Published December 18th, 2023 at 5:32 PM1 minute read
The East Crossroads microbrewery scene is experiencing its first merger with Red Sash Brewing acquiring Double Shift.
Red Sash, which opened in 2020 at 406 E. 18th St., is owned by Pat Mitchell, a retired U.S. Army captain, and Ryan Elder of Facility Systems. Mitchell’s mission was to start a place that catered to military veterans and first responders in particular.
“Red Sash was my first attempt at introducing the veteran community to the exciting, ever-changing world of the East Crossroads brewery scene,” Mitchell said in a statement.
“When we heard our neighbors across the street at Double Shift were thinking about giving it up, we knew we needed to extend our community to their amazing brewery.”
Double Shift was one of the earliest entries in what’s grown to be called a “Neigh-Brew-Hood.” It was founded at 412 E. 18th St. in 2015.
“Double Shift Brewing provides Kansas City with high-quality beer in small batches, crafted by maniacs who live double lives,” according to the press release announcing the acquisition.
Mitchell and Elder plan to keep the tap house vibe and beer quality while increasing production and distribution in Missouri and Kansas, according to the release.
“Over the past two years, Pat has created a space that brings together diverse customers,” Elder said in a statement.
“We couldn’t stand by and watch our neighbors at Double Shift lose that sense of community. By taking on the business, we can help ensure that Kansas City’s craft beer community stays just as vibrant as ever.”
Double Shift Brewing Company is open Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Red Sash Brewing is open Thursday from 3 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 11:30 p.m.