February is almost over!! Soon it will be March and hopefully (fingers crossed) warmer weather! :)

Monday Feb 19:
* Song Lab, open mic night at The Rino 7:30-10:30pm
* TRIVIA - Brewery Emperial 8-10pm

Tuesday Feb 20:
* Local Motive Celebration with BikeWalkKC at Casual Animal Brewing 5:30-7:30pm
* BLVD Rumble Pack: Mario Tennis Tournament at UpDown KC 7-10pm
* TRIVIA - Crane Brewery 7-9pm, Flying Saucer 7:30-10pm, Free State Brewing 8-10pm
* Beer dinner w/Lawrence Beer Company at Lawrence Country Club 7-10pm (might need reservations)
* Salsa at Calibration Brewery 7-8pm (need reservations)

Wednesday Feb 21: 
* BLVD and Templeton Rye Meet & Greet at Lukas Wine & Spirits OP 4-6pm
* Local's Night at Crane Brewing 4-9pm
* 3rd Annual Stout Party at Cinder Block Brewery 4-9pm
* Martin City Brewing  Co happy hour at Grinders KC 5-8pm
* KC Girls Pint Out Girl Scout cookies pairing at Strange Days Brewing Co 5-10pm (need tickets)
* Karaoke night at Cinder Block Brewery 6-9pm

2018 BEER FESTS!!!

We may have missed a couple as they have already happened (sorry about that!). BUT, we have listed out the rest of the beer festivals for you for the rest of the year.

Keep checking back as some may be added as the year goes on :)

FestivalsDateKS Craftbrewers Expo3-MarBlarney Brew Off17-MarKegs N Eggs7-AprSpringfling 7-AprForks & Corks 19-AprParkville28-AprKC Nanobrew26-MayGet Ripped2-JunWestport Beer Fest9-JunBoulevardiaJune 15 - 16Crossroads Beer Fest23-JunHip Hops Hooray11-AugUnico Microbrew Fest11-AugKC Beer Fest15-SepLost Township 29-Sep

Feb 12-18

Valentine's Day this week and Planet Comic Con this weekend, PLUS Martin City Brewery and Kansas City Bier Co are celebrating their four year bierversaries - WOW! What a week ahead!

Monday Feb 12:
* Beat Boulevard: Super Fight at Pawn & Pint, 6-11pm
* Know your Boulevard at Chicken N Pickle, 6-8pm
* TRIVIA - Happy Basset Brewing (7-9pm), Brewery Emperial (8-10pm)
* Live music at The Rino, 7:30-10:30pm
* Martin City Brewing Co. turns 4!

* Kegs for a Cause at iTap featuring Boulevard's KC Pils and 50% of this beer's sale will go to Wayside Waifs, 5-9pm
* Valentine's Beer Dinner at Rock & Run Brewery, 6:30-8:30pm (need tickets)
* TRIVIA - Crane (7-9pm), Grains & Taps (7:30-9:30pm), Free State Brewing (8-10pm)
* Salsa dancing at Calibration Brewery, 7-8pm (tickets)
* Live music at Stockyards Brewing, 7-10pm

Wednesday Feb 14th (VALENTINE'S DAY)
* KC Tap Tour at BLVD Tours & Rec, 10am-8pm
* Valentine&#…


Last night I hung out at HopCat and got to talk/hang out with Khaled Ibrahim (regional manager) and Tyler Goebel (general manager).

Did you know that HopCat has a crowler machine? Yes, they do! And that their beer menu features 30 local beers on tap from Manhattan, KS to St. Louis, MO. They also list 'on deck' beers that will be tapped once a keg is blown, as well as update/print their menus two times a week.

Talking with Khaled, you can tell he is very passionate about craft beer. Not only passionate but also extremely knowledgeable. It was great listening to him talk about beer!

We also tried a few different beers; two different IPAs, two stouts, and a cider. The cider that they have on their Local 30 menu (McIntyre Blackberry Cider), when ordered this month $1 is donated to the American Heart Association.

As we were talking about the 100 different beers on tap, I asked Khaled if there was any special training/classes for their employees so customers can have an even better …

Feb 5 - Feb 11

Hope last week was good to you and that if you watched the "The Big Game" the team you were rooting for won, or the commercials were great, or the beer that you were drinking went down smoothly :) 
Week before Valentine's Day - do you have plans? 
Monday Feb 5th: (Not much going on today) * Head to Tapcade to try the 'Impossible Burger', 4pm * The head to Screenland for the Women in Horror month celebration, 7pm
Tuesday Feb 6th: *CASUAL ANIMAL BREWING OPENS IN THE CROSSROADS!!! * Norsemen Brewing - brewed for victory series - Papa's Milk Stout on Nitro, 4pm * Port Fonda Cerveza Series # 1 w/Stockyards Brewing (you need a reservation, please check their fb page) * Crane Brewing - trivia/happy hour, 4pm * BLVD Rye on Rye with Templeton Rye at Rye on the Plaza, 6:30pm (you need reservations/tickets, please check their fb page) * Live music at The Rino, 7pm
Wednesday Feb 7th: * Retribution Black Rye release at Cinder Block Brewing, 4pm * Mint & Raspberry Chocola…

Jan 29 - Feb 4

It's the last few days of January before we're in the second month of 2018! This year is already flying by.

Monday Jan 29:
* Celebrate Kansas Day at Free State Brewery, 11am-11:59pm
* Kansas Craft Brewers Expo tickets go on sale today starting at 6pm (tickets)

Tuesday Jan 30:
* Paint night at Waldo Pizza Lee's Summit, 6-9pm
* Kansas City Bier Co dinner and tap takeover at HopCat KC, 6:30-9:30pm (you will need tickets)

Wednesday Jan 31:
* Find Red Crow - please check the event for participating restaurants/bars
* Martin City Brewing Co pint night at Flying Saucer KC, 6-9pm
* Barrel-Aged happy hour at BLVD Tours & Rec, 6-7pm
* Kansas City Bier Co release party at the Burger Stand Topeka, KS - 6-8pm
* Local's night at Crane Brewery starting at 4pm

Thursday Feb 1:
* Paper crafts & Boozy drafts at BLVD Tours & Rec (Valentine's edition), 6-8pm (you will need tickets)
* Special tapping at Crane Brewery - Great Scotch! 4-9pm

Friday Feb 2:
* Help Brewery Emperial cel…

What breweries are in KC?

We wanted to share with you a newly compiled list of already established breweries in Kansas City, Lawrence, and Topeka as well as upcoming breweries that should be opened within the next year or so (some even this year!).

And please, if I have missed a brewery please let me know so I can add!! :) Cheers!

Breweries already establishedBreweries up & comingCasual AnimalStrange DaysGranite CityKaw Point MeaderyCinder BlockLimitlessBoulevardCallsignTorn Label3 TrailsRed CrowApex AleworksCraneEast FortyDouble ShiftHelpful BoxerCalibrationFriction Beer Co (?)StockyardsDubious BrewingBrewery EmperialNew AxiomFringeTransparent BrewingSmokePeculiar Brewing CoRock & RunRuthless River Brewing CoMartin CityCourtney James Brewing CoKC Bier CoRusty Tin BrewingBig RipCrosstrails Brewing Co (?)Green RoomEbert Bros Brew Co.McCoysCity Barrel Brewing Co.Brew LabBordersBKSColony Handcrafted AlesFree State23rd StreetYankee TankBarnyard Brew (?)Lawrence Beer CoHappy Bassett Nores…