• Event spaces that flow with good cheer
Craft beer culture has taken the US by storm, reminiscent of the Starbucks growth of the early 1990s. Breweries are becoming even more popular destinations across the Midwest and because of this many are beginning to house meeting and event spaces. Midwest Meetings spoke with Angela Yahne of Wooden Legs Brewing Company in our Summer 2016 publication about some events they have hosted, but it doesn’t stop there, many more breweries are making their way into the meetings and events industry.
Block Brewing Company, Howell, MI
Delicious BBQ, great beer, and an attractive atmosphere are all on the menu here. Housing both upstairs and downstairs private room rentals, a variety of great brews, and onsite catering, Block Brewing Company is an all-in-one event location complete with state-of-the-art A/V capabilities. Whether you are looking to host a cocktail gathering or a buffet-style dinner, the menu options give you a lot to work with.
Tallgrass Brewing Company, Manhattan, KS
The Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House is an 11,000-sq.-ft. brewpub located in the historic, revitalized downtown district of Manhattan, KS. Blending a modern, comfortable aesthetic with rustic accents, the Tap House has indoor seating for 260 and outdoor seating for 60 on a rooftop deck overlooking downtown toward the Flint Hills. Meeting spaces at Tallgrass Brewing are fully A/V equipped. Book an intimate gathering in “The Icebox,” a private room with capacity for 10 to 20 people or the mezzanine can comfortably accommodate groups of 30 to 50 people. The mezzanine provides a sweeping view of the main dining room or you can close the curtains for a more private event. The Dirty Firkin, an English-style pub with rustic wooden accents, stained-glass booths, and a full bar, is the perfect spot for larger gatherings of 75 to 100 people.
Kirkwood Station Brewing Company, Kirkwood, MO
From group sizes of 10 to 275 (and everywhere in between), Kirkwood Station Brewery (KSB) has multiple spaces available for private events and business meetings with full A/V capabilities. If you need a stage or a dance floor, they have you covered, one space even features billiards, darts, and video games to keep your attendees competitive edge flowing. Extensive catering menus, ample amounts of award-winning beer, and free brewery tours will delight your guests in this comfortable and casual location.
If you are interested in a brewery experience for your group, contact the local CVB to help you find great brewery destinations with added event spaces.
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