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Brewing Black Excellence: Vine Street Brewing Co. Marks a Milestone as the City’s First Black-Owned Brewery By Kareem Jackson

Kansas City, MO – Yo, listen up! We’re about to witness history in the making as Vine Street Brewing Co., Missouri’s first black-owned brewery, throws open its doors in the iconic 18th & Vine Jazz District. It’s time to get hyped, y’all, because this ain’t your ordinary brewery—it’s a Black Kansas City cultural revolution, a celebration of diversity, and a community beacon all rolled into one.

Vine Street Brewing Co. is rewriting the rules, breaking barriers, and giving a long-overdue voice to Black Kansas City in the brew game. Kemet Coleman, Woodie Bonds Jr., and Elliott Ivory, the visionary founders, have poured their souls into creating a space that oozes excitement and honors the rich heritage of this city. And you know what? It’s about damn time!

Immerse yourself in Vine Street Brewing Co., and you’ll be transported into a world where history and contemporary vibes collide. Graffiti art, holding onto the district’s past, mingles with modern masterpieces created by local artists. Step inside, and you’ll feel the pulse of the community—a place where everyone belongs, where everyone’s voice is amplified.

But let’s talk about the real stars of the show: the brews!

Vine Street Brewing Co. serves up liquid gold that tells the stories of the people, the struggles, and the triumphs of Kansas City. From the smooth-as-silk Jazzman Black Lager, paying homage to the jazz greats who graced these streets, to the mind-blowing collaborations with local breweries, every sip is a revelation. And trust me, they’ve got a beer for every taste bud, guaranteeing even the pickiest connoisseur will be left in awe.

Rewriting History with the Grand Opening of Vine Street Brewing Co.: Missouri’s First Black-Owned Brewery

Now, mark your calendars, fam, because the Grand Opening Celebration on June 30, 2023, is gonna be off the chain! From 3-9 pm, Vine Street Brewing Co. is throwing down like never before. Live performances from our insanely talented local musicians will set the stage ablaze. And if you’re wondering about grub, worry not.

The Prospect KC has got your back with mouthwatering eats that’ll make you weak in the knees.

But yo, when that clock strikes 6:00 PM, it’s time for the grand toast. Raise your glasses high and let the cheers echo through the district. It’s a symbol of unity, dreams realized, and a bright future for all.

And the party ain’t stopping there!

The Official After Party at The Ship, featuring the one and only Kemet Coleman performing live with Brass & Boujee, the world’s first 20-piece hip-hop big band, is gonna blow your mind. Get ready to groove, my friends, because this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you don’t wanna miss.

Keep up with Vine Street Brewing Co. by hitting them up on their website, www.vinestbrewing.com.

And don’t forget to follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to get all the behind-the-scenes juicy deets, exclusive content, and insane promotions. Trust me, you’ll wanna be in the know about upcoming events, fresh beer drops, and the incredible initiatives they’ll be rolling out for the community.

Kemet Coleman, Woodie Bonds Jr., and Elliott Ivory want to give a massive shoutout to the incredible Kansas City community and all the supporters who’ve made this mind-blowing journey possible. They couldn’t have done it without y’all. For real, the love and support you’ve shown are beyond words. You’ve shown that when a community comes together, dreams become reality.

Crafting Beers and Experiences Fermented in the Spirit of Jazz and Hip-Hop.

So, Kansas City, get ready to have your taste buds blown, your spirits lifted, and your hearts filled with pride. The time has come to experience the magic firsthand at Vine Street Brewing Co. on June 30, 2023. This ain’t just any grand opening—it’s a moment that will be etched in the history books, a celebration of culture, community, and the unstoppable power of passion.

Raise your glasses high, tap your feet to the rhythm of the jazz-infused beats, and embark on an exhilarating adventure at Vine Street Brewing Co. This is the place where the spirit of jazz and hip-hop flows through every pour, where the flavors are as bold and vibrant as the community it represents. It’s a testament to the resilience, creativity, and unity of Black Kansas City.

As you take that first sip of a Jazzman Black Lager or any of their other signature brews, let the flavors transport you through time and space. Feel the echoes of the legendary jazz greats reverberate in every drop, blending seamlessly with the pulse of the present. Vine Street Brewing Co. is more than a brewery; it’s a living testament to the power of dreams, the strength of a united community, and the endless possibilities that arise when we come together.

So, my Black Kansas City Fam, my friends, mark your calendars, spread the word, and get ready to join the excitement at the grand opening of Vine Street Brewing Co. on June 30, 2023. This is a celebration that will be etched in your memories—a celebration of culture, community, and the boundless possibilities that arise when passion and purpose unite.

Don’t believe us? See The Kansas City Star, brother J.M. Banks did a righteous piece on their story there, and has some never before seen pics there also:


Kansas City, get ready to raise a glass, tap your feet to the rhythm, and embark on an exhilarating adventure at Vine Street Brewing Co. The wait is over, and the time has come to experience the magic firsthand. Cheers to Missouri’s first black-owned brewery, where the spirit of jazz and hip-hop flows through every pour, and the sense of belonging is as refreshing as the beers themselves. Together, let’s toast to the power of dreams and the triumph of a united community.

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