Two Missouri breweries were recently named among the best breweries in the world by the website RateBeer.com. Side Project Brewing, in St. Louis, and Boulevard Brewing Co., in Kansas City, made the list in the 2nd and 33rd spots, respectively.
Home to 90+ breweries, in addition to 130+ wineries and 20+ distilleries, Missouri’s alcohol industry has entered a new golden age. Most people know about Missouri-based Anheuser-Busch, which almost ten years after its acquisition by InBev remains a force as a world leader in brewing, but most people don’t know Missouri is becoming known for its craft beer production as well. Companies like Boulevard Brewing Co., Urban Chestnut, Mother’s Brewing Company and more are producing hundreds of thousands of barrels of craft beer each year.