The Best Local Breweries in Wichita | Beer, Cider, and Delicious Food

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The Wichita breweries and beer scene is an evolving landscape. Those may not have been words that you would have read even 5 years ago – but true beer enthusiasts (and novices) are able to enjoy some truly great craft beer & cider made right here in Wichita, KS.

Breweries in Wichita KS

Apollo Fermentations

Ok, not beer or cider – but hear us out! Delicous, locally fermented kombucha is waiting for you at the corner of Harry & Hillside.

Central Standard Brewing

Central Standard Brewing produces a wide range of styles of beers and is a great place to hang out with friends and unwind. They specialize in creating unique sours and wild ales that are unlike anything you’ve had before. CSB is not only brews great beer, but also hosts some cool events such as live music and brunch. 

Hopping Gnome Brewery

The Hopping Gnome Brewing Company is passionate about local brewing in Wichita. Brewing 7 standard beers as well as an ever-growing list of seasonal delights. Hopping Gnome is not only mastering the craft of brewing exceptional beer they are also cultivating a sense of community with their unique events.

Limestone Beer Co.

Limestone Beer Co. is nestled inside of Sweet Allie B’s restaurant and boasts a large patio, perfect for spring & summer brew sipping! They specialize in German & Belgian style beer.

Norton Brewing Company

Norton Brewing offers not only thirst quenching beers, but also well stocked menu has made Norton Brewing Company a must visit destination for any beer lover. With numerous beers on tap, a savory rotation of bonus menu items, and a unique outdoor space equipped with swings and yard games you are sure to feel right at home at Norton’s.

River City Brewing Company

River City Brewing Company is located in Old Town and has been around for over 20 years. They continually offer six different styles of microbrews and have 16 beers on tap. Their menu includes Kansas raised beef, pastas, seafood, salads, sandwiches and unique pizzas.

Third Place Brewing

Third Place is located in the heart of Old Town with a focus on making small batches of hand-crafted beer they offer everything from IPA’s to milk stouts.  They regularly carry 8 beers on tap, also offering wine, and a limited selection of whiskey.  Named after the idea that the third place in your life should be a place to hang out and commune with friends they hope to be your “Third Place”. 

Tor Brewing

Tor Brewing produces unique craft beers with excellent taste and consistent quality, using the freshest ingredients available. They also offer a great burger menu!

Walnut River Brewing Company

Walnut River Brewing Company is located in El Dorado and currently offers five different brews: Falconer’s Wheat, Coffee Porter, High Beam IPA, Warbeard Irish Red, and Teter Rock Kolsch.

White Crow Cider Company

White Crow is an urban cidery that is giving Wichita something a little different with their offering of fresh pressed apple ciders. Sourcing their apples from Kansas orchards White Crow is truly keeping it local and all of their products are vegan and gluten free.

Wichita Brewing Company

Wichita Brewing Company is committed to making great hand crafted beer and some of the best wood-fired pizzas in town. Be sure to check out their ICT Pizza Showdown of the month, where each month a Wichita restaurant will create a new and unique pizza.  They have two locations in Wichita (East and West), offer full-service catering via the Hopperoni Express and an events space situated just in front of their East Wichita location.

Additional Wichita Breweries
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Bricktown Brewery

Bricktown Brewery is a micro-brewery restaurant that has two locations in Wichita (East and West). They are a traditional American brew-pub that serves great tasting food and a vast selection of handcrafted beers.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is a national chain that offers craft beer, delicious pizza, and an extensive menu for the whole family in a fun and casual setting.


The Pourhouse is a locally owned and operated establishment that features Walnut River Brewing Company’s beers.  With 12 beers on tap, a menu full of food perfect to pair with your favorite brew, and a great atmosphere there are so many reasons to make the Pourhouse a stop on your next brewery tour.  

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Samantha is a Kansas girl through and through. Born and raised in a rural community near Topeka, KS, she moved to Wichita in 2002 to attend WSU. Obtaining her graduate degree from the Wichita State School of Social Work, she loves her job as a pediatric medical social worker. Samantha calls East Wichita home with her husband, two beautiful children, and dog. Having lived in Wichita for over a decade she has enjoyed rediscovering Wichita through the eyes of her children. When time allows Samantha enjoys spending time with friends, trying new restaurants, and re-watching episodes of the West Wing.


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