Kansas City has a long history of being — how do we put it? — exceptionally good at a lot of things. It's home to world-class barbecue of its own style and craft cocktails that are nothing short of an art form. The city is and always has been a musical hub — the foundation for jazz in the Midwest and home to greats like Count Basie, Charlie Parker, and Pat Metheny. And if that isn't enough talent for one city, it goes without saying (for anyone that knows even a lick about Kansas City) that it's also pretty darn great at brewing beer. Once a year, the whole city comes together to celebrate this passion and build what they call a "nation filled with beer, food, music and ... more beer."