Published August 11th, 2020 at 11:20 AM
The so-called “last day of summer” is a little over a month away, and received wisdom would have us soon putting away our swimming trunks, deflating the inflatable pool and tucking away our favorite summer friendly brews.
But why? Why conform to convention when you can have your beer and drink it too? Go for it. Forget convention and enjoy your summer stout, your holiday IPA, your inflatable winter pool.
Lucky for you, this week’s Tap List has the perfect list of beers and beer-related events to challenge conventional beer protocol. But before we dive into that, beer lovers should know that a new brewery in Grandview is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Transparent Brewing Co. — 14501 White Ave., Grandview, Missouri — has been a long time in the making. Transparent’s arsenal includes a summer-ready Kickstand Kolsch (4.8% ABV, 20 IBU), a caramel-tinged Lay Back Amber Ale (6.3% ABV, 32 IBU), and a malty California Common Lager (4.5% ABV, 34 IBU).
Here’s a new beer alert from Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri. Crane has released Pineapple Razzle Dazzle (4.9% ABV), a Belgian sour ale with (you guessed it) pineapples.
Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — has released a new beer called Rudeboy, clocking in at 5% ABV. This brew promises a nutty, caramelized bittersweet flavor with a hoppy afterfinish.
Fields and Ivy Brewery — 706 E. 23rd St., Lawrence, Kansas — has re-released Cherry Limeade Lager. It’s available exclusively in the taproom on draught, so grab a pint before it’s gone.
3 Trails Brewing Co. — 111 N. Main St., Independence, Missouri — has released Currently Numb (7% ABV), a milkshake IPA brewed with black currant, vanilla and lactose.
Wind Shift Brewing — 3421B N.W. Jefferson St, Blue Springs, Missouri — has good news, Noctilucent Simcoe & Citra (8% ABV) oat cream IPA is now on tap.
For fans of their Neon Kittens IPA (7% ABV), Grains and Taps Brewery — 10 S.W. 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, Missouri — has released the Double Dry Hopped Imperial Neon Kittens (8.8% ABV). This version has a healthy amount of Citra and Vic Secret hops, and is available on draught and to-go crowlers.
Callsign Brewing — 1447 Gentry St., North Kansas City, Missouri — has released a new beer called Lil Buddy Wit (5.5% ABV, 19 IBU), a German witbier brewed with ginger and lemon.
City Barrel Brewing Co. — 1740 Holmes St., Kansas City, Missouri — has released two beers. Piña Colada Rad AF (6.4% ABV) is a take on their classic New England IPA, Rad AF (6.4% ABV), except this version is brewed with pineapple, coconut and lactose. To top it off, the beer is dry-hopped with Galaxy and Sabro hops. They also released Aria, a sour clocking in at a sessionable 5% ABV. This beer was brewed for 18 months in a Chardonnay barrel and is only available in draught.
Double Shift Brewing Co. — 412 E 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — is hosting Trivia Night from 7-8:30 p.m. To allow for social distancing, only 10 teams will be allowed to play, with six-players per team. Prizes will include gift certificates for delicious beer from Double Shift.
Head over to Calibration Brewery — 119 Armour Road, North Kansas City , Missouri — this Thursday for their grand reopening. To celebrate this momentous occasion, snag one of their classic brews and a bite to eat from their brand new Greek kitchen, CB’s Gyro Grill.
KC Running Co. will be hosting the Martin City Beer Mile run starting at 6:30 p.m. Runners will run a mile and at the same time drink a total of four 12-ounce beers. Register for only $22 and receive a Martin City Beer Mile shirt!
Are you a magician, a psychic, a songwriter or a world-class thumb wrestler? Are you low-key talented and looking for a place to display your abilities? Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — is hosting an Open Mic Night from 7-10 p.m.
The K&C Concessions food truck will be at Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — from 6-9 p.m. Grab a brew, snag a bite and enjoy some live Irish music!
Correction: An earlier version of this article did not include the date for Transparent Brewing Co.’s grand opening. It has been updated.