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Tap List | Martin City Brewing Company Takes The Sideway

Boulevard Brewing Company's Test Rye Ale Boulevard Brewing Company's Test Rye Ale will join the Tasting Room 12-pack. (Pete Dulin I Flatland)
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Martin City Brewing Company (500 E. 135th St.) will roll out its Sideway Everyday American Ale in mid-April. This ale joins a diverse lineup of year-round canned offerings like Hard Way IPA, Belgian Style Abbey Ale, and Highwayman Imperial Porter.

“Sideway fills the low-alcohol void for the all-day drinker,” said Matthew Moore, brewery co-founder and director of operations. “The beer has a smooth, crisp drinkability. The delicate biscuit-like maltiness combined with citrusy American hops balance out this everyday beer.”

Head brewer Nick Vaughn used Pilsner, Vienna and Monastique malts, and Chinook, Cascade and Centennial hops in the brew. The brewery will sell this canned light beer in a 15-pack format.

Sideway is Martin City Brewing Co.'s new American Ale

Sideway is Martin City Brewing Co.’s new American Ale that will be out in April (Martin City Brewery)

Tap Notes

Double Shift Brewing Company (412 E. 18th St.) released its collaboration beer produced with Velo Garage and Tap House. The Hoppy Red was brewed with orange peel and Ekuanot, Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops.

Martin City Brewing Company’s Quid Feci, a barrel-fermented saison with cherries, comes on tap this week. They will also have a limited release of large-format bottles in liquor stores. Keep an eye out, as well, for limited quantities of Age of Wisdom Belgian IPA 3rd Anniversary Ale, a blend of several different barrel-aged beers, on tap at Martin City. Age of Wisdom is also for sale in the taproom in six-pack cans while supplies last.

Boulevard Brewing Company (2501 Southwest Blvd.) was designated as the ‘Official Craft Beer,’ of the Kansas City Royals. To celebrate, the brewery has created three new Unfiltered Wheat Beer labels. Boulevard fans in Kansas City and the surrounding area will see 12-packs of Unfiltered Wheat Beer bottles with new labels right around the beginning of the baseball season.

Boulevard’s Sample Twelve pack for spring 2017 includes two new beers: Tasting Room Extra Pale Ale and Tasting Room Spicy Rye Ale. These will be packaged with year-round beers Single-Wide IPA and Unfiltered Wheat Beer. With Extra Pale Ale, look for hoppy aromas of passion fruit, pine, black pepper, peach and grapefruit, plus a slight sweetness from caramel malts. With hop aromas of grapefruit, white grape and pineapple, Spicy Rye Ale unites the spicy fruitiness of malted rye and a subtle touch of heat from crushed pink peppercorns.

Mike’s Wine and Spirits Brookside (21 .W 63rd St.) marks the debut of its tasting room. The kickoff event is a wine sampling by Pinnacle Imports. However, Firestone Walker presents an invite-only tasting of its beers in the room on March 28.

99 Hops House (Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa, 777 Argosy Casino Pkwy), featured in last week’s Tap List, tapped Mother’s Brewing Single Barrel MILF – Rye Whiskey Barrel on Monday. The taproom will have the new 99 Hops House/Cinder Block Collaboration – North of the River Red for $4 all week. Crane Brewing’s Apricot Weiss should hit taps in the middle of the week.

new Unfiltered Wheat labels

Boulevard dropped a tease of its new Unfiltered Wheat labels ahead of the baseball season. (Boulevard)

This Week

Thursday, March 23

From Hathor to Babylonians to Pink Boots Society, women have long made their mark on the brewing world. Enroll in Boulevard Brewing’s third Study Hall, Class Three: Women in Beer, at BLVD Tours & Rec Center (2534 Madison Ave.), and learn about the female influence on fermentation through the ages. Boulevard brewer Megan will be on hand to chat and answer questions. Enjoy a flight during the lesson, which starts at 5:30 p.m.

Double Shift Brewing Company (412 E. 18th St.) releases 18th & Hype, a hazy variant IPA brewed with Galaxy, Ekuanot, Loral, El Dorado and Azacca hops. The beer (6.5 percent ABV, 51 IBU) is double dry-hopped, brewed with oatmeal, Golden Promise pale malt and loads of hops.

Saturday, March 25

Mike’s Wine and Spirits Brookside (21 W. 63rd St.) hosts Crane Brewing for beer sampling from 3 to 6 p.m. Mike’s Wine and Spirits Waldo (8447 Wornall Rd.) hosts Martin City Brewing for beer sampling from 2 to 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 26

Kansas City Bier Co. (310 W. 79th St.) hosts the Barks & Biers Adoption Day Fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m., where dogs are available for adoption in the biergarten. Funds raised benefit The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City (HSGKC). All sales of Winterbock will be donated to HSGKC. Trivia from 1 to 3 p.m. and live music from 3 to 5 p.m. add to the fun.

— Pete Dulin writes about food trends for Flatland and is the author of the “KC Ale Trail.” Follow @FlatlandKC and #TapList on Twitter for more food news and trends.

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