9 Best Breweries in Kansas!

To run a good brewery, you must know how to mill, malt, mash, lauter, boil, ferment, condition, filter, and fill, and all of these best Kansas breweries accomplish the process in the best of ways. Serving up everything from barrel-aged marvels to small-batch classics, find your spot among these 9 great breweries in the state. 

Tallgrass Brewing Company, Manhattan, KS

This brewing company started as an at-home Kansas craft beer brewery serving a handful of family and friends. Its transformed into an award-winning regional brewery, distributing perfected beers to consumers across the Midwest. Jeff Gill got it right, and is committed to every “grain-to-glass” he sells with “no exceptions.”

Defiance Brewing Company, Hays, KS

What happened when two notable beer brewers met over a beer in Hays? What else, they start their own brewery, Defiance Brewing Company. These two brewmasters, Dylan Sultzer and Matthew Bender, produce a wide variety of great Kansas beer and according to their website they “don’t settle for anything less.” 

Hopping Gnome Brewing, Wichita, KS

What started as Torrey Lattin’s business plan is now the Hopping Gnome Brewing Company, and is located in the Douglas Design District in Wichita. Lattin was originally a home beer brewer until he began commercially producing craft beers. He eventually opened the area’s first taproom and serves his craft beer to customers who keep returning.

23rd Street Brewery, Lawrence, KS

The 23rd Street Brewery in Lawrence prides itself in producing award winning, hand crafted quality, small batch beers to its patrons. Brewmaster Russell Brickwell’s expertise and his excellent staff create exceptional ales and lagers inside this iconic brew house at 23rd Street. 

Kansas Territory Brewing Company, Washington, KS

The people who stop in the Kansas Territory Brewing Company in Washington are quick to let you know there isn’t a bad beer presented. This brewing company offers a variety of great smooth handcrafted beers and everyone is invited to taste each special blend. 

Happy Basset Brewing Company, Topeka, KS

This infusing, concocting brewery is guaranteed to get your “tail wagging” and you will keep coming back for more. The Happy Basset Brewing Company in Topeka is a great place to tap a great hand-crafted beer anytime or for any occasion. 

Central Standard Brewing, Wichita, KS

Whatever makes a great hand-crafted Kansas beer can be found inside the taproom at the Central Standard Brewing in Wichita. This group of microbrewery entrepreneurs are impassioned about brewing and serving the best quality of craft beers, in a relaxing and comfortable place. 

Radius Brewing Company, Emporia, KS

The Radius Brewing Company in Emporia is a small brewing company offering on-tap craft beers with big flavors. Homemade beers prepared with the best ingredients and brewed to perfections on site by skilled brewmasters. 

Free State Brewing Company, Lawrence, KS

The Free State Brewing Company in Lawrence takes pride in the quality and care that goes into each barrel of hand crafted beer they produce. This small brewery offers great craft beers, a great atmosphere and a place to socialize with friends. 

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116 North Sante Fe, Salina, KS
About Us: Blue Skye is about quality craft beer, wood fired pizza and community. Owner Monte Shadwick envisioned a pub on historic Santa Fe Avenue ... Read More
111 West Locust Avenue, El Dorado, KS
History: Buildings, like people, have interesting histories. Somewhere between 1917 & 1920 the first brick was laid at 111 W. Locust Ave. in El... Read More
535 N Woodlawn Street, Wichita, KS
The story of our Wichita Brewery starts back in 2009 when two home brewers had a vision. Greg Gifford and Jeremy Horn wanted to bring good beer and... Read More
1710 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, KS
Hopping Gnome Brewing Company's mission is simple. To brew a variety of craft beers with high quality ingredients to make the finest hand crafted a... Read More
150 N Mosley Street, Wichita, KS
Located in the heart of Old Town in Wichita, Kansas, The River City Brewing Co. is Wichita's only brewpub still in operation. Founded in 1993, our ... Read More
156 S Greenwood Street, Wichita, KS
Wichita's premier brewery and taproom Central Standard Brewing. Producing a wide range of styles including seasonal, Belgian, IPA, Barrel Aged, S... Read More
1110 Westloop Place, Manhattan, KS
About Us: "GREAT STEAKS, GREAT BEER" Welcome to the virtual home of Little Apple Brewing Company. Located on the west side of Manhattan in the Wes... Read More
8815 W 13th St Suite 100, Wichita, KS
Wichita Brewing Co & Pizzeria serves wood-fired brick oven pizza, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers.  Our beer line-up currently features: Ha... Read More
320 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS
The Tallgrass Tap House is an 11,000-square-foot brewpub located at 320 Poyntz Ave. in the historic, revitalized downtown district of Manhattan, Ka... Read More
610 Merchant Street, Emporia, KS
Radius Brewing Company is a full-service restaurant as well as the town's first brewery since prohibition. The regular menu includes artisan-style ... Read More
213 Northa Main Street, Cheney, KS
Hank is Wiser Brewery is a small family owned and operated brewpub located in the middle of downtown Cheney, Kansas.  The first house brewed beer ... Read More
310 C Street, Washington, KS
Nestled in the heart of the Midwest, Kansas Territory Brewing Co. was founded with the intent to bring the small town values of hard work and atten... Read More
105 North Main Street, Sylvan Grove, KS
A family-owned brewery and restaurant with great food, beer, and atmosphere.  Read More
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