You might say that we live in a thirsty city filled with brew masters who love to be doing something innovative with hops and grain. Perhaps it’s because of the delicious barbecue that we need an accompaniment worthy of its pairing? For many, Boulevard Brewing Company is the Kansas City darling of beer. Not only do we drink it at restaurants, festivals and sporting events, it’s also a passport of sorts when traveling to out-of-town locales thirsty for a taste of the familiar. Its popularity and appreciation has paved the way for brewers across the state to continue the elevation of local brew making.

Most Barrels of Beer Produced in 2015

Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City) – 196,962 barrels

Granite City Food & Brewery (Kansas City) – 15,119 barrels

Tallgrass Brewing Co. (Manhattan) – 21,800 barrels

Free State Brewing Co. (Lawrence) – 11,150 barrels

Kansas City Bier Co. (Kansas City) – 4,396 barrels

Kansas City Business Journal

Kansas City Beer Tour

If you’re looking to explore a growing craft beer play land, Kansas City is the place to be. Beyond the pre-requisite sampling of beer from local powerhouse brewers such as Boulevard, Granite City, Tallgrass, and Free State, there is a growing collection of noteworthy entertainment venues, restaurants and beer gardens to also check out.

The Northland boasts two microbreweries, the Cinder Block Brewery and The Big Rip Brewing Company, a bring-your-own-food drinking establishment. If you prefer your drink with a hint of foreign destinations, swing by KC Bier Company in Waldo, which in 2015 claimed 5th on the list of barrels brewed. The menu includes a variety of German sausages, cheeses and bread along with a play area for kids inside the biergarten. Bier Station, the first beer bar and bottle shop in the Midwest, is closely located near Waldo and Brookside. For those venturing south of the Downtown/Waldo/Brookside area, check out Martin City Brewing Company for food, a Sporting game and a pint (or two) of fermented goodness from a barrel.

With so many brewery choices it can be difficult to stop at just one. Instead of cutting off the fun just as it’s getting started, why not engage in a “Kansas City Beer Tour” of KC’s breweries via chauffeured car, party bus or stretch limo to add an additional measure of fun and safety to the outing, no designated driver required! The transportation experts at Overland Chauffeured Services can add a measure of ease and sophistication to your regional pub-crawl with fully licensed, reliable and professional transportation services.

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