Food to fuel your way

Tour de Brew KC is happy to announce part­ner­ships with Wilma’s Real Good Food, The Tamale Wizard and Knucklehead’s get you fed and ready to party this year.

Mary from Knucklenead’s will be firing up the grill with Italian sausage and burgers while Wilma’s Real Good Food will be offer­ing up their sig­na­ture chicken wings, meat­loaf sliders fried mashed potatos and mac ‘n’ cheese. The Tamale Wizard will add some fire to your day with their world-class tamales, black beans and three choices of fresh salsa! Vegetarians – we’ve got you covered.

We have lots of options for you too! Remember your Tour de Brew KC packet comes with tickets for lunch and 2 beerssign up today! it takes time to make all the tamales.

Knuckleheads SaloonWilma's real good food truckTamale wizard

May 22, Tour de Brew KC, let’s p-a-a-a-arty!

Tour de Brew KCBring your sun­screen, your rain gear and your bike! The Tour will roll May 22!

The party must go on! We have you covered…literally! If it rains, just do a shorter tour and come on back to Knuckleheads to pa-a-a-a-arty! Food and brew start at noon. Other fes­tiv­i­ties at 12:30, music at 2:00.

Can you think of a better way to spend your Sunday?

The KC Star has Tour de Brew KC covered! Check it out!

Bike riders invited to pedal to party, learn about beer on way

Brewing family brought much needed amusement to Kansas City

Wa-a-ay before Worlds of Fun, people in Cowtown were looking for novel ways to have a good time. To the rescue came the Heim family, specif­i­cally Michael Heim. Of the three Heim broth­ers, Joseph, Ferdinand and Michael, Michael was the “out­go­ing, sports­man, host and showman,” the one who dreamed up stuff. His big idea, Electric Park, was opened in 1899 and was not only a tremen­dous success on its own but a major asset in adver­tis­ing and selling Heim beer.

…it was so named because it was dec­o­rated with elec­tric lights, which were still a novelty to most people. Built adja­cent to the brewery, the park included a 2,500 seat theater fea­tur­ing vaude­ville per­for­mances, a roller coaster, a merry-go-round, a bowling alley, a German village, a pavil­ion for dances, and a beer garden with a stage for con­certs, at which patrons could always enjoy a refresh­ing glass or mug of Heim beer piped in directly from the brewery.

Aaah! What a dream, it sounds won­der­ful today. Plumbing from the brewery directly to the park to bring you freshly brewed beer. Below you can see the Heim Brewery in the center back­ground. Today, it is one of the best pre­served his­toric brew­eries in Kansas City.

Electric Park

The main, and most novel attrac­tion, though, was the elab­o­rate elec­tric foun­tain, pat­terned after one in Paris, in the midst of which young women in gos­samer cos­tumes would emerge on lighted pedestals.

During the park’s eight years of oper­a­tion, it was Kansas City’s favorite place for amuse­ment. So popular was the park that special excur­sion trains brought people in from all over Missouri and Kansas.

Today just north of the Heim brewery, there is a small park in the east bottoms named Heim Park. Unfortunately, you will just have to imagine what that spot was like when it was the lively, glowing Electric Park.