St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans!

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Here is your KCBeerBlog public service announcement: cops will be EVERYWHERE this weekend. Do NOT drink and drive. Uber and Lyft are cheap.

As most of you know, this weekend is kind of a big deal for celebrations and beer drinking. It is St. effing Patrick’s Day weekend!!!! I know this holiday is traditionally associated with the multinational-conglomerate, watered-down, cheap beer varieties plus a certain nitrogenated dark beer. So if you can, please try to drink local and drink craft. If you want your beer to be green and festive, just buy a bottle of food coloring and pour it in your pint glass. Rest assured, this week will bring closure to the Myces family as we finish mourning Tallgrass. The Myces men will all be in one place, relishing in the few cans of Buffalo Sweat we have saved to do Buffalo bombs. A Buffalo bomb consists of a shot of Jameson and Bailey’s dropped in a glass of Buffalo Sweat. Some people refer to this as a night ender.

Here is a quick rundown of some of the events going on to help plan your weekend.
Saturday in North Kansas City is the famous Snake Saturday parade. This is a really big event and the parade starts at 11 a.m. I would get there early and be prepared to walk several blocks because parking tends to be a cluster you-know-what. This is a family-friendly event with a carnival and kids games, so bring the family and have some fun. If you want morning beer, this is also your event. Most, if not all, of the bars and breweries open early, as in 8 a.m. early. Moral of the story: get there early, arrive thirsty, and take it all in.

Another option is the Kansas City St. Patricks Day parade. This is the parade that travels through Mid-town and Westport. It starts Sunday at 11 a.m. As you know, a certain brewery in Westport with an Irish name recently closed. So I will not be in attendance at this event because the wound is too fresh, and I would likely suffer from Takutsobu cardiomyopathy, better known as broken heart syndrome.

If jackasserous douchebaggery is on your agenda, then go see DJ Pauly D, from the Jersey Shore, at Power and Light. I will also be absent from this event, but hopefully he can draw enough attendees to pay the mortgage of the P&L district, so the average taxpayer doesn’t.

Finally we have the Brookside Parade. This parade is Saturday at 2 p.m., so if you want to get really adventurous, you could watch the Snake Saturday parade, then scurry down south in time to catch this one as well.

Enjoy St. Patrick’s day and, as always, be safe.

Brett A. Myces

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