Boulevard releases Bourbon Barrel Quad, Border Brewing announces first bottled beer, New Martin City brews, Coop Ale Works launches in KC and more events
Bourbon Barrel Quad is in liquor stores now. Go forth and get a four pack of what is now a year-round beer. I had an early sampling at Boulevard’s beer hall, and it’s big and boozy and so good.
Border Brewing announces first bottled beer
Border Brewing Co. releases its first bottled beer, Firepit Porter, on Wednesday, September 21. Look for the 9-percent ABV beer in 22-ounce bomber bottles. The price is TBD, with no limit to how many bottles you can purchase. It’ll be available at the brewery (406 East 18th Street) at 4 p.m. Border plans to bottle six or seven beers in the next eight months, so get ready for more.
New Martin City brews
Martin City Brewing Co.’s canning line isn’t slowing down. The next beer in 12-ounce aluminum will be Operation Yoga Pants, a gluten-free brew, in stores soon. Also coming from MCBC: the brewery’s fall seasonal, Black Rye IPA. Expect it by the end of September on draft in the taproom (500 East 135th Street) and around KC.
Also this week:
Oklahoma’s Coop Ale Works launches in Kansas City with a 4 p.m. happy hour at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard). Stick around for a 6 p.m. spelling bee. And don’t miss the Big Friendly Beer Bus.
Mother’s Brewing Co. is the brewery of the month at Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway). Tonight is a special tap takeover with $3.50 pours of Imperial Three Blind Mice Bermuda brown ale, Rated R imperial stout, MILF imperial stout and Tequila D’lila pale ale. Also, $3 12-ounce bottles of Towhead blonde and Lil’ Helper IPA.
Torn Label Brewing Co. is raising money for Great Plains SPCA today through October 15. Here’s how it works: Any donation made in the taproom will be matched by Torn Label’s landlord and a local donor family. Also, on Saturday, September 24, Torn Label is offering $1 tasters of Oscar, the brewery’s German pilsner (named after an assistant brewer’s dog), with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Great Plains ($1 from every pint of Oscar sold will also be donated).
Martin City Brewing Co. is throwing a Thursday football pre-party at the Other Place (16590 West 135th Street, Olathe) from 5 to 8 p.m. Look for Portier, Hard Way IPA, Abbey and Blond.
Back at Martin City’s pub (500 East 135th Street), Tallgrass is taking over the taps from 5 p.m. to close. The Manhattan, Kansas, brewery will be pouring Half Pipe tart pale ale, Flyin’ Hawaiian double IPA and Zombie Monkie porter.
Stockyards Brewing Co.’s next 33 1/3 Thursday is all vinyl from 7 to 11 p.m. Featured DJs include DJ High EyeQ and Jabberock. It’s free.
KC Oktoberfest takes over Union Station (30 West Pershing Road) this weekend with three big days of hoisting steins and lederhosen. Get started tonight from 6 to 11. Go back Saturday (noon to 11 p.m.) and close it down Sunday (noon to 10 p.m.). Prost!
Whole Foods’ Lone Elm Taproom is throwing its own Oktoberfest with Free State Brewing Co. from 5 to 7 p.m. All draft beers will be half-price, including C4 Imperial Black IPA, Cow Tippin’ Stout, Harvest Sunset Red Ale and, of course, Octoberfest.
Get a room with Torn Label: The brewery is taking over the taps at the downtown Marriott (200 West 12th Street), with limited-release draft offerings.
Haven’t tried Not Your Father’s Root Beer yet? Rimann Liquors (15117 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa) is offering tastes from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Coop Ale Works’ Kansas City rollout continues with a sampling at Lukas (13657 Washington) from 4 to 7 p.m. Once the tasting ends, head to either Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City) at 6 p.m. or Martin City Brewing Co. at 8 p.m. for a tap takeover.
The Summer Games are done for another four years, but beer olympics never end. Drink Coop Ale Works and compete at Ruins Pub (1715 Main) at 6 p.m.
Drop by Grain to Glass to taste the fall’s most divisive beer style, pumpkin beers, from noon to 2 p.m. Get in for $15.
Play the Family Feud with Crane and Cinder Block as the latter celebrates its third anniversary with $3 year-round beers at the North Kansas City brewery (110 East 18th Avenue).
Oklahoma’s Roughtail Brewing Co. is the featured beer school at Barley’s Kitchen + Tap, featuring Roughtail Pale Ale, Everything Rhymes with Orange IPA, 12th Round strong ale, Hoptometrist double IPA and more. Class goes into session at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $20.
The Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street) celebrates Oktoberfest with a buy the beer, get the glass, featuring Ayinger ceramic mug at 6 p.m.
Gordon Biersch (100 East 14th Street) is putting its Festbier up against other local Oktoberfest beers from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in a stammtisch competition. It’s free.
Nick & Jake’s (5031 Main) is hosting a five-course West Coast beer dinner, featuring Elysian Brewing (Space Dust IPA, Night Owl pumpkin ale, Dragonstooth Stout), 10 Barrel (Apocalypse IPA, Pina Summer Ale) and Golden Road (Wolf Pup session IPA). The pairing to watch out for: Space Dust with a trio of canapés topped with different flavors of Pop Rocks. RSVP by calling 816-421-1111. A seat at the table costs $45.
The Cinder Block birthday bash continues with beer floats, featuring ice cream from Betty Rae’s. Happy birthday, CB.