Want to know where you need to be this weekend? Beer festivals for every taste!

Happy Friday, all! We've got a busy weekend ahead of us this weekend, with two of the best beer festivals of the year tomorrow! And these two beer festivals couldn't be more different, so no matter where you live or what your preference is, one of them will suit you!

KC Beer Fest is one of the biggest and most well organized festivals in town that is held down at Power & Light and organized by Flying Saucer. At this festival, you'll find a wide range of international, regional, and larger local breweries on tap. Tickets are $40 for GA and $65 for VIP. Tasting from 3:00pm - 6:00pm (VIP starts at 2:00pm). They've got all kinds of activities through the day

KC Beer Fest on the streets of downtown

The High Plains Brewhoff, on the other hand, is a more laid back and smaller homebrew focused beer fest out in Overland Park and is organized by Brew Lab. You'll find all kinds of quirky brews and beers from soon-to-open breweries. I had Torn Label and Crane beers for the first time at Brewhoff long before they officially opened. Tickets are $30 (you can pick them up at Brew Lab or at the door). Tasting goes from 3:00pm - 6:00pm.

Weather looks amazing, so you have no excuse to stay home!

KC Beer Fest Details:

Saturday, Sept. 15, 3 – 6 p.m. (VIP at 2 p.m.)

Kansas City Power & Light District
1310 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106
Entrances to the fest located at the intersection of 13th Street and Grand Boulevard and 13th Street and Walnut.

They've got a great beer lineup with lots of national and local breweries. Highlights include Bruery Terreux, Jester King, Jolly Pumpkin, Funkwerks, Grimm, and many more.

VIP admission tickets-- $65 (Sold Out)
GA tickets-- $40

KC Beer Fest Online:
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KCBeerfest/
Twitter at @KCBeerFest
Web at https://kcbeerfest.com/

Word to the Wise:
Parking for this festival is going to cost you at least $10 - $15. So if you weren't planning on getting there by Uber/Lyft/Taxi already so you don't get a DUI, you might as well use them because you might just pay more for parking than a fare down there. There's a good amount of shade with the Power & Light buildings and KC Live area, but it might still be pretty hot being on the streets downtown. Also, wear comfortable shoes because you're going to be standing on concrete all day. There is plenty of room to spread out and sit down when you want though.

High Plains Brewhoff Details:

Saturday, Sept. 15, 3 – 7 p.m.

Brew Lab
Downtown Overland Park
7925 Marty St, Overland Park, KS 66204

The Brewhoff doesn't have a brewery lineup since all of the vendors are homebrewers. But in the past there have been a lot of up and coming brewers at the fest. Over the years I've been able to try Torn Label, Crane, and other breweries well ahead of their actual opening. You can be there on the ground floor!

GA tickets - $30 (purchase them at Brew Lab or at the door)

KC Beer Fest Online:
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/295608004541812/
Twitter at @BrewLabKC
Web at http://highplainsbrewhoff.com/

Word to the Wise:
Parking is usually easy and free for this festival, but in their new space they're competing with the super popular Overland Park farmers market. So you might have to search a while for parking but it'll be free--but since you're going to get fucked up, just take an Uber/Lyft/Taxi anyway. They have a shade tent, but the festival has been somewhat claustrophobic in the past. The festival has had some growing pains in the past, but they've always done a good job of learning from the past festivals and continually improving. So if you haven't been back in a while, you should check it out again this year. It will be better than ever! All guests also get a food ticket to use at the Ambrosia Cafe that is next door to Brew Lab.

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