Free State 28 tap takeover at Bier Station, Lagunitas brewers table with Mary Bauer, Unico Brew Festival, 75th Street Summer Beer Fest and more
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
Lagunitas brewers table, with head brewer Mary Bauer and tappings of Mozanga, Lil’ Sumpin Special, Gnarleywine and Pils, and food pairings from chef Derek Owen, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.
Hops for Heroes with Torn Label, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Kansas City, at Maker Village (606 E. 31st St.), $20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
Mother’s social media pub crawl through Lawrence at Johnny’s Tavern West, R Bar & Patio, Ted’s Taphouse, the Bottleneck, Red Lyon Tavern, the Burger Stand at the Casbah, 6 p.m.
Bur Oak tasting, at Gomer’s (9902 Holmes)
Draft Choice Saison release party, at Amerisports (3200 N. Ameristar Dr.), 3 p.m.
Sonoma Cider tasting, at Mike’s Wine & Spirits (21 W. 63rd St.), 4–6 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 15
Free State tap takeover, with 28 taps and a firkin including Old Backus Barleywine vertical (2009, 2011, 2014) three blends of Owd Mac’s imperial stout and Octoberfest, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 11 a.m.–midnight.
Unico Brew Festival, at Zona Rosa (8640 N. Dixson Ave.), 1–5 p.m.
Summer Beer Fest, with Cinder Block, Big Rip, KC Bier Co., Boulevard, Gordon Biersch, McCoy’s, 23rd Street Brewery and Torn Label, at 75th Street Brewery (520 W. 75th St.), $45 VIP and $35 GA, 2–6 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
Foam on the Range: Journalist Cindy Higgins discusses brewers and breweries in early Kansas, at the Kansas City Central Library (14 W. 10th St.), 2 p.m.
Foos beer social, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), noon.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 18
Lagunitas Mozango release party, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 5–11 p.m.
Pure Pork Awesomeness beer dinner, with Torn Label and pairings by Top Chef’s Kevin Gillespie, at Rye (10551 Mission, Leawood), 6:30 p.m., $100 per person or $165 per couple with a signed copy of Pure Pork Awesomeness, RSVP at 913-642-5800.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
Cinder Block glass night, with Willibecher glass and operations manager Sarah Hearn, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.