Published October 17th, 2023 at 1:30 PM3 minute read
When BKS Artisan Ales opened in 2017 there was no way the founders could have known it would become one of Kansas City’s most beloved breweries.
Now, the Brookside brewery is throwing a grand party to celebrate its sixth anniversary.
BKS is releasing a new beer every day this week through Friday. The beer releases, which are being announced daily on Instagram, are the precursor to the big event taking place on Saturday, when BKS is throwing a parking lot party.
Kicking off at 1 p.m., the day will be filled with live music, food and plenty of beer. Live music starts at 2 p.m. with the Chris Hazleton Quartet followed by Lorna Kay’s One Night Stand at 5 p.m. DJ Jabberock will be spinning tunes throughout the day.
BKS will be pouring beers in the parking lot. The taproom also will be open 1-8 p.m. BKS will also serve canned wine/cocktails/seltzers as well as non-alcoholic options.
The party will feature two different food vendors. Mattie’s Foods will be serving up vegan food. Heirloom Bakery & Hearth will offer non-vegan food needs.
The event will have a $10 cover charge, but it includes a beverage of your choice. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. The entire event will be cashless so be sure to bring your cards. Last call for the party will be at 8:45 p.m. BKS will be closed for the entire day on Sunday so the crew can have a much deserved day to rest.
Congratulations on six years of beers!
Strange Days Brewing — 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri — has a juicy new double dry-hopped hazy IPA available called Go With The Glow. The 7.3% IPA was hopped with Citra, Simcoe and Chinook Incognito, which help impart notes of vanilla, tangerine and sweet melon. The malt gives the beer a soft, pillowy mouthfeel to help balance out the hop bitterness. While it’ll be on draft exclusively, you can fill a crowler to go.
Alma Mader Brewery — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — released the latest variation of its Pattern Variation series. The New England IPA series features Mosaic hops paired with one other. This week’s release utilizes the Amarillo hop. This version has notes of tangerine, peach, pineapple and an underlying dankness.
Discourse Brewing — 7211 W. 97th St., Overland Park, KS — has another new brew available this week. Their latest release is an 8.7% double IPA called Neon Reaper. Hopped with Magnum, Citra, Mosaic, and Eukanot, you’ll get lots of fruity flavors in this one. Expect notes of orange and mango in this well balanced beer.
Double Shift Brewing — 412 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — just released a version of an Oktoberfest/Marzen. Named Modern Scarecrow, the 5.4% beer is a modern twist on a classic style. While the beer may use a simple malt bill, the beer is anything but. Double Shift uses a smoked malt that gives the beer a bit more complexity than your traditional Oktoberfest style. It helps add to the toastiness of the body as well as giving it a subtle hint of smoke.
3Halves Brewing Co. — 110 E. Kansas St., Liberty, Missouri — put out a new beer called Strawberry Cough. The 5.5% pale ale was brewed with Strawberry Cough cannabis terpenes, hence the name. This addition can be found throughout the beer. From the nose to the finish you’ll get lots of strawberry, pine and some resinous candy. It’s important to note that this beer does not contain THC.
Sandhills Brewing — 5612 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas — has a fun and creative event on tap for you. They’ve partnered with Pottery Pub KC for a sip and glaze event. You’ll be able to choose your own piece of pre-made pottery along with glazing materials. Your ticket will also include one beer of your choice. Your finished pots will be fired and returned to the brewery for you to pick up a week after the event.
Rockcreek Brewing Co. — 5880 Beverly Ave., Mission, Kansas — will welcome a host of local vendors for another Fall Market Nights event. Vendors will be set up in the patio area and feature a mix of different products. The vendors change weekly so be sure to check Rockcreek’s social media for this week’s lineup.
KC Bier Co. — 310 W. 79th St., Kansas City, Missouri — has been partnering with The Animal Rescue Alliance (TARA) for a monthly series of dog adoption events. Dogs will be hanging out around the outdoor biergarten for a meet and greet. You’re more than welcome to bring your own pup to meet its potential new bestie. The event starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m.
Vine Street Brewing — 2010 Vine St., Kansas City, Missouri — is throwing a unique Halloween party. They’re going big and welcoming in Brass & Boujee, a 20 piece hip-hop big band. Joining them will be Vine Street’s own Kemet Coleman along with rapper/trombone player Kadesh Flow. Dress in your best Halloween costume as there will be a contest featuring some great prizes.
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.