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The last few days of the shortest month!

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We are almost into March - warmer weather, St. Patrick's Day, spring break...! What are you most looking forward to?

Monday Feb 26:
* Beer giveaway at Tapcade starting at 6:30pm from Courtney James Brewing Co
* Trivia at Brewery Emperial (?)

Tuesday Feb 27:
* Duvel perfect pour class at Grain to Glass LLC, 4-7pm
* Stockyards is being distributed to KS! Kick off their celebration at Barley's Kitchen + Tap in Shawnee, 5-8pm
* Stockyards tap takeover at Hy-Vee in Independence, 5-8pm
* Local Motive Celebration w/BikeWalkKC at Casual Animal Brewing Co (was rescheduled), 5:30-7:30pm
* Paint Night at Waldo Pizza LS, 6-9pm
* Trivia - Crane Brewing 7-9pm, Free State Brewing 8pm
* Science on Tap at Bier Station, 7:30-9pm

Wednesday Feb 28:
* KCGPO Girl Scout Beer pairing at Strange Days Brewing Co, 6-8pm (need tickets)
* Barrel Aged Happy Hour at BLVD Tours & Rec Center w/Jeremy Danner, 6-7pm (need tickets)
* Karaoke at Cinder Block Brewery

Thursday MARCH 1:
* Oyster Stout (Cinder Block …

Feb19-25

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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
* SOLD OU…

2018 BEER FESTS!!!

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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 :)

Beer FestDate
LocationKS Craftbrewers Expo3-Mar
Abe & Jake's - LFKBlarney Brew Off17-Mar
Grains & Taps - LSMOKegs N Eggs7-Apr
Bonner Springs, KSSpringfling 7-Apr
iWerx - NKCHarrison Lapen Memorial Brews & BBQ Competition7-Apr
Levi Garrison & Sons Brewery - Hamilton, MOBacon & Bourbon Fest12-Apr

Feb 12-18

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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!

Tuesday Feb 13th (GALENTINE'S DAY & FAT TUESDAY)
* 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&#…

Westportlandia

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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

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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…