Red Crow Brewing opened their doors on October 17 of this year and have been doing amazing things in Spring Hill since. Before opening Red Crow, Chris Roberts was driving a truck and his wife, Mistie, was staying at home watching their three daughters and keeping things in order. Though it paid the bills, Chris wasn’t happy and began home brewing in 2008. In 2010, after having a few of Chris’ home brews with Mistie’s parents, Loretta and Joe Fisher, they had an idea; let’s open a brewery!
With Chris becoming head brewer, Joe learning to brew, Mistie as CEO and Loretta as CFO, Red Crow came to fruition and has been a hit with Spring Hill residents and KC residents alike! I visited Red Crow last week and was immediately met with a beautiful pond and rustic building. I parked and walked in to a great tasting room, a booming cover band, and Mistie herself behind the bar with a genuine smile and care for her customers.
I sat down at the bar with Mistie. When she asked me what I would like, I uttered the words most bartenders hate with a passion, “what’s your favorite?”, but Mistie immediately turned around and poured their Elaine porter, a smooth and warm porter that I couldn’t get enough of! Mistie told me they named all of their beers after influential women in their life:
Year Round Beer from Red Crow Brewing
- Isabelle, Belgian-style blonde
- Donna, American wheat
- Elaine, rye porter
- Frances, pale ale
- Louise, IPA
Seasonal Beer from Red Crow Brewing
- Spring: still TBA
- Summer: Norma Jean, pomegranate wheat
- Fall: Anne, German-style altbier
- Winter: Margaret: old ale
Let me tell you, this may be biased, but they are not messing around; their beers are very well-balanced and full of flavors. Chris doesn’t shy away from new styles, throwing himself in to each style and putting his own spin on it, he is creating lovely, full flavors that won’t be easily matched.
Their expansion plans include hiring a full staff, distribution, and then canning within the next two years. Though they are just starting off and still a small brewery, they’ve already attained a following; locals can’t get enough of the location. When asked about location, Mistie said they were looking for a good outdoor space and boy did they get it! A lovely patio space with a pond view and two fire pits, they hope to start a spring/summer bags league. They love having events there including live bands, card games (pitch) nights, and their very first New Year’s Eve Bash! Event details are on its Facebook page.
Red Crow Brewing is a great space, with great beer and if you haven’t been down to visit yet; get down there! You won’t regret it!