Hip Hops Hooray Beer Festival
Enjoy hip-hop and great beer for an even better cause. Proceeds from Hip Hops Hooray Beer Fest go to helping those with Rett syndrome. Over 40 breweries are slated for this year’s festival. DeLeon Event Space and Chapel, 3235 Gillham Plaza, Kansas City, Mo. Hip Hops Hooray on Facebook.
Microbrew Festival at Zona Rosa
This beer fest at the Northland’s Zona Rosa celebrates microbreweries and Italian heritage in tandem. The fest serves up 50-plus beers. Dare we mention the Italian sausage stand? Northwest corner of Interstate 29 and Barry Road, Kansas City, Mo. $25-$30. unicokc.org.
KC Beer Fest
Attendees at this Power & Light District fest are known to dance in the streets (literally — Grand Boulevard is blocked off for music stages), and the beer-tasting possibilities are boundless. Over 200 gourmet brews from around the world
are available. 1310 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. $40-$65. 816-842-1045, kcbeerfest.com.
Craft Beer Festival of the Lost Township
Hosted by Crane Brewing, this highly selective fest is like the ultimate brewer networking event. This is your chance to try unique home-brewed craft beers from some of the best in the region. Distillers and coffee roasters will also be there. 62nd Street & Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo. 1-5 pm. festivalofthelosttownship.org.
KC Bier Co.’s Oktoberfest celebration is returning for its sixth year. “Munich of the Midwest” takes over Crown Center for the weekend. Keep your mug as a souvenir, although we know drinking Hefeweizen from it on the couch just isn’t the same. 2405 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Prices vary. Friday 5–11 pm, Saturday 11 am–11 pm.