Perfect pairings like peanut butter and chocolate, thunder and lightning and salt and pepper coexist in such harmony that it is hard to imagine one without the other. Add craft beers and patios to the list. From riverfront decks to rooftops with a view, Missouri has every type of outdoor beverage sipping set-up you can imagine. Soak up the sun (or relax in the shade) and quench your thirst with a delicious local craft beer on one of the Show-Me State's brewery patios.
The 10,000 square foot Beer Hall at Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City not only features 24 beers on tap and delicious food but also an expansive deck with great city views. Kick back in the biergarten at Kansas City Bier Company and grab an Irish Ale at Weston Brewing Company while in the area.
Order a butcher's board and enjoy the shade under the expansive, red umbrellas at Urban Chestnut's biergarten. While in St. Louis, experience the ambiance at Perennial Artisan Ales. Take a break from wine country while relaxing by the fire pit at Tin Mill Brewing Company in Hermann. Head north to Hannibal and enjoy views of the Mississippi from the patio at Mark Twain Brewing Company.
Sip a delicious honey wheat on the patio of Flatbranch Brewery in the heart of downtown Columbia. Take the kiddos and four-legged friends to "The Logboat Park" outside Logboat Brewing Company. Play bocce ball while munching on a brick-oven pizza on the Prison Brews patio in Jefferson City.
Take in views of downtown from Springfield Brewing Company's rooftop patio and play games in the tree-line "Backyard" at Mother's Brewing Company. Sample in-house smoked meats in the alleyway at Lost Signal or sit on the open-air wraparound porch by the railroad tracks at the new Tie and Timber Beer Company (hence the name).
Relax and sip a pint at "The Gardens" at Public House Brewing Company in St. James. Soak up the rustic beauty of Ste. Genevieve at Charleville Winery and Microbrewery and listen to live music at Minglewood Brewery in Cape Girardeau.
No matter which region of the Show-Me State you plan to visit, the perfect patio and local brew is waiting for you. Don't forget to tag your pics #MissouriAdventure!