This week on the Drink Beer, Think Beer podcast we welcome Mary and Brian Rooney of BKS Artisan Ales in Brookside, Missouri. They are here to talk about consumer preferences, tinkering with styles, near endless choice, and the regionality of brewing.
A few weeks ago editor John Holl had the chance to meet and chat with them about their brewing philosophy and approach to hospitality.
They opened BKS in 2017 and the name comes from the commonly used abbreviation of the Brookside neighborhood of Kansas City where the brewery is located.
Mary runs the front of the house and Brian works in the brewery. And despite what brewery’s full name, he’s also creating a multitude of lagers through the Pivo Project.