Bier Station’s Best of the Midwest, Old and New Year’s Eve parties and more beer events
Friday, December 26
Goose Island Sofie, Deschutes Jubelale, and River North White Witbier tapping, Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway Street)
Saturday, December 27
Best of the Midwest 2: Electric Kegaloo beer festival, at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard), 11 a.m.
One day. Twenty-eight taps. Two firkins. Consider it a late Christmas present. This year’s lineup is a jaw dropper, including Perennial Artisan Ales’ 2014 Abraxas. That would be enough to please any beer lover, but there’s more. Bier Station will also tap a 2014 barrel-aged Abraxas. Bier Station owner John Couture says he expects the barrel-aged Abraxas keg to blow first. After that, who knows? Couture anticipates the whole day to be “insanely crazy.” Also look for firkins from Tallgrass (candy-cane Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat) and Prairie (a surprise), plus many more KC firsts.
Stone Double Bastard tapping, at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard), noon.
Tuesday, December 30
Old Year’s Party, featuring winter ales, rye lager, cherry mead, cheeses, tamales and bluegrass music, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), 7–10 p.m., $30.
Lazy Magnolia tasting at Rimann Liquors (3917 Prairie Lane, Prairie Village), 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Stella Cidre glass night, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.
New Year’s Eve party, featuring two buffets, bands and admission to all three Martin City Brewing Co. locations (500 East 135th Street), $25 tickets, 8 p.m.–1 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Party, featuring $3 throwback beers at all Beer KC restaurants (Beer Kitchen, McCoy’s, Char Bar, and the Foundry), $10 cover gets entry to all four locations, DJ LeoNightUs at the Foundry, DJ DCAL at Beer Kitchen, DJ Titties at McCoy’s, and live bluegrass at Char Bar, 9 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Party, featuring eight different Crane Brewing Co. beers, at Hangar 9 (201 Northwest Lou Holland Drive), 8:30 p.m.