Published July 7th, 2020 at 11:25 AM
Summer has a way of bombarding the senses unlike any other season. No summer is quite complete without the smell of smoke as it surges through the grill, the sight of the sun piercing through a clear blue sky, and, most of all, the way ice-cold beer quenches your taste buds on a hot summer’s day.
Rain or shine, grill or no grill, Flatland can help turn at least one of these experiences into a reality.
Out of the Blue is a blueberry oat cream IPA recently released by Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas. This oat cream IPA sits at a cozy 8% ABV.
Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — released sKCuad Leader (5% ABV) last week, a hop-heavy blonde ale dry-hopped with Mosaic and Comet hops.
Not Lost Brewing — 229 S. Main St., Ottawa, Kansas — released Saharan Dust Storm (7.5% ABV, 41 IBU) last week, a summer-ready IPA brewed with Warrior, El Dorado, Wai-iti and Rakau hops.
Sometimes, beer giants collide to provide legendary collaborations. Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — and Diametric Brewing Co. — 949 N.E. Columbus St., Lee’s Summit, Missouri — have collaborated to give us That Impossible Line, a fruity/hoppy Belgian IPA clocking in at 7% ABV brewed with Mistral and Barbe Rouge hops.
Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — also released Hibiscus Lemon Saison, a Saison clocking in at sessionable 5% ABV. This beer was infused with hibiscus flowers and fresh lemon zest.
East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri — released the Lottie Colada, a limited edition weisse brewed with mango, pineapple, orange and coconut. Yet another summer-ready brew!
Alma Mader Brewing — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — released a New England-style, DIPA. Breeze Catcher is a floral fruity IPA brewed with Citrus, Mosaic, Azacca and Simcoe hops.
Strange Days Brewing — 316 Oak St, Kansas City, Missouri — released BAM BAM, a blackberry, apricot and milkshake-based IPA clocking in at 6.2% ABV (40 IBU).
Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — is hosting live music this Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jake Reinke will be performing classic rock music. Take advantage of their drink special at $1 off all beers!
Are you interested in joining the Rotaract Club? If so, head over to Transport Brewery — 11113 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — this Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and learn about how you can get involved!
Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — is hosting more live music featuring Dallas and Janell, a country-music duo, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday. To top it off, Apex is continuing their drink special at $1 off all beers!
KC Bier Co. — 310 W. 79th St, Kansas City, Missouri — is hosting live polka featuring Bram Wijnands from 3-5 p.m. Kansas City’s go-to brewery for authentic German beer paired with German music. What’s not to love?