The Chive, Simply Good + Transparent Brewing tasting

Last night I had the most amazing dinner experience! And it has made me more excited for what is coming to our beer, and foodie, community!

I was invited to a Transparent Brewing Company and The Chive, Simply Good tasting - food and beer pairings. And I got to bring some friends!

This was Michelle's 34th tasting and she hasn't repeated a recipe yet! Michelle is the owner of The Chive, Simply Good and her son, Nolan, is the owner/lead brewer of Transparent Brewing Co. The cafe and taproom/brewery will be connected and opening in Grandview, MO.

I love The Chive, Simply Good's concept.  It is going to be farm to table, whichever food is in season is what will be served. Everything has been thought out to be environmentally friendly; plans of a rooftop garden, saving rain water for the bathrooms and watering the garden, having people bring in their own 'to-go' containers, etc.

On last night's menu was a sweet corn soup with roasted corn salsa, blackberry lime sage …


* Trivia - Crane Brewing, Free State Brewing,  Grains & Taps, Crossroads Tuesday Trivia at iTap, Waldo Pizza (Waldo)
* Crane - Christmas in July, buy 3 crowlers get $5 OFF
* Cornhole League at Smoke Brewing at 7 pm and then stay for Live music at 8pm

Wednesday: FOURTH OF JULY!!!
* Please check your favorite breweries because some will be closed!
* 4th of July parade with Limitless Brewing, meet at the new taproom at 9:30am and then tour the new space afterwards!
* Join HopCat KC for some fun red, white, and blue festivities like a hot dog eating contest! All day starting at 11am
* From 11-6pm at Rock & Run Brewery enjoy Buy 1 Get One FREE on crowlers
* Enjoy some beer while watching fireworks at Happy Basset Brewing (Topeka) or Strange Days (KC, Rivermarket)
* Big Rip Brewing (NKC) will have a 4th of July party, $2 cover charge! Enjoy the fireworks, BBQ, and music!

* Blackberry Cherry Punch special tapping at Crane + Christmas in July 4pm
* Happy Hour at Waka…

6.20 - 6.24

* Expedition of Thirst - Martin City Brewing Co 4-7pm (at the taproom)
* Hop Maven 11 release - Cinder Block Brewery 4-9pm
* Martin City tap takeover - Stone Canyon Pizza Zona Rosa 6-8pm
* Local's night - Crane Brewing
* Live music - Bier Station
* Trivia - Mockingbird Lounge, iTap, HopCat
* Wish You Were Beer, Paint Night - Big Rip 7-9pm (tickets)
* Science on Tap: Glaciers - Free State Brewing Co 7:30-8:30pm

* Bingo - Hopcat
* Expedition of Thirst pt 2 - Martin City Brewing Co (at the taproom) 4-7pm
* Happy Hour - Wakarusa Brewing Co 4-6pm
* Cheers for Charity, 20% of sales benefit The Center of Developmentally Disabled - Border Brewing 4-9pm
* Coloring, Casually - Casual Animal 5-9pm
* Double Shift tap night - Waldo Pizza (LS) 5-9pm
* 3rd Annual Run for Raptors Kickoff Party presented by Free State Brewing - Bier Station 5-8pm
* Live DJ - Stockyards Brewing 6-10pm
* Yoga Beer & Wine at The Martin Event Space - RSVP on event, pay at the door & bring y…


There are a few exciting events happening this week that you'll definitely want to look into!

* Join 3 Trails for their Westward Wit scale up at Brew Lab 4-10pm
* Pre-Father's Day men's event at Cinder Block Brewery - multiple vendors onsite to chat and sample 5-8pm
* Hai Tai release and Luau at Torn Label 5pm
* Happy Hour at Double Shift 6-9pm
* Pop Up game night at Wakarusa Brewing 6-10pm
* Trivia - Burg & Barrel, Mockingbird Lounge, HopCat, iTap, Bier Station
* Local's night at Crane Brewing 4pm
* Double Shift tap takeover at Grains & Taps 6pm

* Happy Hour at Wakarusa Brewing 4-6pm
* National Bourbon Day tapping event at Granite City Olathe - tapping their first bourbon barrel aged beer 4-6pm
* Flag Day at Fringe Beerworks with giveaways, tappings, tastings, the works! 5-10pm
* Tacos & Beer on the BLVD at BLVD Brewing Co - 6-10pm, tickets here!
* Missouri Mashers June meeting at iWerx 7pm
* Pixar trivia at Colony 7…


First real week in June and there's already more beer festivals!

Did you make it to Get Ripped Brew Fest at Big Rip last Saturday? Did you have fun? What was your favorite beer you tried? I had a great time helping Apex Aleworks in their tent and even helped a little bit over at Crane! It was a beautiful day, couldn't have asked for better weather :)

Tuesday - 
* KCMO Beersavvy bootcamp - 12-4pm, hosted by the Cicerone Program at the Collection (tickets)
* Local community vendor event at Big Rip - 6-9pm, see you there!
* Patio Beer dinner at Rock & Run Brewery and Pub - 6:30-9:30pm, (tickets)
* Music - The Rino 7-10pm
* Trivia - Crane Brewing, Waldo Pizza (Waldo), Free State Brewing, Konrad's, Grains & Taps

Wednesday - 
* KCMO off-flavor training class - 4-5:30pm, hosted by the Cicerone Program at the Collection (tickets)
* Chocolate coconut porter release at Norsemen Brewing 4-9pm
* MCBC tap takeover at BD's Mongolian BBQ Independence, MO 6-8pm
* Music - Bier St…

5.30-6.3 - Halfway through the year!

So last week, I know, there weren't any daily updates on what is going on in our craft beer scene. It was the last week of school for my kids and things were just a bit busy for me.

But this week and the month of June are packed FULL of fun things to do! Let's start with this week first...

* TRIVIA - Mockingbird Lounge, iTap, and Crane (Seinfeld night)
* MUSIC - Bier Station
* Bike to Boulevard 4-5pm
* MCBC happy hour at The Bar 4-7pm
* Crane + Grains & Taps collaboration, Oude Bruin tapping at Grains & Taps 6-10pm
* Paint & Pint night at Wakarusa Brewing 6-10pm (need to RSVP/register, $25)
* Fork & Bottle dinner series feature Cinder Block Brewing at Parker at the Fontaine 6:30-8:30pm (need to RSVP/register/tickets $65 advanced or $75 night of

Thursday - 
* BINGO - HopCat KC
* MCBC Pub 7th Anniversary 3pm is when the party starts!
* Happy hour at Wakarusa Brewing 4-6pm
* Tiki Night, Crane Brewing & M…

American Craft Beer Week!

May 15th through May 20th!

Also - there's a beer fest this month on May 26th, KC Nanobrew Festival! Be sure you have your tickets as it will for sure be a great time!!

Double Shift Brewing will be releasing SEVERAL beers throughout the week so keep an eye on our social media and/or their social media for exactly which beer will be released ;)

* Barley's Kitchen + Tap off 119th: featuring Hoppin' Frog Brewery & Deschutes Brewery 5pm
* Barley's Kitchen + Tap in Shawnee: featuring Firestone Walker Brewery 5pm
* Pineapple Whip returns at Fringe Beerworks starting at 6pm
* TRIVIA - Crane Brewing Co, Free State Brewing Co, and Waldo Pizza (Waldo)

* Trivia - Mockingbird Lounge, iTap, and Conrad's
* Live music - Bier Station
* OB Network Launch happy hour at Brewery Emperial 5-7pm
* Barley's Kitchen + Tap off 119th: featuring Lagunitas & Epic Brewing 5pm
* Barley's Kitchen + Tap in Shawnee: Boulevard Saison Brett verticle 5pm
* Drink local…