City Market Beer Festival is Saturday, Big Rip taps Twins Cherry Cheesecake, new 4 Hands beers hit KC and more events
THURSDAY, JULY 30
Blue Moon paint the glass night, at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649 Midland Dr., Shawnee), 4 p.m.
Belgian IPA tapping and Great Plains SPCA party, at Gordon Biersch (11652 Ash, Leawood); $10 gets you beer, a brat bar and pet trivia, and dogs are welcome, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Hermitage Single Hop Series tapping, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.
Twins Cherry Cheesecake tapping, at Big Rip Brewing Co. (216 E. Ninth Ave., North Kansas City), 5:30 p.m. No growler fills.
FRIDAY, JULY 31
Cinder Block patio party, with Screenland Armour showing the first episode of Wet Hot American Summer, at the brewery (110 E. 18th Ave. North Kansas City), 8 p.m.
Leaky Roof Meadery tasting, at Cellar Rat (1701 Baltimore), 5–7 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
City Market Beer Festival, with around 100 types of beer (20 E. Fifth St.), 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
New Belgium Single Speed after-party, with Snapshot inline randalled with grapefruit peel and a surprise keg, Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 5 p.m.–1 a.m.
Mead Day, with mead-making demo, a Skype session with Susan Ruud of Prairie Rose Meadery, and local wildflower honey for sale, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift Avenue, North Kansas City), 1–4 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
Foos beer float social, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), noon.
MONDAY, AUGUST 3
Dudes’ Brewing tap takeover, with Blood Orange ale, CalifornIPA, Double Trunk DIPA, Grandma’s Pecan ale, Grinning Face Porter and South Bay Session IPA, at the Foundry (424 Westport Rd.), 4 p.m.–close. Dudes’ owner Scott Shaw will also be in attendance.
Dudes’ Brewing tap takeover, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 4–7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
Odell tasting, at Rimann Liquors (15117 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa), 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Phish preparty with Boulevard, 4 Hands (Divided Sky Rye, Passion Fruit Prussia, Contact High) and New Belgium (Eric’s Ale, Hop Tart, Long Table Farmhouse), at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 3–7 p.m.
Out this week: 4 Hands cans of Passion Fruit Prussia (Berliner Weisse brewed with passion fruit), Cuvee Ange (Brett saison aged in French oak