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  • KC brewer wins three medals at international competition - Kansas City Bier Co. won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the Great International Beer & Cider Competition, in only its second year participating in the event. Based in Kansas City’s Waldo neighborhood, KC Bier Co. didn’t start start selling beer until March 2014. Since then, it has been showered in accolades. It won a silver medal for its Weizenbock at the Great American Beer Festival in September, and last year it earned three silver medals at the Great International Beer & Cider Competition for...
  • KC brewery startup enjoys a successful launch - It only took a few minutes for hundreds of people to fill the tasting room at Kansas City Bier Co. after it officially opened to the public on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Thinking Bigger Business Media - The Kansas City Bier Company, a new German-style microbrewery and tasting room at 310 W. 79th St. in Kansas City’s Waldo neighborhood, opened Tuesday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by owners, investors and employees.
  • Kansas City Bier Company opens in Waldo - The Kansas City Bier Company has opened its doors in Kansas City, serving traditional German-style beer! FOX 4′s Katie Ferrell was there and has more on the grand opening.
  • Kansas City Bier Co., a brewery and taproom, opens in Waldo - It will offer five German-style beers on tap: Helles (a pale Munich-style lager), Dunkel (a dark Munich-style lager), Hefeweizen (a pale wheat beer), Hopfen Doof (a double Alt) and Weizenbock (a strong wheat beer). Some beers will change seasonally.
  • KC Bier Co. is now open in Waldo - "I love German beer for its simple depth of flavor and approachability. I think there's a niche in the middle between light and really extreme beers. It's simple beer, like eating fresh bread. If it's served fresh, it's always good."
  • KC Beer Blog: KC Bier Co – Grand Opening February 11th - Kansas City Bier Company - Steve Holle's expedition into bringing traditional German style beers back into the spotlight - I'm betting you've already heard of it.
  • Kansas City’s Craft Beer Industry is Booming - Steve Holle graduated with a degree in brewer engineering from the University of California-Davis and the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London. He also studied Bavarian brewing at the Doemens Akademie in Munich, Germany.
  • Government stalemate brews problems for alcohol drinkers - The government shutdown is starting to shut down what you can drink, hitting the alcohol industry in Kansas City. There are at least five new breweries that have either opened up in the last month or are about to open in the Kansas City metro area.

POSTS


  • “Brewed According To the Reinheitsgebot” - WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN? by Steve Holle and Manfred Schaumberger The Reinheitsgebot (“Purity Law”) enacted in Bavaria in 1516 restricted the ingredients in beer to barley, hops, and water.  Almost 500 years later, this simple regulation is still the basis for laws governing beer production in Germany, and beer drinkers worldwide view it as an assurance of quality.  In fact, the Reinheitsgebot is recognized as the first and most well known consumer protection law still enforced in Germany and probably the World. But what does it really mean? ...
  • Putting a Little Hop in Our Step: The Hops KCBC Uses -   Ever wonder what it takes to make a great bier at Kansas City Bier Company? Well, for starters, we have dedicated brewers who love what they do. However, we need a little more than that, we also import our malt and hops to lend authenticity to our German-style biers. Our hops come from the Seitz farm in the famous Hallertau region of Bavaria. Hop vines, aka Humulus Lupulus, produce a flowering cone about the size of an acorn. The hop ones are highly prized in brewing because...
  • KC Restaurant Week: January 15 – 24, 2016 - Restaurant Week is one of my favorite times of the year. Held in the middle of January, it doesn’t seem like it would be prime time to offer fun food and drink specials, but what else are you going to be doing? Why not go out and try new restaurants with warm food, cold drinks, and fun staff? For those of you who don’t know what KC Restaurant Week is, I’m here to educate you. This wonderful, wonderful week happens once a year, in the middle of January...
  • Meet KCBC: Cody - Hey KC! Brie here: I’m the Social Media Manager at Kansas City Bier Company! We want you to know who is brewing, marketing, and managing your biers! So every month I’ll be interviewing another member from the KCBC family and sharing their answers with you. In our first Meet KCBC, we have Cody. He is one of our brewers and resident bier nerd. We sat down to discuss what he does in his spare time, his hopes and dreams, and obviously, questions about beer. Shall we get started?...
  • Restaurant Week - For those of you planning on supporting local and going to one of our fine local restaurants during KC Restaurant Week, here is our guide to finding KC Bier Co on tap.
  • KHL Design Studio - Look out Boulevard, a new brewery is coming to the Waldo area this November. Taking over the old Babyland store on 79th and Wornall, Kansas City Bier Company or, KCBC will be overhauling the entire building.
  • Kansas City Bier Company Hops To It - Despite the iron grip Boulevard has on KC’s brewing market, public speculation varied over the October announcement of Belgium brewer Duval Moortgat’s acquisition of the local beer giant. As Steve Holle sees it, there may just be room for a new brewery in town.
  • Kansas City Bier Company set to open on February 11 - Beer lovers will get an early Valentine’s Day present as the Kansas City Bier Company is set to open. The production brewery, which will focus on German-style brews, has a tasting room in the manner of a beer hall and a beer garden.
  • HopfenDoof – Kansas City Bier Company - This "German-style IPA," an imaginative, extra-strong take on the traditional Altbier, is the only KCBC brew to feature an American hop. Centennial couples with the German variety Mandarina to create an assertive bitterness full of citrus and mint, with a smooth, round, malty backbone.
  • Gemuchlichkeit vom Fass in Waldo: KC Bier Company - If you’ve ever been to Germany, or maybe taken a class on German language or culture, you’ve probably come across the word Gemütlichkeit. One of those foreign words with no English equivalent, it means “coziness, warmth, a cheerful mood”.
  • Rose – Design & Build - The Kansas City Bier Company is a new micro-brewery featuring authentic german style beers. The brewery is located in an existing warehouse building in the Waldo area of Kansas City, MO. and will feature a state of the art brewery system, tasting room and outdoor beer garden in a typical "german" style setting.
  • KC Bier Co load in video Load In Time Lapse - Time lapse video of Kansas City Bier Company Brewhouse during load-in. Ever wondered what loading in a brew-house looks like? Here's an hour of work sped up to only 45-seconds!

PUBLICATIONS


  • Beer Steward Handbook Beer Steward Handbook, 2nd Edition - Edited by Kansas City Beer Company founder Steve Holle, this book explains the brewing process, proper serving techniques, beer styles, rules for pairing food and beer, beer ingredients, how to maintain freshness, and ideal ways to serve beer.
  • Handbook of Brewing Calculations A Handbook of Basic Brewing Calculation - ​Learn to translate theory into practical applications in the brewhouse! Now including metric equations!