Boulevard Saison Brett returns, New Belgium’s Clips Beer and Film stops at Theis Park, Westport Summer Beer Festival goes down Saturday night
One of Boulevard’s best beers is making its seasonal return. Kegs and bottles hit earlier this week, so go visit your favorite bartender or liquor store.
Boulevard Tank 7 aged in tequila barrels?
MyBeerBuzz.com picked up a keg label for Boulevard Tequila Barrel–Aged Tank 7 farmhouse ale (8.5 percent ABV). This is way, way early news. Boulevard’s Jeremy Danner says the hometown beer maker has no definite plan to share this one just yet. He adds: “Because of how long approvals can take, we actually submitted the COLA right after the beer went into the barrels.” So don’t look for this any time soon.
New Belgium’s Clips Beer and Film tour stops at Theis Park (between Oak and Locust) tonight. Clips is all-ages and free to attend. From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., you’ll be able to buy 3-ounce samples for $1.50, or 12-ounce pours for $6. All of the proceeds go to BikeWalk KC. On tap: Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Film Noir Imperial Stout, Juicy Mandarina IPA, Hof Ten Dormaal Collaboration Golden Ale, Rampant Imperial IPA, Heavy Melon Ale, La Folie Sour Brown Ale, Transatlantique Kriek and more.
Can’t make it to Theis Park? The Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street) hosts the Clips after-party at 10 p.m. The Saucer also taps Transatlantique Kriek at 6 p.m.
Martin City Brewing Co. (500 East 135th Street) turns over its taps to Nebraska Brewing Co. from 5 p.m. until they go dry (or the pub closes). Look for Coffee Fathead and Vanilla Fathead.
Burg & Barrel (7042 West 76th Street, Overland Park) lends its taps to Left Hand tonight. Spin Pizza (1808 Northwest Chipman Road, Lee’s Summit) hosts a Crane Brewing tasting, and Lukas Liquor (13657 Washington) holds a Green Flash tasting. Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway) taps Green Flash’s Passion Fruit Kicker (yes!), Perennial Hopfentea Berliner Weisse and Alpine Hoppy Birthday session IPA.
Cinder Block (110 East 18th Avenue, North Kansas City) taps a randal of Block IPA with grapefruit, orange and tangerine.
It’s the Independence Square Wine and Brew Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Crane Brewing will be there — and lots of wine.
Sample Martin City brews at Brookside Wine & Spirits (600 East 63rd Street) and Lukas Liquors (13657 Washington) from 4 to 6 p.m.
Get to Gomer’s (3838 Broadway) or Mike’s (21 West 63rd Street) for a sampling of Sierra Nevada’s Otra Vez gose from 4 to 7 p.m.
The sixth-annual Westport Summer Beer Festival is where you’ll want to be for the latest summer beer drinking. It goes down in front of McCoy’s (4057 Pennsylvania) from 5 to 9 p.m. with 35 breweries and five local distilleries. McCoy’s limited-release Imperial IPA will be on tap, and I’m told it bursts with flavors of tropical fruit, mango, pineapple and papaya. It’s a big one at 10.1 percent ABV. Also available: a one-off Strawberry Ginger Shandy and Foxy Roxxy amber ale. Tickets cost $35 in advance and $40 the day of.
Drink Martin City beers at Lukas (12100 Blue Valley Parkway, Overland Park) from noon until 3 p.m. and Royal Liquors (1301 West 103rd Street) from 4 to 6 p.m.
Zipline is throwing an event at BD’s Mongolian Grill (19750 East Valley View Parkway, Independence) from 6 to 8 p.m.
Burg & Barrel hosts a tasting with Stone Brewing, so look for the brewery’s Saison, Sorry Not Sorry IPA, Delicious IPA and Arrogant Bastard.
Cinder Block releases its latest Hop Maven IPA. This is No. 6, for those keeping count.
The Flying Saucer’s Pints for Prostates fundraiser continues with a Father’s Day Glass featuring Han Solo. Kylo Ren does not approve.