Richard and Teri Cartwright are not any strangers to the craft beer scene. The homebrew membership they belong to, the Kansas Metropolis Bier Meisters, just lately gained the title of Homebrew Membership of the Yr from the American Homebrewers Affiliation for the second consecutive yr.

Now, Richard and Teri are going professional.

In a latest Fb put up, the Cartwrights introduced plans to open 9 Foot Brewing in Wind Shift Brewing’s former house in Blue Springs as quickly as they get state and native approvals. Within the meantime, they’ll preserve homebrewing in order that they’re prepared for the day they will open.

Along with homebrewing, the Cartwrights are not any strangers to the native beer group. Teri is the trainer for Crane Brewing’s Sip & Stretch yoga occasions. Richard has helped out at Wind Shift doing all the pieces from hop harvests to canning and collaborating with them on his smoked porter. He’s additionally collaborated with Crane Brewing on a rainbow sherbet Berliner Weisse. They’ve additionally poured at a number of KC Nanobrew Festivals all through the years.

Whereas people in Blue Springs are mourning the lack of Wind Shift, they shouldn’t have to attend too lengthy for 9 Foot Brewing to open. 

Good luck to the Cartwrights on making the scary leap from pastime to career. 

Beer Releases

Boho Brewing — 15425 Previous City Drive, Parkville, Missouri — stunned their prospects with a brand new beer. The newest launch is Tropical Double IPA. Because the identify suggests, the brew is loaded with tropical flavors and aromas because of the addition of Amarillo, Citra, Idaho 7, Mosaic and Trident hops. This double IPA is available in at a good 8% ABV.

Vine Road Brewing — 2010 Vine St., Kansas Metropolis, Missouri — could have simply opened, however it’s beginning to crank out new beers persistently. This week they launched Dubs, a 7.3% Belgian Dubbel. This malt-forward beer may have your mouth dancing with flavors of toffee, caramel and a few slight notes of roasted espresso.

A can and glass of Strange Days Brewing's Leiwand.
This new European-inspired lager by Unusual Days is supposed to be deliciously malty. (Courtesy | Unusual Days Brewing)

Unusual Days Brewing — 316 Oak St., Kansas Metropolis, Missouri — has two new beers this week. First up is a standard Vienna lager named Leiwand (which is slang for “superior” in Vienna). The 5% beer was brewed with 100% Vienna malt that gives biscuit and caramel flavors earlier than ending mild and dry. Unusual Days additionally launched Microdose, a 4.6% hoppy blonde ale. The beer has the hop flavors of a hazy IPA minus the bitterness. The low ABV means that you can drink these all day to assist beat the warmth.

BKS Artisan Ales — 633 E. 63rd St., Kansas Metropolis, Missouri — launched the most recent model of their Citra & collection. This week the beer options Citra & (Nelson Sauvin), a preferred hop in New Zealand. The 7% IPA boasts big flavors of ardour fruit, ripe peach, citrus and mango.

Torn Label Brewing Co. — 1708 Campbell St., Kansas Metropolis, Missouri — teamed up with Wichita’s Central Customary Brewing an 8% West Coast imperial IPA. The IPA is loaded with flavors of grapefruit, pine, lemon diesel and cedar. The brewery presently has it on draft and in cans for individuals who need to take some residence. 

Sandhills Brewing — 5612 Johnson Drive, Mission, Kansas — has a brand new model of Chickadee accessible. The most recent iteration options the addition of Black Currant. The 5.4% Berliner Weisse is each tart and candy and excellent for summer time. It’s presently accessible in 10-ounce draft pours and 16-ounce cans.

Beer Occasions

Friday, August 4

Lawrence Beer Co. — 826 Pennsylvania St., Lawrence, Kansas — is heading to the Clinton Marina to take part within the Dawg Days of Summer time occasion being hosted by the marina and the Lawrence Humane Society. The occasion will function three meals vehicles plus beer from Lawrence Beer Co. Reside music will probably be supplied by Blue 88 and Web page 7. This family-friendly occasion will function an inflatable impediment course for the children. In case you’re feeling beneficiant, the humane society will probably be accepting donations of soppy canine treats and dry cat/pet food. 

Saturday, August 5

3 Trails Brewing Co. — 111 N. Fundamental St., Independence, Missouri — is throwing its first festival-style occasion. The Kansas Metropolis Originals Music Fest will function native musicians taking part in their authentic songs for six hours. There are 12 bands whole, every chosen by the occasion’s host, Kris Bruders, who additionally occurs to be the host for the open mic nights 3 Trails places on. Whereas the occasion is free to attend, the brewery would respect it for those who might tip the bands on the door if you first arrive.

Torn Label Brewing Co. — 1708 Campbell St., Kansas Metropolis, Missouri — is internet hosting a launch occasion for his or her yearly Extortion 17 wheat IPA. The beer is supposed to honor the 30 service members, lots of whom had been Navy SEALS, and one K9 whose helicopter was shot down, killing all of them. A portion of the gross sales from this beer will probably be donated to the 98 Fund. The 98 Fund is a nonprofit that was began to assist present scholarships for the kids of fallen navy personnel in addition to offering assist for vets and households. 

Alex Andujar is a former beer gross sales rep turned private coach. When he’s not coaching shoppers you’ll find him making an attempt new beers at lots of Kansas Metropolis’s nice native breweries.

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