You deserve a cold one, KC, and Go Explore KC has you covered with this VIP Brew Tour of KC’s greatest spots for delicious craft beers! At each of these local breweries, you’ll find delicious, artfully crafted beer, and laid back spaces to raise a glass. Let’s toast our reigning Chiefs Champs, or just the fact that we made it through another day in 2020, and enjoy the variety of craft beers these local joints have to offer. Whether your tastes are traditional or modern, or if your beer of choice is hoppy or hazy or citrusy fresh, or even if you’re an aspiring brewmaster yourself, you’ll find what you’re looking for on this list! As always, your Go Explore KC Digital Passport unlocks BOGOS and 2-for-1 pours and more, and you’ll score a prize after five stops! Cheers!
Crane Brewing’s slogan, “Tradition Evolving” perfectly encapsulates the varied tastes of their brews and the vibe of their rustic yet modern taproom. Influenced “by the bold craft beers of home and the rustic ales of Europe,” there’s something for every beer lover at Crane. Visit the brewery in Raytown to enjoy beers on tap, wine, cider, and local spirits. Crane also serves nonalcoholic soda, local kombucha, and nitro cold brew. Grab bottles or growlers to go after you enjoy your Go Explore KC special of a 2-for-1 standard pour!
You’ll find Cinder Block Brewery just five minutes north of downtown and once you arrive, you’ll find amazing craft beers to fill your tank! These local brewers are passionate about the art of the perfect brew and have spent years honing their process to bring the people of KC delicious beers. Good to know: their taproom is open to all ages and stocked with board games and magazines to entertain the family! Enjoy a cold one on us with the Go Explore KC special of 2-for-1 year-round beers!
Fringe Beerworks was the first brewery to open in Historic Downtown Lee’s Summit, and customers keep comin’ back for more of this local joint’s unique craft beers! Enjoy their signature beers alongside the best beers of the nation in the unique taproom of this all-electric brewery! Your Go Explore KC Digital Passport will score you 2-for-1 beer!
Sandhills Brewery in Mission, KS specializes in oak fermented and specialty beers. Their belief in the magic of the barrel to slowly mature beer into a delicious pour is what makes this brewery special. Sip pints or flights from Wednesday through Sunday in their bright and clear taproom, and receive half off your first two pours with your Go Explore Digital Passport.
Pathlight Brewery strives to “light the path” for beer-lovers of both traditional and modern craft beer, and places great brew quality, positive community contribution, and a family-first mentality at the forefront of their business. Try one of their lambic inspired wild ales or hazy IPAs, and you’ll get a taste of Pathlight’s dedication to elevated, high-quality craft beer. Enjoy your brew with a friend as you partake in your Go Explore KC 2-for-1 pour special!
If you pay a visit to The Big Rip in North KCMO, you’ll be among one of the best breweries in the Midwest according to Trip Advisor! They aim to create beers that appeal to both beer-connoisseurs and craft beer newbies. Brewed in small batches, their brewing process has been fine-tuned to ensure quality and creativity. In true KC fashion, you can even snag some BBQ to go alongside your brew from the Hawg Jaw BBQ Kiosk! When you check in with your Go Explore KC Digital Passport, you earn 2-for-1 on any $6 beer or the Pennywise Sweet Tater Ale!
Have your beer with a side of HISTORY at Weston Brewing Company. With roots stretching as far back as 1842, this brewery has been pouring cold ones for ages in Weston, MO. They even sponsored the first Kansas City Royals baseball team in the early 1900s! Today, you can enjoy their 15+ brews and catch live Irish music every weekend at O’Malleys 1842 Pub, and with your Passport, you’ll score a 2-for-1 special on any WBC pint!
This brewery, taproom and kitchen in downtown Overland Park serves delicious hand-crafted beer alongside elevated American and Tex-Mex food in their spacious and inviting indoor/outdoor space, meant to evoke the feel of a modern beer garden. AND As KC’s only YouBrew, you can become the brewmaster as you concoct your own beer style and recipe, with the assistance of a beer specialist! Feeling inspired? You can purchase what you need to be an aspiring craft beer creator at their home brew supply store! Toast a glass with a pal with the Go Explore KC 2-for-1 special!
Created and inspired by the strange-ness that surrounds us in the times we live in (and man, is are times strange these days!?!), Strange Days Brewing Co. believes that good beer and community is the great escape for us all. Located in the vibrant and energetic KC Rivermarket, Strange Days is inspired by diversity and global cuisine. Try a glass of global and traditional beer styles, along with rotating new creations. Stamp your Passport and you’ll earn a BOGO beer!
Last but not least on the list is Strang Hall, a new hotspot in downtown Overland Park’s Edison Distrcit. Named after the founder of Overland Park, Strang Hall is a collective of six chef-driven restaurants showcasing exceptional cuisine. Strang Hall features a bar that is stocked with the best local craft brews the region has to offer, and your Go Explore KC Digital Passport will unlock 2-for-1 beer or specialty cocktails or wine!