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Everyone deserves a seat at the table. Join us for a great night of beer (or coffee) and conversation discussing diversity and inclusion in our craft beer community. The ‘I am craft beer’ movement began in September 2019 after a prominent woman in the craft beer industry, Chalonda White (aka Afro Beer Chick) received revolting hate mail. Dr. J Jackson-Beckham, Brewers Association Diversity Ambassador and Executive Director of Craft x EDM, started the twitter hashtag #iamcraftbeer ; asking everyone to come together to post a selfie, tell something about themselves, while using the hashtag. This became a worldwide movement. You can find more information at Kansas City's craft beer community is a diverse community, full of support for one another. Let’s get together to show the world that Kansas City is craft beer, that we are united in diversity, that our breweries are safe places, and we continue to “spread love, fight hate, and advocate for equality and justice

2020 Beer festivals!

Here is a list of upcoming beer festivals this year. I will be adding to it as the year progresses. January: 18th - Bacon & Bourbon Fest in Columbia, MO 23rd - 3rd Annual Ales & Tails in Lenexa, KS February: 8th - KC Brew Fest in KCMO 8th - KC Bier Co's 6th Anniversary Bier Festival 22nd - Stockyard's Big Chill, West Bottoms KCMO 29th - Bar K Beer Fest in KCMO March: 7th - Missouri Beer Fest in Columbia, MO 7th - Kansas Craft Beer Expo in Lawrence, KS 29th - Brew to Brew from KCMO to Lawrence, KS April: 4th - Grilled Cheese & Beer Fest in KCMO 4th - Spring Fling in NKC 18th - Kegs N Eggs in Bonner Springs, KS 25th - Parkville Microbrew Fest in Parkville, MO May: 9th - Strother District Brew Fest w/Blarney Brew Off in Lee's Summit 16th - Shift East Brew Fest by East Forty Brewing & Wind Shift Brewing in Blue Springs, MO 16th - KC Summer Brew Fest at Arrowhead in KCMO 17th - Tour de Bier in KCMO (bike ride) June: 6th - Get Ripped