Weekly Bar Buzz

Tuesday 5/8

Grinders - 7pm - Taste Beering: featuring beer from Schlafly paired with cuisine from guest chef Anthony of Anthony's Italian Restaurant.  Beers will include Schlafly's Reserve Barleywine, Yakima Wheat, American IPA, and Summer Lager.  Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of.

Wednesday 5/9

The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Buy the Beer, Collect the Glass: Breckenridge 471 IPA Snifter

Thursday 5/10

The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Rare Beer Nite: He'Brew Funky Jewbelation

Friday 5/11

75th Street Brewery - 11am - White Tie Belgian-style White Ale Tapping: Our uber-delicious witbier is brewed with the traditional spices of coriander and orange peel, but also with two not-so-secret ingredients: Thai galangal spice (a more aromatic cousin to ginger) & Thai lime leaves for an extra citrusy fragrance. Neither of the Thai spices are of the hot/spicy variety so as not to overpower the traditional Belgian Wit yeast strain and the subtle sweetness of wheat malts and oats.

American Craft Beer Week: May 14th - 20th

Monday 5/14

12 Baltimore Bar & Cafe - 6pm - Boulevard Beer Dinner: Join 12 Baltimore to celebrate American Craft Beer Week for what is sure to be an amazing Boulevard beer dinner. Each dish of the five course meal is perfectly paired with a Boulevard beer. Tickets are $50 a person (plus tax and gratuity) and seats are limited so we recommend you call 816.221.7000 today to secure your spot.

75th Street Brewery - Mug Club Mayhem: Monday sparks the week-long special of 40% off Mug Club Memberships and a new addition to the Mug Club program: Friends & Family Referral Bonus - refer a new member to the Mug Club and get $10 back. Also, come in during American Craft Beer Week and get a coupon for a free fill during the month of June.

McCoy's/The Foundry - Randall Monday

Tuesday 5/15

75th Street Brewery - Regions Brewmaster Dinner: An exquisite five course meal prepared by 75th Street chef John Ferguson and KC Hopps' Executive Chef Ryan Sneed. Pairings of house beers and unique American craft beers by 75th Street Brewmaster Micah Weichert. We’ve crossed every state line in the country to put this one together. 40 advance tickets will be available. $50 per ticket, $45 for Mug Club Members.

The Foundry/McCoys - 4pm - Maibock Release Party: Eight bucks will get you a commemorative 20 oz beer mug, full of beer! Also, enjoy a mini 3 course beer dinner at the Beer Kitchen every night of American Craft Week for just $38.

Nara - 6:30pm - Boulevard Beer Dinner: Join Nara for a delicious four-course meal paired perfectly with Boulevard beers in celebration of American Craft Beer Week. Tickets are $35 a person. Seats are limited, but you can reserve yours today by calling 816-221-6272.

Wednesday 5/16

The Foundry - 4pm - Founders Night: Tapping Double Trouble, Backwoods Bastard, Breakfast Stout, and 2011 KBS.

75th Street Brewery - 5pm - Return of the Swift Kick: Second bottling and release/tasting of Brewers’ Reserve beer, Swift Kick. We’ll be bottling the Swift Kick for only the second time since it left it’s cozy home in the Bulleit Bourbon barrel it was aged in. It has been cask-conditioning for the past 6 months in stainless steel casks. A superb oak tone is mingled with undertones of our honey brown and sour brettanomyces yeast. Bottles will be available at 5:00; tasting from 5:00 – 7:00.

Berbiglia 103rd - 6 to 8pm - The Craft Beer Tasting: Meet local brewery legend Trip Hogue, Boulevard brewing's longest-tenured employee and the only person with the honor of having a Boulevard beer named after him.  He'll be signing Long Strange Tripel bottles and introducing a NEW Boulevard beer.  For $6 you can sample beers from 20 breweries and take home a Boulevard goblet.  Call 816-942-0070 to RSVP.

The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Buy the Beer, Collect the Glass: Stone Imperial Russian Stout Snifter

Thursday 5/17

75th Street Brewery - Three Dollar Thursday: $3.00 Pints ALL DAY. Select $3.00 appetizers. Live music with the Counter Culture band starts at 9:00. That’s 15 amazing, hand-crafted in Waldo, pints to choose from…full beer line-up will be announced soon.

The Dubliner - 6:30pm - Boulevard Beer Dinner: In honor of American Craft Beer Week, we're proud to host our first beer dinner at KC Hopps' newest restaurant, the Dubliner. Located in downtown Kansas City's Power & Light District at 170 E 14th Street, the Dubliner puts a modern spin on the traditional Irish pub featuring a rich, dark wood interior imported from Ireland with a menu inspired by the countryside and all your favorite KC Hopps dishes. This five course dinner features beers exclusively from Kansas City's own Boulevard Brewing Company carefully paired with dishes from KC Hopps' Executive Chef Ryan Sneed.

McCoy's - Cask Night

Friday 5/18

75th Street Brewery - 5pm - TGI-Firkin Friday - Ahhh yes, the Tripel Beezy. We’ve blended our British Style E.S.B., The Good Hope IPA, and The Summit Street IPA for this edition of Firkin Friday, then threw in a generous triple dry-hop of American Sonnet, Super Alpha and El Dorado hops. The firkin will be tapped at 5:00.

Saturday 5/19

The Well - 2 to 6pm - Hopfest 2012: Join the Well and Lew's in our tented beer garden (1 block East of The Well) as we celebrate Craft Beers from all over the world. We'll be featuring 20+ Craft Breweries and 250+ Craft Beers with the brewery and distributor reps on site to answer questions and entertain with stories about the beer. New features this year include food trucks and Kansas City's Home Brew of the Year award! Click here to learn more.

75th Street Brewery - The Black Jackets - Come in Saturday for Buy One Get One growlers all day long. Stay for the Black Jackets at 9:00 with reverse happy hour from 9:00 to close featuring $2.50 bomb shots, $2.50 wells and $2.00 slices of delicious thin crust pizza in The Alley.

Sunday 5/20

75th Street Brewery - Hangover Helper - Brewer’s A La Carte Brunch from 11:00 – 2:00 featuring the tapping of the best breakfast beer EVER! Up All Nitro Porter, our nitrogen poured java porter. The perfect blend of Dark Mojo coffee beans and English Chocolate Porter malts. $3.00 pints of Up All Nitro Porter and build your own Bloody Mary bar. Also $10.00 pitchers and $7.00 pizzas all day.

Wednesday 5/23

Martin City Brewing - Mother's Welcome Party: featuring Towhead, Three Blind Mice, Lil' Helper, Sandy, Holy Mole, and Trouble Maker from Mother's Brewing

The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Buy the Beer, Collect the Glass: Official Beerknurd Glass

Thursday 5/24

The Flying Saucer - 7pm - Mother's Welcome Party: featuring Towhead, Three Blind Mice, Lil' Helper, Sandy, Foggy Notion, and Imperial Three Blind Mice from Mother's Brewing Company.

Thursday 5/31

Grand Street Cafe - 6pm - Boulevard Beer Dinner: Grand St. Cafe is hosting its 20th annual Boulevard Beer Dinner. The four-course meal eloquently pairs Boulevard beers with mouth-watering dishes. The cost is $45 per person, and seats are limited so we suggest you secure yours today by calling 816.561.8000.

Saturday 6/9

The Foundry - 5 to 9pm - Summer Beer Fest in Westport: Over 20 breweries will be on hand, with spring and summer beers - Saisons, Hefeweizens, Biere de Garde, Wit, Sours, and other Spring and Summer Seasonals. Keep checking the Beer KC blog for ticket information.

Saturday 6/16

Original Juan - 4pm - 3rd Annual KC Nanobrew Festival: Come sample 30+ different varieties of the finest craft beer in Kansas City, brewed by local homebrewers. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever. Music and food will be provided by Ultimate Tailgate and Original Juan. Learn more here.

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