Beer festivals to get you through the rest of summer in KC
Boulevardia is over, but there’s still several more beer fests to hit up this summer. Below, a few of the ones we’re most looking forward to.
Mulberry Lake at Briarcliff
A two-night party in the Northland, Briar Fest pairs local music — this year, Calvin Arsenia, Casi Joy, and Amanda Fish are on the bill — with a food-sampling event featuring bites from a few dozen local restaurants. Plenty of beer, as well. See briarfestkc.com.
Crossroads Beer Fest
Crossroads KC at Grinders
It’s all in the name: 30 craft breweries will feature more than 80 beers in the Crossroads — specifically Grinders’ backyard. Seventies soft-rock cover band Petrock provides the audio backdrop. Go to crossroadskc.com for more.
UNICO Microbrew Festival
Sample over 50 microbrews while supporting UNICO, the Italian-American nonprofit. Plenty of Scimeca’s Italian Sausages, too. More at unicokc.org/microbrew-festival.
KC Beer Fest
Power & Light District
This P&L fest — likely the last beer event before the weather begins to turn — features 200 craft beers from familiar names like Cinder Block Brewery, KC Bier Co., Left Hand Brewing, Martin City Brewing Co., and more. See kcbeerfest.com.