Fresh is KC Ale Trail’s weekly roundup of upcoming craft beer releases from area breweries. 

These release notes, beer descriptions, and details are based on information provided to KC Ale Trail by participating breweries. Images courtesy of the brewery.

November 8-14, 2021

KC Bier Co Rauschbier
BKS Artisan Ales Space Nelson
Kansas City Bier Company

Rauchbier Helles, Bamburg-style Smoked Pale Lager “A pale lager bier similar to a Bavarian Helles but brewed with a large portion of smoked malt from Bamberg. This adds savory and smoky flavors on top of the maltiness inherent to the bier.” 
Release date: November 9. Available in limited quantities of draft and six-packs of 12-oz. bottles.


Martin City Brewing

Donut StoutBrewed with Pilsner, Munich, chocolate, and roasted malts and Apollo hop. Additions of maple syrup and vanilla bean. “Notes of chocolate, vanilla, and maple with aromas of maple syrup, vanilla, and a hint of cherry. Deep brown color with a hint of mahogany and a creamy tan head.” 6% ABV, 15 IBU.
Release date: November 8. Available on draft and six-pack cans. 

Sandhills Brewing

Upper left: Red Rye IPA with Cedar “Brewed with rye malt, classic American hops, and finished on Spanish cedar for a rich aromatic beer that’s perfect for cooler eventings.” 7.6% ABV. Rich garnet color.
Release date: Nov. 11. Available on tap and in growler fills.

Upper right: Kansas IPA – American IPA brewed and dry-hopped with exclusively Kansas-grown hops from both Darbro Farms and Kansas Hop Company. 6.6% ABV
Release date: Nov. 11. Available on tap and in growler fills.

Buck Tui BBQ will be at the taproom on Friday, November 12, selling Thai BBQ.

Shop for the holidays and stop at Sandhills for Mission Sip ‘n’ Shop on Saturday, November 13. Sugarfold will sell macarons. Sandhills’ taproom opens at 10 am with beermosas for sale that day. 

Alma Mader Brewing

Trichrome Fresh Hop IPAAlma Mader’s final fresh hop beer of the year. Made with a whopping “27 lbs. per barrel of Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic hops straight from the Pacific Northwest sent from Yakima Chief. Dry-hopped with more Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic. This version maintains beautiful bright tropical notes of pineapple, grapefruit pith, and yellow mango, while adding a lovely field character that is only achieved with fresh hops. Earthy, piney character with just a wisp of grass cuttings.”

Small Oasis Juicy Pale Ale – “A modernized, softer, and brighter rendition on the pale ale category with similar hopping rates used in our IPAs. Brewed with Pilsner malt, wheat, and oats and generously hopped with a blend of Mosaic, Citra, and Strata. Soft, creamy, and effortless with an expressive display of the finest American hops. Tasting notes – Stone-fruit, tropical, dank, soft.”

City Barrel Brewing 

Blueberry Cobbler – Ale brewed with blueberries, cinnamon, milk sugar, and white wheat malt (for smoothness). “Big ol’ aromas of pie crust, blueberry, and happiness will make you want to call your Grandma.” Dark magenta in color. Gently tart blueberry flavor that lingers with a light, crisp feel. 8.5% ABV. Available in 16-oz. 4-pack cans and on draft.

Thank You Dry-hopped Saison – Dry-hopped with three pounds of New Zealand Rakau hops per barrel. “The world is a wonderful place and people like you are what make it all worthwhile.” 7.6% ABV. “Aromas of passion fruit, mango, and pepper. Hazy straw color with intense flavors of bubble gum, belgian spice, mango, and passion fruit.”

Pete DulinPete Dulin is the founder and editor of His most recent book is Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries Across Central Kansas and Missouri. Pete’s other books include Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heartland (The History Press, American Palate series), KC Ale Trail (out of print), and Last Bite: 100 Simple Recipes from Kansas City’s Best Chefs and Cooks.