History and Beer Brings Community to Broken Hatchet Brewing in Downtown Belton

The worn hatchet blade and shattered handle mounted in the bar at Broken Hatchet Brewing did not belong to Carrie Nation, the infamous Prohibition-era saloon buster buried less than a mile away at Belton Cemetery. Don’t worry. Nation will no longer rise up, swing her hatchet, and deliver an anti-alcohol message of temperance. The owners of Broken Hatchet respectfully nod to Nation’s legacy and then knowingly turn their heads away and serve fresh craft beer in Downtown Belton.

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Smoke Brewing Prepares For Expansion in Lee’s Summit

Increased demand and an anticipated boom in traffic underscored Smoke Brewing’s need to move its brewhouse operations from Downtown Lee’s Summit to a warehouse location a few blocks away. The restaurant and taproom remains open at 209 SE Main Street, serving craft beer, chef-driven fare, elevated barbecue, and craft cocktails.

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Ready to Roll, Jenna Munoz Entered Craft Brewing With Purpose And Hasn’t Stopped Since

Brewer Jenna Munoz glides into the taproom at Crane Brewing Company on lilac purple Jackson roller skates. Since she entered the craft brewing industry several years ago, moving with purpose is how she rolls.

Munoz and friend Caitlin Dunn have been roller skating this afternoon in the rear operations area of Crane Brewing in Raytown, Missouri. Ample, wide-open space around the brewhouse, canning equipment, barrel-aging room, and storage areas give them plenty of room to work up a sweat and practice. Munoz takes a break to sit, sip on beer, and reflect on her entry into the world of craft beer.

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