KC friends open microbrewery & restaurant off the beaten path... way, way off the path

September 11, 2017 - 6:46 am

Two guys from Kansas City are living out their dream, even if a lot of people believe it's in the middle of nowhere.

Beaver, Kansas is situated along a dirt road about 30 minutes south of Interstate 70, north of Great Bend. The population is 17.

It's an unlikely spot to put a microbrewery and restaurant, but Austin Bell and Dale Kaiser believe it will be just fine for Beaver Brewery at Moe's Place, even if the establishment's capacity is multiple times the size of the town's population. The friends who met while working in the bars and restaurants took over the business last year when the previous owners retired.

"I think initially we were kind of viewed as outsiders, like these two guys from Kansas City, these two city slickers, coming out here," Bell said. "They know we're not going anywhere by now."

People find their way to Mo's Place from Hays, Great Bend and even Wichita for the food and beer. Bell says they are not trying to reinvent the wheel.  

The guys say there are advantages to their remote location, like a group of regulars, schoolteachers from Hutchinson, who travel to Beaver so they won't run into their students. 

"It's just an out-of-the-way, quirky, neat little place that is truly ours," Bell said.

Beaver Brewery at Mo's Place
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