Published April 6th, 2021 at 2:00 PM
In a previous life, I owned a bicycle. His name was Rusty and he was a modified, single-speed Japanese Bianchi from the ‘80s that I purchased at a local thrift store.
Rusty and I went everywhere together: pizza joints, house shows, breweries, and my hilly West Texas university campus. Every month, townies would gather for a “critical mass” event where hundreds of cyclists flooded the streets, many of them with beers in hand.
Ah yes, the delicate art of balancing a beverage in one hand, while steering a bicycle with the other. It’s an art I’ve (sadly) never been able to master. To make a long story short, I hit a pebble riding downhill, flew through the air and landed on my face. My beverage was intact, but Rusty wasn’t, which is why he is no longer with us. Rest in peace, Rusty.
If you’re into cycling and beer, trek the 2021 Pint Path this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. A $10 ticket means you get to go on a pub crawl with fellow beer-loving cyclists over the Heart of America bridge into North Kansas City to check out more than 20 breweries and pubs in the area.
Casual Animal Brewing Co. — 1725 McGee St., Kansas City, Missouri — just released Resin Quest, a West Coast IPA clocking in at a highly crushable 6.2% ABV.
Callsign Brewing — 1447 Gentry St North Kansas City, Missouri — has released Duty, Honor, Country, a hazy New England IPA clocking in at 6.7% ABV (42 IBU).
Grains & Taps — 10 S.W. 3rd St, Lee’s Summit, Missouri — just dropped Haus Bier (4.5% ABV), a German pilsner brewed with Hallertau hops, with notes of maltiness and hoppiness.
Transport Brewery — 11113 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — has dropped Soaked Aged Stout, a hybrid milk/oatmeal stout aged in American oak clocking in at 6.5% ABV.
Pathlight Brewing — 11200 W. 75th St., Shawnee, Kansas — released Wick, a hazy IPA (6.5% ABV). The latest in their series of hazy IPAs, Wick boasts of the fruitiness and bitterness we all come to cherish from those brews.
Limitless Brewing — 9765 Widmer Road, Lenexa, Kansas —released Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, a 7% ABV sour Berliner weisse with mango, strawberry and pineapple. George Michael, no doubt, would be pleased.
Head over to Chicken N Pickle — 1761 Burlington St., North Kansas City, Missouri —this Thursday from 6 – 9 p.m. for a good cause. Chicken N Pickle is hosting a Brew Bash featuring local beer vendors, live music and food for only $25. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
It’s October in April at The Big Rip Brewing Co. — 216 E. 9th Ave, North Kansas City, Missouri — this Friday. Big Rip is hosting horror trivia this Friday at 7 p.m. It’s free to play and prizes include movies, horror memorabilia and beer.
3Halves Brewing Co. — 110 E. Kansas St., Liberty, Missouri — is hosting live music this Saturday at 8 p.m. Zack Mufasa, whose music debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Reggae Charts, will be performing. Don’t miss it.
If you’re hungry for burgers and wings this Saturday, head over to Cinder Block Brewery — 110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City, Missouri — this Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. The Buddha Belly Chef food truck will be on deck, slinging Thai basil wings, bulgogi wings and smash burgers made with brisket.
Diametric Brewing Co. — 949 N.E. Columbus St., Lees Summit, Missouri — is opening bar seating this Saturday now that full occupancy is allowed in Lee’s Summit. To celebrate the occasion, Burn Theory Fire Kitchen will be serving up their delicious, competition-grade barbecue.
Wind Shift Brewing — 3421B N.W. Jefferson St., Blue Springs, Missouri — is hosting live music this Saturday from 7 – 10 p.m. featuring the acoustic sounds of Micah Burdick. So, grab one of Wind Shift’s many exceptional beer offerings, post up on their patio, and let the music take you away.
Rebel and Barb are performing their catchy, sing-along tunes this Saturday at East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri. Outdoor seating is first come, first served, so be sure to arrive early.
3 Trails Brewing Co. —111 N. Main St., Independence, Missouri — will be one of the breweries participating in an Independence Square event this Saturday from 4 – 9 p.m. Tickets are $120 and include a table for up to six people, four bottles of curated wine, six local beers, and an event bottle opener. Some of the proceeds will go towards preserving Independence’s historic downtown.