Celina Tio’s Jolly Pumpkin collaboration release party, Charleville tap takeovers, Deschutes Pinedrops IPA launch party and more beer events

Chef Celina Tio is throwing a release party to celebrate her collaboration with Jolly Pumpkin —  Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Blender, Series 1 Volume 1 — at the Belfry (1532 Grand Blvd.) Wednesday at 5 p.m.

The oak-aged sour saison was brewed with mango and tamarind and some rye. 

Jolly Pumpkin founder Ron Jeffries wrote on the label: “Chef Tio and I designed this beer together through a running series of texts while planning a beer dinner we would hold at her place in Kansas City. Wandering conversations detailing layers of flavors flew fast and jumbled through the ethersphere. I think we will become great friends — I wrote. And we did. She came to Dexter and we brewed this beer together. Laurie jokes and now insists Celina and I must be long lost brother and sister.”

Distribution of the beer in 750 ml bottles started last week. Here’s more on the collaboration

THURSDAY, JUNE 25
Charleville tap takeover at Burg & Barrel (7042 W. 76th St., Overland Park), 7 p.m.

River North Avarice tapping, Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

Dinner and a movie night, with Back to the Future and Free State beer, at Library Civic Plaza (700 block of Vermont, Lawrence), 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26
Charleville tap takeover, with Half-Wit Wheat, Hoptimistic IPA, Strawberry Blonde Ale and Box of Chocolate, at the Peanut (7938 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park), 6 p.m.

Tour of Lawrence, with Free State serving beer on the street (636 Massachusetts, Lawrence), 7 p.m. Also, Sunday, June 28, 9 a.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
New Belgium/Family Bicycles bike ride and custom-bike contest, with La Folie, Trippel, Pear Ginger, Cocoa Molé, and Rampant, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

KC Nanobrew Festival, in the parking lot outside Stockyards Brewing Co. (1600 Genessee), $30, 2 p.m.

Tap That Topeka: A Capital Brew Festival, with more than 40 breweries and 140 brews (800 block of S.W. Jackson, Topeka), $35/$65, noon (11 a.m. VIP).

SUNDAY, JUNE 28
Foos beer float social, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), noon.

KC Ale Trail book signing and five-course beer dinner, at Whole Foods (7401 W. 91st St., Overland Park), $45, 4–6 p.m.

TUESDAY, JUNE 30
Deschutes Pinedrops IPA launch party, also with Not the Stoic, Foray, Fresh Squeezed, Twilight and IRA, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 5–11 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
Bottle share, at the Belfry (1532 Grand), $20, 6:30 p.m. Bring a bottle of a German style to share.

Boulevard tasting, at Rimann Liquors (15117 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa), 4:30–6:30 p.m. 

KC Pet Project night at Up-Down (101 Southwest Blvd.), 3-10 p.m. That night’s token sales go to the shelter’s animals.

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