On Tap: Bier Station celebrates Oktoberfest, Goose Island invades KC, Boulevard releases Bourbon Barrel Quad and more
The next seven days of beer events features the release of Boulevard’s Bourbon Barrel Quad, a whole lot of Goose Island and more. Get the day-by-day lowdown after the jump.
Thursday, October 2
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid tapping, at all three Barley’s Brewhaus locations, 5 p.m.
The final Goose Migration event: “Life Line of Bourbon County” taps 2013 Bourbon County Stout, 2013 Bourbon County Coffee, 2013 Bourbon County Barleywine, and Muddy Imperial Stout, at the Foundry (424 Westport Road), 8–11 p.m. Flights cost $12.
Friday, October 3
Oktoberfest at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard) with food specials from Affäre (schnitzel sandwich; Leberkäse sandwich with caramelized onions and Bavarian sweet mustard; chorizo Vläse Späetzle; and Affäre sauerkraut), liter pour deals and German-style beers paired with their American counterparts, 4 p.m. Also October 4, starting at 11 a.m.
First Friday at Boulevard Brewing Co. tasting room (2501 Southwest Boulevard) featuring samples of the brewery’s latest test beer (sour ale with pumpkin spices); Dia de los Muertos crafts courtesy of Mattie Rhodes Art Center; flights of Collaboration No. 4, Tasting Room Oatmeal Stout, the Sixth Glass, and Dark Truth Stout; food (grilled chorizo wurst with kraut, with sausage courtesy of Broadway Butcher Shop); and more, 5–7 p.m.
Goose Island night at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649 Midland Drive, Shawnee), featuring Matilda Lambicus, Lolita, Sofie, Class of ’88, Belgian Golden Ale, and more, 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 4
Zombie pub crawl featuring Tallgrass Zombie Monkie, Westport, 4 p.m.
Leinenkugel’s Canoes for a Cause community outreach to clean up Kaw Riverfront Park in Kansas City, Kansas, 8 a.m.
Monday, October 6
Retro BREWvies, featuring a beer dinner and Back to the Future II at Screenland Armour (408 Armour Road, North Kansas City). Tickets cost $30 and must be purchased in advance. Dinner at 7 p.m. Movie starts around 7:30 p.m.
Tallgrass Trivia Night at Green Room Burgers (4010 Pennsylvania), 8 p.m.
Beer School featuring KC Bier Co. at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 West 119th Street, Overland Park). KC Bier Co. owner Steve Holle hosts a full tasting and discusses German brewing. Featured beers include Pils, Hefeweizen, Dunkel, Helles, Hopfen Doof and Festbier, 6 p.m, $15.
Tuesday, October 7
Boulevard’s Bourbon Barrel Quad out in bottles.
Sour & Spice Release featuring Off Color Fierce, New Belgium La Folie, Boulevard Za’Tart, and more, at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649 Midland Drive, Shawnee), 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 8
Brewery Night (buy the beer, collect the glass) featuring Lennon beer glass, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.
Tallgrass Brewery night at all three Barley’s Brewhaus locations.
Local Brewers Night featuring samples from Mother’s, Boulevard, Schlafly, Walnut River, KC Bier Co., Free State and Defiance, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 West 119th Street, Overland Park), 6 p.m.