American Craft Beer Week begins, KC Bier Co. and Local Pig hog roast and more beer events
Thursday, May 7
Twister screening, with Free State’s Stormchaser IPA and Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA, at Alamo Drafthouse (1400 Main), 8 p.m.
Torn Label meet the brewer, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, NKC), 6:30–8 p.m.
Friday, May 8
Boulevard canned-beer tasting, at Mike’s Wine & Spirits (8447 Wornall), 4–7 p.m.
Bier de Garde tapping, at Big Rip Brewing (216 E. Ninth Ave., NKC), noon
Odell “May Daze” tap takeover, with 5 Barrel Pale Ale, St. Lupulin Extra Pale Ale, Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA, Myrcenary Double IPA and Brazzle Sour Golden Raspberr, at Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway), 5-7 p.m.
Royals night, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, NKC), 7–10 p.m.
Saturday, May 9
Biergarten hog roast with Local Pig, at KC Bier Co. (310 W. 79th St.), 2–9 p.m; Bavarian beer barrel tapping, 1 p.m.
Meet the brewers night with Torn Label, at the Whole Foods Lone Elm Taproom (14615 W. 119th St., Olathe)
Free State East Side Brewery tour, at 1923 Moodie, Lawrence, free, 2 p.m.
Monday, May 11
Sierra Nevada Spiegelau IPA Glass night, featuring Hop Hunter IPA, at Beer Kitchen (435 Westport Rd.), 4 p.m.
Red Eye Rye release and home-brew competition sign-up, at 75th Street Brewery (520 W. 75th St.)
Breckenridge beer school, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park), $15
New Belgium La Folie tapping, at Barley’s Brewhaus (5031 W. 135th St., Leawood), 4:30 p.m.
Schlafly Dry-Hopped Farmhouse tapping, at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649 Midland Dr., Shawnee), 4:30 p.m.
Free State “What’s that Smell” beer school with brewer Geoff Deman, at Free State (636 Massachusetts, Lawrence), 7-9 p.m. $25
Year-round beers $3 all night, year-round growler refills $10, at Cinder Block Brewery (110 E. 18th Ave., NKC)
American craft pints for $3.50, at Westport Ale House (4128 Broadway), through Thursday, May 14
Samuel Adams tap takeover, with Potbelly Porter, the Sphinx Belgian sour blonde, Rebel Rouser double IPA, Rebel IPA, Boston Lager and Summer Ale, at the Tank Room (1813 Grand Blvd.)
Urban Chestnut night, with Ku’Damm Berliner Weiss with elderflower, Hallertau Pils and Barleywine aged in Willet, Pappy and Buffalow Trace Barrels, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 12
Jester King tasting, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.)
Specialty bomber and bottle release, featuring Arcadia Barrel-Aged Shipwreck Porter, Deschutes Jubel 2015, He’brew St. Lenny’s, and Nebraska Black Betty, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park)
Maibock release party with a commemorative mug, at McCoy’s and the Foundry (4057 Pennsylvania), 4 p.m.
New Belgium La Folie 2014 and 2015 vertical and a keg of Oscar Worthy Coffee, at Barley’s Brew-haus (16649 Midland Dr., Shawnee), 4:30 p.m.
Brewer reunion with past 75th Street brewers, at the brewery (520 W. 75th St.), 5–7 p.m.
Coop Ale Works release party, at Barley’s Brewhaus (5031 W. 135th St., Leawood), 5 p.m.
Wheat and Wit beer tasting, comparing in the new Spiegelau wheat glass (you keep one), at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, NKC), $20, 5–7 p.m.
Free State tasting, at Rimann Liquors (3917 Prairie Ln., Prairie Village), 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Free State Cherry Stingo firkin, on the brewery’s front porch (636 Massachusetts, Lawrence), 6:30 p.m.
Geeks Who Drink trivia night, at Cinder Block Brewery (110 E. 18th Ave., NKC)
4 Hands brewery of the month kickoff party, with president and owner Kevin Lemp, featuring Single Speed American Blonde, Divided Sky Rye IPA, Pyrus Saison, Alter Ego Black IPA, Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout and Bona Fide Imperial Stout, at BD’s Taproom (19750 E Valley View Pkwy., Independence), 6 p.m.
Nebraska Brewing night, with Cardinal Brown, IPA, 2013 Black Betty and 2014 Hop God (bottles), at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.
Santa Fe night, with Black IPA, Freestyle Pilsner, Happy Camper IPA and Java Stout, at Fox & Hound (10428 Metcalf, Overland Park), 5 p.m.
Mother’s beer dinner at Pig & Finch (11570 Ash St., Leawood), 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 13
Free State beer dinner, with brewer Steve Bradt and brewery founder Chuck Magerl, at Hank Charcuterie (1900 Massachusetts, Lawrence), 7–9 p.m.
Deschutes Abyss 2014 tapping, plus Deschutes and Ladders drinking game, at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649 Midland Dr., Shawnee), 4:30 p.m.
Cellar Release No. 1: the Bearded Traveler Belgian tripel aged in chardonnay barrels, at 75th Street Brewery (520 W. 75th St.)
Free State beer dinner with brewer Geoff Deman, featuring Dirty Kanza Kolsch, John Brown Ale, Stormchaser IPA and Ironman Imperial Stout, at Port Fonda (4141 Pennsylvania), 7 p.m. $50
Lusus Naturae peach farmhouse sour ale tapping, at Cinder Block Brewery (110 E. 18th Ave., NKC), 4 p.m.
Mother’s Raspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice, at Barley’s Brewhaus (5031 W. 135th St., Leawood), 4:30 p.m.
Special IPA releases, with Odell Tree Shaker, Martin City Black Rye IPA, Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, and Coop F5, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park)
Free State tasting, at Rimann Liquors (15117 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa), 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Free State beer trivia, at Burger Stand at the Casbah (803 Massachusetts, Lawrence)
Home Brewing for Beginners class, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, NKC), $50, 7–10 p.m.
Woodchuck Gumption release party at Screenland Crossroads (1701 McGee), 6-8 p.m.
4 Hands fundraiser for the Nelson-Atkins Young Friends of Art, with Singles Speed (glass/beer sales will benefit Museum), Pyrus and Bonafide bottles, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.