Martin City releases brandy barrel–aged tripel, Torn Label pops up a maker mart and releases 31 Heroes, Cinder Block hosts Beer Olympics
New brews are coming from Martin City
Brewing Co. This week, look for Poitier
brandy barrel–aged tripel in the tap room
(500 East 135th Street). In the coming weeks,
limited quantities of Poitier will show up on
draft around the metro.
Also coming to select watering holes in the
weeks ahead: Purple Train Berliner Weisse
and Kentucky Friar American strong ale.
The Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street)
celebrates National IPA Day starting at 6 p.m.
Sample Martin City beers at Gomer’s (1606 West 75th Street) from 4 to 7 p.m.
Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway) taps North Coast Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse, Lagunitas
Born Again Yesterday pale ale and 4 Hands
Single Speed blonde.
It’s First Friday. Swing by Ruins Pub (1715 Main) to drink some Cinder Block beers from
6 p.m. to close.
Torn Label is opening its brewhouse (1708
Campbell) for a pop-up maker mart. Take a
brewery tour and then shop from a variety of
local makers, including Ocean & Sea, Show
Me Pottery, Fiber & Clay and Beer Scents.
Drop by Gomer’s (9902 Holmes) for an
Odell sampling from 4 to 6 p.m. Meanwhile,
Rimann Liquors (15117 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa) is giving you a taste of Martin
City Brewing Co. beers from 4 to 6 p.m.
You don’t have to go on New Belgium’s
annual mountain bike ride to drink Single
Speed. The pre-party goes down at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard) from 7 to
10 p.m. Get happy-hour prices on all New
Belgium draft beers.
Martin City’s Belgian Blond is the beer of
the month at Chicago’s (534 Central, KCK). Go
drink it and cans of Hardway IPA and Abbey
starting at 8 p.m.
The Pitch’s Steer & Beer burger-and-brew
festival is at the Waldo Pavilion (Wornall
Road and West 74th Street). Get unlimited
pours of 100 beers while they last from 12:30
to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are still available.
Torn Label’s latest, 31 Heroes wheat IPA,
gets a 1 p.m. release today. The beer — a tribute to the 30 U.S. special forces and one military K9 killed in the downing of a helicopter
in Afghanistan in August 2011 — is on draft
and available in 22-ounce bottles with special
glassware and T-shirts in the tasting room.
(The beer is also available throughout Torn
Label’s distribution footprint in the metro.)
Torn Label’s Rafi Chaudry says some of
the local family members asked the brewery
about making a beer in honor of the 31 heroes.
A portion of the proceeds goes to the Special
Operations Warrior Foundation for college
scholarships and educational counseling for
the children of special-ops soldiers killed in
the line of duty.
Tipsy’s Wine and Spirits (6840 Johnson
Drive, Mission) samples Martin City beers
from 4 to 6 p.m.
Let the games begin. Cinder Block Brewery (110 East 18th Avenue, North Kansas City)
plays host to the first Cinder Block Beer Olympics starting at noon. Go watch beer pong, flip
cup, drunk Jenga, cornhole, beer frisbee and
Learn about the gose at Grain to Glass in
the latest beer-styles class from noon to 2
p.m. Get schooled for $15.
Boulevard is the featured tasting at
Rimann Liquors (3917 Prairie Lane, Prairie
Village) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Prairie Artisan Ales makes the night
sweet and sour at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649
Midland Drive, Shawnee) at 5 p.m. Look for
Prairie Funky Gold Simcoe, Mosaic and Ama-
rillo; Prairie and Friends TRVE Edition Sour
Farmhouse; and Prairie Paradise stout with
coconut and vanilla.
Martin City Brewing Co. (500 East 135th
Street) is turning its taps over to Firestone
Walker for a 20th-anniversary tap takeover
at 5 p.m. Among the 10 taps: Stickee Monkee
quad, Unfiltered DBA and Stivo Pils.
LFK gets some Martin City love tonight
from 5 to 9. Get to the Replay Lounge (946
Massachusetts, Lawrence) to drink Hardway
IPA and listen to an open mic. One should
help with the other.