Our story begins over lunch at a local restaurant in Martin City, a cozy little incorporated community that’s part of the greater Kansas City, MO area. Matt Moore began with a simple proposal to his sailing buddy, Chance Adams, “We can buy this building down the street. I want to do something special with it. Let’s build a microbrewery.” Chance’s response was a quick and plain “Done.” Thus the saga of Martin City Brewing Company began.
With a passion for great beer and home-brewing, the two friends, ‘unbeknownst to their wives,’ began the dream of opening a microbrewery in that little building down the street in Martin City. Each planning session began with a beer and ended with a beer…or two…or three!! With loving support and motivation from their wives; Kara and Amanda, the renovation began in the fall of 2010. The Moore and Adams families boarded the train and began their exciting journey into the microbrewery and restaurant business.
The renovation was assisted with the help of countless friends and family. Matt Murdick offered his skills as a plumber, chef and beer aficionado. Robb Richmiller added his talents in the kitchen and food prep areas. Kara and Amanda supplied great ideas and continued support…along with capital and project direction. After what seemed like a long and never ending renovation…and paperwork…and permits…and approvals (oh my) Martin City Brewing Company opened to a warm and receptive public as a brewpub on June 3rd, 2011.
We chugged along for awhile as we got into the rhythm of running a fine little establishment. However, that little building was just not big enough to brew beers onsite. So it wasn’t long before Matt and Chance began planning Phase II.
Well, after a few more years of running the Original Pub, we found time to buy another building across the street from the Pub and seek financial backing for a brand new state of the art brewery. Phase II began in earnest in late 2012. Finally in January of 2014 we opened the Pizza and Taproom along with that brand new shiny building next door…the one we call the Brewery. Yep, we were finally in the beer brewing business and we haven’t let up since.
By November of 2014, we were distributing kegs of our finely crafted beers locally in several KC metro restaurants. We’ve since branched out into bottling and distributing our awesome products in over 50 liquor stores on both sides of the state line.
The story continues to evolve and change…watch our short video here…and stop by MCBC to see the story unfold for yourself. CHEERS!!!