Samuel Adams’ KMF Grand Cru hits KC; plus, more beer tastings, dinners and events


Thursday, December 4
Boulevard 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer samples and Local Pig sausages with 80-Acre BBQ sauce, at the Boulevard Dry Goods Store (412 Nichols Road), 5–7 p.m.

Deschutes Doppel Dinkel Bock tapping, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.

Meet Samuel Adams brewer Jennifer Glanville and taste barrel-aged Samuel Adams beers, at Lukas Liquor (13657 Washington), 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Samuel Adams KMF tour kickoff and tapping, at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard); meet brewer Jennifer Glanville and enter for a chance to win a custom canvas print signed by Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch, 4 p.m.

Samuel Adams’ five-course beer dinner, featuring KMF Grand Cru, Thirteenth Hour Stout, Stony Brook Red, New World Tripel, and Tetravis Belgian Quad, at Michael Smith (1900 Main), $65, 816-842-2202 to RSVP, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, December 5
Beer tasting at Hy-Vee (310 Southwest Ward Road, Lee’s Summit), 5 p.m.

Bur Oak Brewing Co. tasting, at Gomer’s Midtown (3838 Broadway), 4–6 p.m.

Samuel Adams KMF Grand Cru deliveries begin, at the Well (7421 Broadway), Helen’s (2002 Armour Road), Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway; 1543 Northeast Douglas, Lee’s Summit), Local Pig (510 Westport Road), Charlie Hooper’s (12 West 63rd Street), Westport Ale House (4128 Broadway), District Pour House (7122 Wornall), Rusty Horse Tavern (6325 Lewis, Parkville), Beer Kitchen (435 Westport Road), Brass Rail (4940 Northeast 81st Street), Rock & Run Brewery (110 East Kansas, Liberty), Conrad’s Ale House (210 North State Route 291, Liberty), B.D.’s Mongolian Grill (19750 East Valley View Parkway, Independence), and Konrad’s Kitchen and Tap House (302 Southwest Main, Lee’s Summit).

Tweet and Meet ’90s party, featuring Boulevard and Mother’s beers, at the Tank Room (1813 Grand), 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 6
Renegade Brewing Co. tapping, featuring Elevation Triple IPA, Redacted Rye IPA, Sit In Imperial Red Ale, Hiatus Cold Coffee-Infused Oatmeal Ale, Hypocrisy Pale Stout and Consilium Pale Ale, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 West 119th Street, Overland Park), 6–8 p.m.

St. Nikolaus Bier Boot Day & Toy Drive, featuring liter pours of beer in glass boots, at KC Bier Co. (310 West 79th Street), $1 off beers for each toy donated, 1–5 p.m.

Screenland Armour presents an outdoor showing of The Thing, featuring 4 Hands Brewing Co. beers and firkins, at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard), $10, 7 p.m.

Stampede Saturday, featuring specials on Tallgrass’ Buffalo Sweat and tappings of Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat and a Buffalo Sweat firkin, at Milwaukee Deli (101 West Ninth Street), 11 a.m.

12 Bars of Christmas pub crawl to benefit Hope House 
2 p.m. $10

Sunday, December 7
Beer Knurd private holiday party for UFO Club members, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), noon–4 p.m. Open to the public after 4.

St. Nikolaus Bier Boot Day & Toy Drive, featuring liter pours of beer in glass boots, at KC Bier Co. (310 West 79th Street), $1 off beers for each toy donated, 1–5 p.m.

Monday, December 8
Beer Kitchen’s Wild Game Holiday Dinner, featuring Odell Isolation Ale, Urban Chestnut Winged Nut, Two Brothers Sidekick, Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red, and Sonoma Cider the Anvil, (435 Westport Road), 7 p.m.

Empyrean Brewing Co. tasting, at Rimann Liquors (3917 Prairie Lane, Prairie Village), with Empyrean ambassador Anthony Evans in attendance, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

KC Pet Project fundraiser, featuring $2.50 pints of Boulevard, at Westport Ale House (4128 Broadway), $4 door charge going to KC Pet Project and entering you in a raffle for a Boulevard gift basket and Ale House gift card, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 9
Boulevard beer dinner and tap takeover, featuring Two Jokers Double Wit, Saison-Brett 2014, Tasting Room Oatmeal Stout, Imperial Stout 2013 and Harvest Dance Wheat Wine, at Rock & Run Brewery (110 East Kansas, Liberty), 6 p.m.

New Belgium Brewing Co. beer dinner, at Grinders (417 East 18th Street), 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 10
Brewery night (buy the beer, get the glass), featuring Tallgrass Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat glasses and a firkin, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.

Empyrean Brewing Co. tasting, featuring Winter Axis Festiv’Ale, Watch Man IPA, Third Stone Brown and Dark Side Vanilla Porter, at Rimann Liquors (15117 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa), 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Perennial tasting, at Hy-Vee (301 Northeast Rice Road, Lee’s Summit), 5–7 p.m.

Twelve Bell’s of Christmas tap takeover, at Bier Station (120 East Gregory Boulevard), noon. 

Out now: Cinder Block Brewing Co.’s Cinder Noel, Martin City Brewing Co.’s Brandy Barrel Tripel.

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