Kc Nanobrew Festival

Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64101


Who we are, how we got started, and why:

On paper, KC Nanobrews got started in 2012. In spirit, we started in 2010 in a popular Kansas City neighborhood called Brookside. A handful of friends had become interested in homebrewing, and wanted to share their craft with others. In 2010, the "Brookside Nanobrew Festival" was held in one friend's backyard, and beer was dispensed to friends and family members who were happy to spend a Saturday hanging out with each other. As homebrewing and craft beer became more popular, we decided to form a American Homebrewers Association (AHA) social club to help promote and educate homebrewers in the production of craft-style beers. We never charge dues and take a laid back and informal approach to homebrewing by getting together for events such as a brew day, a brewery tour, or just to share a few beers at the local pub.

The KC Nanobrew Festival is the largest event we put on each year. It's the original festival in KC dedicated to local homebrewing and giving the public a chance to see all the amazing brewing talent we have in our community. Every year we evolve a little more and in 2015 we brought the location to the Historical West Bottoms. We set up in a large parking lot adjacent to the new Stockyards Brewing Company. Stockyard Brewing is one of KC's newest breweries and plans to open a 15-barrel brewhouse and a taproom in late 2015.

We all have "real jobs," but we treat our brewing hobby like a second job, always striving for better taste, improved consistency, and ways to make it more fun in general. We are excited and surprised by the surge in popularity of home brewing and craft beer, and we're happy to ride the wave as long as we can. The acceptance of what we do by our significant others is a true market indicator that proves home brewing is here to stay! As a laid back social club we never charge dues or have formal meetings. We believe knowledge and experiences should be shared for free.

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