KC Bier Co. releases Winterbock, Big Rip unleashes Pennywise Sweet Potato Ale and more beer events

Thursday, November 20
Chocolate, Cheese and Ale tasting, at 75th Street Brewery (520 West 75th Street), tickets $30 in advance, 6–9 p.m.

Defiance Brewing Co. tasting, at Hy-Vee (310 Southwest Ward Road, Lee’s Summit), 5 p.m.

Martin City Brewing Co. launch party, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), 6:30–8 p.m.

Pennywise Sweet Potato Ale tapping, at the Big Rip Brewing Co. (216 East Ninth Avenue, North Kansas City)

Tap Nite, featuring Bell’s the Oracle, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.

Third Thursday at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (4525 Oak), featuring Crane Brewing Co., 6:30–9 p.m.

Boulevard Harvest Dance Wheat Wine tasting and meet the brewers at Boulevard Dry Goods Store (412 Nichols Road), 5-7 p.m.

Friday, November 21
Empyrean Brewing Co. tasting, at Gomer’s Midtown (3838 Broadway), 4–7 p.m.

Beer-tasting event (brewery TBD) at Red Door Wine Store (229 Southeast Main, Lee’s Summit), 6–8 p.m.

Third Friday at Urban Provisions (2616 Guinotte), featuring Crane Brewing Co.

Saturday, November 22
Dock sale of Free State Brewery’s Owd Mac’s Imperial Stout at the production facility (1923 Moodie Road, Lawrence), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Sunday, November 23
Kami’s cookies and beer party, featuring pairings of Founders Porter with chocolate-caramel cream cookies, and Deschutes Ju-belale Winter Strong Ale with snickerdoodles, at Bier Station (120 East Gregory), 2–8 p.m.

No Sleep November, at the Living Room Theatre (1818 McGee), with pours from Crane Brewing Co., 10 p.m.
Monday, November 24

Winterbock release, at KC Bier Co. (310 West 79th Street)

Tuesday, November 25
KC Bier Co. tap takeover, featuring five beers, including Winterbock, at Rock & Run Brewery (110 East Kansas, Liberty), 6–8 p.m.

Santa Fe Black Tuesday, featuring Black IPA, State Pen Porter and Imperial Java Stout, at the Burger Stand at the Casbah (803 Massachusetts, Lawrence), 6–9 p.m.

Wednesday, November 26
Brewery Night (buy the beer, get the glass), featuring an Urban Chestnut ceramic mug, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.

Home for the holidays keg challenge, featuring Free State (Lawrence), Tallgrass (Manhattan) and Rock Ridge (Columbia), at Bier Station (120 East Gregory), with the winning school flag (KU, K-State, Mizzou) hanging in the bottle shop for the rest of 2014, 4–11 p.m.

Boulevard tasting at Rimann Liquors (15117 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa), 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Out this week: Mother’s Brewing Co.’s Spiffy Britches (Belgian-style IPA) in four-packs and on draft, and Squashed chocolate-pumpkin porter, in 22-ounce bombers and on draft, both in Kansas and Missouri.

Coming soon: Rock & Run Brewery’s Monster Mash sour.

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