KC Bier Co. releases SGH Hopfen Sack, the KC Public Library hosts Booktoberfest, and more beer events for this week


KC Bier Co. latest small-batch beer is getting its first tapping next week. A keg of SGH Hopfen Sack (aka Shawn Grown Hops Hopfen Sack) goes on at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 15. When we say keg, we mean one keg. 

KC Bier Co. says SGH Hopfen Sack is made by draining the beer through 60 pounds of hop sacks while dry hopping Hopfen Doof (KC Bier Co.’s Double Alt, an American interpretation of high gravity German Alt beers). Then they take a “metric ton” of fresh Centennial and Cascade hops grown at the home of Shawn Hill, a friend of KC Bier Co. brewer Karlton Graham, and wet hop the beer as it drains from the hop sacks. 

So get ready for a hop bomb Wednesday night.

Also this week …

Thursday, 
October 9

Keep the Pint Night, featuring Mother’s, at Rock and Brews (5701 West 135th Street, Overland Park), 7 p.m.

Tap Nite, featuring North Coast Barrel-Aged Old Rasputin XVI, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.

Happy Hour, featuring Avery, Left Hand, Great Divide, Grand Teton, New Holland and more, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 West 119th Street, Overland Park), 5 p.m.

Friday, 
October 10
Young Friends of the Kansas City Public Library Booktoberfest, featuring KC Bier Co., Cinder Block, Crane Brewing and Rock & Run Brewery, at the Central Library (14 West 10th Street), 6:30–10 p.m., $35 or two tickets for $50.

Evil Twin Night, featuring Yin, Yang, Biscotti, Sour Bikini and more, at Barley’s Brewhaus (5031 West 135th Street, Leawood), 5 p.m.

Blue Moon Paint the Glass Night at the KC Live Block (1330 Grand), 5 p.m.

Saturday, 
October 11
Kegs, PJs and Eggs at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard), 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Santa Fe Can Day, featuring samples and $2.50 specials all day, at all Barley’s Brewhaus locations, 1 p.m.
Sunday, 
October 12

Brew Society’s Oktoberfest KC 2014, featuring KC Bier Co., Martin City Brewing Co., Crane Brewing, McCoy’s Public House and Rock & Run Brewery, at the Berg Event Space (1525 Grand), 1–5 p.m., $25.

Monday, 
October 13
Cards Against Humanity Tournament, featuring Santa Fe Brewing Co., at Conrad’s Restaurant & Alehouse (210 North State Route 291, Liberty), 8–10 p.m. Through October 15.

Monday the 13th Humane Society Fundraiser, at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard), 4–11 p.m.

Beer School, featuring River North Brewery founder Jessica Hess, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 West 119th Street, Overland Park), 6 p.m., $15.

Tuesday, 
October 14
Boulevard Smokestack Series tasting with small bites, at all Barley’s Brewhaus locations, 6 p.m., $20.

Big Rip beer dinner at Webster House (1644 Wyandotte), with chefs Matt Arnold and Justin Myers pairing farm-to-market food with Raspberry Gluten-Free, Aisle 12 West Coast IPA, Magic Hour Chai Milk Stout, and more, 6:30 p.m., $45, 816-800-8820 for reservations.

Wednesday, 
October 15
Brewery Night (buy the beer, keep the glass), featuring Southern Tier Warlock, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.

Stone Brewing Co. rare releases, featuring the Tiger Cub at Barley’s Brewhaus (5031 West 135th Street, Leawood), 5 p.m.; Arbalest at Barley’s (11924 West 119th Street, Overland Park), 6:30 p.m.; and Barley’s (16649 Midland Drive, Shawnee), 8 p.m.

SGH Hopfen Sack tapping at KC Bier Co. (310 West 79th Street), 6 p.m.

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