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Jan 15-21st

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Monday Jan 15: 
* Continue with #KCRW2018 through Friday, Jan 21st * 'Know Your Boulevard' beer challenge at Chicken & Pickle, 6-8pm
Tuesday Jan 16: * Tuesday Trivia at Crane Brewing, 7-9pm * Boilmakers on the Boulevard with J. Rieger, 7-9pm $30/pp 21+ (tickets
Wednesday Jan 17: * Local's night at Crane Brewing, 4-9pm * Wednesday Trivia at Colony, 7:30-10pm (theme: letdowns)
Thursday Jan 18: * Special tapping at Crane Brewing, 4-9pm (featuring Freak, Andy: NEIPA) * Join Grain to Glass for their beer & cheese tasting, 5-7pm * Live DJs at Stockyards Brewing, 6-10pm * Join KC Girls Pint Out at Velo Garage & Tap House for their New Year bottle swap, 6-8pm * East to West Bottoms beer dinner at Ruins Pub featuring Stockyards Brewing & J. Rieger, 6:30-10pm (tickets)
Friday Jan 19: * Martin City Brewing Co Happy Hour at Hy-Vee (Olathe, 14955 West 151st St), 4-7pm * Red Crow tap takeover at The Peanut downtown OP, 4-6pm * Drink and paint at Crane Brewing, 6-8pm ($30) …

2018, let's do this!

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So the holidays are over, no more <insert whatever your favorite holiday dish was> and back to the ol' grindstone. Waaah...I know.

But, let's see what's in store this week!

Monday, January 8th:
* A day of rest as there is nothing on the calendar!

Tuesday, January 9th:
* Ladies night at Pawn & Pint, 4-11pm
* Business after Hours at Rock & Run Brewery & Pub, 5-6:30pm
* Tuesday Trivia at Crane Brewing, 7-9pm
* Geeks Who Drink at Grains & Taps, 7:30-9:30pm

Wednesday, January 10th:
* Local's night at Crane Brewing, 4-9pm
* Coconut Belly Rub Brown Ale release at Happy Basset Brewing, 5-10pm

Thursday, January 11th: 
* Thursday tapping at Crane Brewing - Ray (Raytown Common), 4-9pm
* Pre-release party for a brand new beer at Blind Tiger Brewery, 5:30-11pm
* New Year Bottle Swap at Velo Garage & Tap House, 6-8-m

Friday, January 12th: 
* Start of KC Restaurant Week 2018!
* Last chance growler fills at Red Crow Brewery - growler fills ONLY! 64oz w/warning lab…

One week until Christmas!

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So you have one week until Christmas...do you have all of your shopping done? And those that celebrate Hanukkah, you have two more days of celebrating!

This next week is packed full of fun events - as usual, I will also update daily with reminders of what's going on.

Monday, December 18th:
* Four year anniversary at Rock & Run Brewery
*  D&D Mini Quest at Fringe Beerworks (5:45pm)
* Big Beer Day at Grains & Taps (6pm)
* Holiday Make & Take party at KC Bier Co. (7pm) Email pepper@kcbier.com to reserve your spot!
* Trivia at Brewery Emperial (8pm)

Tuesday, December 19th: 
* Book signing by Pete Dulin and Doppelbock tapping at KC Bier Co (4pm)
* Trivia at Crane Brewing (7pm)

Wednesday, December 20th:
* Local's night at Crane Brewing (4pm)
* Geek's Who Drink at HopCat (8pm)

Thursday, December 21st:
* Boulevard X-Mas Comes Early at Bier Station (11am - close)
* 2nd Annual Ugly Sweater holiday party at Crane Brewing (4pm)
* Taproom series limited release: Smorter at …

Mathematical!!

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Picture yourself sitting on a patio with the sun on your face, birds chirping and a pond behind you, smells of delivered Chipotle in front of you, and the tastes of a delicious cranberry raspberry dessert sour in your mouth.

Settled off 291 HWY in Lee's Summit, this is New Axiom Brewing Co.

New Axiom is made up of four friends (Mac, Sean, Devin, and Joe) who have known each other for awhile. Sean approached Mac and Devin, who have brewed together and with ZZ Hops for a few years, about opening a brewery together. Everything seemed right and they were all on the same page, so it only seemed like the next step. And then Mac brought in Joe, one of his close friends, to run their taproom.

The space they have chosen for their taproom is huge with 3000 sqft! They will have about 24 taps made up of mostly their funky brews but don't fret, they'll also have meads and ciders! As well as some wine for if you're feeling fancy.

They'll also have a crowler machine, two differen…

Pour your own...

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Have you ever gone to a casino to just drink beer and/or eat delicious food? No? You should.

We were invited to experience 99 Hops House at the Argosy Casino in Riverside, MO recently. Unfortunately my cohort was unable to join me so I extended the invite to our local beer community of those who also hadn't been there.

Tyler and myself met around 4:30pm on Thursday (December 14th). We were greeted by Eric Flanagan, the restaurant manager and Certified Cicerone, and the bartenders Sheri and Carl. Eric explained what they offered - pour your own beer, bottles in the back and cooler, as well as the various beers on draft, their crowler machine, and of course the menu of delicious foods.

We stuck with appetizers for the evening. And honestly, I forgot to snap some pictures of what we had ordered. It was all so delicious and I was busy stuffing my face. But we tried the cheese curds, the deviled eggs, and the brisket nachos that had this side avocado salsa you can pour on top of the na…

Thanksgiving Week!!

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Thanksgiving is this week! A time to give thanks and be grateful for what we have in our lives...as well as for the new beer releases and food we'll eat! :)

I am very thankful for everything Kansas City's beer community has to offer and for the people we have had the opportunity to meet so far! Looking forward for everything that will be happening in the next year!!

Anyway, here is a look ahead at the week:

Today (Monday, Nov 20th):
* Beer dinner collaboration between Fringe Beerworks and Long-Bell Pies, Bites, and Pints (begins at 6:30pm, call 816-599-2234 to reserve your spot!)

* Beyond Burger launch party at Crane Brewing at Tapcade Crossroads (begins at 7pm)

* Trivia night at Brewery Emperial (8-10pm)

Tuesday (Nov 21st):
* 10K Double IPA release at Rock & Run Brewery (11am-11pm)

* Trivia at Crane Brewing (7-9pm)

Wednesday (Nov 22nd):
* Kansas City Tap Tour at BLVD Tours & Rec Center (10am - 8pm)

* Home for the Holidays, complete local tap takeover at Bier Station (11am-11pm…

KC Craft Beer Week!!

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Hope everyone had a great October and a nice start to November.

Here we are with this week's KC CRAFT BEER WEEK events!!

Monday (today):
* Rose Brooks donation drive + raffle (this starts today at 3pm and runs through Thursday, November 9th). At iTap Crossroads and hosted by Cinder Block Brewery!

* KC Craft Beer Week tasting plus 10% discount only during the tasting at Brookside Wine & Spirits (today at 5pm through November 11th).

* KC Brewers read mean reviews at Bier Station (7-9pm)

* Trivia at Brewery Emperial (8-10pm)

Tuesday (Nov 7th): 
* Draft Punk beer release at Rock & Run Brewery (11am-11pm)

* Barrel aged Clyde's Caramel Cream Ale at Fringe Beerworks (6-10pm)

* Beer-themed music trivia at Bier Station (7:30-10pm)

* Geeks Who Drink at Free State Brewing (8-10pm)

Wednesday (Nov 8th):
* Locals Night at Crane Brewing (4-9pm)

* Martin City Brewing Co Happy Hour at Johnny's Tavern West, LFK (4:30-6:30pm)

* Meet the Brewers - BKS and Ballast Point at Bier Station - …