Published March 21st, 2023 at 11:30 AM4 minute read
Gardner’s ExBEERiment will be celebrating its second anniversary in early April. Currently Gardner’s only brewery (Transport Brewery’s second location is opening soon), ExBEERiment has put together a weekend’s worth of events to help mark the occasion.
The fun kicks off on Thursday, April 6, when ExBEERiment will be hiding three medallions in public spots around the Gardner area. The coins with the ExBEERiment logo on one side can be exchanged at the brewery for a fun prize. Clues to where the coins are hidden will be announced at 5 p.m. that day.
The brewery will also be hosting a special edition trivia night on Thursday starting at 7 p.m. The theme will be all things ExBEERiment. You can have a team of up to four players to test your knowledge of the brewery and its owners. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday will feature a steal-the-glass night, a Nothing Bundt Cake beer and cake pairing event and an adult egg hunt.
The celebration culminates with a party in their taproom on Monday, April 10. Although the brewery is normally closed on Mondays, ExBEERiment will be open to mark the exact day of their anniversary with free cake and $2 off all full pours.
BKS Artisan Ales — 633 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, Missouri — wants everyone to know warmer weather is coming with its newest release. Equal (Spring Equinox) is a new hazy IPA meant to celebrate the rebirth and growth spring brings. Dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic, this 8.5% ABV beer has notes of orange zest, passion fruit, mango and berries.
River Bluff Brewing — 201 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri — released a new beer to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Slange Var, a red ale, is Gaelic for “cheers to your health.” This 5.2% ABV ale is chock full of malty caramel flavors. It’s refreshing and easily drinkable without sacrificing any big flavor.
Strange Days Brewing Co. — 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri — did a double beer release this week. The first is The Morrigan, a 5.6% ABV Irish red ale. The body is dry and crisp with slightly roasty flavors and notes of caramel. You can also snag Lovingly Landlocked, a pina colada-inspired beer. The 8% ABV pastry-style blonde ale features flavors of coconut, pineapple, banana and vanilla that whisk you away to the beaches of the Caribbean.
Alma Mader Brewery — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — took a slight departure from its normal IPAs and lagers to brew a classic style. Their latest beer is Wonder, a 5% ABV witbier. The beer adheres to the well-known flavor profile of orange peel, coriander and spices. Whether you’re new to craft beer or a long-time imbiber, you’ll find this beer incredibly approachable and easy to drink.
City Barrel — 1740 Holmes St., Kansas City, Missouri — celebrated the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win by brewing a celebratory beer. They just released Run It Back, a 5.2% ABV red IPA. This particular brew is a bit more malt forward with a rich flavor profile. The Mosaic hops, which were used in the dry-hopping process, contribute to both the nose and body of this celebratory beer.
Diametric Brewing Co. — 949 N.E. Columbus, Lee’s Summit, Missouri — decided to brew a new West Coast IPA simply called West Coasty. In a world full of hazy IPAs, this beer features everything you love about one of the original IPA styles. It’s got huge, dank, resinous pine flavors enveloped in orange zest and spiciness from the rye malt. These 8.2% ABV beauties go down a little too easily.
Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — released its first new IPA of the year. Unbiased Chaos is a 6% ABV IPA brewed with flaked rice and hopped with Citra, Strata and Idaho 7. The IPA has big notes of lemongrass, tangerine and melon. It’s a draft-only release so the best place to find it is the Crane taproom.
Rockcreek Brewing Co. — 5880 Beverly Ave., Mission, Kansas — has a brand new sour ale available. Tart Tempest has lots of citrus characteristics with a flavor profile that mimics limeade. While tart, the beer has an effervescent carbonation that feels bubbly and refreshing. It clocks in at 5.3% ABV, making it a great beer to drink while watching your favorite team dominate March Madness.
Big Rip Brewing Co. — 216 E. 9th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — is throwing a fun event for a good cause. The brewery will be hosting a Mario Kart charity fundraiser along with a KC Current watch party. The fundraiser will benefit Down Syndrome Innovations. All you need to do is throw in a donation and you’ll be able to show off your Mario Kart skills. The KC Current game will be on in the main taproom. You can snag tamales from the Hungry Munchkin food truck which will be there from 12-6 p.m.
Servaes Brewing Co. — 10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — has a beer release and fundraising event happening in their taproom. The event will feature the re-release of the popular Dreams In Colors: Orange Pineapple. The brewery will donate $2 of every full pour to Infertility KC, an organization dedicated to providing education and support to those who are struggling to build a family. You can get your food fix from Point and Flat BBQ who’ll be on site from 12-4 p.m.
Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — has a fun event happening for all of the hard cider fans in the area. They’ll be throwing a Spring Fling Cider Fest event in the Reclamation Room. They’ll have six different ciders available plus cider cocktails and slushies. Flights will be available all night. If you vote for your favorite cider from the flight, you’ll be entered to win two cases of Cherry Limeade cider.
Strange Days Brewing Co. — 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri — is kicking off the first event of a new Sunday series. Starting on March 26, the brewery will be hosting a mini swap meet on the last Sunday of every month from 12-4 p.m. Each week will feature new local businesses to help bring more awareness to these local spots. The event is free to attend for both vendors and customers.
Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — has the monthly Sip ‘N Stretch beer yoga session on tap. The class, which is meant for all skill levels, is led by Teri Cartwright of Way of Life Yoga. The hour-long class costs $15 but includes one free beer once it’s over. Please bring your own yoga mat.
East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri — will also be hosting a monthly Yoga & Brew class. Instructor Neda will lead you through a variety of poses and flows meant to build and increase strength, flexibility and energy. The $25 price tag includes both the class and one beverage (alcoholic or otherwise) afterward. Your own mat, towel, water and any props are needed for the class.
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.