I got an e-mail from Jim Quinn, “The Beer Jockey” of Kansas City, who’s hosting what sounds like a fun and educational tour of Kansas City brewing history as well as local breweries still operating. The limousine tour runs three hours, from Noon to 3:00 p.m., and three tour dates are scheduled: October 28, November 11, and November 25. The tour will begin and end at Boulevard Brewing. The standard cost is $35, which includes “chauffeured transportation, guided tour, on-board beverages, beer samples and handouts.” For $65, your tour also included an “autographed copy of Bob Sullivan’s book, ‘Hometown Beer: History of Kansas City’s Breweries‘”
Here’s an overview of the tour:
- Tour and taste at KC’s own, nationally-renowned and newly expanded Boulevard Brewing.
- Hear about the “Beer Castle” on Main Street.
- See the remains of a family brewery that survived floods and fires yet fell to Prohibition.
- Learn how many out-of-town breweries were able to enter the local market in the 1870s.
- Celebrate local brew and sample handcrafted ale at McCoy’s Public House in Westport.
Fine print: Preregistration and payment is required. DEADLINE for registration is the Thursday prior to the tour. A minimum of 12 passengers is required to run the tour. Maximum is 20 passengers. Private chartered tours are also available.
10.27, 11.11, 11.25
Kansas City Hometown Beer Tour
Boulevard Brewing, 2501 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri
816.512.5555 or 816.471.1234 [ e-mail ]