In the new issue of Imbibe magazine, local scribe Anne Brockhoff — a frequent spirits contributor to The Kansas City Star — makes the case that Kansas City is a proper drinking town, whether your drink is coffee or cocktails.
Brockhoff notes that it's not just alcoholic drinks but a wide variety of beverages that are locally made to help wet your whistle:
Everyone knows everyone in this metro of just over 2 million, and explosive cross-pollination among bartenders, brewers, roasters and soda makers has cultivated a drinks scene that belies Kansas City’s modest Midwestern demeanor.
Her story gets to the heart of Kansas City's beverage culture — a collaborative environment that is anchored by two successful, local pillars in the Boulevard Brewing Co. and the Roasterie. It was a theme echoed in last month's Reuters piece about how Kansas City is one of the "next great cocktail cities."
It turns out Midwest civility might just be the key to our really great drinks.