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turn to p. 35 t o learn about Grinde rs High Noon, which will begin brewin g beer in leav enwor th, Kansa s, this fall.

Kansas City

Brewery emperial Brewery emperial's owners bring decades of brewing and hospitality experience to the new brewery and restaurant, scheduled to open this month in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City. Master brewer Keith Thompson is formerly of McCoy’s public house and now-closed 75th Street Brewery in Kansas City; chef Ted habiger is well known for his work at room 39; rich Kasyjanski bartended at McCoy’s; and Julie Thompson helped launch craft-beer bar The Foundry. expect expertly crafted American- and european-influenced ales and lagers, plus an extra special bitter, saison and other session beers. The brewery’s name is an homage to Kansas City’s once-mighty Imperial Brewing Co., and, like its namesake, Brewery emperial is poised for success. –P.D. 816.529.8008, breweryemperial.com

Maryland HeigHts, Missouri

Six mile Bridge

Mother’s Brewing Co. reBrands To fans of Mother’s Brewing Co. beers, there was something whimsical about the labels. They were fun and cartoonish – and now they’re gone. But don’t fret: The same sense of humor is still present on the brewery’s new labels and packaging, which launched earlier this year. Since opening in 2011 in Springfield, Missouri, Mother’s has taken the local craft-beer scene by storm and has finally settled down enough to take a hard look at its branding. The result is what owner Jeff Schrag calls a refresh: The well-known heart logo and beer names remain untouched, but the wording and images peppered across labels and six-packs have been tweaked to better represent its lineup of beers. Now, customers can soak up historical factoids and funny anecdotes about the brewery via its packaging. They can also learn what food pairings to serve with each beer, which style of glass to drink each beer from and at what temperature each is best enjoyed. To get the full effect, you’ll have to give your bottle of beer a few turns or swivel your six-pack around to see the back, but that’s half the fun. Be sure to stay tuned for more packaging refreshes as Mother’s updates its four-packs and bomber bottles before the end of the year. And don’t forget about Mother’s Winter Grind, which lands at the brewery during the last week of October. (In case you’re wondering, this beer is best enjoyed out of a coffee mug, paired with beef or a sweet treat.) –E.B. 417.862.0423, mothersbrewing.com phOTOGrAphy COurTeSy MOTher'S BreWING CO.

Lindsay Sherring was supposed to stay in South Africa for four months, but she ended up staying five years. That’s where she met her husband, ryan Sherring, founder of 021 Brewing Co. in Cape Town. There, the couple learned the basics of the business, from nailing down recipes to producing beers on a commercial scale. The Sherrings moved to St. Louis, Lindsay’s hometown, and opened Six Mile Bridge in August 2015. Six Mile recently added a 60-barrel tank at its brewery and tasting room in Maryland heights, Missouri. Named after Sixmilebridge, a small town in Ireland, the brewery is known for its Irish red ale – and its Irish stout won gold in the classic Irish dry stout category at the u.S. Open Beer Championship earlier this year. –S.K. 314.942.2211, sixmilebridgebeer.com phOTOGrAphy By MABeL SueN

Kansas City

StockyardS Brewing co. Greg Bland, ray Kerzner and Brendan Gargano, co-founders of Stockyards Brewing Co. in Kansas City, are bringing brewing back to the West Bottoms, once home to several pre-prohibition breweries. The brewery’s name pays tribute to the Kansas City Stockyards and Livestock exchange Building, where millions of cattle were sold until the Great Flood of 1951. The brewery is also located in a storied building: a portion of the former Golden Ox steakhouse, which chefs Wes Gartner and Jill Myers are reopening. Brewer Micah Weichert has already released several beers, including the tropical-flavored West Bottoms IpA. –P.D. 816.895.8880, stockyardsbrewing.com

↘ “Narrow Gauge Brewing Co.'s Fallen Flag is a turbid (hazy) iPa that’s hopped with Mosaic and Citra, and it’s delicious. drawing inspiration from new england breweries like the alchemist and lawson’s Finest liquids, narrow gauge has crafted its own version of the highly popular, juicy, hop-forward iPa style. –Brandon Nickelson, co-owner, Craft Beer Cellar-Clayton

Florissant, Missouri

narrow gauge Brewing co. The basement of Cugino’s Italian Bar and Grill in Florissant, Missouri, isn’t your typical restaurant basement – it’s the home of Narrow Gauge Brewing Co. Co-founder Jeff hardesty and his wife were curating a business plan for a brewery when they met Cugino’s owners Ben Goldkamp and David Beckham. It seemed a fitting match for the restaurant’s built-in customer base and large local beer list. Narrow Gauge – named after the type of railway that used to connect St. Louis to Florissant – offered two of its beers for the first time at Cugino’s on June 3. The brewery focuses almost exclusively on IpAs with fruity flavors and hop aromas, making them soft on the palate. Narrow Gauge plans to push the limits of what it can do from its home at Cugino’s, where it has plenty of room to grow. –S.K. 314.831.3222, narrowgaugestl.com phOTOGrAphy By rIChArD hAeGeLe

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October 2016 Feast Magazine  

Inspired by our love of nature, this issue of Feast is dedicated to the joys of fall in the Midwest. Crack open a cold one, find a place to...

October 2016 Feast Magazine  

Inspired by our love of nature, this issue of Feast is dedicated to the joys of fall in the Midwest. Crack open a cold one, find a place to...