U’ee (the Tinker Truck) Day 12 – Why we Drive

DAY 12

Today we check out Perennial Artisan Ales in St. Louis, get some Chicken & Waffles, AND visit with the proprietors of Crane Brewing just outside of Kansas City.

Chicken & Waffles… When you sit down to breakfast and order chicken & waffles you should expect to wait 20 mins to get your food. Any less and it’s not fresh. At Uncle Bill’s Pancake & Dinner House [more info] the wait is 25 mins and it’s damn near the best collection of flavors you could possible want in your mouth first thing in the morning. The lightly battered and salty fried chicken with the starch of the fried hash browns and the creamy meatiness of the egg and yoke topped off with a side of fluffy waffle w/ butter & syrup – Such Yum, OMG part 2!

Chicken & Waffles

Thank you St. Louis:

On our way out of St. Louis we stopped by Perennial Artisan Ales [more info] and got a chance to check out their system. They’ve taken up residence in an old Coca-Cola building and what a terrific infrastructure they had to start with.

Perennial Artisan Ales

Today was a keg’ing day and we didn’t stay long enough to get in there way but it was great to see how the brew house was laid out.


Here’s a little U’ee dash cam compilation of the beautiful parkways we traversed set to ‘Sour Tennessee Red’ by John Deley and 41 Players [link]:

From St. Louis our next stop was Crane Brewery in Raytown, MO [more info]. This startup brewery is a bit of legend in the craft brew world. They crowd funded their brew and got some well deserved hype in the brewing community.

Crane panorama

Check out Crane’s story:

Crane Brewing from Matt White on Vimeo.

A really big thank you to Micheal Crane & Christopher Meyers for taking the time out of your brewery build out to give us a tour and a sample of the great brewcoctions you have to come.

Sour German Wheat Beer w/ Beets

AND for Historical Map Buff’s it’s totally worth noting that Raytown, MO just like Raton, NM is a stop on the Sante Fe Trial [more info]. I think I hear a sweet collaboration brewing here 😉

Sante Fe Trail


After a dinner stop at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, in Downtown Kansas City [link], JCAC and I hit the road again driving North on the mighty I29. Here’s some U’ee dashboard cam footage set to ‘Hear the Noise’ by John Deley and the 41 Players [link]:

And now here’s another road-vlog to fill y’all in on what U’ee and I are doing with JCAC crossing this great country:

Here’s the Bing Map detail of this leg of the journey:

Day 12 Map
Day 12 Map

Good things are brewing – stay tuned!


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