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Columbia has become a hub for fine wine, beer and spirits. We’ll drink to that!

Broadway Brewery offers its beer creations on tap. They include the Flor Blanca Mexican Lager and Boone Dog Brown Ale. It’s a cinch to find one that will pair well with your pick from a constantly evolving menu that relies on fresh, locally grown produce and meat that comes from humanely raised animals.

Bur Oak Brewing Co. honors a leafy local landmark with its name, and the brewery offers tantalizing beers at its lively taproom. Resident brewery cat Clyde got his name on one of the year-round brews: Clyde’s Caramel Cream. Start with the Big Tree Double IPA, and find Bur Oak on tap locally or in cans.

Dogmaster Distillery knows that some things are worth the wait. The Dogmaster lineup of spirits includes bourbon, whiskey, rum, gin and vodka. Each one is carefully crafted using fine ingredients, then aged for as long as it takes to make spirits worthy of the awards Dogmaster has been accumulating. Find Dogmaster on shelves throughout Missouri, but it’s worth a trip to the distillery’s tasting room.

Flat Branch Pub & Brewing introduced Columbia to the brewpub concept in 1994, and the downtown hotspot is still going strong. All of its beers are brewed in-house, and diners can see the tools and tech or sign up for a tour and tasting.Flat Branch’s beers cover the spectrum from the golden honey wheat to the deep, dark Oil Change Oatmeal Stout. Dessert lovers, take note: Oil Change is the not-so-secret ingredient in Flat Branch’s decadent Stout Brownie Sundae.

The wines of Les Bourgeois Vineyards can trace their lineage to the 1980s when the Bourgeois family turned a hobby into a business. The wines of Les Bourgeois include its much-lauded Norton and the celebration-ready Brut. There’s no better place to enjoy the wines than sitting atop the Missouri River bluff near Rocheport and watching the sunset from the winery’s A-Frame or Bistro.

Logboat Brewing Co. pays homage to the dugout canoes that transported people across the region long before Interstate 70 brought travelers into Columbia. Beer lovers seek out Logboat on tap, in cans or at the brewery’s taproom. Logboat’s core offerings include Lookout (an American pale ale), Shiphead (ginger wheat) and Bobber (lager).

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