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The city boasts a multitude of local breweries and taprooms, as well as a strong network of homebrewers that welcome craft brewers and the public alike to gather for weekend events.
Several local brewers and winemakers are applying their craft to the production of hard cider. Demand for small-batch craft beer, wine and spirits has steadily grown in recent years.
The brewery’s on-site taproom is a lively gathering place for Northlanders, craft beer drinkers from elsewhere in the city and beer tourists in town exploring local breweries. The long bar is a natural draw to meet or make friends.
Kansas City Bier Company is the only area brewery that specializes in brewing artisanal German-style beers.
Crane Brewing specializes in Saison, Berliner Weiss and Lambic styles, some with a sour, fruity profile that have earned accolades among brewers, judges and the public at numerous festivals. The initial beer roster includes the fall seasonal Beet Weiss and year-round Tea Weiss, Farmhouse IPA, Saison and Grapefruit Gose.
Martin City Brewing Company is a popular local hangout for residents near south Kansas City and a worthwhile destination for others farther away. Cold craft beer, wood-fired pizza and hearty pub fare await in Martin City just across the railroad tracks.
Craft beer drinkers, get ready to put in some extra recreational time for a visit to Double Shift Brewing Company. Check out yet another new Kansas City craft brewery in the Crossroads.