Below is a list of the top and leading Craft Breweries in Kansas City. To help you find the best Craft Breweries located near you in Kansas City, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Kansas City’s Best Craft Breweries:
The top rated Craft Breweries in Kansas City, MO are:
- Alma Mader Brewing – is a brewer-possessed and managed brewery
- Border Brewing Company – was founded in February 2015
- Stockyards Brewing Co – is a craft brewery that does not live on being a craft brewery
- Nimble Brewing – is a family-possessed and managed nano-brewery
- BKS Artisan Ales – is the original craft brewery in Kansas City’s Brookside area
Alma Mader Brewing
Alma Mader Brewing is a brewer-possessed and managed brewery. They are concentrating on hop-forward ales and lagers that bridge tradition with innovation. They serve fresh and approachable beers with a consistent commitment to quality, drawing on their diverse education and experiences. They honor the brewers and beers that came before them, and they aspire to be a place where Kansas City residents are happy to bring their friends and family.
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“Awesome brewery in downtown Kansas City. We got two great-tasting IPA beers there. Great place to get great beer and hang out. Very chill. Good service. They offer some very small snacks. I would visit this brewery again.” – Tim C.
Border Brewing Company
Border Brewing Company was founded in February 2015. It is a historic brewpub and taproom in Kansas City. Border Brewing Co. has made a name for itself in the Crossroads Arts District by producing a wide range of beer styles that are approachable and flavorful — ideal for both beginners and aficionados. Beer newcomers and nerds alike will find a few favorites among their high-octane beers like the Shiftie IPA and more sessionable options like their Strawberry Blonde, Patio Pale Ale, and Ribbon Cutter.
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“Great place, wonderful attentive staff, delicious beverages. The new Philly sour is pretty good.” – Jim A.
Stockyards Brewing Co
Stockyards Brewing Co is a craft brewery that does not live on being a craft brewery. What is to stop them? Because in 2016, they founded Stockyards with a simple goal in mind: to brew decent, unpretentious beer for hardworking people while revitalizing a historic location rich in their city’s history. Take a seat at a bar and listen as they tell you about their area. It is located in Kansas City, Missouri’s Stockyards District. The legacy of a city can be tasted at Stockyards Brewing Co.
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“This is my favorite brewery in Kansas City. Every style of beer here is world-class. The live music was also really good and we wanted to stay the whole week. The food was delicious and the service also super accommodating. Will be back.” – Brett H.
Nimble Brewing is a family-possessed and managed nano-brewery. It is a fairly small brewery in the East Crossroads District of Kansas City, Missouri. They make their beer one barrel at a time so that they can be as adaptable and Nimble as possible, hence the name Nimble Brewing. They are excited about the prospect of being able to brew the same way at the brewery as they have at home for the past 26 years. Their passion for beer drives their desire to produce such a diverse range of beers that they never want to be limited to just a few “flagship” beers at Nimble.
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“The best little micro-brewery in KC. From wonderfully crafted beers to the sangria and Moscow mule slushies, this family-owned-operated spot is the perfect spot to hang out with friends or a date. Plus the owners are extremely personable and make it feel like you are home.” – Benjamin G.
BKS Artisan Ales
BKS Artisan Ales is the original craft brewery in Kansas City’s Brookside area. It first opened its doors in late 2017. The brewery, which bears the well-known abbreviation for the neighborhood, BKS, is located at 633 E. 63rd Street, at the intersection of 63rd and Holmes Streets. The location houses a brewery and a tasting room with the goal of providing high-quality, one-of-a-kind beers.
BKS Artisan Ales creates hop-forward, barrel-aged, sour, and farmhouse ales using both traditional and experimental styles. In addition to draft pours at the tasting room, canned and bottled beers are available, to-go, from the tasting room on a frequent basis.
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“First time here and was on my brewery bucket list. Loved it! The quality of their beer is through the Atmosphere! We brought food and a game in with us and chilled! Can’t wait to go back. I shouldn’t have waited so long to go there! Cheers guys!” – Frank S.
Mary has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications online. As a business expert, Mary reviews local and national businesses.