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.