The 10 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 10 great breweries in the state. 

1. 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.”

2. Hank is Wiser Brewery, Cheney, KS

Located in an original historic downtown building in Cheney, Hank is Wiser Brewery is making its own history, crafting great beer. A small family operated brewery that produces some of the best, of the best, craft beer. Find time to stop in and enjoy the beers, stay for the beer lovers’ atmosphere and meet the owner, Hank Sanford, and his wife and son.

3. 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.” 

4. 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.

5. 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. 

6. 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. 

7. 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. 

8. 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. 

9. 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. 

10. 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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2050 East. Hwy 40, Hays, KS
Matthew bender and dylan sultzer met in 2010 in hays, ks, appropriately enough over beer. Distinguished brewers in their own right, the two realize... 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
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
636 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS
Our Story: In 1989, Free State Brewing Company became the first legal brewery in Kansas in over 100 years. Since opening the doors at our Mass Stre... Read More
417 South West 37th Street, Topeka, KS
History: Opening: The Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant opened our doors May 1, 1995.  We were first Craft Brewery in Topeka and the largest br... Read More
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
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
107 Oregon Street, Hiawatha, KS
We'll be making some fun beer. Some of it will appeal to a LOT of people, and some will be a little off-beat. Read More
105 North Main Street, Sylvan Grove, KS
A family-owned brewery and restaurant with great food, beer, and atmosphere.  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
206 Choctaw Street, Leavenworth, KS
Leavenworth's landmark restaurant & award winning micro-brewery 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
117 East 11th Street, Hays, KS
History: A native of the rural western Kansas community of Brownell, Gerald Wyman and his wife, Janet, raised two daughters and lived the typical r... 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
20561 South Lone Elm Rd, Spring Hill, KS
Red Crow Brewing Company is a locally-owned and family-operated brewery located in Spring Hill, Kansas, in southern Johnson County. Red Crow serves... 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
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
535 N Woodlawn Street, Wichita, KS
About Us: In 2011, Jeremy Horn and Greg Gifford began an epic quest to brew the most innovative, crafty, twisty, hoppy craft beers in the history ... 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
3512 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence, KS
Come in, relax and enjoy great food, great service, and great beer!  Read More
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