’s Strange Days Brewing, 316 Oak St., released Fenced Out (6.7% ABV, 20 IBU), a single hopped brew, using Vidal Blanc grape juice and pomace from Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery

Grains and Taps Brewery in Lee’s Summit, 10 S.W. 3rd St., is tapping Aphoristic Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cup (8.3% ABV, 30 IBU) and Aphoristic Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Stout (7% ABV, 30 IBU). You’re getting peanut butter and oatmeal raisin cookie flavors. What’s not to love? These two delicious stouts are also available in crowlers.

3 Trails Brewing Co. in Independence, 111 N. Main St., released Crimson & Cerise (6.5% ABV), a wood-aged sour beer with different cherry varieties. They also released Le Mure Citron (6.5% ABV), wood-aged sour beer made with local blackberries and lemon, and Essence (6.4% ABV), a wood-aged sour dry hopped with Nelson Sauvin. Each of these beers were aged for months in American oak wine barrels, and then bottle aged.

Yankee Tank Brewing Co. in Lawrence, 807 E. 23rd St., released Outeniqua IPA, which is named after a mountain range in South Africa, where these hops originated! Merging the flavors of newer IPA’s with West Coast IPA’s, Outeniqua IPA is a salute to IPA-lovers everywhere.

Fields and Ivy Brewery in Lawrence, 706 E. 23rd St., released Wicked Whale PB&J Stout (9.8% ABV, 55 IBU), a milk stout that boasts of peanut butter, blackberry and maple. Available exclusively on tap!

Pathlight Brewing in Shawnee, 11200 W. 75th St., released Blackberry Blanche, a golden sour (6.5% ABV), now sporting a red hue! This fruited sour is brewed with blackberries from South Baldwin Farms, and is only available on tap!

Beer Events

Friday, Nov. 6

Smoke Brewing Company in Lee’s Summit, 209 S.E. Main St, is hosting Cards Against Humanity this Friday starting at 9 p.m. They will be doing this every Friday for the next four weeks. Prizes will be awarded each night!

Outfield Beer Company in Edwardsville, 10953 Kaw Drive, is hosting a 70s, 80s & 90s Music Trivia Night this Friday at 7:30 p.m. So, bring your A-game and assemble your music trivia team! Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Nostalgia is alive in Lenexa. Limitless Brewing, 9765 Widmer Road, is hosting a night of 90s music from 6 – 8 p.m., and it’s all happening outside! Grab some beer and dance to your favorite jams!

Saturday, Nov. 7

Do you love breakfast food? Do you live for biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles, breakfast tacos, and bacon, egg and cheese paninis? If you’ve answered with a resounding yes, then head over to Red Crow Brewing Co. in Olathe, 1062 W. Santa Fe St., at 11 a.m. They’ll be serving up some of your favorite breakfast foods. Oh, and grab a beer while you’re at it!

Apex Aleworks in Independence, 4356 S. Noland Road, is hosting live music from 7 – 10 p.m. The Wood Valley Pickers will be playing bluegrass as you enjoy delicious brews and food.

Sunday, Nov. 8

Head over to Lost Evenings Brewing Co. in Lenexa, 8625 Hauser Court, for arts and crafts this Sunday from 12 – 5 p.m. Bring your paper, scissors and arts supplies and get creative while drinking some of Lost Evenings Brewing’s exceptional beer!

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