With a sprawling deck overlooking the Galloway Trail, Great Escape Beer Works in Springfield, Missouri, is an ideal spring destination. The brewery opened in December and features up to 14 brews on tap, including two permanent selections: Epic Epoch Kölsch, and the Wayfinder, a session IPA of which a portion of the proceeds goes to TrailSpring, a local nonprofit devoted to building trails.
Co-owner and head brewer Jake Duensing worked as a brewer in Colorado and Seattle before returning to his native Springfield last year. This spring, look for a Belgian wit brewed with coriander and chamomile that Duensing describes as, “a very light and flavorful beer that goes well with lazy afternoons.”
Great Escape Beer Works, 4022 S. Lone Pine Ave., Suite 200, Springfield, Missouri, greatescapebeerworks.com