KC brewer wins three medals at international competition

Kansas City Business Journal

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 its Hefeweizen, Weizenbock and Pils. Now, it’s adding three more medals to the mix.

At this year’s Great International Beer & Cider Competition, KC Bier Co. won a gold medal for for its Dunkel, a silver medal for its Weizenbock and a bronze for its Festbier.

Led by Steve Holle, KC Bier Co. is in the midst of a $1.2 million expansion project that will double its capacity and allow it to start selling bottled beer. The new 360-barrel system will be ready sometime in January or February, boosting the brewery’s production capacity from 9,000 barrels a year to 12,000.

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