Bier Station is a combination beer tasting bar and bottle shop in Kansas City, MO. Opening in December 2012, it was the first of its kind in the area. Though common out here in the West, it took a change in law to allow a bar to sell draft beer and bottles to go.
According to Bier Station co-owner John Couture, “Our concept draws upon European travel elements because myself and my friend and business partner loved the vibe of European bier cafes. And our wives were cool enough to let us go on a "business trip" together to Germany and Belgium for inspiration. Earlier this year, we were named by Draft Magazine as one of the 100 best beer bars in the country -- the only Kansas or Missouri business honored.”
“We are known as beer enthusiasts, not snobs. Everyone from super beer geeks to craft newbies feels welcome at Bier Station. Many people bring their friends or family here to introduce them to craft beer because we take a very laid-back approach and try to be helpful, not judgemental. Our staff is very knowledgeable, but make it a fun, easy experience to dive into the beer world.” said Couture of the bar’s vibe. It’s a popular concept, as evidenced by almost 6000 (and counting) fans of their Facebook page.