Social mores might discourage the overconsumption of alcohol. But if you're indulging in the name of charity, does that mean you get a free pass for any ridiculousness that ensues if the hops go to your head? To the well-intentioned drinkers we've seen this happen to, we say no. Fortunately, Westport — the site of KC BeerFest
— offers plenty of options for soaking up the suds. Burgers, gyros, pizza and fries are all recommended for anyone attempting to swig from the 200-plus brews available for tasting between 1 and 5 p.m. Admission to KC BeerFest is $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. The event benefits two nonprofit organizations: the Kansas City Free Health Clinic and the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City. See kcbeerfest.com
for tickets and an alphabetical listing of everything scheduled to be on tap.
Sat., May 22, 1-5 p.m., 2010