Building something great, one brew at a time.
Every once in a while, you come across something unexpectedly awesome. You’re just out and about, and stop into a bar and grill. While perusing the beer menu for something to go with your burger, you come across a local brewery you’ve never heard of. “I’ll try that one,” you tell the waitress, pointing at it and hoping it’s decent. A few moments later, when the frosty pint appears before you, you take the plunge, hoping for the best.
And it’s so much better than you could’ve hoped.
That’s exactly what happened to me with Cinder Block Brewery. I don’t remember where I had the burger, it was less than remarkable. The beer was the true star of the show. I started with the Northtown Native – a crisp, clear golden brew that tastes exactly how lagers are supposed to.
In the name of science, and to ensure that wasn’t just a fluke, I tried the Block IPA. It was even better. With a refreshingly straightforward hoppiness I will confidently put Cinder Block’s venture into India Pale Ales up against the best in the city.
And because I’m nothing if not thorough, I insisted on sampling the Rivet Rye. An American Pale Wheat Ale, it has a fantastic semi-sweetness and nuanced mouth feel. Brilliantly balanced, it’s a highly drinkable treat you’ll enjoy over and over again.
And these three are just the start. Stop by Cinder Block’s taproom in North Kansas City for a full range of beers or to take a guided tour of their brewing facility. They don’t offer food, but when you have great beer, who really needs it?
Good news everyone! If you can’t spend the day at the brewery or to one of the local publican houses that offers Cinder Block on tap, they also sell four-packs of 16-ounce cans of their core lineup. That means you can take it with you and enjoy it in the comfort of your home. What could be better?