The Best Craft Breweries in Kansas

To get a true taste of any town you visit, you should take the time to check out the local craft breweries. You may end up finding your new favorite brew at one of these fine Kansas establishments.

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Central Standard Brewing

Central Standard Brewing is the premiere location in Wichita for local craft brews. The location which is at 156 S. Greenwood features a taproom, special events, so much more. Along with their popular craft brews such as the Tenderfoot which features velvety chocolate and rich fruit notes, or the Wizard of Hops featuring a generous amount of American and Southern Hemisphere hops, Central Standard Brewing also has their own food truck. Check out the website to find out the latest Food Truck schedule and enjoy gourmet street cuisine while on the go.

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Hopping Gnome Brewing Company

The Hopping Gnome Brewing Company wants their valued customers to drink locally and enjoy their assortment of craft beers. Visit the taproom and share a growler with your closest friends and family. These brews are made from some of the finest ingredients in the industry. And kegs are often distributed to local bars and restaurants in Wichita. Brewery Tours are scheduled each month and provide visitors with an unforgettable experience.

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Aero Plains Brewing

Enjoy the rich history of Wichita when visiting Aero Plains Brewery. This craft brew location hosts events throughout the year to celebrate the heritage of their hometown and share their craft brews with the locals. Their flagship beers are featured in local bars, restaurants, and liquor stores throughout the area. Be sure to try out Friendly Aviator German Pilsner brewed with 100% German Pilsner Malt. Or choose the Dove Runner Red Wheat brew for a free-spirited drink with a slightly roasted flavor.

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Radius Brewing Company

Radius Brewing Company located in Emporia, KS is the city’s only microbrewery and restaurant. Located at 610 Merchant in downtown Emporia, this brewery is the first one in operation since prohibition. Their lunch menu features favorites such as brick-oven pizza, salads, and sandwiches. While their line of craft beers includes brews made from rich ingredients such as Mosaic and El Dorado hops, hard cider, apples, and honey. The Radius Brewing Company is open 7 days a week from 11AM to 11PM. The kitchen closes at 10PM each night.

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Walnut River Brewing Co.

Walnut River Brewing Company in Kansas wants to provide their guests with a full “Kansas” experience. The owners work hard to create quality craft brews that you won’t soon forget. Their Falconer’s Wheat brew features a mixture of lemon citrus, bready and hoppy flavors. If you want something that is smooth and easy, the Irish Red Warbeard brew features a toffee-like sweetness that will help you relax and enjoy your surroundings.

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Defiance Brewing Company

Located in Hays, Kansas, Defiance Brewing Company is the home of ambitious craft beer. Their taproom is available for private events and kids are even welcome when accompanied by an adult. Craft soda is served to anyone under the legal drinking age. Defiance has a variety of craft brew styles including English Mild, Golden Ale, Imperial Stout, and German Pilsner.