Free State tap takeover at Barley’s Midland, Belgian Independence Day events at Foundry and Westport Ale House and more

THURSDAY, JULY 16
Free State tap takeover, with Homestand Helles, Cloud Hopper Imperial IPA, Garden Party, and Cherry Bomb lager, at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649 Midland Dr., Shawnee), 4:30 p.m. Cherry Bomb is exclusive to Barley’s Midland and the Free State taproom.

Amager/Jester King Danish Metal, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

Beer and food pairing with free samples, at Gordon Biersch (11652 Ash, Leawood, 5–8 p.m.

Wheat beer tasting with Spiegelau glass, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), $15, 6–7 p.m.

Torn Label tap takeover, with KC P’Ryed, Omega Saison, Café Dubbel and Alpha Pale, upstairs at the Burger Stand at Casbah (803 Massachusetts, Lawrence), 6 p.m. Also, burger pairings, raffles and giveaways.

New Belgium Eric’s Ale tapping at Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway)

FRIDAY, JULY 17
Empyrean tasting, at Gomer’s (3838 Broadway), 4–7 p.m.

Woodchuck tasting, at the Riot Room (4048 Broadway), 4–6 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 18
Belgian Independence Day, with 6-ounce pours of 4 Hands Hugo, Boulevard Saison-Brett 2014, Cantillon Kriek, Chimay Dorée, De Ranke XX Bitter, Foret organic saison, Goose Island the Ogden, La Trappe Puur, McCoy’s Belgian Wit, Mikkeller Spontanapricot, New Belgium La Folie, Struise Pannepot, and Stella Artois, at the Foundry (424 Westport Rd.), noon–close.

Free State tasting, at Village West Discount Liquor (11010 Parallel Pkwy., KCK), 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Boulevard Sporting Saison release, at the Sporting KC match vs. Montreal Impact, at Sporting Park (1 Sporting Way, KCK), 7:30 p.m.

Chipotle Cultivate Festival, featuring local craft breweries and the tapping of Boulevard Cultivate Saison

SUNDAY, JULY 19
Beer social with Foos, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), noon.

MONDAY, JULY 20
Coop Ale Works beer school, with founder J.D. Merryweather and featuring Blackberry Saison, Oktoberfest, F5 IPA, Alpha Hive Double IPA and DNR Belgian Strong Ale, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park), $15, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, JULY 21
Belgian Independence Day celebration, at Westport Ale House (4128 Broadway), 5:30 p.m. Meet Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels and find T-shirts, games, a Flemish lesson, and food pairings with four Duvel beers. Also, an 8 p.m. raffle drawing for a chance to win gift cards, Boulevard gear and a trip for two to Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York.

Big on Belgians tappings, with Duvel, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Stella Artois, and St. Bernardus Abt 12, at Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway), 5 p.m. Also, a baked potatot pizza with garlic butter sauce, herb roasted potatoes, jalapeno bacon and gouda cheese. Sour cream is optional.

Belgian Independence Day, with trivia, tappings and swag. at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7:30 p.m.

River North beer dinner, at Pig & Finch (11570 Ash, Leawood), 7 p.m.

Perennial 2015 Savant Beersel tapping, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 5 p.m.

Free State tasting, at Rimann Liquors (3917 Prairie Ln., Prairie Village), 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Torn Label beer school, , at Burg & Barrel (7042 W. 76th St., Overland Park).

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22
Delirium snifter glass night, with Tremens, Red and Deliria, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

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

Beer-and-cheese pairings, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), $15, 6–7 p.m.

Evil Twin sweet and sour night, featuring Imperial Doughnut Break, Biscotti Break, Molotov Cocktail Single Simcoe Hop, Sour Bikini, Justin Blabaer and Mission Gose, at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649 Midland Dr., Shawnee), 4:30 p.m.

Perennial Mon Ami Belgian Strong Golden Ale release party, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 5 p.m.

Founders KBS takeover, at Fox & Hound (10428 Metcalf, Overland Park), 6 p.m.

Belgian IPA tapping, at Gordon Biersch (100 E. 14th St.), 4:30–7:30 p.m.

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