The Northland is proving to be the epicenter of the local microbrewery movement. Rock & Run Brewery (110 E. Kansas St.), a new brewery and pub in Liberty, is holding its grand opening on Wednesday, December 18. Rock & Run is the third brewing operation to open in the Northland this year, joining North Kansas City’s Big Rip Brewing Company (216 E. 9th Ave.) and Cinder Block Brewery (110 E. 18th Ave.).
Owners Dan Hatcher and Gene DeClue have spent the better part of a year rehabbing a pair of century-old buildings. They knocked down a wall between a space last used as a garage and the building that formerly housed a bar called Shelby’s. DeClue is the ‘Rock’ half of the brewery’s name, playing as a bassist in the band Cherry Bomb. Hatcher’s love of ultra-marathons makes him the ‘Run,’ component.
Rock & Run will be making 10 styles of beer in house ranging from Liberty Ale to Rye Porter. In addition to brewing their own suds, the brewery on the Square will have 30 guest taps for other brewers. The initial lineup features brews from Stone, Schlafly, and Southern Tier. Rock & Run will have a BREW CLUB, which for $20 a year, entitles you to a 20 oz. pour at the price of a 16 oz. beer. The bar will also have wine and spirits. The pub’s menu will center on wood-fired pizzas, but will also have sandwiches on Farm to Market bread, sausages from the Local Pig, salads and pasta dishes.
The phone number is 816-415-BEER (2337). The brewery and pub will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. [Image via Facebook: Rock & Run Brewery]