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Tap List | Callsign Celebrates Birthday, Leans Into Food Tupelo Joe's Sets Up Permanent Shop

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Above image credit: North Kansas City’s Callsign Brewing recently celebrated five years in business.. (Courtesy | Callsign Brewing)
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North Kansas City’s Callsign Brewing recently marked its fifth anniversary with a week’s worth of events while also celebrating some exciting news on the food front.

To celebrate its birthday, Callsign released four new beers along with some new frozen drinks. W.T.F.O? which is a smoothie sour, Phantom is a chocolate porter with toasted coconut, The Mighty Eighth is a farmhouse ale and Snake Eyes is a stout. Along with the beer releases, Callsign treated customers to BOGO deals, happy hour specials, live music and more.

Callsign also officially welcomed Tupelo Joe’s into the brewery. Initially starting as a pop-up, Tupelo Joe’s is taking up residence at Callsign Brewing. The food outlet serves up a fusion between KC BBQ and southern creole. Some of their popular dishes include a steak po’ boy, cajun pasta, smothered fries and more.

Congratulations to Callsign for five years in business and to Tupelo Joe’s for opening up a permanent operation at the brewery. 

Beer Releases

Strange Days Brewing — 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri — took its light lager and married it with some strawberry lemonade to create a delicious new beer. Shandy Shores is a shandy that comes in at an easy 3.4% ABV. The flavor profile ranges from tart to sweet to fruity. Strange Days only has one keg of this beauty so make sure to swing over to try it ASAP.

Border Brewing Co. — 512 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — just introduced Soft Landing to its lineup. Soft Landing is a 6.6% ABV hazy IPA that utilizes three pounds of hops per barrel. The use of Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy hops provides notes of tropical fruit, stone fruit and some citrus. As the name suggests, the beer has a soft mouthfeel and finish to balance out the fruity flavors in this IPA.

City Barrel — 1740 Holmes St., Kansas City, Missouri — teamed up with Bally Sports for a fun baseball themed beer. With the new pitch clock rules meant to help speed up and shorten MLB games, the two came up with Short Boys. Packaged in small 8.4-ounce cans, the beer is an American pale wheat ale with an ABV of 5.2%. The use of Citra hops helps give the beer delicious citrusy flavors.

City Barrel's Short Boys beer next to a baseball.
City Barrel teamed up with Bally Sports to brew a beer in honor of the new pitch clock rules within the MLB. (Courtesy | Bally Sports/City Barrel)

Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — celebrated the beginning of the FIFA Women’s World Cup by brewing and releasing Gold Dust Women. It’s a clean and crisp New Zealand-style pilsner that comes in at 4.9% ABV. Hopped exclusively with this year’s Pink Boots Society hop blend as well as Nectaron, the beer is bursting with flavors of pineapple, citrus and stone fruit.

Grains & Taps — 10 S.W. 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, Missouri — is rocking a brand new beer called Mandolins and Violins. The hazy IPA was brewed with Mandarina Bavaria and Simcoe hops before being fermented with thiolized yeast. The 7.5% ABV IPA is exploding with flavors of citrus and guava.

Sandhills Brewing — 5612 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas — added a brand new beer to their Aviary line, their line of experimental IPAs. The newest beer is an experimental West Coast IPA. Using Centennial, Talus and McKenzie hops in both the boil and for dry-hopping, there are lots of pine, citrus and stone fruit notes throughout. The IPA has a 7.3% ABV.

Beer Events

Friday, July 28

Servaes Brewing Co. — 10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — has three full days of fun planned for the ever popular Shark Week. Their Shark Week events will see the release of multiple shark-themed beers, pop-ups from local vendors, and a fundraiser for the Kansas City Zoo. The fun kicks off on Friday starting at 2 p.m. and begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

Saturday, July 29

Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — is throwing a party for the release of their Lamenting in Midwestern summer pastry sour ale. The release party starts bright and early at 8 a.m. Rock Creek Island Coffee will be serving up a coffee special with a croissant from Blackhole Bakery. The beer will be tapped at noon, which will pair perfectly with the peach pasty being served up by Blackhole Bakery.

Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — is kicking off Saturday with an event for the fitness-minded. They’ll be hosting Yoga Flow & Sound Meditation on the patio. The hour-long class will start with Vinyasa yoga flows. Afterwards you’ll be taken through a Savasana sound meditation. Afterward, you can cool off with a free beer. The class is expected to sell out so be sure to get your tickets ASAP.

Sunday, July 30

ExBEERiment — 925 E. Lincoln Lane, Gardner, Kansas — is taking advantage of the growing popularity of Crumbl Cookies. They’ll be hosting a Crumbl Cookies & Beer Pairing event in the taproom. You’ll be able to try four different cookies with a flight of four different beers. The pairing will be available for as long as supplies last.

Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — has another installment of its monthly Sip ‘N Stretch yoga class on tap. As always, the class is led by Teri Cartwright of Way of Life Yoga. No experience is necessary but bring your own mat. The $15 ticket grants you access to the class as well as one beer after it’s over.

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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