On gray days, it’s nice to think of warmer weather and cold beer. The third annual Westport Beer Festival has a date and time: Saturday, June 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. The beer fest, put on by Beer KC (the team behind McCoy’s Public House, The Foundry, Beer Kitchen and the in the works Char Bar) and Sporting Kansas City, will have more than 80 beers from 35 breweries to sample.
You should keep an eye out for whatever Founders, Green Flash and a quarter of St. Louis brewers — Civil Life, 4 Hands, Perennial, and Urban Chestnut — decide to bring. [The full list of participating breweries is here.]
The outdoor festival held on the street in front of McCoy’s (4057 Pennsylvania Avenue) is a benefit for AIDS Walk Kansas City. Tickets (on sale today) are $30 in advance or $35 on the day of the event and include a commemorative tasting glass.