The Garrison Brewery is a must-go-to stop in Hamilton, MO. Beer may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Hamilton, Missouri. You might think there is a musical happening there or the top quilters in the world might be holding a giant séance or some local competitive sewing event.
You would be right on all accounts here, as there is the Hamilton Playhouse where local theater shows and musicals are performed, and Hamilton, MO is the top location for quilters and quilting competitions in the country. Huh, right?
Levi Garrison and Sons Brewing Company
Welcome to Levi Garrison and Sons Brewing Company. Scott Falke is the brewmaster and is microbrewery staff at Levi Garrison is setting new standards for brewing beer and setting the tempo for a quiet life in a country town.
Levi Garrison & Sons Brewing Company will be Hamilton’s is recognized as producing a unique and well-delivered tasty variety of local microbrew. This place is a must-do, local day trip if you are close to Kansas City.
You can even stop by the Jessie James museum and check out the farm where he grew up and lived on your way home from a tasting.
Levi Garrison and sons is a family owned and operated company that started in 2014 Scott and Leslie Falke, The company began his Ninja moose brewery but changed its name in 2016.
Levi Garrison Brewing History
A bit about the history: The owner Scott Falke Is a decorated combat veteran with 20 years of military service he’s the president brewmaster of Levi garrisons and sons. After returning from deployment in Afghanistan Scott worked as a college professor from 2011 on and one day decided he was going to follow his dream of becoming a brewmaster and a brewery.
Scott is a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Kansas school of medicine, so he knows what he is doing. He also understands great tasting beer When Scott started on his dream project the mission was to make handcrafted flavorful beers and never compromise on flavor for profit.
Garrison Brewery Rules
Levi Garrisons has some rules about it’s vibe. You must have a certain amount of respect, friendliness, and pleasantness, it’s expected.
They have a small list of rules and regulations in their menu book that gave me a chuckle for example number three “we don’t rent pigs so don’t even ask.” I like their sense of humor. it made me think about how I should act and be with people just for a moment.
Levi Garrison Mug club
Levi Garrisons also has a mug members club, and they get their growlers filled and cakes filled at a discounted rate. The brewery hosts events a few times a year and you can join their membership for $30 and you get a special mug that really makes you feel part of the place.
If your mug member if you can keep your mug at the brewery behind the bar whenever you come to visit, they pull it down for you. A little bit of fun and inclusive member benefits and local feel.
Levi’s was established in 2014 from a concept and dream from 2011. They made it into a family reality.
Levi and Garrison and sons it’s a family owned, and operated quality Missouri Based brewery they make craft beers and ciders that are enjoyable in taste and quality.
The owners Scott explained to me that they focus on a simple smooth and consistent approach to their beer making. Their brewery and taproom bar is cool and just eclectic enough to visit and feel at home in this small town.
the vibe at Levi Garrison Brewing Company
My favorite thing about this brewery was when you visit the taproom at Levi Garrisons, it is not a bar. It’s really a community a small gathering space intended for local, pleasant conversation. the people are mellow and they like it that way, they don’t want a loud rowdy smoky bar-type pub.
The taproom at the brewery is open Tuesday through Saturday. They keep 12 taps flowing with our beer constantly.
They even have Apple ciders to switch up the palette if you don’t want beer all day.
The beer tasting went like this. At Levi’s they have a variety of beers for anybody’s taste, their Seasonals include Tall Cotton Imperial Stout, Mayfly Maibock, Gravel Drive Golden Ale, and Duck Dog Dunkelweissen.
Their year-round beers or more specialized like Baja Style Ale, Yucatán Style Ale, IPA #4, Saison, A Thousand Bale farmhouse Ale, Ranch Hand Wheat.
beer tasters & my tasting
They also have a Rockwells Porter, Imperial Red Ale, Pantyhose Pale Ale, Deacons Oatmeal Cream Stout. A few others include the Naughty Sister Tripel, Second Amendment Amber and some custom beers exclusively from members and Specific customers like Space Traveler Ale, Jakes IPA, Home Planet Mexicali Style, and Kozak’s Yankee Smith Ale.
My top 3 beers and their characteristics:
I usually rank my top 3 beers when I do these types of reviews. I tried 12 this time, and this was hard because all the beers were really well-rounded.
Second Amendment Amber Ale
STYLE: Amber Ale
COLOR: Amber/deep Reddish-Brown
CHARACTERISTICS: Malty flavors focused on caramel, residual sweetness.
NOTES: Easy drinking, bold and flavorful malty beer.
STYLE: India Pale Ale (East Coast)
COLOR: Pale Straw
CHARACTERISTICS: Easy Drinking IPA, hoppy flavor without the bitterness.
NOTES: Spring/Summertime IPA, great “lawnmower” beer.
Deacon’s Oatmeal Cream Stout
STYLE: Oatmeal Cream Stout
CHARACTERISTICS: Creamy stout, hints of coffee and chocolate
NOTES: Outstanding stout beer
These stood out to me as well as one the Tail Cotton Imperial Stout. You can never judge a beer by it’s color, you need to taste them.
During my visit to Levi’s they explained they do not do food, but I can order from my table and a few local restaurants would deliver to me while I was at the Brewery, Okay, different and cool. I had food delivered in a flash by Dundee’s grill, I had a bacon cheeseburger, it was better than average and was purchase from the table at Levi’s from a local grill that works closely with the bar to offer food.
I recommend planning on staying for an hour or more if you come here, you might meet someone that wants to tell you the history of Hamilton. Or they might want to tell you about JC Penny, who grew up down the block or direct you to the best local sewing machine shop. It’s a funky little town.
As I said earlier
If you want to get to Levi’s Brewery here is how you get to this quaint little spot.
Levi’s Brewery is a hop skip and jump from Kansas City Missouri, about 45 minutes from the city proper. Looking for a fun lunch in a historical style town? Take a day trip to Levi’s.
The Levi Garrison & Sons Brewing Company location & info
105 West Bird Street, Hamilton, MO 64644, US
Tuesday through Thursday: noon – 8pm
Friday and Saturday: noon – 10pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed
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Levi’s Brewery is a hop skip and jump from Kansas City Missouri, about 45 minutes from the city proper. Looking for a fun lunch in a historical style town? Take a day trip to Levis.
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