This taproom sandwiched between two large new housing developments in western Olathe is owned by Kansas hop farmers who wanted to diversify their offerings. Tall Trellis is open with a patio framed by its namesakes, which are crawling with bines this time of year. The taproom tries to highlight beers made with the farm’s hops and intends to consistently pour a few beers brewed on-site, but those offerings were unavailable on our visit.
KC’s first Black-owned brewery is opening in the Jazz District very soon and already pouring beers at festivals. A few recent offerings showed why people are excited: a double dry-hopped hefe called “Wolf Tickets” and an imperial Shirley temple gose called “Church Lady.”
Shawnee is already home to our favorite new breweries (see page 48) and one of our favorite speakeasies (Drastic Measures), and now “the South Beach of Johnson County” is getting a large new brewery in the century-old former Hartman Hardware building complete with a beer hall and rooftop patio.