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Tap List | ExBEERiment Celebrates First Anniversary

A Week of Parties in Gardner

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Above image credit: ExBEERiment Brewing in Gardner, Kansas, is celebrating their first anniversary. (Courtesy | ExBEERiment Brewing)

They say April showers bring May flowers, but this April also brings about the first birthday of ExBEERiment Brewing. To mark the occasion, ExBEERiment, located in Gardner, Kansas, will be celebrating its first anniversary with a week full of events.

The fun kicks off on Wednesday, April 6, when the brewery will be releasing an anniversary beer, Probability. This was the very first beer ExBEERiment ever brewed. So many anniversary beers tend to be big stouts or IPAs, but ExBEERiment is breaking from the mold and releasing a Vienna lager.

The party continues on Thursday with a trivia night when the theme is all about the brewery and beer. This might be a lot easier for regulars, but is sure to be fun for everyone nonetheless. The fun starts at 7 p.m. with teams of up to four people welcome.

Even though it’s their party, Friday will be an opportunity to get a gift for yourself. ExBEERiment will be hosting a Steal the Glass night. You’ll be able to take home your glass with the purchase of a full pour. This is limited to one per customer and the giveaway goes until glasses run out.

Last but not least are the Saturday and Sunday events, which are the biggest ones of them all. What’s a birthday without cake? On Saturday ExBEERiment will welcome in Nothing Bundt Cake. The duo will be doing a cake and beer pairing. Tickets are $20 and get you four cake flavors expertly paired with four beers. Like the glassware giveaway, there are limited supplies.

The celebrations wrap up on Sunday, which is ExBEERiment’s actual anniversary date. The official 1st Anniversary Party starts at noon. As a thank you to their customers, ExBEERiment will be providing refreshments for customers until they run out.

Here’s a very big congratulations and happy birthday from all of us at the Tap List. Thank you for continuing to contribute so many great beers to the Kansas City beer scene. 

Beer Releases

Red Crow Brewing — 1062 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe, Kansas — will have two new brews on tap this weekend. The first is their very limited Temple, a 5% ABV light lime lager. They took their regular light lager Bev and infused it with key limes to create this delicious, easy drinking beer. Also on tap is the newest edition to their Sybil Series. The latest release is Sybil 24, a hazy IPA hopped with Mosaic, Hull Melon and Styrian Wolf. These hops lead to flavors of vanilla, mango and papaya.

Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — also has two new beers available. Suspicious Minds is a sour ale with blackberry and prickly pear. This mouth puckering ale clocks in at a hefty 8% ABV. If hops are more your thing, look out for Sound of Silence, which is a new 6.5% ABV hazy IPA.

The new Agua Fresca Radler from Free State.
The new Agua Fresca Radler from Free State. (Courtesy | Free State Brewing Co.)

Free State Brewing Co. — 636 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, Kansas — is paying homage to the delicious Mexican beverage known as an Agua Fresca. The beer, aptly titled Agua Fresca, is an incredibly drinkable 4% ABV radler combining a wheat beer and house made hibiscus soda. The beer pours a beautiful fuschia and is a perfect blend of citrusy, tart and floral flavors.

Lost Evenings Brewing Co. — 8625 Hauser Court, Lenexa, Kansas — is raising money with their latest beer, Inclusion. Inclusion is a classic 5.3% ABV pale ale and was brewed in honor of Autism Awareness Month. During the entire month of April, $1 from every pint sold will be donated to their charity partner Integrated Behavioral Technologies Inc.

Double Shift Brewing — 412 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — has a new, easy drinking beer just in time for the spring weather. Dunes At Dusk is a Dortmunder-style lager. At only 5.5% ABV, this beer is the perfect balance of sweetness from the malt and light hoppiness. Crush some on your patio or theirs!

Alma Mader Brewery — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — knows you have to be both social media and beer savvy these days. That’s why they created their latest New England-style DIPA, Content Creation. This 8% ABV IPA uses Citra, Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin hops to give it flavors and aromas ranging from peach mimosa to strawberry-kiwi.

Southwest Blvd, Boulevard Brewing’s latest beer release.
Southwest Blvd, Boulevard Brewing’s latest beer release. (Courtesy | Boulevard Brewing Co.)

Boulevard Brewing Co. — 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — is paying homage to the street their brewery is on and the cultural significance behind it. Southwest Blvd is a crisp 4.5% ABV lager with salt and lime. A beer like this pairs perfectly with tacos, so consider pairing it with a meal from one of the many delicious authentic Mexican restaurants along Southwest Boulevard!

River Bluff Brewing — 201 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri — may be a newcomer to the area, but they are pumping out new beers at their local brewery. Their latest release is Exp-62. This 6% ABV hoppy wheat ale uses a new experimental hop from Hopsteiner, a global hop supplier and grower. The beer is heavily hopped with Exp-62 (hence the beer name) leading to lots of interesting aromas and flavors. 

Beer Events

Friday, April 8

Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — knows how to throw a Friday night party! They’ll be hosting a Pizza Party at their brewery starting at 6 p.m. Limitless hosts them once a month and spreads the love by ordering from a different local pizza restaurant each time. You get a free slice of pizza when you purchase a beer. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Not Lost Brewing Co. — 229 S. Main St., Ottawa, Kansas — is teaming up with Ampersand Vinyl for a Vinyl Night at the brewery. The premise is simple. You come by Not Lost, buy yourself a beer, and listen to the sweet tunes curated by Ampersand all night. They’ll be spinning an assortment of vinyl records for your listening pleasure.

Saturday, April 9

Big Rip Brewing Co. — 216 E. 9th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — is throwing a party for the release of their collaboration beer, Don’t Block The Intersection. The beer was brewed with Toni and April of BlaQ & Soul, “a space centering Black LGBTQ+ folks through food and beverage, community activism, and lived experience-based education.” A portion of the proceeds from the beer will go to My Sistah’s House, an organization that provides emergency housing, advocacy, and other resource assistance for gender non-conforming people of color.

Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — has a special release planned for one of their new beers. Crane will be putting out Windfall, a saison brewed with Messner honey and chamomile and rose flowers from Hugo Tea. In addition to the beer release, Messner Farms, Virgil’s Plant Shop and Compost Collective will all be doing pop-ups. Additional vendors may be added.

Pint Path — North Kansas City, Missouri — is back for its second annual spring event. The event takes place all around North Kansas City with each of the participating locations offering specials. If you’re a beer lover you’ll be happy to know all of the breweries in NKC (Calibration Brewery, Cinder Block Brewery, Callsign Brewing, and Big Rip Brewing Co.) will be offering specials.

Sunday, April 10

Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — has another offering of their popular Sip ‘N Stretch yoga classes. The session will be led by Teri Cartwright of Way of Life Yoga. All skill levels are welcome. Tickets are $15 and include your first beer.

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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