Boulevard 25th anniversary events, Stout Week at Flying Saucer and more beer events


Boulevard Brewing Co. begins its 25th anniversary celebration a little early with a full calendar of events (see also: John McDonald reflects on 25 years of Boulevard beer and looks to the future). Also this week, Flying Saucer wraps up Stout Week, Grain to Glass holds a couple of classes and more. 

Thursday, 
November 6
Intro to Micro class, discussing sanitation and quality assurance/control, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), free, 6:30 p.m.

Stout Week, featuring Evil Twin and Mikkeller tappings of Even More Jesus and Even Less Jesus, Beer Geek Breakfast and Amager/Mikkeller Hr. Frederiksens Vaesel Brunch, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.

Friday, 
November 7
Tapping of the Odell and Boulevard collaboration Silver Anniversary Ale, a firkin of Gramps Oatmeal Stout with smoked maple, and a keg of Isolation and FOCOllaboration, at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard), 7–11:30 p.m.

Stout Week, featuring Perennial 2013 Abraxas, plus 2014 Sump and 17, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.

Saturday, 
November 8
Boulevard and Odell 25th anniversary pub crawl through Westport (the Riot Room, the Foundry, Kelly’s, Harpo’s, Westport Ale House, Preservation Market, Harry’s Bar & Tables, Buzzard Beach and Green Room), 2–8 p.m. Tickets cost $12.

Founders Breakfast Stout tapping at Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway), also featuring North Coast Blue Room Pale Ale all week with a portion of the proceeds going to the American Jazz Museum.

Stout Week, featuring Firestone Walker 2014 Parabola and Velvet Merkin, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.

Monday, 
November 10
Beer school and tasting with Boulevard Brewing and Odell Brewing companies, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 West 119th Street, Overland Park), 5 p.m. John McDonald and Wynne Odell will be in attendance. Tickets cost $15. Make a reservation at 913-663-4099.

Tuesday, 
November 11
Boulevard and Odell collaboration five-course beer dinner, at Jax Fish House (4814 Roanoke Parkway), 6 p.m. Tickets cost $65 (with $5 from each ticket going to the Wounded Warrior Foundation). For reservations, call 816-437-7940.

Buy one get one free for veterans and active-duty military personnel at KC Bier Co. (310 West 79th Street)

Southern Tier beer dinner, at Grinders (417 East 18th Street), 7 p.m.

Veterans Day Wounded Warrior fundraiser, at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard), 4–7 p.m.

Wednesday, 
November 12
Brewery night (buy the beer, get the glass), featuring River North Brewery, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.

Flavor ID class, to help identify off flavors in beer, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), $10, 6:30 p.m.

Out now: Rock & Run Brewery’s Saminator and Monster Mash, a Kentucky common–style, sour mash beer, as well as Black Dog black IPA; Cinder Block’s Rough Cut lager; Big Rip’s Blueberry Pomegranate Gluten Free.

Coming soon: Big Rip’s Franklin Road coffee porter. 

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