By Pete Dulin on Dec 21, 2019 07:05 am
More than half a decade into Kansas City’s craft brewing boom, The Big Rip Brewing Company in North Kansas City is no longer the new kid on the block. Greater Kansas City now has more than two-dozen breweries across the metropolitan area. For Northlanders and other visiting guests, The Big Rip brewery remains a cozy neighborhood gathering spot for craft beer fans.
Josh Collins and Kipp Feldt founded Big Rip in May 2013 as a modest brewery and taproom, the first in North Kansas City. Since then, new owners Carl Hinchey of Black Lab Meadery and Shawn Nelson of Gambal’s Social Club and FireFly Lounge in Westport have assumed the helm. Collins retains a minority ownership stake.