Published February 22nd, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Halfway between Blue Springs and Lee’s Summit sits the small town of Lake Lotawana. Mostly known as a residential community, it will soon be the home for a brand new business venture.
Martin City Brewing Co. has announced they’ll be expanding to the Lake Lotawana area with a brand new concept. The new restaurant, dubbed Station 7, will be located at the intersection of Missouri 7 Highway and Colbern Road in an old used car dealership.
Known for their pizza and beer, Martin City will be partnering with Lee’s Summit coffee shop Love, Coffee on this new concept. Station 7 will feature a cafe concept from the Love, Coffee folks that will offer coffee and breakfast during the morning hours. Pizza and beer will be available from lunch onwards. The concept will also have a patio area that’ll feature yard games and live music.
Station 7 is actively hiring staff members with the plan of opening sometime in the spring of 2022. Be sure to follow Martin City’s social media accounts for the exact opening date.
Not Lost Brewing Co. — 229 S. Main St., Ottawa, Kansas — is taking it way back with their newest release, Jurassic Amber. While this 5.6% ABV amber lager may not contain a mosquito with dinosaur DNA trapped inside of it, you will get classic amber lager flavors. Caramel and biscuit flavors dance on your taste buds with a clean, crisp finish.
Grains & Taps — 10 S.W. 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, Missouri — put out their annual White Stout. Don’t let the light appearance of this beer fool you. You’ll get lots of roasted characteristics from both the coffee beans and cacao nibs with which the beer was steeped. It clocks in at 6.7% ABV and is available on tap and to-go in crowlers.
BKS Artisan Ales — 633 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, Missouri — is kicking off a brand new series of beers and the first has arrived. Cacao Origins will feature various types of cacao nibs and their unique characteristics. The first iteration is a 13% ABV imperial milk stout using roasted cacao sourced by Christopher Elbow Chocolates from the Ucayali River region of Peru.
Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — just debuted a new hazy IPA. Flex Machina is a double dry-hopped 8.6% ABV hazy IPA brewed to showcase the characteristics of Idaho 7, Galaxy and El Dorado hops. Aromas of citrus and pine lead to tropical flavors like peach, orange and passion fruit.
Double Shift Brewing — 412 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — collaborated with local Crossroads shop The Pairing for a new beer. The Return of the Crossroads Coyote is a dry-hopped sour ale with raspberry puree and grapefruit zest. It comes in a 6% ABV and features huge citrus flavors with a dry finish.
Alma Mader Brewery — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — continues to put out new beers weekly. This week’s release is an old beer with a new twist. Put on Hold is a West Coast IPA with this version featuring Simcoe and Nelson Savuin hops. These hops impart flavors of pink starburst (the best flavor, by the way), lychee and sweet melon. This IPA comes in at 7% ABV.
Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — is throwing a Stout Party! For those who don’t know, February is Stout Month, so Cinder Block plans to celebrate in a big way. They’ll be throwing a party where they’ll be tapping five different stouts including a brand new stout, No Bake Nitro Cream Stout. The Sweet and Savory Delites food truck will be outside with sweet treats to pair with your stouts.
Border Brewing Co. — 512 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — has a release party planned for the release of their seventh anniversary IPA. This new beer features Mosaic and Wai-iti hops, which leads to citrus and fruit aromas and flavors with minimum hop bitterness. Come help Border celebrate this delicious new beer.
Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — has a special party on tap. They’re throwing A “Mad Crane Brewing” Tea Party. Unlike the Boston Tea Party, no beer will be dumped here. Crane will be releasing five different tea beers brewed with Hugo Tea. Crane will have a food truck on hand and be pouring specialty flights and feature one of a kind Crane Brewing tea glasses.
Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas — is throwing their 2022 CCVI Trolley Run Launch Party. This year marks the 34th annual Trolley Run, which is one of Kansas City’s oldest and biggest charitable runs. Limitless will donate $2 from every full beer to the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired.
ExBEERiment — 925 E. Lincoln Lane, Gardner, Kansas — wants to test your knowledge of your hometown. Yes, that’s right. They’ll be throwing a free Kansas City Trivia event. Questions will be asked about local history plus modern day happenings. The event is free to attend with teams of up to four players welcome.
Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — will be hosting another iteration of their Sip ‘N Stretch yoga events. Led by Way of Life Yoga instructor Teri Cartwright, this hour-long class is perfect for yogis of all experience levels. The class costs $15 and includes one free beer once the class is complete.
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.