Published February 14th, 2023 at 11:30 AM
Leavenworth will soon be the home to the new 11 Worth Station Brewhouse.
The brewery’s owners, brothers David and Johnny Burrows, aren’t strangers to the beer industry. David is the father of Bri Burrows, owner of North Kansas City’s Big Rip Brewing Co. Mikal Burrows, an avid homebrewer and also David’s son, spent time working at Stockyards Brewing in the West Bottoms. The family had heavy ties to the Missouri Mashers Homebrew Club before taking their talents pro.
Construction of the new brewery started in September 2022 and is slated to open in the spring or summer of 2023. The brewery, located at 305 Cherokee St., will have a railroad theme in honor of the history of the railroads in Leavenworth.
Even though it’s not open yet, the brewery has been partnering with various businesses and offering samplings of their beers. Keep a close eye on their Facebook page for more updates including more information on their grand opening.
BKS Artisan Ales — 633 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, Missouri — released five beers last week, including three brand new brews. The first new beer is Citra & (Vista), a new 7% ABV hazy IPA, is the first in a new series featuring Citra hops along with one rotating hop. This hop combo gives notes of citrus peel, mango, and apricot. The second is a new version of Double Double double IPA. The Red & Yellow label is perfect timing for the Super Bowl. The 8.5% ABV IPA features a blend of Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado and Motueka hops. Last, but certainly not least, is the 2023 release of Chocolatier, a 6.5% ABV milk stout. The brewery used cacao from the Tien Giang province of Vietnam that was sourced by local chocolate maker Christopher Elbow. Rich and decadent, the stout also has flavors of spice, dark fruit and honey. Who needs chocolates for Valentine’s Day when you can have chocolate beer?!
Boulevard Brewing Co. — 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — is releasing a new beer based on a delicious dessert. The limited release Churro Grande is a big 12% ABV whiskey barrel-aged imperial brown ale mimicking a churro. It’s got big and bold flavors of fried dough, sugar and cinnamon with some bourbon sweetness to help balance it out. It hits shelves the week of Feb. 13.
Alma Mader Brewery — 2635 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri — has a new version of their Licious hazy IPA available. The new iteration features Strata hops, a staple for this brew, and the experimental hop HBC 586. The two provide this IPA with big tropical vibes. Expect to get notes of mango, passion fruit and melon in this 6.2% ABV beauty.
Diametric Brewing Co. — 949 N.E. Columbus, Lee’s Summit, Missouri — has a new version of their rotating hop series, Tickle Me. This beer is dubbed “The Ocho” due to its use of experimental hop EXP ID-158, which goes by the nickname “The Ocho.” This 6.4% ABV East Coast IPA has a combination of citrus and stone fruit flavors. Expect to taste notes of honey, apple and vanilla.
East Forty Brewing — 1201 W. Main St., Blue Springs, Missouri — launched the newest edition of their Fistful series. A Fistful of Peaches is a 6% ABV kettle sour that was fermented with a grandiose amount of peach puree. The resulting beer feels like you’re taking a bite of a fresh and ripe peach. The beer is super juicy but finishes with a tartness you’d expect to taste in a kettle sour.
Not Lost Brewing Co. — 229 S. Main St., Ottawa, Kansas — has a tasty new brew available on tap and to-go in 22-ounce bottles. Raspberry Pastry Stout is a luscious stout brewed with raspberry puree, graham cracker, lactose and vanilla beans. Reminiscent of raspberry pie, this 13.5% ABVbeer is a great after dinner sipper.
Servaes Brewing Co. — 10921 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas — is getting ahead of Valentine’s Day with the release of Box of Chocolates. The 7% ABV chocolate ale was brewed with lactose, vanilla, cocoa nibs and graham crackers. You’ll feel like you’re sipping on dessert with this rich brew.
Rochester Brewing Co. — 2129 Washington St., Kansas City, Missouri — is collaborating with The Upper Crust for a delicious beer and pie pairing event. Tickets run $15 and include four samples of pie to pair with your choice of four beer tasters. If you’re not into booze, you can opt to pair your pie slices with coffee. The event will take place at their Crossroads location and you can come anytime between noon and 5 p.m.
Limitless Brewing — 9500 Dice Lane, Lenexa, Kansas — is calling an audible and switching their monthly Sunday with a Pourpose event to Saturday. This month’s charity will be Support Special Operations Forces. All tips from the night will be donated to the charity.
Alex Andujar is a former beer sales rep turned personal trainer. When he’s not training clients you can find him trying new beers at many of Kansas City’s great local breweries.