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Tap List | Time to Get Fired Up for Summer Brews Grilling Time is Right Around the Corner

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Don’t like the weather in Kansas City? Then just wait five minutes.

Whether it’s 60 degrees or 90 degrees, cloudy or sunny outside, social distancing or life as usual, Kansas Citians will start firing up their grills as the summer months approach. Steak (or meat substitute) in one hand. A frosty beer in the other. It’s a little slice of heaven.

3 Trails Brewing —111 N. Main St., Independence, Missouri — is honoring local health care workers with complimentary growlers of their Not Deflated American IPA (7.3% ABV, IBU 20) and Vaile Ale New England Pale Ale (6.3% ABV, IBU 10). Since 3 Trails opened up the taproom at a limited capacity, they are also offering health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic a free beer pour. 

Beer Releases 

Fields and Ivy Brewery — 706 E. 23rd St., Lawrence, Kansas — just released Skeleton Theory No. 3, a New England IPA which clocks in at a whopping 7.2% ABV and 45 IBU. Once this bad boy sells out, it’s gone! So, grab a six-pack now! 

East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri — is now offering Must Be Nice (4% ABV) in growlers and cans. This sour beer boasts citrus and pineapple. 

Rochester Brewing and Roasting Co. — 2129 Washington St., Kansas City, Missouri — released a New England IPA called the DDH Hazy IPA III (6.8% ABV), brewed with Amarillo and Idaho 7 hops. This citrusy, hoppy trip to flavortown is available for delivery or pickup. 

Boulevard Brewing Co.'s Quirk.
Boulevard Brewing Co.’s Quirk. (Courtesy | Boulevard Brewing Co.)

Windshift Brewing — 3421B N.W. Jefferson St., Blue Springs, Missouri — sold out of Key Lime Pie (4% ABV), a sour beer that captures the essence of key lime pie. Rest assured, they are brewing more. Check their Facebook page regularly for updates, as well as their carry-out website

Boulevard Brewing Co. — 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — has responded to the spiked seltzer surge of 2020. It’s called Quirk, and it’s a spiked seltzer clocking in at 4.2% ABV. This seltzer will be available in strawberry, blackberry and pear flavors. 

Grains and Taps Brewery — 10 S.W. 3rd St., Lee’s Summit, Missouri — is offering four-packs of their Neon Kittens, an explosively hoppy New England-Style Pale Ale clocking in at 7% ABV. 

Beer Events 

Do you love beer? Do you love bingo? Do you love supporting local businesses? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, get ready.

Boulevard Brewing Co. is promoting Curbside Carryout Bingo! Just download your bingo card, which features restaurants and businesses from all over Kansas City. Then, order pickup or delivery from the businesses on the card. When you have bingo, redeem your prize.

Pro-tip: Save your receipts! 

Thursday, May 14 

Join Pete Dulin and David Schumacher this Thursday from 8:30-9:30 p.m. as they Zoom chat with Courtney Servaes of Servaes Brewing Company and Mac Lamken of Diametric Brewing Company. They will be discussing the upcoming Together We Can #5 event and upcoming releases. Bring your beer. Bring your questions. Bring your beer questions. Why? Because they got answers! 

Friday, May 15 

Join beer lovers from across the nation Friday at 5 p.m. as they raise their glasses in the name of local beer and community for a Nationwide Cheers. How does this work? Take a selfie with your beer this Friday, upload it to social media using the hashtag #NationwideCheers and #SocialDistancing, and connect with fellow beer lovers from all over the nation. It’s that easy! 

If you want to recreate happy hour while socially distancing, this Friday from 5-6 p.m., Border Brewing Co. — 406 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri — will be hosting a Virtual Taproom Happy Hour! Bring your libation of choice, and connect virtually with fellow Kansas City beer lovers! Click on this link to access the virtual happy hour this Friday! 

Saturday, May 16

Support local breweries once again at Together We Can #5 this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Choose from a wide selection of local beers, preorder your favorites online, and schedule a pickup at Diametric Brewing Co., 949 N.E. Columbus St., Lee’s Summit, Missouri. This is a fantastic way to support local breweries during the pandemic. So, place your order ASAP!

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