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cock-a-doodle brews

This project that began more than two decades ago with a homebrew kit, a box of pre-hopped malt extracts, a packet of dry yeast, and a dash of makers’ spirit.  From these ingredients flowed hundreds of gallons of brew, and most of it pretty drinkable. 

Today, Cock-a-Doodle Brews has developed a stable of foundational, hand-crafted recipes that are beginning to be known by name, and we regularly experiment with offshoots, seasonal variants, and wild new originals. 

Our malty Rhode Island Red Rye ale, and hoppy Hippy Chick Country Cream IPA have made their way onto shelves at most Hy-Vee grocery stores in the KC area, and the Price Chopper stores in Blue Springs and Independence.  Happy Hour liquor store in Independence has also been a terrific supporter of our beers, so please them out as well!

Check out our site, and drop us your email while you’re there so we can keep you posted on our latest efforts.  We do enjoy sharing with friends.  



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