Published October 18th, 2022 at 11:30 AM
Olathe’s Red Crow Brewing Co. is celebrating its seventh birthday with special events running from Thursday through Sunday.
The festivities begin with a giveaway. Patrons who come to Red Crow will be given a ticket to be entered in their Red Crow swag basket giveaway. The basket will include merch, gift cards and bonus items that you can no longer get from the brewery. On top of that, they’ll be hosting a happy hour at their taproom Thursday from 3-6 p.m.
On Friday night Red Crow will be throwing a release party for a praline stout birthday beer. In addition to the beer release, there will be a sale on some merch items.
On Saturday, you’ll be able to play in a fun birthday bingo event. Registration for the bingo event is highly encouraged and does guarantee you a table. Walk-ins will be first come, first served.
Last, but not least, the brewery will be offering food and drink specials all day long during its Chiefs game day Sunday party.
Happy birthday, Red Crow!
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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.