Events

We are finally kicking off the Events page! This page will be dedicated to beer happenings and upcoming events around the US. We do realize our site is focused around craft beers we distribute in the Mid Kansas area, however we are hoping we have viewers from all across the United States. We are also thinking we may have viewers here in Kansas that may travel often, and we want to be able to give them information about events that may correspond to their travel plans. How great is it to know that there is a beer festival in the city you just happen to be vacationing in next week?! We will keep you as updated as possible and also try to focus on events close to Kansas.

2013 Brew at the Zoo

Brew At The Zoo

Friday, August 23, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)
Sunset Zoo 2333 Oak St, Manhattan, KS

Presented By Tallgrass Brewing Co.

Cold Beer + Awesome Food + Live Music + a Zoo! = A Fun Night to Save Wildlife

About the Event
• sample Tallgrass Brewing Co.’s cold brews & a special Firkin tapping
• watch a home brewing demo from Tallgrass Brewers
• enjoy food provided by Manhattan Hy-Vee & donut samples from Varsity Donuts
• listen to live music from Russell Sawyer
• enjoy live animal encounters with Sunset Zoo’s trained ambassadors

Brew at the Zoo will take place along the African Forest Trail loop near the primate exhibit and inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo’s entryway. BATZ guests may enjoy self-guided tours of the rest of the Zoo until sunset.

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MHK Trolley Service To & From Event – It’s Free!!
MHK Trolley will provide rides to & from City Park starting at 6pm. Herbie will pick up Brew-goers, drop them off at the Zoo and following the event, trolley folks back to continue their celebrations. Trolley riders should park in City Park, at the gravel lot directly south of Aggieville, accessed from Fremont Street. Look for event signs!

Complete’s Photo Booth
For a $1 a photo session, you can take home your own Brew at the Zoo memento! Ham it up in Complete’s photo booth, complete with fun props.

Ticket Information
Tickets include:
• commemorative pilsner glass (12 oz. of awesomeness!)
• 7 beer samples (additional sample tickets available at the event for $2)
• unlimited food samples from Hy-Vee & Varsity Donuts
• Zoo admission, musical entertainment & live animal encounters

You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event. A valid ID is required for admission. Smoking is not permitted at the Zoo. This is an adults-only event. Babies and children will not be admitted. Please drink responsibly.

Head on over for a wonderful fun filled evening with some great folks!


Tap That Topeka – A Capital Brew Festival

Tap That Topeka

When: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Where: 6th & Jackson, Topeka, Kansas

Come sample American Craft Beer from all over the United States, listen to live music, enjoy the food – great time to learn more about the process of brewing.
Tickets will be available online starting May 24. VIP Tickets: $75 (advance sampling noon to 1pm) General Tickets: $30 (sampling 1 pm to 4pm) Designated Driver Ticket: $10

Among those brewers attending we have:  Abita Brewing (LA), Deschutes Brewing (OR), Emyrean Brewing (NE),  New Belgium (CO), O’Dell Brewing (CO),  Sierra Nevada (CA), Summit Brewing (MN), Tallgrass Brewery (KS), Widmer Brothers Brewing (OR) and more get added each day!


The Centennial Beer Festival

The Centennial Beer FestivalWhen: Sat, Feb 23, 2 pm – 9 pm
Where: Schnaider Brewery Malt House at Vin de Set

2017 Chouteau Ave
St. Louis, MO

Basically as beer festivals go this one is pretty different.  We do not aspire to serve thousands nor host the event outside during festival season, rather we host our event at the historic Schnaider Brewery Malt House and aspire to maintain a guest/brewery experience that is fun, informative and intimate.  One of a handful of beer festivals held in St. Louis each year, the Centennial Beer Festival’s goals have not changed much. At the heart of it all, it is still about friends getting together to enjoy beer, food, music and of course each others’ company. Along the way enjoy the personalities and knowledge of those you will meet as they guide you from tasting to tasting.

Among those brewers attending we have Goose Island, Shock Top, Odell, Sierra Nevada, Abita, Deschutes, Green Flash, Tallgrass, and New Belgium.


HopScotch Beer & Scotch Festival in Seattle, WA

HopScotch Beer & Scotch FestivalWhen: Fri, Feb 22 – Sat, Feb 23, 5 pm – 11 pm
Where: Fremont Studios
155 N 35th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

Fremont Studios turns swanky beverage lounge for 11th annual beer and Scotch festival.  Hop Scotch Beer & Scotch Festival is the premier beer, Scotch, whiskey, and wine tasting experience benefiting Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). On February 22 and 23, Fremont Studios transforms into a swanky beverage tasting lounge featuring over 80 libations to swirl, sniff and sip. The unique festival allows guests to exchange lingo one-on-one with beverage experts as they discover their sense of taste and channel their inner Mad Men-inspired style during the two-day event.

Among those brewers attending, we have Deschutes Brewery, Goose Island Beer Co., Green Flash Brewing, New Belgium, Shock Top, Sierra Nevada, Hoegaarden, and Stella Artois.


So to kick it off we present to you San Francisco Beer Week 2013!

San Francisco Beer Week 2013

San Francisco Beer Week is an embarrassment of riches for craft beer lovers, with 78 brewers from near and far participating in more than 400 events. The opening night features unlimited pours of the participating ales; bar takeovers and DIY workshops will keep the Foggy City shrouded in beer fog for nine days. And it’s not just about downing barley pop. In addition to sampling rare stouts, visitors can choose from hikes (with beer, of course), disc golf competition, and barbecues. For the overwhelming list of events, head to the official schedule.

Among those brewers attending we have Deschutes Brewery, Sierra Nevada and Goose Island representing. To anyone attending, we are officially jealous.