The Flying Saucer celebrates women in the beer industry, starting tonight with Founders All Day BliS Blast


Throughout this month, the Flying Saucer will celebrate women in craft beer with a series of events. It all starts tonight at 7 with a tapping of Founders All Day BliS Blast at the restaurant (101 E. 13th St.). Founders rep Ashley Krull will be in attendance to talk about the beer, which you can only get in Kansas City at the Saucer.

“It’s their All Day IPA that was aged in KBS barrels after another company had aged a hot sauce in them,” says Flying Saucer general manager Kellen Duryea. “I’d call that a fairly unique beer.”

Duryea says the Women in Craft Beer series is the beer bar’s way of saluting the excellent work being done.

“There are women excelling in every aspect of the industry,” he says, “from our most important feature, our sales team, our waitstaff, to our sales reps from distributors to our sales reps from breweries and our brewery representatives to brewmasters to senior brewers to lab technicians and quality control people to brewery owners.

“It’s fun for an industry that has been for the most part pretty male-dominated in terms of the customer base as well as the employees and major players in the industry to highlight the different aspects of it,” he adds. “To show the variety of people who are involved in it.”

Here’s the full calendar of events:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
National IPA day tapping of Founders BLiS Blast All Day IPA (exclusive KC release) with Ashley Krull, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
Lagunitas brewers table with head brewer Mary Bauer and tappings of Mozanga, Lil’ Sumpin Special, Gnarleywine and Pils and food pairings from chef Derek Owen, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

“They’re putting out some amazing stuff right now, and by all accounts she’s a world-class brewer,” Duryea says. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19
Cinder Block glass night with Willibecher glass and operations manager Sarah Hearn, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
Tallgrass tap night, with Wooden Rooster and quality control director Courtney Pierson, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26
New Belgium glass night with supervising brewer Tamar Banner, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m. Plus, a ticketed tutored tasting with Banner from 6 to 7 p.m. 

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