The Kansas Craft Brewers Exhibition returns to Abe and Jake's today (we didn't even know Abe and Jake's was still functional). We'll be protesting because there's no PBR on the premises, but this event is a big deal, so hopefully you've got tickets in hand and are ready for a fine day of beer swilling and touring the Bowersock hydroelectric plant and such. Visit the official website here for a schedule of events, ticket info, list of beer vendors, etc.
We're especially curious about the Peace Tree Brewing Co. out of Iowa, which we assume is composed of hippies. They have a seasonal called Black River Gumbo Stout.
Chip: "I hear that each bottle has a shrimp floating in the bottom, like the worm in a bottle of tequila. This may not be true."
Check out their website here.
Here's the Red Rambler Ale logo from Peace Tree:
Waaaay over on the North Side, our good friend Steve Dahlberg and his honky-tonk pals in Cryin' Out Loud are playing at the Slow Ride. (for you scenesters, that's the other bar on the North Side besides Frank's and Gaslight...you know, the biker bar! the one you've been scared to go to). They start early (8:30-ish) and go late (1:00 or so). And they play a mean cover of Old 97's "Victoria," so request that one for us, since we probably can't make it. They're also competing with legendary Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen across the river at the Granada, so Steve better step up his storytelling skills between songs to give ol' Robert Earl a run for his money! FB event page here .
Cryin' Out Loud:
Robert Earl Keen:
Another option is to head to Frank's for some late-night variety-show action as our friends from Card Table Theater serve up another round of their "Under the Table Show." This one promises a "sketch about a sad kangaroo" as well as "Old School Rock from the German Foreign Exchange Kids." However, those with coulrophobia should beware: there WILL be clowns at this show. Visit the FB event page here .