The Year in Beer, 2018: New Breweries, New Beers and Big News From the Past 12 Months

The Year in Beer, 2018: New Breweries, New Beers and Big News From the Past 12 Months

Raise a pint to all of the brewers who are driving the craft-beer industry forward.

How St. Louis' First Cidery is Changing the Notion of What Craft Cider Can Be

How St. Louis' First Cidery is Changing the Notion of What Craft Cider Can Be

Brick River Cider uses regional ingredients and innovative techniques to create a product that's a true taste of the Midwest.

Two Local Farm Distilleries Prove That Quality Grain-to-Glass Spirits Start in the Field

Two Local Farm Distilleries Prove That Quality Grain-to-Glass Spirits Start in the Field

Woodsmen Distilling in Higbee, Missouri, and Stumpy's Spirits in Columbia, Illinois, both grow all their own grains.

In Red Bud, Lieferbräu Brewery Specializes in German Styles

In Red Bud, Lieferbräu Brewery Specializes in German Styles

The brewery and tasting room was lovingly renovated by the family.

Ebb and Flow Fermentations Serves Wild and Mixed Fermentation Beers and Chef-Driven Fare in Cape Girardeau

Ebb and Flow Fermentations Serves Wild and Mixed Fermentation Beers and Chef-Driven Fare in Cape Girardeau

DeWayne Schaaf will soon debut his own house brews.

4 By 4 Brewing Co. Offers Approachable Beers in Springfield

4 By 4 Brewing Co. Offers Approachable Beers in Springfield

The brewery operates a “community- and family-minded taproom.” 

From Basil Saisons to New England IPAs, Tie & Timber Beer Co. Offers a Diverse Lineup in Springfield

From Basil Saisons to New England IPAs, Tie & Timber Beer Co. Offers a Diverse Lineup in Springfield

It boasts a casual atmosphere with lawn games, live music and, of course, creative beers.

Indian Springs Brewing Co. Celebrates Its First Year in Neosho

Indian Springs Brewing Co. Celebrates Its First Year in Neosho

The taproom building dates back to the 1890s.

Pearl Tavern is a Must-Try Spot for Seafood-Lovers in Kansas City

Pearl Tavern is a Must-Try Spot for Seafood-Lovers in Kansas City

The seafood spot in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, features a menu full of coastal fare.

At Noah's Cupboard in Weston, Nick Martinkovic Melds Global Influences and Local Ingredients

At Noah's Cupboard in Weston, Nick Martinkovic Melds Global Influences and Local Ingredients

 Martinkovic opened Noah’s Cupboard in June

In Branson, the Upcoming Taco Habitat Takes Sustainability One Step Further

In Branson, the Upcoming Taco Habitat Takes Sustainability One Step Further

Felts wants the restaurant model to be repeatable with other types of cuisine – think Donut Habitat or Burger Habitat.

Trend Alert: Matcha Adds Earthy Flavor to a Range of Dishes

Trend Alert: Matcha Adds Earthy Flavor to a Range of Dishes

Chefs are using matcha in eats to add a mint color and earthy flavor. 

Bijoux Chocolates Crafts Intricate Bonbons in Ballwin

Bijoux Chocolates Crafts Intricate Bonbons in Ballwin

Chocolatier Meggie Ladendecker launched the business in April.

Olive Tree's New Overland Park Outpost Features a Full Demo Kitchen and Classroom

Olive Tree's New Overland Park Outpost Features a Full Demo Kitchen and Classroom

This spring, she relocated her shop to add a full demo kitchen and student classroom space.

The Benevolent King Is Serving Some of the Most Creative Cocktails in St. Louis

The Benevolent King Is Serving Some of the Most Creative Cocktails in St. Louis

“Drink czar” Tony Saputo draws creative inspiration from the concept’s namesake, King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

Lark a'Fare Serves Refreshing Craft Cocktails in Lawrence

Lark a'Fare Serves Refreshing Craft Cocktails in Lawrence

General manager Kyle Bennett is responsible for the refreshing cocktail menu, which runs the gamut from classics to inventive seasonal sippers.

Columbia, Missouri's First Cat Café Offers a Dose of Feline Fun

Columbia, Missouri's First Cat Café Offers a Dose of Feline Fun

It serves a selection of drinks and treats with a side of feline fun.

In Hutchinson, Kansas, Sandhills Brewing Specializes in Mixed-Culture Fermentation and Oak-Aged Beers

In Hutchinson, Kansas, Sandhills Brewing Specializes in Mixed-Culture Fermentation and Oak-Aged Beers

The Williamson brothers are set to open a satellite location by the end of the year in downtown Mission, Kansas

The Bitters Club Produces Aromatic and Floral Bitters, Cocktail Syrups and More Near Columbia

The Bitters Club Produces Aromatic and Floral Bitters, Cocktail Syrups and More Near Columbia

Marcel van Eeden is hoping to mix things up with his new business.

Trend Alert: You Won't Miss the Booze With These Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Trend Alert: You Won't Miss the Booze With These Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

Move over, mocktails.

Pumpkin Pie-Spiced White Russian

Pumpkin Pie-Spiced White Russian

Fall is my favorite time of year for many reasons, including the arrival of pumpkin season!

Up Your Home Bartending Game With This Jigger

Up Your Home Bartending Game With This Jigger

Each comes with a lifetime warranty protecting against deformity and breakage.

On the Shelf: Our October Picks for What to Drink Now

On the Shelf: Our October Picks for What to Drink Now

Our columnists' picks for what to drink this month.

Smoky Beer and Sharp Cheddar Soup

Smoky Beer and Sharp Cheddar Soup

Kick off soup season with an Oktoberfest essential: beer. 

Pumpkin-Tahini Breakfast Muffins

Pumpkin-Tahini Breakfast Muffins

Nothing defines the flavor of fall quite like pumpkin. 

Golden Rum Cake With Walnuts

Golden Rum Cake With Walnuts

With a flavor reminiscent of sunny days on sandy beaches, this cake is especially delicious made with barrel-aged rum.

This Powerhouse Ingredient Will Help You Beat Your Hangover

This Powerhouse Ingredient Will Help You Beat Your Hangover

Nursing an Oktoberfest-induced hangover? Chowing down on this powerhouse snack may help get you through the day. 

2 Ways to Make the Most of Phool Makhana in Your Cooking

2 Ways to Make the Most of Phool Makhana in Your Cooking

This makes a perfect fall snack.