Last February, co-owners Eric Cooper and William Roderique launched Flag City Brewing, the area’s first nanobrewery. Beers like the Yellow Dog Pale Ale or the Oronogo Circle IPA are named in homage to the region’s lead and zinc mines.
The brewery is located in a turn-of-the-century building that’s housed everything from a grocery to a pool hall, and its exposed rafters and original wood flooring make for a rustic, warm setting. Four signature brews are on tap year-round, along with a rotating seasonal special and housemade root beer for the little ones.
“One of the worst things you can say in here is that we’re a bar. We’re not a bar; we’re a brewery. We want to be family-friendly and not be known for wild nights,” says Cooper, who is also the head brewer.
For $100, the brewery’s Prospector Mug Club includes a 20-ounce beer mug, T-shirt, keychain and members-only fun nights. This summer, grab a tasting flight and hit the patio or chill inside with the Sucker Flats Wheat, a light and easy-drinking beer named after a large, historic mine located below the city’s iconic praying hands.
Flag City Brewing, 618 W. Fourth St., Webb City, Missouri, facebook.com/pages/category/Brewery/Flag-City-Brewing-566353553741749/