The Torn Label Brewing Company (1708 Campbell Street) is next up on tap as the latest entrant in the Kansas City brewing scene. The East Crossroads brewery, which has been distributing in the area for several months, will debut its tap room this Saturday at 12 p.m. Take a chance on Tonguelash — a soured hoppy wheat with bite. They’ll be offering up flights, glasses and growler fills.
If you’re not down in the Crossroads — Grain to Glass (the home brew and bottle shop at 1611 Swift Avenue, North Kansas City) has started serving stout floats with Torn Label, Askinosie chocolate and whipped cream. After this weekend, Torn Label’s tap room will be open Friday (5 p.m. to 12 a.m.), Saturday (12 p.m. to 12 a.m.) and Sunday (12 to 8 p.m.). Just a note, nearby Double Shift Brewing Company (412 E 18th Street) has delayed their grand opening, which was also planned for Saturday.
Salute! A Festival of Wine and Food continues Saturday with a grand tasting and auction Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Oread Hotel in Lawrence. You can sample more than 250 wines (the list is here) at the 17th annual event that benefits Cottonwood Inc. Tickets are $75. If you head out that way, the Oread is reopening its Bird Dog Bar (1200 Oread Avenue, Lawrence) today They’re having a pooch sing-a-long and are giving away giftbags on the patio from 3 to 6 p.m.
Artists came in all kinds and flavors. We especially like the flavors part. It’s Artisan Day at the Alexander Majors House Museum (8201 State Line Road) Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can learn beekeeping ($10) at 10:30 a.m. and homebrewing (free) from the Kansas City Bier Meisters 1 to 3 p.m.
You can get in touch with your inner pioneer Saturday in Independence, Missouri. The Bingham-Waggoner Estate (313 W Pacific Avenue) holds its 28th annual antique and craft fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (admission is free) and the Frontier Trails Museum (across the street) is hosting a Pioneer Living Skills day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch blacksmiths, weavers and quilters get to work.
The Brookside annual Sidewalk Sale runs today through Sunday. Stop by on Saturday to also hit up the Brookside Farmers Market (63rd & Wornall) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Think lots of tomatoes, sourdough croissants from Ibis Bakery, and frozen doggie biscuits from H&C Ice Cream.