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Tap List | Big Rip to Host Abortion Access Fundraiser

Beer for a Cause

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Above image credit: Big Rip Brewing Co. in North Kansas City is hosting an abortion access event on Aug. 28. (Courtesy | Big Rip Brewing Company)

North Kansas City’s Big Rip Brewing Co. is the latest local brewery to organize a fundraising event for abortion rights.

Big Rip will be hosting the “My Body, My Choice – In The Pursuit of Happiness” fundraiser in their taproom on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The event will help raise funds for the Midwest Access Coalition. The organization strives for access to safe, free and legal abortions. They assist those in need with travel coordination and costs. The organization also provides financial help with lodging, food, medication and more.

The event will feature a silent auction and a raffle to help raise funds. Donations for both include items from Buck Tui BBQ, Commandeer Brand, High Desert Turquoise, Blip Coffee Roasters, Transparent Brewing, Black Hole Bakery and many more.

DJ cQuence will be spinning tunes throughout the event. You’ll be able to purchase a variety of sweet and savory crepes from the Krazy Crepes food truck. There will also be various information booths set up to help provide education on the various topics related to abortion.   

Big Rip Brewing event sign for a fundraiser to benefit Midwest Access Coalition.
Big Rip Brewing Co. is throwing a fundraiser for Midwest Access Coalition on Aug. 28. (Courtesy | Big Rip Brewing Co.)

Beer Releases

Servaes Brewing Co. — 10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — released their newest IPA, Drinking In Another State. Brewed with Centennial hops, this beer has classic American IPA flavors and aromas of pine and grapefruit. The beer comes in at 6% ABV. A portion of the sales will be donated to the BIFE (Beer Is For Everyone) Emergency Fund, which helps ensure health care is available for those who work in the alcohol industry.

Wind Shift Brewing — 3421B N.W. Jefferson St., Blue Springs, Missouri — released a new version of an already existing beer with a slight twist. Strata/Southern Passion is a 5% ABV saison that uses the same recipe as the pale ale by the same name. The difference here is this version was fermented using a saison yeast. This allows drinkers to see how different yeast strains can affect the flavors of a beer made with the same malt bill.

Chocolate Blueberry Miltank, a new milk stout for 3 Trails Brewing Co.
3 Trails Brewing Co. released a brand new milk stout made with blueberries and Haitian cacao nibs. (Courtesy | 3 Trails Brewing Co.)

3 Trails Brewing Co. — 111 N. Main St., Independence, Missouri — has a decadent new beer available. They just released Chocolate Blueberry Miltank. This 6.2% ABV milk stout was brewed with blueberries and Haitian cacao nibs. It’s got big malt flavors with the subtle hint of chocolate and blueberry.

3Halves Brewing Co. — 110 E. Kansas St., Liberty, Missouri — has a new New England IPA that goes back to the beer’s roots. Stellar Fog comes in at 7% ABV and uses loads of Galaxy, Mosaic and Citra hops. This leads to classic NEIPA flavors of grapefruit, orange and pineapple with some lingering bitterness.

Torn Label Brewing Co. — 1708 Campbell St., Kansas City, Missouri — dropped a new collaboration beer with Shawnee’s Pathlight Brewing. The two jumped on the popular cold IPA trend and cooked up Alfa Ice. You’ll get the clean, crisp of factors of a lager with the hop bitterness you’d expect out of an IPA. This 7% ABV beer was fermented with a lager yeast that helps make each sip bright and easy to drink.

Strange Days Brewing — 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri — has a brand new summer crusher available on tap and in cans. Named Third Street, the beer is a clean and crisp kolsch that comes in at 5.2% ABV. The fruit and citrus heavy Mandarina Bavaria hops help give this beer elements of tangerine and other citrus fruits.

Beer Events

Friday, Aug. 12

Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — is bringing the tropics of Polynesia to you with their Landlocked Luau event. The party will celebrate the release of their Urban Island IPA. To help create an authentic vibe they’ll be featuring food from Hawaiian Brothers from 5-8 p.m. and have a ukulele band, Uke 66, playing tunes during the event. They’ll also be doing fun giveaways and have patio games happening all night.

Callsign Brewing — 1340 Burlington St., North Kansas City, Missouri — is teaming up with Apparition to put on a “Top Gun” pop-up bar called Danger Zone. In addition to having various movie-themed cocktails and decor, Call Sign will be releasing their newest double dry-hopped IPA called Tomcat. The brewery will donate $1 from each cocktail, beer and reservation purchased to Patriot Paws, an organization dedicated to helping train service dogs for veterans, and Veterans Community Project, which helps build tiny homes for homeless vets.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — is throwing a fun Homecoming Dance event. The event will feature a DJ, games, dancing and drinks. To add a bit of fun, the dress theme will be “let’s glow crazy” so be sure to wear all your neon as there will be a best dressed costume winner. Advanced tickets are $20 with the price going up to $25 at the door. The ticket price includes your first beer with an additional portion being donated to Midwest Animal ResQ.

River Bluff Brewing — 201 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri — is ready to help you kick off the football season. They’ll be hosting a Chiefs season kickoff party. They’ll be showing the first preseason game, which starts at noon. Point and Flat BBQ will be onsite selling their delicious birria and street tacos from noon until sold out. The brewery opens at 11 a.m. so be sure to grab your seats early!

Sunday, Aug. 14

ExBEERiment — 925 E. Lincoln Lane, Gardner, Kansas — has a fun little pairing in store for you. They’ll be putting together a flight of four of their beers with Little Debbie Snacks. If you’re unfamiliar with Little Debbie, they produce popular treats such as Zebra Cakes, Swiss Rolls and Cosmic Brownies.

Brew Lab — 7925 Marty St., Overland Park, KS — is partnering with Power Life Kansas City to bring you Yoga at Brew Lab. The class will take place outdoors on Brew Lab’s patio and is open to people of all skill levels. Tickets only cost $5 and include one free beer once the class is over.

Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — has a morning filled with relaxation and cuteness in store. They’ll be hosting Puppy Yoga on their patio. The class runs 45 minutes and will be offered at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. The tickets are $35 and include one free beer and unlimited puppy snuggles. It is highly recommended that you bring your own yoga mat.

Alex Andujar is a former beer sales rep turned personal trainer. When he’s not training clients you can find him trying new beers at many of Kansas City’s great local breweries.

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