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…

5.8 - 5.13

Teacher Appreciation Week, Brew B Que on Saturday, and Mother's Day on Sunday! With a fun Mother's Day gift basket raffle mixed in between! :)

* Heroes Ale tapping party at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant in Leawood 5-9pm
* Royals watch party at Mission Taco Joint feature Vamos! 6pm
* Ladies ONLY - pick a tap, fix a flat at Velo Garage & Tap House 7-8pm
* TRIVA - Grains & Taps, Crane Brewery, Free State Brewery, Waldo Pizza (Waldo)
* Shuffleboard Tournament at Casual Animal 5:30-7:30pm

Wednesday - 
* Live music at Casual Animal 4-8pm
* Mini Maifest at Bier Station featuring KC Bier Co 4-11pm
* Carol Shelton wine dinner at Lawrence Beer Co (need reservations, call 785-856-0453) 6:30-9:30pm
* Live music at Bier Station 7-10pm
* TRIVIA - Mocking Bird Lounge, iTap
* Crane Brewing's local night
* Crane Brewing + KC Cider Co. event at iTap

Thursday - 
* Coconut milkshake returns at Crane Brewery 4-9pm
* Happy hour at Wakarusa Brewery 4-6pm
* Libations for Hydrat…

5.2 - 5.6

Hello! So, someone had asked if I could post the next day's events with the daily events. Unfortunately, my daily posts are strictly for that day.

I had been posting what was going on in the week in blog posts, but I didn't know how many people were actually looking at them so I stopped.

I will try this again :) Sorry about Monday - home with a sick kid and I had an appointment myself, wasn't able to get the 'news' out.

Anyway, your rest of the week happenings!

Wednesday - 
* Happy hour/live music at Bier Station 3-11pm
* Wayside Waifs Wednesday at Chicken N Pickle 4-8pm, 10% of sales (including alcohol) will go towards Wayside Waifs
* Trapdoor Tripel bottle release at Border Brewing 4-9pm
* KC Young Professionals - May networking happy hour at Calibration Brewing 5:30-8pm
* Trivia - Conrad's, Mocking Bird Lounge, iTap

Thursday - 
* Happy hour at Wakarusa Brewery 4-6pm
* Ska Brewing & Lawrence Beer Co. tap takeover at The Burger Stand at the Casbah starting a…

Cheese + Beer, say what!!

I know, cheese & beer doesn't sound like your typical pairing. Usually it's cheese & wine, right?

Last night I was invited to a Cabot Creamery and beer pairing at International Tap House - Crossroads, and I have been converted to a believer! Cheese and beer go together!
Cabot Creamery is delicious. They've been around our Kansas City market for awhile now and you can find Cabot Cheese at Price Chopper, Hy-Vee, Hen House, Wal-Mart, and Costco!

Next year Cabot Creamery will celebrate 100 years and they've recently been voted in the top 25 cheeses in Bon Appetit! Also, their cheddar cheese is lactose-free!! 
Ok, so the cheeses...there was Horseradish, Extra Sharp, Seriously Sharp, and Habanero! All delicious. 
Jon from iTap paired all of these cheeses with a tasty beer where each would compliment the other, and he did it perfectly. He also provided some insight as to why the cheese and beer go together so well.  
The beers paired with the cheeses:  Civil Life brow…

Springtime calls for outside hangs

Well, except for today because of the rain...

BUT tomorrow it is officially Spring season! You know what that means? Patios open, weather gets warmer, you want to be outside more...with your friends, your best friend...'man's best friend'!!

A friend of mine reached out asking for a list of bars/brewery patios that are dog friendly. After some research I have compiled the below list for you and your puppers!

* if there are any patios that are not listed that are dog friendly, please let us know so we can add *

Kansas City Bier Co.
Martin City Brewing Co.
Torn Label Brewing Co.
McCoys Public House
Big Rip Brewing Co.
Bier Station
Westside Local
Louie's Wine Dive
Rock & Brews
Pig & Finch
Barley's Kitchen & Tap
Green Room Burgers & Beer
iTap (International Tap House, Crossroads)
Brewery Emperial
Red Crow Brewing Co.
Happy Basset Brewing
East Forty Brewing (once they open!)

Hey, there's a new kid in town!

Craft Republic. Have you heard of them yet? They just helped distribute/launch Double Shift Brewing Co. throughout the metro!

Craft Republic KC is made up of three fellas; Brian, TJ, and Joseph. These guys have a lot of knowledge in the craft beer field and are really kind.

Brian started Craft Republic STL after many, many years in the industry. Like all of us, he wanted to enjoy going to work and building relationships with people. So with the support from his wife, Craft Republic STL was born.

TJ and Joseph joined Brian in the KC expansion. TJ has been around the beer scene for many years, as well as Joseph. With their powers combined... No, they're not Captain Planet, but maybe more Captain Here-For-You.

After talking with Brian and TJ, what I got out of everything is quality over quantity. They want to bring more to you, more than just beer. They are always discovering new information to widen their craft knowledge. They want to help educate on the craft beer that you're d…

Spring Break, Double Shift launches, and ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!

Woo, party time excellent! haha JK :)

Monday March 12th: * Rye^4 public release at Boulevard - all day/until runs out * Trivia at Brewery Emperial 8pm
Tuesday March 13th: * Tap Tuesdays at the Parker at the Fontaine, $1 off local taps! All day * Double Shift release party week! You can start drinking Double Shift outside of their taproom starting today at Bier Station - 4-10:30pm * Happy Bassett Brewing is teaming up with Glory Days Pizza to create a pizza pie for you! They are in need of pizza & beer tasters, 6-7:30pm * Beer dinner at Grinders Pizza featuring Crane Brewing 7pm, need reservations! * Trivia at Crane Brewing, Free State Brewing, and Waldo Pizza (Waldo location)
Wednesday March 14th: * St. Patrick's Day glass night at Flying Saucer KC - 6-9pm * Trivia at Mockingbird Lounge 8:30pm * Double Shift launch at Velo Garage & Taphouse 6:30pm
Thursday March 15th:  * Double Shift launch at iTap in the Crossroads - 5pm * HopCat KC BINGO * Pizza & Pours w/Crane Brewing a…