Showing posts from March, 2019

Drink for GOOD!

Have you heard of The Don Bosco Centers here in Kansas City? They have two centers, their Senior Center and their ESL School. Their Senior Center helps our local senior citizens by giving them a place to meet with friends, providing health check ups, housing assistance, as well as hot meals both at the center and to their home via Meals on Wheels. The ESL School helps recent immigrants and refugees with learning English and career/trade skills.  Unfortunately, The Don Bosco Centers took a pretty big hit this winter and had to close eleven times. This left them with a hefty hole in their budget.  This is where YOU can help! The Don Bosco Centers is hosting a fundraiser May 4th. They will have a bus that travels to four different breweries for free beer and a good time! Who doesn't love either of those things?! Tickets are $75 but are limited! They can be purchased here . Breweries included are Strange Days Brewing Co., Cinder Block Brewing Co., Brewery Emperial

Snake Saturday!

This weekend is St. Patrick's Day, with Saturday being Snake Saturday!! I believe *most* places have announced what they're doing this week so I thought maybe it would be a bit easier to list out all the events on Saturday now than to wait - so you can plan accordingly, of course! :) There is SO MUCH going on, on Saturday - celebrations, beer festivals, and a new brewery opening! Here we gooo! * HopCat St. Patrick's weekend party - you will need tickets * Happy Basset Brewing - opens at 6am: breakfast, photo booth, ping pong table, and music at 7pm * Big Rip - opens at 8am: breakfast ($5, RSVP), special tappings, music, and NO COVER * Cinder Block - opens at 9am: $3 or $10 cover, music, special food menu, and beer * Velo Garage - opens at 9am: beer specials * Grain to Glass - opens at 9am: $5 cover & $20 for parking, beer/food specials * Iron Rail Brewing - opens at 9am * East Forty Brewing - opens at 9:15am for the parade in Blue Springs: food & beer

W.A.S.P - Women Air Force Service Pilots

I am SO excited for an upcoming brew at Callsign Brewing Co. , W.A.S.P! It is a waffle inspired ale. And it tastes really good! Last year I partnered with Flying Saucer to help start Women's Night Out. We wanted to create a safe space that introduced more women into the craft beer community. The beer world is not just a man's world; there are plenty of women who drink, brew, and support beer. Women's Night Out is a monthly meet up, every second Monday. One of Flying Saucer's managers leads the open discussions and educates our group on certain beer focused topics. We enjoy flights, appetizers, and each other's company. During our meeting in December, we talked about possibly doing a collaboration beer with a local brewery. We also started our Facebook group - Women's Night Out at Flying Saucer. One of my friends, Chandra Sirois, co-owner of Callsign Brewing Co. took a leap and invited our group to brew a beer at her brewery. When she posted that I was so

2019 Beer Fests!

So I had posted a list on our Facebook page, but it has since gotten lost amongst the other posts. There have been a few beer festivals that have already occurred since the start of the year, but there are still SO MANY to attend the rest of the year!! March16: MO Beer Fest Cass County Beer Fest Snake Saturday March 23:  Blarney Brew Off April 4:  Forks & Corks April 6: Spring Fling April 7: Brew to Brew April 18: Air Capital Bacon & Beer Fest (Park City) April 25: Craft & Compassion (LFK) April 27: Parkville Brew Fest Kegs N Eggs Utepils (Lenexa) May 4: East Forty presents Brew & Chew Fungi & Fermentation Fest (Powell Gardens) May 11: Caturday Pub Crawl (Crossroads) Strother District Beer Fest (Lee's Summit, MO) May 18:  Nano Brew Fest May 19: Tour de Bier Beer Paws Pub Crawl June 1: Get Ripped KC Spring Brew Fest Brew at the Zoo (Topeka) June 15: Boulevardia/Taps & Taste June 29: Crossroads Beer Fest August 3