The 10 Best Craft Breweries In Missouri

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4 October 2016

The craft beer movement is growing in Missouri. From European-inspired ales to barrel-aged brews to American beer, from Kansas City to Springfield to St. Louis, the brews are unique and can be found throughout the entire state. Here we have put together a list of some of the great craft breweries found in ‘The Show-Me State.’

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri | © Doug Kerr/Flickr

4 Hands Brewing Co.

Located in the LaSalle Park neighborhood of St. Louis, 4 Hands Brewing Co. is a popular brewery. It offers four year-round brews, a variety of seasonal beer, plus barrel-aged selections alongside an array of tasty edibles, such as pretzel bites and nachos. Within a stylish tap room, complete with sculptures made from bike seats and large windows that provide views into the brewing facility, guests can sample a host of beers, including Single Speed, an American blond ale brewed with pilsner malt and jasmine flowers and the Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown with notes of coffee and chocolate. 4 Hands also hosts many events each month.

4 Hands Brewing Co., 1220 S. 8th St., St. Louis, MO, USA, +1 314 436 1559

Kansas City Bier Co. | Courtesy of Kansas City Bier Co.
Kansas City Bier Co. | Courtesy of Kansas City Bier Co.

Kansas City Bier Company

Kansas City Bier Company offers the people of Kansas City an opportunity to try authentic German brews. Primarily a production facility, the brewery also features a tasting room and when the weather allows, a lively biergarten that the entire family can enjoy. Visitors can try many craft brews, such as the Dunkel, a traditional Munich brown lager, the Pils, which is a northern German-style pale lager, and the Festbier, a traditional beer served at the Munich Oktoberfest. Complementary snacks, including sausages and pretzels, are also available.

Kansas City Bier Company, 310 W. 79th St., Kansas City, MO, USA, +1 816 214 8691

Logboat Brewing Company | Courtesy of Logboat Brewing Company
Logboat Brewing Company | Courtesy of Logboat Brewing Company

Logboat Brewing Co.

Logboat Brewing Co. is a fun, laid-back brewery offering guests a variety of mainstay and seasonal brews. This award-winning venue is named after Missouri, which means ‘people of the dugout canoes.’ A great place to gather with friends and family to unwind after a long day, Logboat gives beer aficionados a chance to try creative brews, including the Lookout, which is an American pale ale with a rich caramel body and citrus notes, the Mamoot with notes of jam, chocolate, and coffee, and the Shiphead brewed with Peruvian ginger. The brewery also hosts many events along with food trucks.

Logboat Brewing Co., 504 Fay St., Columbia, MO, USA, +1 573 397 6786

Martin City Brewing Company

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Signature beer at Mother's Brewing Company
Signature beer at Mother's Brewing Company | Courtesy of Mother's Brewing Company
Martin City Brewing Company is another Kansas City-based craft brewery. With two locations next door to each other, The Original Pub features a wide range of delicious snacks along with a variety of craft beers from around the state and beyond. The Pizza and Taproom serves their in-house crafted brews alongside pizzas made in a stone-fired oven. MCBC brews guests might find on tap include the Abbey Belgian Ale, the BBB or Best Beer Ever, the From Belgium with Love, which is a rum barrel-aged Belgian stout, and the City Saison to name but a few. A lively venue, MCBC hosts several live music events each month.

Mother’s Brewing Company

Mother’s Brewing Company is a friendly craft brewery located in Springfield. Tucked inside a 1902 building, the brewery’s interior was designed using reclaimed materials, including lamps and wood, from the original building. in the tasting room craft beer lovers can sample a great selection of brews, including the year-round Towhead, an American blond, the seasonal Spring Batch, which is a farmhouse-style ale, and the London‘s Burning, a smoky porter. For those guests interested in exploring the brewery, it is also open for tours.

Mother’s Brewing Company, 215 S. Grant, Springfield, MO, USA, +1 417 862 0423

Perennial Artisan Ales

Specializing in small batch craft brews, Perennial Artisan Ales is a favored brewery found in the South Carondelet neighborhood in St. Louis. The brew team is inspired by Belgian and American styles and uses local, seasonal, and organic ingredients when possible. The brewery offers guests several great choices, including the flagship Saison de Lis, which is a Belgian-style saison brewed with chamomile flowers, the seasonal Regalia, and the 17 — an Imperial Stout with cocao nibs and mint leaves. To complement the beer, a variety of snacks, which change with the seasons, is available as well. The brewery offers regular tours.

Perennial Artisan Ales, 8125 Michigan Ave., St. Louis, MO, USA, +1 314 631 7300

Piney River Brewing Company

Piney River Brewing Company is tucked inside a renovated 70-year-old barn in Bucyrus. At this award-winning brewery beer lovers can sample a selection of distinct brews, including gold medal winners the Float Trip Ale, which is a smooth blond ale with a touch of fruitiness, and the Old Tom Porter with coffee and chocolate flavors. Other highlights include the Black Walnut Wheat — another award winner — and the seasonal Crankbait Cream Ale. The taproom does not serve food; however, guests are welcome to bring their own.

Piney River Brewing Company, 15194 Walnut Grove Dr., Bucyrus, MO, USA, +1 417 967 4001

Public House Brewing Company

Public House Brewing Company is the town’s first brewpub. The brewery places an emphasis on ‘session’ beers along with fine specialty brews all of which can be sampled Monday through Saturday. Award-winning selections include Rod’s Cream Ale, Bird and Baby Mild, and the Revelation Stout while other satisfying options are the seasonal Thorn and Heat Strawberry Wheat and Flynn’s Irish Red. While guests are allowed to bring their own food, a small but flavorful menu is also available.

Public House Brewing Company, 600 N. Rolla St., Rolla, MO, USA, +1 573 426 2337

Side Project Brewing

Located in Maplewood, Side Project is a 100% barrel-aged brewery. Focusing on small batches, this craft brewery’s founders, Cory and Karen King, follow their passion and experiment to create a variety of unique brews, including saisons, wild ales, and spirit barrel-aged ales that are sure to please craft beer lovers. The tasting room, which is known as The Cellar, is an inviting, rustic, Belgian-inspired venue perfect for sampling highlights, such as Grisette Batch #2, which is a Belgian-inspired brew, and the Saison de Fermier Blend #3 along with other craft brews, whiskey, wine, and cider.

Side Project Brewing, 7373 Marietta Ave., Maplewood, MO, USA, +1 314 224 5211

White River Brewing Co.

Another Springfield-based craft brewery, White River Brewing Co. is a small batch brewery focusing on European beers with a local twist. With an interest in those styles from Belgium, Great Britain, and Germany, the brew team procures only the best ingredients available for its flavorful beers. Housed in a 1924 building, this brewery features a tasting room, an outdoor space and an event center. Guests can relax whilst sampling a selection of brews that may include the Table Rock Red Ale, which is Irish red ale, the Copper Creek IPA, and the Belgian-inspired White Creek Wit.

White River Brewing Co., 505 W. Commercial St., Springfield, MO, USA, +1 417 869 1366

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