Kansas City Craft Beer Week begins with Westport Summer Beer Fest, a big Flying Saucer beer dinner, Collection’s Boulevard vintage vertical dinner and a whole lot more
Thursday, June 11
Boulder Beer Co. night, with Shake, Cold Hop IPA, and a randall of Buffalo Gold, at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649 Midland Dr., Shawnee), with Boulder Beer’s Eric Minning in attendance, 4:30 p.m.
Martin City Brewing Co. flight night, with 15 Pound Brown, Bitter Ale, Oak Black IPA and Mr. Vacation, at the Other Place (16590 W. 135th St., Olathe), 5:30 p.m.
KC Bier Co. Der Bauer launch party (German interpretation of a farmhouse ale), at Up-Down (101 Southwest Blvd.), 5 p.m.
Drie Fonteinen Zwet.be tapping, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.
Oskar Blues three-course ramen beer dinner, at Happy Gillis (549 Gillis).
Friday, June 12
Green Flash happy hour, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 4–7 p.m.
Summit tap takeover, at Green Room Burgers and Beer (4010 Pennsylvania), 5 p.m.
New Belgium and Uinta tasting, at Brookside Wine & Spirits (600 E. 63rd St.), 5–7 p.m.
Nebraska Brewing trivia, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 13
Westport Summer Beer Fest, with 45 breweries and more than 150 beers in front of McCoy’s (4057 Pennsylvania), $35, 5–9 p.m.
Worlds of Fun All American Barbeque & Brew Festival, at the amusement park (4545 Worlds of Fun Ave.), $25. Through Sunday, June 14.
Sunday, June 14
Founders KBS brunch, at Grinders Stonewall (10240 Pflumm, Lenexa), 10 a.m.
Foos beer-float social, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), noon.
Beer dinner, with Webster House chef Matt Arnold and featuring Torn Label, Martin City, KC Bier Co., Cinder Block and Boulevard, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), with guest speaker Stephen Beaumont, author of The World Atlas of Beer, 6 p.m.
Monday, June 15
Two Brothers Wobble IPA glass giveaway, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 5 p.m. The first 36 people who order the beer keep the glass.
Tappings of sours and stouts, with Stone IRS 2014, Jolly Pumpkin iO saison, Martin City Big Boy, Petrus Aged Pale and Boulevard Love Child No. 5, at Westport Ale House (4128 Broadway), 6 p.m.
Local-beer glassware nights, with KC Bier Co., Boulevard, Martin City Brewing, Cinder Block and Torn Label, at Local Pig (510 Westport Rd.), 6 p.m. each night of KC Craft Beer Week, while supplies last.
Santa Fe Brewing tasting, at Grinders Stonewall (10240 Pflumm, Lenexa), 6 p.m.
Boulevard Brewer’s Table, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.
$3 year-round pints, $10 year-round growler fills, at Cinder Block Brewery (110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City)
Tuesday, June 16
Tappings of sours and stouts, with 2nd Shift LSD, Prairie Eliza5beth, Sierra Nevada Narwhal 2014, Founders KBS and Perennial Hopfentea, at Westport Ale House (4128 Broadway), 6 p.m.
Breckenridge tap takeover, at BD’s Taproom (19750 E. Valley View Pkwy., Independence), 6–8 p.m.
Boulevard vintage vertical dinner, featuring Saison Brett 2012-15, Love Child Nos. 1-5 and more, at the Collection Event Space (1532 Grand), $80,
KC Bier Co. four-course beer dinner, with Maibock, Dunkelweizen, Der Bauer and Oaked Dunkel, at Rye (10551 Mission, Leawood), $70 plus tax and gratuity, 913-642-5800 for reservations, 6:30 p.m.
Cinder Block firkin tapping, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.
Martin City tap takeover, at Rock & Run Brewery (110 E. Kansas, Liberty)
Thou Mayest and Torn Label open house, at the coffee shop (419 E. 18th St.)
Geeks who Drink trivia, at Cinder Block Brewery (110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City), 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 17
Brewers Read Mean Tweets, with Torn Label, Boulevard, Martin City Brewing Co. and KC Bier Co., at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 7 p.m.
KC Bier Co. Father’s Day glass night, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.
Two Brothers Wobble IPA glass giveaway and Jenga night, at Tapcade (1701 McGee). Glasses available while they last.
New Belgium tasting, at Rimann Liquors (15117 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa), 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Pilot brew night with Andrew Hicks, at Cinder Block Brewery (110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City), 6 p.m.
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