Kansas City Bier Company: Kansas City, MO

Kansas City Bier Company is a little piece of Germany nestled right in the Waldo neighborhood of the city. The location is a perfect spot for the biergarten, bierhalle, and the children’s play area. KCBC is wholeheartedly committed to Germany. I spoke with the founder, Steve Holle, about how his German heritage, knowledge of the German language, and his time in Germany learning traditional brewing … Continue reading Kansas City Bier Company: Kansas City, MO

The Saint Louis Brewery: Saint Louis, MO

The Saint Louis Brewery is facility that makes Schlafly Beer. The brewery is the largest locally owned and independent brewery in the city of Saint Louis. At its pre-Prohibition peak, the city had over 120 brewpubs. Three reasons in particular make Saint Louis a great beer city: German immigrants: Germans know beer. Good water supply: The Mississippi River is the longest in the continent. Rich … Continue reading The Saint Louis Brewery: Saint Louis, MO

Boulevard Brewing Company: Kansas City, MO

Before I begin the more in-depth descriptions, please read and remember this one thing: Volunteer. When your tour guide asks for volunteers, do your part. You will not be sorry. Boulevard Brewing Company started in 1984 after founder John McDonald had a “beer-piphany” during a trip to Europe. Until 2006, the entire operation was run out of a 35-barrel brewhouse. In 2006, the company spent … Continue reading Boulevard Brewing Company: Kansas City, MO

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company: St. Louis, MO

Urban Chestnut has a few locations throughout the city of Saint Louis, as well as a location in Germany. When a senior representative was visiting Germany to buy hops, he found a closed-down brewery about 12 miles north of Munich that he had an opportunity to purchase. Because of this close relationship with this small German town, the management at Urban Chestnut has made a … Continue reading Urban Chestnut Brewing Company: St. Louis, MO