Published April 12th, 2022 at 11:00 AM
As the weather gets nicer, more folks are venturing out to enjoy some patio beers.
A few months back we wrote about the grand re-opening of Border Brewing Co. In an effort to expand, they moved from their small space, the current home to Red Sash Brewing Co., to a bigger spot just down the street at 512 E. 18th St.
Now, Border is expanding even more.
Border’s General Manager Jessica Bloom has announced the brewery will be opening a brand new beer garden behind their taproom. The plan is to officially unveil it to the public with an all day affair on Saturday, April 16.
The beer garden will be about 1,300 square feet and includes plenty of outdoor seating as well as a stage for live music. The area has some tree coverage to help shade some of that warm summer sun.
The grand opening event will run from noon until 11 p.m. and feature live music starting at 6 p.m. from local artists The MGDs. As always, Border welcomes any outside food you’d like to bring.
Lost Evenings Brewing Co. — 8625 Hauser Court, Lenexa, Kansas — now has their Pink Boots Society collaboration available on draft. The beer, Run the World, is a 6.5% ABV black IPA. The IPA is plenty piney with a good malt backbone to help round it out. The brewery will donate $1 from each pint sold to the local Pink Boots Society chapter.
Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — is rocking a brand new pale ale. Wannabe is very similar to a West Coast IPA. This 6.3% ABV beer has notes of orange and lemon with tons of hop bitterness. The beer is currently available in both cans and on tap.
Rockcreek Brewing Co. — 5880 Beverly Ave., Mission, Kansas — has a beer for a good cause now available. We’re All Neighbors was brewed to support relief efforts taking place in Ukraine. The beer itself is a 7.5% ABV rye farmhouse ale with flavor notes of rye, caramel and toasted bread. A portion of the proceeds from the beer will be donated to World Central Kitchen, which is working to feed as many Ukrainian refugees as they can.
Callsign Brewing — 1340 Burlington St., North Kansas City, Missouri — is ready for spring with the release of their latest beer Mayday Maibock. This German-style ale comes in at 5.6% ABV and is very well-balanced between the malt backbone and sweetness it provides. The Noble hops help provide a nice crisp finish.
City Barrel — 1740 Holmes St., Kansas City, Missouri — released two new beers this week. The first is a collaboration with Mission’s Sandhills Brewing named Birds Aren’t Real. The beer is a 6.8% ABV hazy IPA hopped with Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin, Vic Secret and Pacific Gem hops. The second beer, an 8.1% ABV double hazy IPA, is You’re Doing A Great Job. This beer uses a fair amount of wheat for the body and was hopped with Amarillo, Strata, El Dorado, and Belma hops.
Alma Mader Brewery — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — is celebrating their third anniversary with the release of three new beers. First up is Tides Turn. This 6.8% ABV hazy IPA was brewed with the Pink Boots Society with a portion of the sales from this beer going to the local chapter. The second is a massive 10.5% ABV New England-style triple IPA called Tripping in Yellow. The beer has lots of tropical fruit aromas from passion fruit to lemon-lime. Last of the bunch is their official third anniversary beer simply titled Three. It’s a Kellerpils that’s somewhat of a cross between a Czech and Northern German pils. The beer is more hop forward than other pilsners and much more accessible at 5% ABV.
Strange Days Brewing — 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri — has a delicious dessert beer waiting for you at their brewery. Their latest draft only beer is Maple Blueberry Smooth, a 4.6% ABV dessert sour. The beer was brewed with blueberry, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and lactose. These flavors meld together to make you feel like you’re drinking a liquid version of blueberry French toast.
Servaes Brewing Co. — 10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — is kicking off Easter weekend with an Easter Beers & Macaron Pop-Up event. Servaes will be releasing a Carrot Cake NEIPA and a Carrot Saison. Local company Sugarfold will be on hand from 5-8 p.m. selling a variety of macarons to ease your sweet tooth.
Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — will be taking local breweries Torn Label Brewing Co. and Stockyards Brewing Co. head on at the Kick The Keg Triple Threat Match. The event is exactly as it sounds. Each brewery is bringing a beer from their secret stash with all three being tapped at 6 p.m. The brewery who kicks their keg first is declared the winner of the event. The event is free of charge and will take place at Up-Down in the Crossroads area of Kansas City.
Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — is celebrating Easter a little early with a Grown-Up Egg Hunt. The event will be just like you remember from childhood. Eggs will be hidden outside and inside the brewery and it’s your job to find as many as possible. Prizes include free pours, gift cards, brewery merch, candy and more.
Red Crow Brewing — 1062 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe, Kansas — is hosting their next Drew’s Firkin Saturday event. This once-a-month event allows brewer Drew to experiment with a beer however he sees fit. This month’s version will be Spicy Blackberry Margarita Sour. It uses their beer Essie as the base with blackberries, jalapenos, and lime added.
KC Bier Co. — 310 W. 79th St., Kansas City, Missouri — is throwing a family friendly Easter Festival at their brewery. The event will feature activities such as a petting zoo, yard games, egg dying and live polka. The event runs from noon until 4 p.m. in their taproom and outdoor area.
ExBEERiment — 925 E. Lincoln Lane, Gardner, Kansas — is bringing the Easter Egg Hunt right to you. Instead of having to search for eggs, they’ll be giving out one egg per customer during business hours. Each egg contains a prize or discount.
Transport Brewery — 11113 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — has partnered with downtown Shawnee for a fun egg hunt event. Teams will be in pairs competing to see who can finish the fastest. The top three teams will each get a gift card to Transport. Additionally, there will be golden eggs hid throughout downtown Shawnee that contain prizes to many of the other local businesses. Tickets are $40 per team and includes two beers each, an exclusive t-shirt and an Easter cookie from McLain’s Bakery.
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.