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Tap List | The new breweries officially open their doors


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Image Credit Above: Draft towers stand ready to pour beer at the new Tall Trellis Brew Co. in Olathe, Kansas. (Courtesy | Tall Trellis Brew Co.)

March has started with a bang. The days are getting longer, the weather is warming up and two new local breweries have opened their doors. As of this month, River Bluff Brewing and Tall Trellis Brew Co. are operational and open to the public.

River Bluff officially opened in early March. Their new brewery, located at 201 Main St. in the River Market neighborhood of Kansas City, is their second location. Their original brewery is located in Saint-Joseph. The new bar has plenty of space with pinball machines and a small covered patio.

In terms of beer, the River Bluff will offer a mix of old favorites and beers brewed specifically at the new Kansas City site. Locally brewed beers include Market Milk Stout, Gulpfulls Hazy IPA and Townley Blonde Ale.

The brasserie is open from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Tall Trellis officially opened in Olathe, Kansas on March 16. What’s special about Tall Trellis is that it’s basically four companies rolled into one. While being their own nanobrewery, they are also a craft beer bar featuring beers from other breweries, a cafe, and a hop yard.

Apart from their own beers, the brewery mainly focuses on supporting other local brewers. Their plan is to bring local beers, local coffee and local food. They have previously featured coffee from companies such as Thou Mayest and beers from places like Stockyards, Fields & Ivy and Sandhills. Since they don’t have their own kitchen, they work with many local food trucks.

More delicious beer in the KC area is always a good thing. Congratulations to these two breweries on their opening and we can’t wait to stop by soon!

Beer outlets

Callsign Brewing – 1340 Burlington St., North Kansas City, Missouri – has a new dark beer available in its tap room. Snake Eyes Stout is a delicious oatmeal stout that boasts 6.8% ABV. This beer is specifically poured via nitro, which gives it a rich body with lightly roasted flavors with a bit of vanilla bean and chocolate.

3Halves Brewing Co. — 110 E. Kansas St., Liberty, Missouri — launched Liz’s Irish Red just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. This beer is everything you expect. It pours a reddish mahogany color with cookie, toffee and toffee flavor characteristics. The beer comes in at 5.6% ABV and 25 IBU.

KC Bier Co. — 310 W. 79th St., Kansas City, Missouri — is adding a new beer to its limited release series. Dortmunder is a golden export lager with 6% ABV. If you’re unfamiliar, think of it as a slightly more alcoholic version of a German pilsner or helles. The malt plays a big role in the body of this beer because the hoppy character is a little more discreet. It ends slightly dry, making it a very refreshing terrace beer.

The limited version of KC Bier Co. Dortmunder. (Courtesy | KC Bier Co.)

Torn Label Brewing Co. — 1708 Campbell St., Kansas City, Missouri — has launched a new beer in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Shepherd’s Check (5% ABV) is a dry stout that pours deep mahogany. Dark malts lead to flavors of smoky vanilla and toasted coconut. Not only is it available on tap, but also on tap, which makes this beer even silkier when you drink it.

City Barrel — 1740 Holmes St., Kansas City, Missouri — just released its final beer. Crushing Pedals is a 5.1% ABV Irish lager. This beer uses Maris Otter, Cara Red and Caramel malts, which gives a deep red tint when poured. The flavor profile is clean and crisp and perfect for crushing after pedaling your bike around town.

Red Sash Brewing Co. – 406 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri – brewed and released a nice light beer before the warm spring weather. Recondo is a helles lager that comes in at a light 4.6% ABV. It strictly uses German malts and was lagered for a month before debuting. Recondo is a very clean and crisp beer and the low ABV will allow you to mash many without getting tipsy.

Strange Days Brewing Co. – 316 Oak St., Kansas City, Missouri – has gone big with its new beer. Dubbed Sneezing Green, this 6.8% ABV double dry-hopped hazy IPA uses the most hops Strange Days has ever used in a beer. The combo of Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy and Cryo Pop hops gives way to strong notes of mango, peach and papaya.

Beer events

Friday March 25

Border Brewing Co. – 512 E. 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri – is hosting another of its You’re The DJ events at its brewery. This week’s theme is 1990s hip hop. That’s right, this week will feature some of the biggest and most influential hip hop artists. Think names like Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, Tupac and more.

Saturday March 26

Crane Brewing Co. – 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri – is partnering with Miller’s Gourmet Popcorn for a Popcorn & Beer Pairing event. The event is priced at $20, earning you five 4-ounce pours plus five half-cups of popcorn, one to pair with each beer. If you find a popcorn flavor you really enjoy, Miller’s will be on hand to sell additional bags.

Red Crow Brewing Co. – 1062 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe, Kansas – lets its assistant brewer have some fun with firkins. Drew’s Firkin Saturdays are a monthly event that lets him go wild with beer creations. This month’s firkin will be a Banana Foster Quad. This Belgian quad has flavors of vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and just a hint of banana. Only 10 gallons of beer will be available, so be sure to drop down and try it before it runs out.

Sunday March 27

Crane Brewing Co. – 6515 Railroad St., Raytown, Missouri – is hosting another series of Sip & Stretch Beer yoga classes. Led by Teri Cartwright of Way of Life Yoga, this one hour class will start your Sunday in a relaxing way. No experience is required for the course and you are asked to bring your own mat. The $15 ticket not only gets you access to the class, but also a free beer afterwards.

East Crossroads Putt Putt Crawl – East Crossroads, Kansas City, Missouri – is back for its second year. Taking place all over East Crossroads, there will be 10 stops in total with a unique putt putt hole at each. The event takes place at multiple breweries including, but not limited to, City Barrel, Torn Label, Emperial Brewery, and Border. The event will award prizes for the best individual costume, the best team costume and the most creative putter.

Alex Andujar is a former beer sales rep turned personal trainer. When he’s not training customers, you can find him trying out new beers at many of Kansas City’s great local breweries.

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