May 10-16th is American Craft Beer Week and we have 13 craft breweries to celebrate in our region. Each brewery has their own style, flavors and unique atmospheres. Stop by any of these fine establishments while traveling across Kansas I-70 and experience a delicious artisanal beer.
Kansas City Kansas/Bonner Springs
Outfield Beer Company – Kansas City’s 1st Community Supported Brewery! Our vision is to provide a rotating variety of exceptional, hand-crafted beers in a casual setting where families, friends, and neighbors experience exceptional quality as we simultaneously give back our community.
Transport Brewery – Brewing locally in a historic structure, so the community will have a place to gather over eclectic, flavorful beers.
Servaes Brewing Co. – Servaes Brewing Co. produces the highest-quality beer that is fluid and dynamic, flavorful and ever-evolving. We are always trying new things and reinventing ourselves and our beer. The FIRST Kansas brewery owned and operated by a female head brewer!
Pathlight Brewing – Pathlight Brewing ignited from a shared passion for craft beer, and a mutual desire to contribute to our local community. Whether it’s our lambic inspired wild ales, or our hazy IPA’s, we are dedicated to continuously elevating our craft and exploring new ways to deliver the highest quality product. We will light the path for traditional and modern craft beer enthusiasts alike, and look forward to making new friends along the way.
23rd Street Brewery – Established 2006, the 23rd St Brewery is a small, locally owned brewpub in Lawrence, KS, we are located on the west side of Lawrence going towards beautiful Clinton Lake. We are a 15 BBL brewery that averages just under 1000 BBLs a year. We also distribute draught beer throughout the entire state of Kansas. 23rd St Brewery is a full service brewpub with daily food and drink specials.
The Free State Brewing Co. – The Original Kansas Craft Brewery, since 1989. Serving fresh beer and daily specials in Lawrence. Currently distributing bottles/cans and kegs in Kansas and Missouri.
“Because without beer, things do not seem to go as well.” In 1989, Free State Brewing Company became the first legal brewery in Kansas in over 100 years. Since opening the doors at our Mass Street HQ, we’ve been working day in and day out to be a haven for beer lovers, where good beer and good food can inspire lively conversations and memorable experiences. Our 14-barrel brewhouse is made up of some of the best equipment available to the small brewer, but we still think the most important ingredients are the care and respect that our enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff has for each and every beer that we make. And now that we’re producing bottled beers in our expanded bottling facility, our attention to detail and dedication to great taste and quality can be experienced by people all over Kansas and Missouri.
Lawrence Beer Company – Beer. Food. Family. Friends. Full 15bbl brewery and restaurant located in the Warehouse Arts District in beautiful East Lawrence, KS.
Black Stag Brewery & Pub – Offering the largest, socially distanced brewery, dining room and heated patio on Massachusetts St. The love of Lawrence, of brewing beer, and of good food translated into a passion for hometown hospitality in our founders. Opening a brewery and restaurant in the heart of Downtown Lawrence was a merging of family ideals, passion, experience, and timing.
Fields & Ivy – Fields & Ivy is a farm-to-table brewery located at 706 E 23rdSt in Lawrence, Kansas.
Proudly featuring a 5,000 square-foot production brewery, Fields & Ivy can produce 15,600 barrels of local suds a year, with initial distribution in Kansas and expansion into Missouri. Our 3,750 square-foot taproom and restaurant serves up pizza, apps, sandwiches and garden-fresh salads as memorable as the beer, and the outdoor green space hosts everything from yard games to live music.
Our grains are grown locally by Great Plains Custom Grain and custom-malted for a uniquely Kansan drinking experience. Take a few bottles home today and enjoy the flavor of the Heartland in an environmentally-friendly, portable package!
Manhattan Brewing Company – With nearly 20 years of collective experience in the craft beer industry, we’re focused on brewing and serving high-quality craft beers in a family-friendly atmosphere in the heart of downtown Manhattan. This town is our home, and we want to bring the best possible beer experience and education to the wonderful people of Manhattan. We want to create a place for everyone to come out and have a good time with friends and cultivate a craft beer culture Manhattan can be proud of.
Blue Skye Brewery and Eats – Blue Skye Brewery and Eats is a microbrewery established in Downtown Salina in 2013. We serve a variety of in-house crafted beer along with a complete bar of domestic bottled beer, wine and alcohol. In addition to pizza, our menu includes quality burgers, salads and pub fare, all made in-house with fresh ingredients.
Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Company – Award-winning microbrewery and restaurant in the Chestnut Street District of Hays, KS, offering handcrafted brews and innovative pub fare.
Four months after opening its doors, Lb. Brewing Co. entered its first professional brewing competition, the renowned Great American Beer Festival (GABF), winning the first of nine GABF medals. In 2009 and 2010, Lb. Brewing Co. won back-to-back gold medals for the No. 50 Liberty Stout. Also in 2010, Lb. earned a Gold World Beer Cup Award for the No. 06 Oatmeal Stout. In 2013, the brewery and its brewer were named Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year at the GABF, the first Kansas brewery to receive this prestigious honor.
Defiance Brewing Co. – If you are traveling down I-70 and need a break from the road you owe it to yourself to check out some of the unique brews Defiance has waiting for you. Always something new and interesting on tap and an amazing atmosphere!