“What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today. ”

- Edgar Allen Poe




To offer the highest quality locally sourced products, served in a casual environment with the guests experience and pleasure being paramount to all.  Supporting our staff with knowledge through training and experience, we hope to make everyone’s visit to bE a visit worth recommending and repeating. Using fresh seasonal ingredients to elevate casual fare, while we deliver the highest quality neoclassic versions of ales and lagers. The driving force behind establishing the brewery Emperial brand is a vision of quality delivered with our personality.  



In all we do, our goal is to empower our community, deliver great food and beer in a friendly and attentive manner while maintaining a casual atmosphere suitable for any occasion.



Great Beers!           Bringing ales and lagers to the East Crossroads community in an effort to contribute to the craft brewing movement by producing world class Beer!



Delicious Food Locally sourced, fresh seasonal ingredients are the basis for our menu. Be sure to ask about daily specials and sit at our chef's counter to enjoy the ambience of our large open flame hearth in the kitchen



Comfortable  & casual environment suitable for business, families, friends, special occassions, you'll feel at home with us. Our intimate dining room or our spacious beer garden make for a great place to hang out.



 Attentive & Friendly- We strive to serve and keep you comfortable, anticipating your needs and giving you options that will surely gratify.


Bringing what we know to you- our guests and learning together what we do not know


brewery Emperial -

We get asked about our name sometimes...

There are several layers to what we decided to call ourselves;

In the history of Kansas City, there were several breweries of note. The shell of a former great one worth remembering still sits along I-35 about 3 miles from where our location is... The Imperial Brewery building stands as a reminder of the days when bigger meant better. From the late 19th century until prohibition, Imperial Brewery had a foothold in Kansas City: brewery Emperial is a nod to the noble Kansas City brewing tradition.  

In addition to that homage, bE is named in the more European tradition of "brewery" first - this represents our intention to keep beers our main focus, we will serve Great bEer, that's what we want to do, first & foremost.  

Emperial: A combination of two words-

Empirical: as in     -   that's a fact, Jack!  

Imperial:   -    meaning majestic; of a demanding quality; worthy of royalty (Go Royals!); domineering 


Emperial  [em-peer-ee-uhl]  adj.     It's a fact, our food and beer is high quality, worthy of royalty and         you will bE treated as such.





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