[UPDATED] Love Child No. 8 born today, Novel teaming up with Crane for a Tuesday dinner, and more: your food and drink events for June 5-11

Tuesday, June 6

More beer: Novel (815 West 17th Street) is hosting a coursed dinner featuring the beers of Crane Brewing Company. The evening starts with a specialty reuben, paired with the Farmhouse IPA, followed with a fluke ceviche served with the Grapefruit Gose. A wedge salad featuring blue crab and puffed barley follows, paired with the Nostalgia Saison. Next: a lamb chili with crispy egg, paired with the Mexican Cake Illuminati Strong Ale. A dessert of Crane’s Tea Weiss completes the meal, with warm berries, cassis, doughnuts and lemon cream. The dinner is $60 a person, not including tax or gratuity. Call 816-221-0785 to see if any of the 6 or 8 p.m. openings are still available.

Wednesday, June 7

Ballast Point Brewing Company has lent out its quality analyst, Matt Laibson, for a free class at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard) tonight from 7 to 8. Laibson will discuss quality-control issues and off-flavor tasting. Get there early enough to get a seat in the upstairs beer garden.

Thursday, June 8

Anyone interested in or attending Boulevardia next weekend should head to the pre-boarding party at the Boulevard Tour and Rec Center (2534 Madison). You can buy your weekend beer tokens in advance, purchase fee-free Boulevardia tickets, enter to win two Taps & Tastes VIP tickets, and sample the new Sparkling Ale, crafted especially for this year’s Boulevardia.

Friday, June 9

Lenexa City Center (87th Street and Renner Road) puts on Food Truck Frenzy from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today. Participating trucks include Beauty of the Bistro, Bop N’ Bowl, Boyer’s Artisan Meatballs, Casual Foodie, El Tenedor, Fine Thyme Food, Indios Carbonsitos, KC Pinoy, Madman’s BBQ, the Waffler, Torched Goodness and Wilma’s. 

Whiskey lovers — particularly those who enjoy Irish varieties — should head to the Irish Center of Kansas City (19 West Linwood Street). From 7 to 9 tonight, sample eight premium Irish and American whiskeys from West Cork Distillers (County Cork, Ireland) and High West Distillery (Park City, Utah). Tickets are $50 and are available here

Saturday, June 10

KC Wine Works is hosting a rosé-all-day party today from 2 to 10 p.m., featuring a number of wines as well as KC Wine Works’ estate-grown Chambourcin rosé, as well as frosé (basically rosé slushes; it hurts us to say it, but they are delicious).