2014 marks the 25th anniversaries of Boulevard Brewing Company in KC and Free State Brewing Company in Lawrence, both established in 1989. This milestone prompted me to explore the growth of craft brewing in the area. I hit the trail across KC, eastern Kansas and down to Springfield.
KC Ale Trail is a one-of-a-kind guide filled with profiles, photographs, and beer imagery. I share the story of local breweries, founders, and brewers as well as the notable craft beers that set them apart.
INSIDE THE BOOK
• 23 brewery profiles – Boulevard Brewing Company, Free State Brewing Company, Mother’s Brewing Company, Cinder Block Brewery, Martin City Brewing Company, Tallgrass Brewing Company, and many more.
• Trail Talk section features 7 profiles including Payton Kelly, creative director at Boulevard; Jennifer Helber, owner of Grain to Glass; Chef Celina Tio, owner of The Belfry, and Hellës Angels, KC’s women-only craft beer social group.
• KC Ale Trail Map of breweries in greater Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, and Manhattan
• 144 pages, 6 x 9 inches, color, soft cover. Filled with original and archival photos and artwork from local breweries.