Published July 12th, 2022 at 11:30 AM
In our vast and ever-evolving craft beer scene, we’ve got yet another birthday to celebrate this week.
Callsign Brewing in North Kansas City will be turning 4 years old this week. Originally located in a smaller space, Callsign expanded into their current location in January 2022.
The brewery’s official birthday is on Tuesday, July 12, which is when all the fun begins. To celebrate, Callsign will be releasing one new beer a day through Friday. According to a press release sent by Paul Gardner of Callsign, you can expect the following releases:
Tuesday, June 12: Phantom Chocolate Porter – a medium-bodied porter with notes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee.
Wednesday, June 13: The El Diablo Jalapeno Cerveza – a Mexican-style lager with the addition of jalapenos. The pepper provides just the right amount of flavor and heat.
Thursday, June 14: Red Eye Flight Espresso IPA – a unique take on an IPA that elicits flavors of both coffee and hops. Don’t expect the type of hop bitterness you’d find in a typical IPA. This beer is a collaboration with Red Sash Brewing in Kansas City.
Friday, June 15: Superfortress Coconut Brown Ale – a fun take on Callsign’s brown ale, this small-batch version uses 10 pounds of coconut resulting in tons of coconut flavor.
In addition to the beer releases, Callsign will be hosting local musician Nicole Springer on Friday night from 6-9 p.m. in the main taproom.
Wolfepack BBQ also will be on-site Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting at 11 a.m. They’ll be hanging around and slinging their delicious BBQ until it’s sold out.
A big congratulations to Callsign on its fourth anniversary. The KC beer scene looks forward to many more.
Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — is getting patriotic with their newest beer. They’ve just released Party In The USA, which is an 8% ABV milkshake IPA. The beer was brewed with guava, coconut and peach, giving it tons of tropical flavors and aromas. You can find it on tap in their taproom and in cans to go.
Transport Brewery — 11113 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — brewed a beer to help support women in the beer industry. The dank hazy IPA, Anything You Can Do We Can Do Better, done in collaboration with the women who work at the brewery, comes in at 7.1% ABV and 44 IBUs.
Servaes Brewing Co. — 10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — released a new 4.5% ABV sour ale. Named Stars, Stripes & Reproductive Rights, the beer features kiwi, lime, mint, agave nectar and spirulina. A portion of the sales from the beer will be donated to Planned Parenthood Great Plains.
Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — is calling all Marvel (and beer) fans! In honor of the latest Marvel movie, “Thor: Love & Thunder,” they brewed She Is Might along with their friends from Pathlight Brewing and Screenland Armour. The 4% ABV Australian sparkling ale was brewed with Motueka and Galaxy hops giving it a tropical fruit-forward backbone. A portion of all sales of the beer will be donated to the Missouri Abortion Fund.
Torn Label Brewing Co. — 1708 Campbell St., Kansas City, Missouri — just released Golden Garden Saison. The beer was initially brewed for their Torn Table beer dinner series, but decided to release it to the public. Aged on brettanomyces, this saison is tart and effervescent with flavors of pear and apricot. It comes in at 7.7% ABV.
Alma Mader Brewery — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — teamed up with Ozark Brewing Co. to create an easy-drinking summer crusher. The duo brewed a dry-hopped kolsch called Swing By. The hop blend of Hallertau Mittelfruh, Saphir and Motueka helps give the beer bright citrus notes with floral undertones. At 5% ABV, it’s perfect for sipping by the pool, on float trips or simply cooling off after a long day in the sun.
KC Bier Co. — 310 W. 79th St., Kansas City, Missouri — put out a massive collaboration beer for the Missouri Brewers Guild. Missouri Loves Company is a 7.5% ABV dry-hopped imperial pilsner. It’s slightly spicy, slightly floral and has a nice honey malt backbone. The entire project features 32 breweries from around the state with the local version being brewed at KC Bier Co. along with seven other local breweries.
Battle of the Beers — 5833 Nieman Road, Shawnee, Kansas — is being hosted for the first time at McLain’s Market. The event features four local breweries (Limitless, Pathlight, Servaes and Sandhills) that will battle it out for the title of McLain’s best local brew of 2022. Each brewery will be pouring two beers, both of which will be paired with a food item. Customers will vote for their favorite beer at the end of the night with the winning brewery taking home the 2022 trophy.
Lost Evenings Brewing Co. — 8625 Hauser Court, Lenexa, Kansas — is hosting a one-hour Yoga & Beer event in their taproom. The $25 ticket includes access to the session as well as your first beer after the yoga ends. The event is open to all skill levels from beginner to pro. All you need to do is bring a mat!
East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri — welcomes back their friends at Trinity Wellness for the July edition of Yoga & Brews. This class focused on the Vinyasa flows is open to everyone, including beginners. It’s highly recommended that you bring your own mat, towel and water bottle to stay hydrated.
Sandhills Brewing — 5612 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas — is opening its doors for a special event, Brewer’s Flight Night: Charcuterie Edition. You’ll receive a full pour of your choice to welcome you followed by a guided flight of four beers from one of the Sandhills owners. After that, you’ll learn how to build your own charcuterie board featuring delicious meats and cheeses from Kaylie Engleman of Oh Em Brie Custom Grazing Boards.
KC Bier Co. — 310 W. 79th St., Kansas City, Missouri — is hosting a benefit event for local charity Stand With Ukraine KC. Their Drink to Donate event will help raise funds for those affected by the war in Ukraine. Every beer sold will generate $1 to be donated to the organization.
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.