City Barrel Brewing Co. is the latest brewery to join Kansas City’s East Crossroads neighborhood, an area that’s earned the nickname “brewer’s alley.”

Head brewer Jay Mead focuses on unique wild sours like the Ahoy!, brewed with tart pink guava and lime, and double-hopped beers, like Rad AF, a double-dry-hopped hazy IPA. In the kitchen, executive chef Benjamin Wood brings a rustic touch to the lunch and dinner menu.

For dinner, stick-to-your-ribs entrées include the herb-citrus chicken in a lavender-thyme glaze served with sautéed root vegetables, grapefruit sections and a Yukon gold potato purée.

City Barrel Brewing Co., 1740 Holmes Road, Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.298.7008,

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