Rochester in the News!

Rochester Brewing and Roasting has been recognized as one of Kansas City’s best breweries by Hop Culture magazine, along with seven other area microbreweries. 

Citing Rochester’s unique title as Kansas City’s first craft brewery and coffee roaster under one roof, Hop Culture gave accolades to Rochester’s creative seasonal beverages as well as its top-rated ciders, ales and barrel-aged beers. They also noted the variety of beer styles offered, including a wide range of IPAs and its signature coffee stouts and ales, made with roasted-in-house coffee beans.

Rochester Brewing and Roasting was listed alongside other notable Kansas City breweries: BKS Artisan Ales, Alma Mader Brewing, Vine Street Brewing, KC Bier Co., City Barrel Brewing Company, Strange Days Brewing and Torn Label.

Quoting the article, “You heard it here first: Kansas City could be the next great beer city and a top place for beer travel next year.”

We already knew that, but we are deeply honored to be recognized by one of the country’s largest craft beer magazines! We also know it’s our loyal customers who make this kind of recognition possible, and we want to express a sincere THANK YOU for supporting us on our journey.

Chamber Recognition

In addition to the Hop Culture Magazine recognition, Rochester was also recognized recently as a Small Business Superstar by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Now in its fourth year, the Small Business Superstars program celebrates Kansas City area companies who contribute to the economic vitality of the region. 

Local Competitions

Rochester Brewing and Roasting also has the opportunity to participate in some friendly competitions this Spring:

  • Kansas City Star’s KC Favorites: Nominate us here for Coffee Shop, Beer Selection, Brewery and Donuts ~ and be sure to vote for us when the time comes – we will post voting links on our socials!
  • KC Today’s March Madness Coffee Shop Bracket Challenge: Bracket nomination form here. KC Today’s editors also included Rochester Brewing and Roasting in Your Guide to KC Coffee Shops.

Thank You to Our Customers

While it’s nice to be getting some media attention, we know it’s our customers who make it possible for us to continue to serve the best craft beer, specialty coffee and tea, cocktails and food in the KC area. So THANK YOU so much for your ongoing support!


Rochester Brewing and Roasting is Kansas City’s first craft beer and coffee roastery under one roof. We’ve created welcoming spaces to gather for the best of both worlds – a Kansas City craft brewery and Kansas City coffee shop – all in one place. Stop by our spacious Crossroads location or check out our charming Parkville shop, located inside two vintage train cars. We’re open day and night, so come early for the coffee, stay late for the beer!

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