Craft Beer Craze: What’s Brewing in 417-land
First published June 2017
by Stephanie Towne Benoit for 417 Magazine
This article details new and upcoming Missouri breweries and we got a mention! Our part reads:
“Wages Brew Co.
1382 Bill Virdon Blvd., West Plains; 417-293-3119
The first and only craft brewery in West Plains, Wages Brew Co., which celebrated the grand opening of its taproom in January, specializes in experimental beers using atypical ingredients. “Anything that might make a good beer or flavor experience is what we are after,” says Phil Wages, who co-founded the brewery with his wife, Amber. That has included creations made with local persimmons, dandelion, tarragon and more. Inventive offerings change often, but three selections are usually on tap: the creamy Whatknot Ale, Good Mornin’ Oatmeal Breakfast Stout and Landlocked IPA, a bestseller that’s less bitter than a typical IPA.”