Missouri Craft Beer Guide

January 19, 2019

St. Louis is primarily known for beer giant Anheuser-Busch but it has so much more to offer.

There are 12 microbreweries/brew pubs in the city itself and many more in the surrounding cities. These spots have a wide variety of options from traditional German beer to new flavor varieties that are on the cutting edge of the craft-beer scene. So you can sip a beer at Schlafly just a few miles from the Gateway Arch or get a beer in the Loop before your concert starts.

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Southern Missouri has no shortage of breweries. Multiple locations, such as Charleville and Crown Valley, combine breweries and vineyards into one business that offers a unique experience for beer and wine lovers alike. If you want some scenery with your craft beer, the Ozark Mountains is perfect for that. There are several breweries nestled in to the landscape of that region. In the south you'll also find Springfield, a college town that has three thriving microbreweries, Mother's Brewing Company, White River Brewing Company and Springfield Brewing Company.

Kansas City is another Missouri city packed with breweries. The crossroads district has several brewpubs within walking distance, like Casual Animal and Emperial Brewery, which offer delicious snacks with even better beer. And of course Kansas City is home to craft beer giant Boulevard Brewing Company. It's just a short drive from downtown if you want to catch a tour to see the behind the scenes of how beer is made or hang out in their 10,000 square foot beer hall.

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Mid-Missouri is no slouch when it comes to beer. It has multiple award-winning brewpubs, such as Prison Brews in Jefferson City or Logboat Brewing Company in Columbia, that feature a wide variety of decor from prison themed to recycled wood and energy efficient lights. 

Across Missouri, you find a variety of destinations and attractions to explore. After a day of adventure, relax at one of the Show-Me State's breweries or brewpubs. Chances are, you're never far from a true taste of Missouri.

Can't visit a taproom? Check a grocery or liquor store for local beer selections. 

Missouri craft breweries by region:

Central

BREWERY CITY WHAT SHOULD I TRY?
Broadway Brewery Columbia Boone Dog Brown
Bur Oak Brewing Company Columbia Trail Bender Wheat
Flat Branch Pub Brewery Columbia Honey Wheat
Logboat Brewing Company Columbia Shiphead
Prison Brews Jefferson City I Aint Your Honey Wheat

Northeast

BREWERY CITY WHAT SHOULD I TRY?
2nd Shift Brewing St. Louis Art of Neurosis
4 Hands Brewing Company St. Louis Contact High
Alpha Brewing Company St. Louis Alpha Storter
Amerisports Brew Pub St. Charles Face Off Pale Ale
Augusta Brewing Co. Augusta Classic Dry Irish Stout
Bias Winery and Gruhlkey's Microbrewery Berger Kirly's Cream Ale
Cathedral Square Brewery St. Louis Belgian-Style White Ale
Center Ice Brewery St. Louis Red Line Ale
Charleville Brewing Co. St. Louis Tornado Alley Amber Ale
The Civil Life Brewing Company St. Louis German Wheat
Deslogetown Brewery Park Hills Riley's Rebel Ale
Exit 6 Brewery Cottleville Vanilla Cream Ale
Earthbound Beer St. Louis Open Source Brown
Ferguson Brewing Company  Ferguson St. Louis Pale Ale
Greer Brewing Company Ellisville MAI- Goodness
Good News Brewing Company O'Fallon Citra IPL
Heavy Riff Brewing Company St. Louis Velvet Underbrown
Kirkwood Station Brewing Company Kirkwood India Pale Ale
Mark Twain Brewing Company Hannibal Riverboat Red Ale
Modern Brewery St. Louis Citrapolis
Morgan Street Brewery St. Louis Virgin Territory
Narrow Gauge Brewing Company Florissant Cloud City
O'Fallon Brewery Maryland Heights O'Fallon Gold
Perennial Artisan Ales St. Louis Aria
Point Labaddie Brewing Labaddie A rotating Farmhouse Ale
Schlafly Bottleworks Maplewood Oatmeal Stout
Six Mile Bridge Beer Maryland Heights Blood Orange Wit
Square One Brewery and Distillery St. Louis Maple Stout
The Side Project Brewing Maplewood Blanc de Blancs
Third Wheel Brewing St. Peters Goomah
Tin Mill Brewing Company Hermann Midnight Whistle
Trailhead Brewing Company St. Charles Trailblazer Blonde Ale
Twisted Roots Brewing St. Louis Kingsmen
Two Plumbers Brewery & Arcade St. Charles Knights Who Say Wheat
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company St. Louis Schnickelfritz
Wellspent Brewing Company St. Louis Benny The Jet

Southeast

BREWERY CITY WHAT SHOULD I TRY?
Charleville Vineyard and Microbrewery Ste. Genevieve Tornado Alley Amber Ale
Crown Valley Brewing and Distilling Ste. Genevieve Farmhouse Lager
Edg-Clif Brewing Company Potosi Seasonal - Amber Ale
Jackson Street BrewCo Perryville Honey Mild
Minglewood Brewery Cape Girardeau Minglewood American Stout
Piney River Brewing Company Bucyrus Black Walnut Wheat
Public House Brewing Company: R&D Brewpub Rolla Elusive IPA
Public House Brewing Company: Taproom St. James Rod's Cream Ale
Wages Brewing Company West Plains Landlocked IPA

Southwest

BREWERY CITY WHAT SHOULD I TRY?
4 By 4 Brewing Company Springfield Toates M'Goats
Hungry Hollow Brewing Company Cassville Calmin'Folk Jasmine ale
Indian Springs Brewing Company Neosho Smoked Porter
Lost Signal Brewing Company Springfield Lost Signal Lager
Mother's Brewing Company Springfield Towhead
Springfield Brewing Company Springfield Paul's Pale Ale
Tie and Timber Beer Company Springfield Basil Saison
Whistling Springs Brewing Company Seligman Arf 'N' Arf
White River Brewing Company Springfield Table Rock Red Ale

Northwest

BREWERY CITY WHAT SHOULD I TRY?
Boulevard Brewing Company Kansas City 80-Acre
BKS Artisan Ales Kansas City Counterculture IPA
Brewery Emperial Kansas City Biscuit
Calibration Brewery North Kansas City "Some Kind of Wonderful" Hefeweizen
Callsign Brewing North Kansas City Fighter Pale Ale
Casual Animal Brewing Company Kansas City Peanut Butter Stout
Cinderblock Brewery North Kansas City Weathered Wit
Colony KC North Kansas City Seasonal - Cinco Wheat
Double Shift Brewing Company Kansas City Sister Abby
KC Bier Company Kansas City Dunkel
Levi Garrison & Sons Country Brewery Hamilton a seasonal favorite
Martin City Brewing Company Kansas City Abbey Belgian Style
McCoy's Public House Kansas City Ginger Shandy
Miami Creek Brewing Company Drexel Nutty Belgian
Rock and Run Brewery and Pub Liberty Ryely Porter
Stockyards Brewing Company Kansas City Black IPA
Strange Days Brewing Company Kansas City Daydream
The Big Rip Brewing Company North Kansas City Groovy Pale Ale
Torn Label Brewing Company Kansas City House Brew
Weston Brewing Company Weston Drop Kick Ale

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