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Old 10-19-2008, 08:26 PM   #1
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Going to Kansas City this week for work and would like to hit a brewpub of possible. Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-19-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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Rent a car and go to Free State in Lawerence.

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Old 10-19-2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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You might try 75th Street Brewery. I haven't been there myself but I've heard some good things and their beers seem to get decent ratings on beer advocate. Boulevard Brewing Company, which is a brewery not a brewpub, is in KC and I did the brewery tour and tasting last January. Pretty standard brewery tour with a one hour all you care to drink tasting afterward.

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Old 10-19-2008, 09:11 PM   #4
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I do not recommend River Market... I've heard they used to be good... but then I heard they switched head brewers? I was not impressed with their beers, when I visited in July. Their porter and cream stout tasted identical. I didn't like their pale ale either.

But. ABSOLUTELY VISIT McCoy's Public House in the Westport district. They have excellent beer and fantastic food. Their Hog Pound Brown Ale is really tasty, and their Raspberry Wheat is uncharacteristically good for a fruited beer. Try the seasonal, too.

Also - If you want to take the Boulevard tour, be warned it's usually booked a couple weeks in advance - or at least in the summer, it was. You can book a time on their website, I think they do daily.

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+1 on heading over to FreeState. Definitely worth it. Least it was, gosh, 7 years ago?

River Market, is that still open? Chriso, I do not know if/when they were good. I was never impressed. Maybe it was in the past 7 years.

Can't believe I never made it to the Boulavard tour. Saturday mornings were usually recovery time...

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We were talking about RMBC over in the KC Brewers group... Yeah, they're still open... I wouldn't bother though. The burger wasn't great, the fries sucked, and the beer was barely passable. I would've rather had Guinness.

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Never made it to FreeState though. I'll keep that on my list for next time I drive through.
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Try McCoy's in Westport. Next door is the foundry which has a great beer selection. Really good beer. If you downtown go to Saucers, Lots of great beer to choose from

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Try McCoy's in Westport. Next door is the foundry which has a great beer selection. Really good beer. If you downtown go to Saucers, Lots of great beer to choose from
To clarify: The Foundry *is* McCoy's ... McCoy's is the pub-style eatery, and The Foundry is the nightclub-style bar. The Foundry serves McCoy's beers, as well as a (PHENOMENAL) selection of other micros, imports, and whatnot.

Here's their beer list: http://www.foundrykc.com/beer.cfm .. they even serve Schafly's beer from STL. They've got a good spread of Belgians, even a Flanders red. Also they serve Bell's beers. Hard to find in the midwest. They even have an imported German Kolsch (and Schafly's Kolsch too.)
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Huh, the "foundry" used to be a handcrafted art and artisan jewelry shop?
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Thanks for all of the suggestions.

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