Tallgrass beer dinners (and new brews), Big Rip releases Franklin Road Imperial Coffee Porter, Evil Twin beer school and more

Thursday, January 22
To Øl Nordic By Nature tapping, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.

Tallgrass five-course beer dinner, featuring brewery owner Jeff Gill, KC Ale Trail author Pete Dulin and food by Josh Eans, at Happy Gillis (549 Gillis), tickets at 816-471-3663 or the café, 6:30 p.m.

KC Bier Co. beer and food pairing event, featuring brewery owner Steve Holle at Ted’s Taphouse (1004 Massachusetts, Lawrence), $25 in advance or $35 day of the event, 3–11 p.m.

Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout, New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA, Prairie Artisan Ales and Brewfist Spaghetti Western Coffee Stout collaboration, at Waldo Pizza’s taproom (7433 Broadway)

Timmermans Lambicus beer school at Hyvee (625 West U.S. Highway 40, Blue Springs), 7 p.m.

Friday, January 23
Anchors & Ales tasting, featuring Urban Chestnut, Tallgrass, Free State, Boulevard and Mother’s, at the KC Boat & Sportshow at Bartle Hall (301 West 13th Street), $24, 5–10 p.m.

Empyrean tasting at Gomer’s (3838 Broadway), 4-7 p.m.

Leaky Roof Meadery tasting at Gomer’s (201 Missouri 291, Lee’s Summit), 6 p.m.

Tallgrass five-course beer dinner, featuring brewery owner Jeff Gill, KC Ale Trail author Pete Dulin and food by Josh Eans, at Happy Gillis (549 Gillis), tickets at 816-471-3663 or the café, 6:30 p.m.

New Belgium Slow Ride Session IPA tasting, at Mike’s Wine & Spirits (8447 Wornall), 4–7 p.m.

Saturday, January 24
Big Rip Brewing Co. release of Franklin Road Imperial Coffee Porter (216 East Ninth Avenue, North Kansas City), noon. Franklin Road will not be available in growlers.

KC Bier Co. and Crane Brewing Co. pouring, at Party Arty at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (4525 Oak), 8 p.m.

Monday, January 26
Evil Twin Beer School, featuring Justin Blåbær, Sour Bikini, Ron and the Beast Ryan, Turkish Delight, Ryan and the Gosling, and a Skype session with head brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 West 119th Street, Overland Park), $15, 913-663-4099 for reservations, 6 p.m.

Avery Tweak, New Belgium La Folie, Prairie Bomb, Stone Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard, Deschutes Abyss and Goose Island Bourbon County Stout tappings, at Westport Ale House (4128 Broadway), which will be raffling off four bottles of Boulevard Crown Town Ale and doing a 50/50 drawing with the proceeds split between the winner and JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), 6 p.m.

Tuesday, January 27
Lagunitas tasting, at Rimann Liquors (3917 Prairie Lane, Prairie Village), 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Avery Tweak and Nectar Ales Black Xantus tappings, at Martin City Brewing Co. (500 East 135th Street)

Wednesday, January 28
North Coast tasting, at Rimann Liquors (15117 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa), 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Wine-making and corking demo by Jonathan Matthews, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), 6:30–8 p.m.

Woodchuck Hopsation glass night, at Flying Saucer (101 East 13th Street), 7 p.m.

Out now: 4 Hands Chocolate Milk Stout in six-packs.

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