Torn Label rolls out in Kansas, Happy Gillis hosts Urban Chestnut beer dinner, Pinstripes cooks with Tallgrass and more beer events
Thursday, March 12
Beer, brat and Big 12 toppings buffet, at Gordon Biersch (11652 Ash, Leawood), $12 for a beer and access to the brat buffet, 4–9 p.m.
Boulevard Irish Ale, Lagunitas Scare City 2 Rye Cocoa Porter and Triomfbier Vooruit Smoked Beer, at Waldo Pizza’s taproom (7433 Broadway)
Craft Kansas City beer-tasting benefit for the Midwest Music Foundation, featuring KC Bier Co., Torn Label Brewing Co. and Boulevard, at Maker Village KC (606 E. 31st St.), 6–9 p.m.
Dieu du Ciel Herbe à Détourne tapping, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.),7 p.m.
Odell tasting, at Gomer’s (1606 W. 75th St.), 4–7 p.m.
Urban Chestnut five-course beer dinner, featuring special-release and barrel-aged beers, at Happy Gillis (549 Gillis), $65 plus tax and gratuity, reservations at 816-471-3663, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 13
Cathedral Square meet-the-brewer night, featuring Ave Maria and barrel-aged Holy Moly, at Green Room Burgers & Beer (4010 Pennsylvania), 5 p.m.
Pre–Snake Saturday party, featuring food and beers, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), $20.
Tallgrass four-course beer dinner, featuring 8-Bit Pale Ale, Pub Ale, Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat, Ethos IPA, at Pinstripes (13500 Nall, Overland Park), $45, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 14
Blarney Brew Off (224 S.E. Douglas, Lee’s Summit), beginning at 11 a.m.
Kansas City Brew Fest, at Union Station (30 W. Pershing Rd.), $35-$45, 1–5 p.m.
The Priest Mint Milk Chocolate Milk Stout tapping, at Big Rip Brewing Co. (216 E. Ninth Ave., North Kansas City), plus breakfast burritos and live music, 8 a.m.
Snake Saturday beer garden, featuring beers and a meal of corned beef and brats, fries and dessert, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), $30. VIP tickets, including reserved parking at 16th and Swift, cost $75 the day of the parade.
Tuesday, March 17
Empyrean tasting, at Rimann Liquors (3917 Prairie Ln., Prairie Village), 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18
Empyrean tasting, at Rimann Liquors (15117 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa), 4:30–6:30 p.m.
4 Hands Teku glass night, featuring Cuvee Diable, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.
Learn to pair beer and food, featuring Gordon Biersch beers with assorted cheese, fruit and chocolate, Gordon Biersch (100 E. 14th St.), 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Torn Label Brewing Co. Kansas-rollout party, with Alpha Pale, House Brew Coffee Wheat Stout, Monk and Honey, Leap of Faith Double IPA, and Long Time Comin’ stout, at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649 Midland Dr., Shawnee), 4:30 p.m.