Are you looking to take a boozy Kansas City Brewery tour?
Kansas City is home more than just delicious Kansas style BBQ. The craft beer scene in this Mid-Western city is hopping (pun very much intended), much to the delight of beer lovers across the USA.
If you love a good American lager, or various American craft beers, you owe it to yourself to take a road trip to Kansas City. To save you some time on research, and ergo more time for drinking, here are some of the best breweries and best brewery tours you can find in Kansas City.
Note – Due to the ongoing Covid pandemic some of these tours may be currently altered or canceled.
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Kansas City Brewery Tours
KC Tap Tour
Visit KC’s Tap Tour digital pass costs $10 for a season, or $5 for three days and is well worth the price, if you ask us. This handy guide can potentially save you a pretty penny with discounts at various breweries and pubs around the city. Drink beer and redeem 20 codes (at different beer serving locations) for a chance to win various prizes.
If you’re already planning on drinking your way across Kansas City we highly recommend you get yourself this handy lil’ mobile app.
KC Beer Tour
This bus tour is a safe and extremely effective way of visiting various breweries around Kansas City. They offer a selection of tours, including a Saturday hops tour and a 3 hour “Pint Night” tour. So hop on the bus (we can’t stop using this pun), tip your designated driver, and let the festivities begin!!
Check out their site for a list of other tours available.
Another safe and fun way of visiting three different breweries in Kansas City. The Barley Bus takes beer lovers on a 3 to 4 hour journey filled with delicious brews. You can also book winery or distillery tours on their site. Don’t forget to tip your guide and driver!!
Prices start at $65 per person.
Pedal Hopper is a pedal powered journey visiting pubs around the Kansas City area. The pedal machine (for lack of a better way of phrasing it) you and up to 15 of your boozy friends can pedal around the Crossroads or the Waldo Brookside neighborhoods is admittedly dorky looking. But hey, you’ll be too drunk a hour into the journey to care much.
Prices range from $320 to $360 per group.
Kansas City Breweries Offering Tours
Boulevard Brewery Company
Boulevard is arguably the most renown Kansas City brewery. The beers made here are inspired by world famous Belgian brews, and this is one of the largest and oldest breweries in KC.
The 45-minute walking tour includes an inspection of the bottling process, and a walk through the event spaces available in the brewery. And of course no proper tour is complete without sampling the brews themselves!
The tour costs a measly $5 and is well worth any beer aficionado’s time. Make this one of the first stops on your Kansas City brewery tour adventure.
KC Bier Company
If you fancy German style ales and lagers KC Bier Company should definitely be on your list of KC breweries to visit. They offer a variety of year-round, seasonal and specialty brews in their Bierhalle and Biergarten.
Learn about their unique approach to making bier on a guided tour of the brewery every Saturday at 1 PM. Tickets are $10 per person and includes bier samples and a souvenir glass. The maximum group size for Saturday public tours is limited to 40 guests.
Cinder Block Brewery
Cinder Block offers some of the finest handcrafted pale ales, IPAs, and porters in Kansas City. Definitely check this brewery out if you crave some hoppy goodness!
Tours at this newer brewery occur every second Saturday at noon. Tickets are $12 per person for a tour of the facilities, and of course, tasting is included.