Published April 4th, 2023 at 11:30 AM4 minute read
In late 2022, Servaes Brewing Co. bought the building next door with plans to expand brewhouse storage and increase taproom capacity. That new addition is slated for a grand opening party on Saturday, April 15.
Dubbed The Mosaic Room, the new space will double the capacity of the Shawnee brewery’s current taproom. The Mosaic Room will feature a second bar complete with 12 taps that will be used for both Servaes beers and a couple of guest taps. The current bar will also get a bit of an upgrade that will allow the bartenders more room to operate as well as additional bar seating for patrons.
Servaes also has added a dedicated kids area offering games and activities for the little ones while their parents enjoy a brew. There will also be a set of garage doors that can be opened on nice days to provide a bit of open-air seating. The new room also includes private event space that can be rented out. The number of restrooms will also be bumped from two to three with the new expansion.
The new expansion isn’t just going to help provide extra space for patrons. Brewing operations will likely be expanded as part of the remodel. The extra space has allowed Servaes to outfit the brewery with an additional walk-in cooler for keg storage and a room to expand their barrel program. The extra keg storage will likely allow Servaes to send more beer into the distribution circuit, which means you’ll start seeing more Servaes beers on tap around town.
To celebrate the expansion, Servaes is planning a big grand opening featuring a food truck, a cookie pop-up, barrel-aged beer releases and guest taps.
Maximo’s Ice & Eats food truck will be on-site from noon to 4 p.m. Kat’s Confections will be there from noon to 3 p.m. Weldwerks Brewing, Avery Brewing and Fishback & Stephenson Cider will each occupy two guest taps. And Servaes is planning on having more than 15 beers available for the party.
Congratulations, Servaes. We can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the place.
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River Bluff Brewing — 201 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri — has a new beer available. With the warmer weather approaching, River Bluff has brewed up a 5% ABV hefeweizen called Hipster Cigarettes. If you’re worried about whether the beer tastes like cigarettes, fear not. It’s a classic hefeweizen with big banana flavors and aromas mixed with a little bit of spicy clove.
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Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — released a brand new sour ale. Prairie Wild Rosé is an oak-aged wild ale with Chambourcin grapes. The grapes come from Kansas and were pressed before being added to a saison base. The 6.5% ABV beer has a lot of brightness before finishing with a crisp, subtle tartness.
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Boho Brewing — 15425 Old Town Drive, Parkville, Missouri — is kicking off the Easter weekend with a fun activity. The brewery will be hosting an Easter Egg Celebration. Instead of having to hunt for hidden eggs, Boho will be doing an egg drawing every hour from 5-8 p.m. The eggs will have fun prizes so be sure to swing into the taproom for some early Easter fun!
Crane Brewing Co. — 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri — is throwing their second annual Grown-Up Egg Hunt in and around the brewery. The goal is simple. At 6 p.m., you’ll have a chance to find as many eggs as you can hidden around the Rock Island trail and inside the brewery. Crane will be giving away over $500 worth of prizes including gift cards, merch, free pours and more.
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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.