KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Double Shift Brewing Company is the first Kansas City craft brewery to join Craft Republic’s growing list of distinctive and high caliber beverage brands. Plans are under way to begin distributing four of Double Shift Brewing Company’s flagship beers with an anticipated roll-out starting March 13th, 2018 in several bars and restaurants throughout Missouri.
“We love Craft Republic’s mission of delivering quality craft product, 100% cold stored from pick up to delivery. Their employees all have extensive knowledge and experience in the business, and come with glowing recommendations from both manufacturers and retailers. We are really looking forward to this next big step for us. We are truly excited to make our beer more accessible to the every-day beer drinker, and look forward to the opportunities it may bring!” Aaron Ogilvie, Managing Partner, Double Shift Brewing Company.
“Craft Republic is proud to enter the thriving Kansas City craft beer community in a much bigger way by assisting Double Shift Brewing with launching into distribution,” Brian Dix, Owner/Operator Craft Republic.
“Last year we doubled our fermentation capacity from our initial 30 barrels and now we are running with six 10 barrel fermenters. This increase in capacity allows us the ability to partner with Craft Republic. It’s been an exciting and fulfilling few years getting to this point. We are definitely looking forward to seeing our hard work represented throughout Missouri alongside the brands that inspired us to do what we do. We are lucky to have the support of our customers, distributor and friends to get us here,” Bryan Stewart, Head Brewer and Operations Manager, Double Shift Brewing Company.
Opened in 2015 by a local firefighter as a “second-shift” pursuit, Double Shift runs a 5 barrel brew house that focuses on unique beers that are appealing to all levels of beer connoisseurs. Their spacious taproom, located in the East Crossroads in Kansas City, MO is housed in a refurbished bicycle shop. The taproom features an inviting, laid-back atmosphere that includes large roll up doors to enjoy on nice days.
Craft Republic, a new St. Louis craft beverage distributor, currently distributes 13 brands from across the nation. Until March, Craft Republic was only distributing in St. Louis. As the company begins to grow, operations will expand, with hopes of eventually distributing in all major markets throughout the Show-Me State.
Double Shift Brewing Company Location:
- 420 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108
- Monday: closed
- Tuesday – Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 12:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.