Published June 23rd, 2020 at 11:30 AM
Although it’s a scary time to be working during a pandemic, the craft beer industry is working hard to serve people in the Kansas City area. So let’s raise a toast for the brave hearts, both old and new, among us.
Here’s a toast for old friends at Diametric Brewing Co. — 949 N.E. Columbus St., Lee’s Summit, Missouri — which is officially back open. Not only that, but you can now purchase build-your-own four packs in the taproom.
And let’s raise a glass for a brand new brewery making a splash in Shawnee. Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — opened just last week. Pathlight is serving up a wide array of tasty beers, including the Ekuanot Ella DIPA (7.5% ABV), the Incident Ray IPA (7.4% ABV) and the Leif Saison (7.3% ABV).
Not Lost Brewing — 229 S. Main St., Ottawa, Kansas — released Red Raspberry Milkshake IPA (9% ABV, 47 IBU), a delicious IPA with notes of red raspberry and vanilla, and brewed with El Dorado and Motueka hops.
Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — released its first pilsner, called OPA. This beer is dedicated to the person that made Limitless Brewing possible. Dave Mobley, one of the co-owners of Limitless, was given his first beer by his grandfather, Opa.
3 Trails Brewing — 111 N. Main St., Independence, Missouri — has released A Dangerous Game, an imperial stout clocking in at 13.5% ABV, Love is (13.5% ABV), an imperial stout brewed with coffee, and 10 Mile Stare (takes deep breath) a bourbon barrel aged stout with vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, and Cascabel chilies clocking in at 13.5% ABV.
Torn Label Brewing Co. — 1708 Campbell St., Kansas City, Missouri — has released Infinite Mess (8.8% ABV), a DIPA made with Strata, Citra and Simcoe hops. This beer boasts of orange soda, candied ginger and grapefruit and is available on tap and in cans.
As part of their Ice Cream Truck Series, City Barrel Brewing Co. — 1740 Holmes St., Kansas City, Missouri — has released Raspberry Lime Sherbet Sour. This sour, which has a hazy raspberry pour, hearkens back to the sherbet ice cream we all know and love.
Rochester Brewing and Roasting Company — 2129 Washington St., Kansas City, Missouri— is back with Cherry Sour (4% ABV). This highly sessionable sour was brewed with tart Montmorency cherries and is the perfect companion for Kansas City cookouts!
Wednesday, June 24
Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — is hosting Dustin Hooton, an acoustic folk artist, this Wednesday from 6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 25
BKS Artisan Ales — 633 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, Missouri — is releasing three exciting new beers on Thursday. Big Spender, a triple IPA clocking in at 10% ABV, features Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin hops. Pine Tree (6.8% ABV) is a version of a holiday seasonal IPA. Finally, they’re releasing Double Holstein Cafezinho, a double milk stout clocking in at 8% ABV that was fermented with Brazilian cacao, conditioned on Madagascar vanilla, Vietnamese cinnamon, and Oddly Correct Brazilian coffee. Pre-orders begin at 7 p.m.
Friday, June 26
Border Brewing Co. — 406 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — collaborated with the Pink Boots Society to make Just Dandy, a dry-hopped dandelion ale brewed with dandelion flowers and lemon peel. Friday from noon-11 p.m., $1 from each pour will be donated to the Pink Boots Society, an organization dedicated to advancing the careers of women in the beer industry through education.
Saturday, June 27
Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — is hosting live music this Saturday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mojave Robb & Company will be providing the sweet tunes as Apex Aleworks provides the sweet brews.