5 Breweries to Taste When Visiting Columbia, Missouri

Logboat Brewery | 504 Fay

  • In a word: The sprawling outdoor space, dubbed The Logboat Park, is ideal for families and pet owners, with visitors often playing bocce, pucks or Frisbee. And the brewery is expanding, with more fermentation space.
  • Beverage: Logboat Snapper is a perennial favorite. Or check out the Bennie Mocha Stout, an oak-aged chocolate coffee stout that rivals any dessert. To honor legendary Mizzou coach Norm Stuart, Logboat President Tyler Frazee and his team created Stormin’ Norman Golden Beer, with a portion of the proceeds going to Missouri basketball programs. And rotating deals abound, so consider a beer flight.
  • To eat: Ozark Mountain Biscuit Company serves homemade cookie sandwiches.

Flatbranch Pub and Brewery | 115 S. 5th

  • In a word: Software developer Tom Smith opened the city’s first brewery nearly 30 years ago, in 1994. It’s since become a tradition for many Mizzou alumni to stop in for a beer before or after games .
  • Beverage: Consider the Classic Brown Ale (with a nutty flavor balanced by a local pilsner malt and five specialty malts) or the Citra American Pale Lager (with citra hops and German lager yeast). Want something with a kick? Try the Green Chile Ale.
  • To eat: Start with the World Famous Chokes ‘n Cheese, and consider crab cakes or catfish and chips.

Broadway Brewery | 816 E.Broadway

  • In a word: Another brewing mainstay at Columbia, Broadway Brewery is located in the heart of downtown Columbia, just steps from the Mizzou campus.
  • Beverage: A rotating menu favors IPAs, with several interpretations of India Pale Ale. Success for Breakfast, a hazy New England-style IPA is a popular choice. Old Pal Pilsner and Glitter Cats Sour are also notable. And the Broadway Brewery is one of the only breweries in the area to offer a Japanese rice lager, Dashi, for those who like lighter beers.
  • To eat: Don’t miss the trout hushpuppies and the wagyu burger.

Bur Oak Brewery | 8250 Shopping center

  • In a word: While the bar may be off the beaten path, just east of Columbia, the beer is widely known, with distribution throughout the region.
  • Beverage: There are the staples (Big Tree DIPA, Lily Ale, Boone County Brown), plus a range of seasonal offerings (Hoppen-Daz Raspberry, Stout Heart, Tractor Fire Brown Ale, to name a few. -ones.)
  • To eat: The brewery offers a Columbia classic, Shakespeare’s pizza, as well as brats, burgers, snacks and sweets.

Waves Cider Co. | 604 Nebraska

  • In a word: Located just south of I-70 between Providence and College, the artisan cider house offers gluten-free options, though it’s worth a visit whatever your food cravings. Please note: At the time of going to press, the cider house is only open on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Beverage: Choose from cider-based cocktails, seasonal selections, and dry and semi-dry ciders.
  • To eat: The cider house does not offer food, so consider stopping in between meals.

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