Thursday, August 21
Empyrean tasting at Lukas Liquors (KCMO), 5-7 p.m.
Friday, August 22
Meet-the-brewer night with KC Bier Co. owner Steve Holle, 4-7 p.m. at Barley's Brewhaus (West 135th Street, Leawood)
Meet-the-brewer night with New Belgium, 6-8 p.m. at Barley's Brewhaus (West 119th Street, Overland Park)
Saturday, August 23
Empyrean tasting at Hy-Vee Wines & Spirits, noon-3 p.m.
Sunday, August 24
Back-to-school beer-ice-cream social at the Foundry, 6 p.m.
New Belgium Bike Ride/special tapping at Bier Station, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26
Five new Sam Adams taps at Bier Station, 5 p.m.
This week, get a taste of Empyrean, eat ice cream made with beer at the Foundry, and meet KC Bier Co. owner Steve Holle. Here's your rundown of craft-beer events for the week.