Published December 12th, 2023 at 11:30 AM4 minute read
While Kansas City’s newest brewery has yet to open, it’s already making a name for itself. Rizoma Liquid Creations, the area’s first Hispanic-owned brewery, has partnered with PH Coffee, located at 2200 Lexington Ave., for a series of events this month featuring pilot batches of beers.
PH Coffee is hosting four events featuring Rizoma. The first two took place last weekend. The next two are this Friday and Saturday. The event on Friday will take place from 4-9 p.m., while the Saturday event will be from 12-9 p.m.
Each event will feature some of Rizoma’s collaboration beers as well as some guest beers. You can purchase exclusive merch, play games and enjoy some light food pairings. Rizoma hopes that these events will help customers and potential investors get to know the brewery.
Rizoma has lots of exciting plans in store. While beer will be the centerpiece, the brewers plan to try their hand at sodas, malt beverages and cold brew coffee. Much like their beers, they hope these additional offerings will help foster community and will also shine a light on Latin American cultures and people.
We’re excited to have another brewery in town that will focus on community and culture as much as it does beers.
Vine Street Brewing — 2010 Vine St., Kansas City, Missouri — linked up with Brookside’s BKS Artisan Ales for a new brew. The pair collaborated on Houblon Moderne, a 7.1% Belgian hazy IPA. The bold beer is the result of utilizing traditional and experimental brewing techniques. Much like a traditional IPA, the beer is hop-forward before finishing with classic spicy Belgian notes thanks to the Belgian ale yeast.
BKS Artisan Ales — 633 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, Missouri — released the third iteration of its holiday hazy IPA series, Pine Tree. Each beer series uses the same base with each version using a different hop. The newest addition of the 7% ale features Waimea hops. The piney, citrusy hop blend used as part of the base plays perfectly with the Waimea hop, which is known for having characteristics of grapefruit, orange blossom and spruce.
Strange Days Brewing — 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri — has released a new beer for all of the soccer fans out there. Splendid Defending is a traditional English brown ale that comes in at a low 4.5% ABV. The beer was made with English malts as well as an English ale yeast to make the beer as authentic as possible. Be sure to swing in and enjoy one while cheering on the brewery’s favorite team, Tottenham.
Alma Mader Brewery — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — released a new version of its single-hop beer series, Nothing to Hide. The newest beer features the ever-popular Mosaic hop. The fun thing about this beer is while it uses a single hop, this time around it features Mosaic in four different versions. Alma Mader used Mosaic Incognito, T-90, Lupomax and Cryo. If you’ve ever been curious to taste what the Mosaic hop is all about, be sure to grab a pint of this 5.8% juicy pale ale.
Apex Aleworks — 4356 S. Noland Road, Independence, Missouri — is getting ready for the holidays with the release of a new winter seasonal. The Morning Show is a 7% winter ale. Brewed using roasted malts, the beer is both rich and dark. It’s got flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and winter spices.
Servaes Brewing Co. — 10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — is throwing a new kind of event that’s akin to a mini beer fest. Pastry Party, which takes place 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., costs $25 and includes tokens for six five-ounce pastry beers plus a commemorative tasting glass you can keep. Servaes will be tapping four pastry beers of their own while featuring an additional six from guest breweries. Additional tokens will run you $4. If pastry beers aren’t for you, you’ll still be able to hang out in the taproom and order any of their regular beers plus guest taps.
Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — has another cider fest for you to attend. The Winter Wonderland Cider Fest will be chock full of holiday fun. The main event will feature a flight of six holiday-inspired ciders. You’ll also be able to enjoy holiday cocktails, kids’ activities, photo ops (perhaps with the big man himself) and more.
Big Rip Brewing Co. — 216 E. 9th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — is featuring a holiday market of a different variety. They’ll be celebrating the macabre with their Krampusnacht Holiday Market. The market will feature over 15 different Krampus-inspired vendors such as Raw Taro Studios, The Clever Bat, Crafty Claw Creations and more. Big Rip will have drink specials all day, photos with Krampus, plus lunch specials from the Sugar Skull Grill Taco Truck.
Rochester Brewing Co. — 2129 Washington St., Kansas City, Missouri — is throwing a holiday market event. Kicking off at 9 a.m., you’ll be able to shop the wares of over 10 different vendors. Rochester will also feature a variety of new holiday drinks to sip on throughout your shopping experience. New drinks include caramel apple milk tea, spiced hard cider and a whiskey blizzard cocktail. The event will last until 4 p.m.
East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri — is hosting the monthly Yoga & Brew event in the Mill Room. The hour-long class focuses on Vinyasa flows that help build flexibility and strength while simultaneously calming your mind. You’re encouraged to dress in comfortable clothes and are required to bring your own mat, towel and water bottle. Once the class is done you’re more than welcome to stick around and enjoy a free beverage.
Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — will be hosting a holiday cookie exchange. The rules are pretty simple. To participate you must bring at least a dozen of your own cookies on a plate or platter. Each cookie station will feature tongs so those participating can take the cookies they want. Make sure to bring a box or tin to take whatever cookies you want. Those participating will receive 10% off their tab for the day. If you’d like to sign up you can do so here.
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.