Pretty Things launch party, Founders CBS and KBS parties and more beer events


Thursday, April 2
Pair Excellence II—Crossroads Pollination, featuring Torn Label beer and a four-course menu by chef Celina Tio, at Collection (1532 Grand), $75, 7 p.m.

Free State tap takeover, at Barley’s Brew-haus (11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park), 5–7 p.m.

Free State tasting, at Village West Liquor (11010 Parallel Pkwy., KCK), 4–6 p.m.

Founders variety-pack event, with CBS (ticketed tapping), Breakfast Stout, Nitro Oatmeal Stout, Centennial IPA, Mosaic Promise, Red’s Rye, Big Lushious and Rubaeus, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

Four-course dinner featuring pears and a new Belgian Tripel, at Gordon Biersch (11652 Ash, Leawood), $29.95, 4–11 p.m.

Stone Enjoy By 4.20.15 “dueling randalls” plus other taps, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 5–11 p.m.

Tallgrass special tappings, including the debut of 16 Bit Double Pale Ale and giveaways, at Fox & Hound (10428 Metcalf, Overland Park), 5 p.m.

Founders Blushing Monk at Lew’s Grill & Bar (7539 Wornall)

Founders KBS at BD’s Taproom (19750 E Valley View Pkwy., Independence)

Friday, 
April 3
Boulevard Chocolate Ale tapping and an adult Easter egg hunt, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), 5–7 p.m.

First Friday Boulevard release, at Green Room Burgers and Beer (4010 Pennsylvania).

Free State sampling, at Barley’s Brewhaus (5031 W. 135th St., Leawood), 5–7 p.m.

Free State sampling, at On the Rocks (1818 Massachusetts, Lawrence), 4–7 p.m.

Free State firkin tapping and sidewalk concert, at Free State Brewing Co. (636 Massachusetts, Lawrence), 6–9 p.m.

Homebrewing-for-beginners class, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), $50, 3–6 p.m.

Ramen pop-up shop, pairing a craft beer with tonkotsu-style ramen (with white miso, braised pork belly, soft poached egg and scallions), at Tapcade (1701 McGee), $18, 6–8 p.m.

Tallgrass tasting, at K-7 Liquors (22088 W. 66th St., Shawnee), 4–6 p.m.

Tallgrass tasting, at Village West Liquors (11010 Parallel Pkwy., KCK), 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 4
Boulevard Chocolate Ale tapping and an adult Easter egg hunt, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), 10 a.m.–noon.

Ommegang Three-Eyed Raven official launch party, featuring Game of Thrones trivia and cosplay, at Tapcade (1701 McGee), 7 p.m.

Tallgrass tasting, at Schuler’s Liquor Store (928 S. 55th St., KCK), 1–3 p.m.

Tallgrass tasting, at Fairway Liquor (2848 W. 47th St., KCK), 3:30–5 p.m.

Monday, 
April 6
Pretty Things launch event, featuring Jack D’Or, Baby Tree, St. Botolph’s, Lovely Saint Winefride and Fluffy White Rabbits, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

Founders KBS tapping (and 4-ounce pours), at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 5 p.m.

Tallgrass trivia, featuring $3 Tallgrass cans and drafts, at Green Room Burgers and Beer (4010 Pennsylvania), 8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 7

National Beer Day, featuring Gordon Biersch beer and a cheeseburger, at Gordon Biersch (11652 Ash, Leawood), $10.

National Beer Day, featuring $3 GB beers, at Gordon Biersch (100 E. 14th St.).

Wednesday, April 8
Comprehensive beer flavor–ID class, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), $30, 6:30-8 p.m.

Founders KBS party, plus Big Lushious, Blushing Monk and Backwoods Bastard, at Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway), 5 p.m.

Trappist glass night, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout and Barleywine tapping at Barley’s Brewhaus (5031 W. 135th St., Leawood), 5 p.m.

Out now: Cinder Block Hop Maven No. 4 white IPA

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