ABOUT THE BOOK
KC Ale Trail takes readers on a tour of more than 20 new and established craft breweries in greater Kansas City, Springfield, Lawrence, Topeka, and Manhattan.
2014 marked the 25th anniversaries of Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City and Free State Brewing Company in Lawrence, Kansas. Both breweries were established in 1989. This milestone prompted me to explore the growth of craft brewing in the area. I hit the trail across Kansas City, eastern Kansas and over to Springfield, Missouri.
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.