St. Louis is home to Budweiser, 4 Hands, Schlafly, and more, but it is NOT the best city for beer lovers in Missouri, according to the experts, so...what is the best beer city in the Show-Me State? Here are the details...

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According to the experts at, the city that beer lovers must check out in Missouri is none other than...Kansas City! Kansas City made their list of the cities that beer lovers need to visit, and there was no St. Louis on the list...What about Kansas City makes it a destination for beer lovers? On the site, they say...

"Brewery Emperial's airy patio where highly sought-after pints like the hybrid American pale ale English ESB... For authentic German lagers and ales, check out KC Bier Co... For an American contrast, head to Callsign Brewing, a community-driven favorite whose mission is to honor service members and veterans by crafting top-tier beers like the Freedom Lager and Bomber Brown Ale."

The site also mentions that Kansas City hosts a massive beer festival every fall that brings more than 200 craft brewers to the city! The other cities on the list include Chicago, Milwaukee, Oakland, Seattle, Boston, and more, for the complete list click here! 

Did they get it right?

It is hard to argue they got it wrong, I will say I consider St. Louis a better beer city, and was surprised that St. Louis didn't make the list. You can have both Kansas City and St. Louis on this list and just skip New York City (which also made the list) in my opinion. Either way, Missouri is a great state for beer lovers and if you have to choose between STL or KC you won't be disappointed either way.

LOOK: Best Beers From Every State

To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

Gallery Credit: Angela Underwood

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