The Kansas City Bier Meisters are always looking for ways to give back to the community.  Here are some of the ways members have contributed:

 

Charity

  • 2016 - Raised / donated $2000 for Harvesters - which is equal to 6000 meals between Boulevardia and Parkville
  • 2016 - Helped raise over $5000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at hops for heroes.
  • 2015 - KCBM participated in Hops for Heros, a Leukemia benefit event.
  • 2015 - KCBM joined with Harvesters for a local charity food drive - Mashing for Meals
  • 2015 - Members donated homebrew for a silent auction benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma society

  • 2014 - KCBM joined with Harvesters for a local charity food drive - Mashing for Meals
  • 2014 - KCBM teamed up with local charity, Joel's Ride, to host a home brew competition.  All entry fees were donated to their Meals on Wheels program.
  • 2014 - Members donated homebrew for a silent auction benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma society

  • 2013 - KCBM teamed up with local charity, Joel's Ride, to host a home brew competition.  All entry fees were donated to their Meals on Wheels program.
  • 2013 - Members donated homebrew for a silent auction benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma society

  • 2012 - Profits from our 2012 annual competition were donated to Pints for Prostates
  • 2012 - Members donated homebrew for a silent auction benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma society

Legislation & Activism

Members from both Kansas and Missouri have been active in supporting legislation to make sharing homebrew legal in Kansas.

Club member Michael McVey authored the initial version of the bill that was brought before the Kansas House of Representatives and was responsible for getting the bill in front of the Kansas Legislature. He testified in front of the Kansas Senate after the bill passed the house.

Club members contacted their state representatives, urging them to support the bill as it came up for discussion.

Our president at the time and Missouri resident, Steve Cook, provided written testimony that was also presented to the Kansas Senate. The bill being signed into law by the governor!