While visiting my mom in Republic, Missouri we decided to check out the two breweries that we knew of in Springfield. Mother’s Brewery and Springfield Brewery. My mom hadn’t been to either, so this was a first time for both of us. We went to Springfield first because it opened first. We walked in and sat at the bar. I started with the Walnut Street wheat beer. This is a great beer to start with. Smooth and easy to drink. I also tried the Aviator and the Mudhouse stout. Both are fantastic beers.While sitting at the bar, a lady came over and noticed I was sporting a Colorado hoodie and CO purse. We started talking about breweries in Colorado. She then mentioned that there was another brewery in Springfield called White River Brewing CO. Another one to add to our list to visit for the day. Springfield Brewing has a great location and excellent friendly staff. The bartender was amazing!
The second stop on our brewery tour was Mother’s Brewing Company. I had tried 2 of their beers the day before at Bair’s Sport Bar, so I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. We arrived right as they opened for the day and were greeted by two beertenders that were extremely helpful. I chalkboard was covered with beers you can only get there and experimental beers. I wanted to try all of them. ALL OF THEM! Well,I didn’t go that far. But I was a beer tasting machine. All the beers were awesome, but my fav was vanilla winter grind. Extremely awesome staff, great little gift shop (bought a hoodie) and crazy awesome beers! Love this place!
The third and final stop on our brewery tour was White River Brewing Co. We walked in and the tap room was fairly small. I couldn’t decide on just one beer, so we did a flight of 5 beers. My favorite was the Old Mill Ale. Most of the beers lacked something though. None of them really had a distinct flavor that would set them apart from other breweries. If this brewery was in Colorado, it wouldn’t last long with the beers that they currently offer.