Mother’s takes over Waldo Pizza’s taps, Local Pig cooks with 4 Hands and more beer events

Thursday, April 16
Brew for Books 2015, with Waldo pizza, music by John Goolsby and all-you-can-drink Boulevard beer, at Boulevard (2501 Southwest Blvd.), $30, 5:30–9:30 p.m. Get a discounted ticket by bringing a new or gently used book for children under the age of 5.

Torn Label Long Time Comin’ Russian Imperial Stout tapping and brewers table pairings, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

Torn Label tap takeover, at Rock & Brews (5701 W. 135th St., Overland Park), 5 p.m.

Two-dollar 16-ounce Gordon Biersch beers (11652 Ash, Leawood), 5:30–9 p.m.

Third Thursday, featuring Big Rip beer, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (4525 Oak), $5, 6–8:30 p.m.

Saison bottle share, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City); bring a bottle of a saison to share, and Grain to Glass will serve Boulevard Saison-Brett, $20, 6–8 p.m.

Mother’s MILF, Imperial Three Blind Mice, and Chocolate Thunder Porter, at Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway).

Friday, April 17
Empyrean tasting, at Gomer’s (3838 Broadway), 4–7 p.m.

Easy ESB tapping, at 75th Street Brewery (520 W. 75th St.)

Shave to Save, featuring Cinder Block and benefiting Hope Lodge of Kansas City, at the Guild (1621 Locust), 6–11 p.m.

Monday, April 20
Crooked Stave Table Beer tapping, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.)

Tuesday, April 21
Renegade Brewing Co. tap takeover, featuring Redacted Rye IPA, Hypocrisy Pale Stout, Hammer and Sickle Russian Imperial Stout and Depravity Peanut Butter Cup Milk Stout, and a visit from founder Brian O’Connell, at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649 Midland Dr., Shawnee), 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22
4 Hands beer dinner, with Send Help firkin, Contact High, War Hammer, Super Flare and Madagascar, at Local Pig (510 Westport Rd.), 6 p.m.

Left Hand Polestar Pilsner glass night, benefiting the Kansas City MS Society, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

Brewers happy hour, at Gordon Biersch (100 E. 14th St.), 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Redstone Mead night, with Black Raspberry, Nectar of the Hops, a blend of Sunshine Nectar and Juniper Mountain Honey Wine, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 5–11 p.m.

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