In Missouri, there is no shortage of great places to drink great beer. As craft brewing continues to increase in popularity, more breweries and pubs are popping up all over the state. There are so many great places to grab a brew but some breweries offer tours in addition to cold drafts. Check out our list of the 10 best brewery tours that you can go on here in the Show Me State.
1. Boulevard Brewing Company - Kansas City
Boulevard is the biggest brewery in Kansas City. They have been making some of the best beer in Missouri since 1989. Their facilities are so impressive that you've got to see them for yourself. Tour Boulevard any day of the week between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person but on Wednesdays tours are free! Visit them at 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO.
2. Schlafly Bottleworks - Maeplwood
On Saturday and Sundays visitors can tour Schlafly's Bottleworks location. Tours are first come, first served and depart at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. You MUST wear closed toe shoes to participate. Best of all, the tour is followed up with a beer tasting! After the tour is complete grab a seat in the restaurant and order up your new favorite beer to accompany your meal. Find them at 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, MO.
3. Kansas City Bier Company
KC Bier Company brews traditional German style ales. If you love Dunkles, Pilsners, and Hefeweizens then KC Bier is for you. They offer tours of their large facilities every Saturday at 1 p.m. Guided tours are $10 a person and fill up quickly. Tours include tasting and a keepsake glass, so arrive early to ensure yourself a ticket! Catch a tour at 310 W 79th St., Kansas City, MO.
4. Budweiser Brewery Experience - St. Louis
One of the most iconic brewery tours is the Anheuser-Busch brewery tour in St. Louis. You'll get access to tons of buildings on the historic AB campus and see how the world's most popular beer is made from start to finish. You also get to meet Clydesdales and enjoy a tasting too! Tours are available everyday until 5 p.m. The Budweiser tour is like no-other, find them at the corner of S. 12th St. and Lynch St., St. Louis, MO.
5. The Big Rip Brewing Company - North Kansas City
Big Rip Brewing is a smaller operation that focuses on quality and originality. Their taps are always changing. Stop by and if they aren't too busy ask for a tour! They love to show off how they make their spectacular brews and answer questions about small batch brewing. Find them at 216 E 9th Ave., North Kansas City, MO.
6. O'Fallon Brewery -
O'Fallon Brewery opened its doors in 2000 and has grown into one of the most well known beer brands from the St. Louis area. They offer tours of their impressive facilities a few Sundays a month. Tours start at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. and all ages are welcome. Find them at 45 Progress Pkwy., Maryland Heights, MO.
7. Crown Valley Brewing and Distilling Company - Sainte Genevieve
Located in wine country, Crown Valley Brewing and Distilling Company stands out from the crowd. You can take a tour of their facilities Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. . Tours are $3 a person or you can purchase a tasting ticket for $6 which includes the tour and 4 tastings. Locate them at 13326 State Highway F., Sainte Genevieve, MO.
8. Mother's Brewing Company - Springfield
Mother's has been satisfying Springfield residents since 2011. Go behind the scenes for a full tour of the production facilities at Mothers on Saturdays at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. The tours fill up quickly, so be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early. Once the tour is complete you'll be able to sample some brews before heading out into the tasting room! You can visit them at 215 S Grant Ave., Springfield, MO.
9. Tin Mill Brewing Company - Hermann
Tin Mill Brewing is located in a beautiful historic 100 year old tin mill - hence the name. In true German style, all of their beers are brewed in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516. Tin Mill allows visitors to take a self guided tour of their historic building during operating hours. Visit them Monday - Thursday and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday they're open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. Tin Mill Brewing Co. can be found at 114 Gutenberg St.,
10. Brick River Cider - St. Louis
Brick River is the only cidery in the entire state! If you love hard ciders, this is definitely the place for you! Although you can get a great view of their cidery from the first floor, their tours will teach you all about the fermentation process and how cider is made in the 21st century. To find out when the next tour will be offered, visit their Facebook page
. Brick River Cider is located at 2000 Washington Ave.,
St. Louis, MO.
Have you toured any of the breweries on this list? Are there other breweries that offer awesome tours? Tell us in the comments below!