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Free your calendars!!

So we told you via Twitter that the next week was packed, and now we'll let you in on what these approaching days are packed with!

Monday July 31st through Sunday August 6th, KC Pitch Burger Week! Check the link for details and let us know what local beer you're pairing with your delicious burger! :)

Tuesday, August 1st:
Kansas City Beer Savvy Bootcamp, 12-4 at The Belfry.

Wednesday, August 2nd: 
Boulevard Tap Takeover at Marfield's Irish Pub - Leavenworth, 4-8pm

Thursday, August 3rd:
Peach Milkshake IPA release/tapping, Crane Brewery 4-9pm

Crane Tap Takeover at BDs Mongolian Grill Taproom, 6-8pm

Friday, August 4th:
Kansas City Paranormal Conference, Big Rip is pouring! 4-11pm (Friday & Saturday)

Crane Brewery tasting at Brookside Wine and Spirits, 5-7pm

Saturday, August 5th:
Craft Beer & Beef Jerky pairing, featuring Cinder Block Brewery, Brookside Wine & Spirits 3-6pm

Cinder Block Brewery/COOP Ale Works Camp Quality Fundraise at Bier Station, 11am-11:30pm

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TWO BEER FESTS IN AUGUST

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Hey all, we wanted to be sure you put these two events on your August calendars and grab tickets in time!

They are both Saturday, August 26th! Be sure to drink plenty of water and eat plenty of food!!

Hip Hops Hooray Beer Fest and Arts & Crafts Beer Fest!

Hip Hops Hooray Beer fest is from 2-6pm, August 26th. There will be several local breweries featured!

Arts & Crafts is in it's fifth year running! August 26th is when they will hold their beer fest from 6-10pm. There will be some local breweries featured, as well as breweries from all over the country.

For more information find these events on FB and/or check the links above.

And as always, drink responsibly!




Last week of July happenings!!

Not much going on this week, so kick back and relax! Summer is almost over, kids will be going back to school soon, and then all the holidays.
Take a load off at any of these events!!
July 26th, Wednesday -  * Border Brewing is releasing their new IPA, Ribbon Cutter. 4pm-close.
* BEER & ICE CREAM! Betty Rae's ice cream truck will be at Cinder Block Brewery making beer floats! Sweet treats begin at 5pm!
July 27th, Thursday -  * Farmhouse IPA w/Brett vertical at Crane Taproom. 4pm - close.
* Crane Brewing Tap Takeover at Red Lyon Tavern (Lawrence, KS). 6-9pm.
* Craft Beer Dinner - Crane Brewing at Hereford House Leawood.  Four Course Craft Beer Dinner Featuring: Crane Brewing Co. Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 6:30pm
$46 per person, includes tax and gratuity

**Seating is limited, so please call 913-327-0800 to reserve your spot.**

* Live music at Stockyards Brewing from Stvnge Brew! 6-10pm.
July 30th, Sunday - * Settlers of Catan at Crane Taproom.5:30-9pm.

Happy Birthday Anniversary Torn Label & Double Shift

WOW! What a Saturday! Both Torn Label & Double Shift breweries celebrated their two year anniversaries. Festivities started at 12pm and went through closing time.

Torn Label had a couple new beers on tap - Shake Hands w/Danger, Rude Awakening, and Quadtucky. Unfortunately by the time I got there Quadtucky was out.

Shake Hands w/Danger - imperial brown ale w/toasted coconut & coffee. For me, cinnamon came through. However it may have been the toasted coconut.

Rude Awakening - barleywine ale aged in Tom's Town Distilling Co barrels. WOW! Really packed a punch, I drank it sloooooow.

While at Double Shift I only drank a couple of their tappings - Guava Lamp and the Anniversary IPA, but they had several tapped for their anniversary.

Guava Lamp - dry hopped sour ale. Little salty, little sweet, lots of refreshing. Was very nice to drink on the hot day!

Anniversary IPA - IPA. So I am not a fan of IPA's so this review, take with a pinch of salt. It was too bitter for me in the …

Third week of July events!

So here is a compiled list of events around town that you may be interested in partaking. There's some Martin City Brewing Co tastings, some yoga, new tapping's, and a beer/food pairing.

July 17, Monday -
* MCBC Tasting at Grinder's Stonewall 7-9pm - Taste Beering paired expertly with Martin City brews. Seating is limited so make a point to contact Grinder's Stonewall today to reserve your spot. Call: (913) 888-2000

July 18, Tuesday - 
* BLVD tasting at Rimman Liquors Prairie Village 4:30-6:30pm - specific Boulevard beers, unknown which means it is a surprise and you should go to see! :)

July 19, Wednesday - 
* MCBC beer yoga at Grinders High Noon 5:30pm - RSVP as soon as you can and bring your yoga mat, we'll take care of the rest. Come experience the international phenomenon that is a casual, fun yet peaceful sensation merging two great loves between beer and yoga. Then stay for a brew or few with Team MCBC!

Contact Grinders now to reserve your spot, they are sure to…

See you at the crossroads, crossroads, crossroads So you won't be lonely

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There are TWO (2) anniversary parties happening NEXT SATURDAY!

Torn Label Brewing Co & Double Shift Brewing Co! Woo hoo!

Both breweries are celebrating their two year anniversaries. Join in the festivities Saturday, July 22nd.

Each brewery will be tapping something special that night as well! You definitely do not want to miss out!





Business of Microbrews with Pete Dulin

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Thursday evening we attended the discussion panel Business of Microbrews with Pete Dulin and featuring brewery owners Matt Moore (Martin City Brewing Company), Greg Bland (Stockyards Brewing), Gene Declue (Rock & Run Brewery), and Chris Roberts (Red Crow Brewing).



During the event it was mostly discussed how the breweries began and how they stay afloat.

Common theme was 'trial and error' and a lot of patience, support, and money! <insert freak out gif>

All of these breweries started at ground zero, but they started. They took out loans, got investors, had their business plan, and gathered their teams.

Specific points on advice to new breweries that we took away were:
* You are a business owner first, family person second
* Have patience, stay focused
* Watch your budget
* Make sure you have a reliable team
* Don't spread yourself thin
* Think about hiring a brewer
* "In this together" type mindset in regards to your brewery and other local breweries
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This week's events!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend celebrating the fact you didn't have to work! And if you did, well, I still hope you were able to enjoy something cold, delicious, and local! :)

This week there are a few things going on:

July 10th (Monday):
* Jam Band by Boulevard Brewing Co, debut around Kansas City. Available exclusively on draft - check it out!

July 12th (Wednesday):
* Hop Maven 8 Release at Cinder Block Brewery, 4-close. Available at the taproom

July 13th (Thursday):
* Double IPA & Grapefruit Radler tapping at Crane Brewery, 4-close. Available at the taproom

* Crane Brewery takeover at Waldo Pizza, 5-9pm at Lee's Summit location

* The Business of Microbrews with Pete Dulin (and Rock & Run Brewery, Martin City Brewing Co, Stockyards Brewery, and Red Crow Brewing) - 6-9pm at the Martin Event Space

July 15th (Saturday):
* Pints for Paws at Boulevard Brewing Company from 7-11pm (tickets available)

* Yoga & Bier at KC Bier Co, from 11am-2pm - enjoy a refreshing radler…

I need a beer...!

Driving around, thirsty, you may be wondering - where are all the places around Kansas City I can grab a nice local craft beer?

Well, wonder no further!

Below is a list of all the current breweries around town, as well as coming soon and in Lawrence/Topeka.

* Please note, not listed are all the home brewers around Kansas City and surrounding areas *

Kansas City:
Boulevard Brewing Co
Torn Label Brewing Co
Red Crow Brewing Co
Crane Brewing Co
Double Shift Brewing Co
Border Brewing
Calibration Brewing
Cinder Block Brewery
Stockyards Brewing
Brewery Emperial
Fringe Beerworks
Smoke Brewing Co
Rock & Run Brewery
Martin City Brewing Co
KC Bier Co
Big Rip Brewing
Green Room Burgers & Beer
McCoy's Public House
Brew Lab



Coming soon!
Kaw Point Meadery
Strange Days Brewing Co
BKS Artisan Ales
Colony Espresso & Beer Co (brewery coming soon, you can still go grab a brew or coffee!)
Casual Animal Brewing
Callsign Brewing
3 Trails Brewing
Limitless Brewing

Lawrence/Topeka:
Free State Brewing Co
23rd Street Brewing
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We had our first giveaway!

FREE STUFF?! What in tarnation!

From time to time we will be holding giveaways. Sometimes they will be free (limited time) beers and others it won't be.

Last Thursday we went to Crane Brewing Company's Tiki Night where they were serving two limited beers - Pain Killer and Zombie Ale. Two very tasty brews that were their beer interpretation of tiki cocktails.

We purchased a crowler of each of these refreshing, citrus beers for our first giveaway. YUM!

On Saturday we drew our first winner - Zach Clifford and delivered him the goods on Monday, just in time for the Fourth of July!

Stay tuned into ElevenThree KC (instagram, facebook, and twitter) because we have more for you -more updates, reviews, and giveaways!!

Cheers everyone!

#stayloKCal