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Kansas Craft Beer Week will feature Thursday-night cask tasting

Hank Is Wiser Brewery owner Hank Sanford will bring a cask of his beer to Thursday night’s event.
Hank Is Wiser Brewery owner Hank Sanford will bring a cask of his beer to Thursday night’s event. File photo

Happy Kansas Craft Beer Week!

The annual celebration of craft beer is on, and several beer makers across the state have events and specials planned. You can see a full list of activities on the Kansas Craft Beer Week Facebook page, but there’s one big highlight.

On Thursday, River City Brewing Co. at 150 N. Mosley is putting on an event called “Kiss My Cask” that will feature 10 casks of beer from seven different Kansas brewers. The party will happen upstairs in The Loft, and attendees can purchase a $20 punch card that will allow them to sample all 10 casks. It starts at 6 p.m.

Here’s the list of who’s participating and what they’re bringing:

River City Brewing Co: Honey Rye with cinnamon sticks and vanilla beans. 12.2 percent alcohol by volume

Tallgrass Brewing Company: Zombie Monkey with Radina's coffee and cocoa nibs

Tallgrass Brewing Company: Ethos with orange peel and Columbus hops

Defiance Brewing Co: Gutch with Kona coffee and ancho chilies

Defiance Brewing Co: Willy Nilly with pineapple and toasted coconut

Walnut River Brewing Co. & Pizzeria: Oak aged coffee porter

Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria Blonde with chiles

Hank is Wiser: Oak aged Belgo Blend of Krippled Kangaroo IPA and Belgian Golden Aged Ale with oak

Free State Brewing Co. TBA

River City Brewing Co. Aces IPA dry hopped with Chinook Hops. 8.5 percent alcohol by volume

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