KC Bier Co. taps Rauchbier, Prairie Artisan Ales beer school, Beer vs. Wine at Collection and more beer events

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
Tapping of Rauchbier (Märzen-style lager with smoked malt), at KC Bier Co. (310 W. 79th St.), 4 p.m.

International IPA day tapping of Founders BLiS Blast All Day IPA (exclusive KC release) with Ashley Krull, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

Torn Label Bitter Summer cask tapping, at Green Room Burgers & Beer (4010 Pennsylvania), 5 p.m.

Lagunitas brewery of the month kickoff, with Undercover Investigation Shut-Down (American strong ale) and Equinox (American pale ale), at Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway).

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
Boulevard Love Child No. 5 tapping, plus samples of Long Strange Tripel, at the brewery (2501 Southwest Blvd.), 5–8 p.m. Charlie Hustle “Heart KC” shirts will also be given away while supplies last.

Leaky Roof Meadery tasting, at Royal Liquors (1301 W. 103rd St.), 5–7 p.m.

Tallgrass tasting, at Village West Discount Liquors (11010 Parallel Pkwy., KCK), 4–6 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
Leaky Roof Meadery tasting, at Lukas Liquor (13657 Washington), 1–3 p.m.

Free State east side brewery tour (1923 Moodie, Lawrence), 2 p.m.

Homebrewing for Beginners, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, NKC), $50, 3–6 p.m.

MONDAY, AUGUST 10
Prairie Artisan Ales beer school, with Prairie OK-Sí, Brett C. saison, Gold sour ale, Eliza5beth Midwest farmhouse ale, Prairie Ale and Bomb imperial stout, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park), $20, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
KC Ale Trail author Pete Dulin discusses the local beer scene with reps from Torn Label and Big Rip, at the Kansas City Central Library (14 W. 10th St.), 6:30 p.m.

Tallgrass tap takeover, with Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat with Cinnamon, at 403 Club (614 Reynolds, KCK), 4–7 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12
Beer vs. wine with master cicerone Neil Witte and master sommelier Doug Frost, at the Collection Event Space (1532 Grand), $80, 6:30 p.m.

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

Out now: Boulevard Pale Ale brewed with local hops from Royal Hops in Edgerton, Missouri. This is a tap only release in the greater Kansas City area. 

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