Planning to crack a cold one this Labor Day weekend? Here are a few new local brews to choose from.
Colony Handcrafted Ales, 312 Armour Road in North Kansas City, will toast its grand opening at 1 p.m. Saturday. The brewery and kitchen is connected to Colony, a coffee shop and bar that opened in March 2016. The kickoff party features giveaways, food, live music and of course, beer.
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Lawrence Beer Co., 826 Pennsylvania St. in Lawrence, won’t officially open until mid-September, but the brewery’s beers are already on tap at The Burger Stand at the Casbah, 803 Massachusetts St., and Lucia Beer Garden + Grill, 1016 Massachusetts St.
The 15-barrel brewery is located in a renovated brick building in the Warehouse Arts District, a rapidly evolving area in East Lawrence that’s also home to a bistro called Bon Bon, Decade coffee shop and the Cider Gallery art and event space.
Locals got a taste of Lawrence Beer Co. last week at a block party featuring music from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
If you’re in Westport Thursday, head to Kelly’s Westport Inn at 7 p.m. for a sip (or three) of County Clare Irish Red, a beer brewed in collaboration with Stockyards Brewing Co. Proceeds will benefit HALO, a nonprofit that serves Kansas City’s homeless youth.
County Clare Irish Red should be on tap at Kelly’s through the bar’s 70th anniversary in October.