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Hoppy Holidays from Wichita Brewing Company

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We are excited to announce that our marathon website is up and ready to go for runners to sign up! The marathon this year will fall on Sunday, March 10. The 2019 marathon party will not only take place at our east location but we will also be hosting people at our new event venue which is located in front of the east brewpub, at 6160 E. Central. The marathon benefits The Kansas Food Bank; last year we donated $17,000 for the cause to fight hunger.

If you are interested in signing up for our marathon, visit our marathon page here. There are two options for signing up, the individual marathon or the relay marathon which consists of teams up to six. We will also be looking for around 100 volunteers to help this event run as smooth as possible.

We are also excited to announce that we will be opening our production facility to the public on December 29th from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. for beers and tours. Along with beers on tap you will be able to purchase cans of beer to go. We will also be selling merchandise, including some bargains that are not available at the brewpubs. Our production facility is located at 727 E. Osie.

If you want to get to know our production team that makes all the beer magic happen, below are some fun facts about our staff.

For our December 24th #wbcEPICxmas we will be giving away two gifts. The first gift is a Wichita Brewing Company gift basket which will be filled with cool WBC swag. The second gift will be a team to be entered into the marathon, free of charge. To win the WBC gift basket, comment on the Facebook post that led you to the blog with the WBC staff person below who is most relate-able to you. For example, on Facebook if you think Jeremy Horn’s bio is more relate-able type his name to be entered to win. To win a team in our marathon, share this blog post with the teammates you would choose to be in the race with you. We will pick both winners on Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Wichita Brewing Company Team!

WuShock Wheat Madness

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This Saturday, December 15th Wichita State Shockers will be playing Southern Miss at Intrust Bank Arena. We have three chances for you to win sweet Wichita State swag at three different downtown locations.

There will be two pre – game parties, and one watch party in downtown Wichita.

The Anchor opens at 11:00. Come pre – game for the Wichita State game and drink WuShock Wheat. We will be holding a raffle to giveaway a WuShock Wheat LED light. Increase your chances to win by drinking WuShock Wheat or any WBC beer available. The winner will be chosen around 3:00 P.M. Follow this event on Facebook here.

Public opens at 11:00 as well and will also be hosting a pre – game party. We will be holding a raffle to giveaway two WuShock Wheat pint glasses, two WuShock Wheat t-shirts, and two Wichita State Basketball tickets. The tickets are for the WSU vs. UCF game on Wednesday, January 16th. Increase your chances to win by drinking WuShock Wheat or any WBC beer available. The winner will be chosen around 3:00 P.m. Follow this event on Facebook here.

The WuShock Wheat watch party will be at the Pumphouse. The party starts at Pumphouse at 4:00. We will be holding a raffle to giveaway a signed Wichita State Basketball. Increase your chances to win by drinking WuShock Wheat or any WBC beer available. The winner will be chosen at half time. Follow this event on Facebook here.

If you haven’t picked up your I Drank WuShock tour card yet you can pick up one at all three of these locations! There are fourteen locations in total for our I Drank WuShock tour.

If you’ll be enjoying the game at Intrust Bank Arena make sure to grab a WuShock Wheat! The arena will be selling WuShock Wheat cans for $5. 

Go Shox!

Wichita Brewing Company EPIC Christmas Giveaway

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We are excited to announce our lineup for our social media giveaway, The Wichita Brewing Company EPIC Christmas or for short #wbcEPICxmas.  This is where we give away brewery swag and merchandise everyday leading up to Christmas during the month of December.  This is just a small thank you for being such gracious followers of ours on social media.  If your friends or family members don’t follow us on social media, tell them that now is the time.  We will give out items ranging from pint glasses to shirts,with a grand prize on Christmas of a race team entered into our annual marathon on March 10th, 2019.  Listed below is everywhere we will make a post for the day and randomly pick a name the next day.  We have added our Event Venue to the list of places that we will offer the giveaways at.  Make sure to like and follow the brewery sites and the event venue sites.  We will contact the winner for the day and they can pick up their prize at either brewpub with the manager on duty.  We haven’t confirmed with Santa yet on when he will make an appearance, but we will update you when we find out.  We hope that you have a great Christmas season and that you win a prize.  Cheers and good luck!

Christmas Giveaway Social Media Schedule:

Saturday December 1sthttps://www.facebook.com/Wichitabrew/

Sunday December 2ndhttps://www.facebook.com/Wichitabrew/

Monday December 3rd   – https://www.facebook.com/Wichitabrew/

Tuesday December 4th – https://www.facebook.com/Wichitabrew/

Wednesday December 5th – https://www.facebook.com/Wichitabrew/

Thursday December 6th https://www.facebook.com/Wichitabrew/

Friday December 7th https://twitter.com/WichitaBrew

Saturday December 8th – Twitter – https://twitter.com/WichitaBrew

Sunday December 9th – https://twitter.com/WichitaBrew

Monday December 10th –   https://twitter.com/WichitaBrew

Tuesday December 11th – https://twitter.com/WichitaBrew

Wednesday December 12th – https://twitter.com/WichitaBrew

Thursday December 13th – https://www.instagram.com/wichitabrewing/

Friday December 14th – https://www.instagram.com/wichitabrewing/

Saturday December 15th – https://www.instagram.com/wichitabrewing/

Sunday December 16th   https://www.instagram.com/wichitabrewing/

Monday December 17th – https://www.instagram.com/wichitabrewing/

Tuesday December 18th – https://www.instagram.com/wichitabrewing/

Wednesday December 19th   https://www.facebook.com/wichitabrewvenue/

Thursday December 20th   https://www.facebook.com/wichitabrewvenue/

Friday December 21st https://www.facebook.com/wichitabrewvenue/

Saturday December 22nd – https://www.instagram.com/wichitabrewvenue/

Sunday December 23rd   https://www.instagram.com/wichitabrewvenue/

Monday December 24th – https://wichitabrew.com/blog/  via https://www.facebook.com/Wichitabrew/

Blogtober

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Can Releases Coming in October

Saison in the Abyss – 6.7% ABV

A collaboration with Hell Bomb Tattoo. A French Saison that is anything but traditional. Pale in color, refreshingly tart in flavor, thirst quenchingly dry, and satisfyingly estery and hoppy.



Mass Hysteria Rye – 8% ABV

This deep red colored rye ale is hopped with Columbus and Cascade. A large portion of the malt bill is rye malt. This gives the beer a hint of spiciness with a creamy mouthfeel. The process of dry hopping this ale brings out the juicy citrus aromatics. Thus creating “Mass Hysteria” with every sip.

Catherine the III Vertical Release – 2016, 2017, 2018 – 9.5% ABV

This will be released in six packs with two cans from each year. The Catherine III is an imperial stout aged in wood with notes of chocolate, roasted coffee, and distant smoke. The 2016 was aged in our oak foeder that was treated with Leopold Bros small batch whiskey. The 2017 was aged in George Dickel Rye Whiskey barrels and the 2018 was aged in George Dickel Rye whiskey barrels with coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans.

Keep a look out for Yumkin Pumpkin on tap at all Old Chicago’s in Kansas for the Halloween Mini Tour starting October 10th!

Events in October

3rd Annual Hutch Brewfest – Hutchinson, Kansas – Saturday October 13th 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Held in downtown Hutchinson this beer fest will include 12 different craft breweries, live music, and a mix of different types of food to enjoy. There will also be live music, and a corn hole tournament. The ticket for the beer fest portion is $30 and can be purchased at https://purchase.growtix.com/e/2018_Hutch_Brewfest .

Midwest Beerfest – Mulvane, Kansas – Saturday, October 13th 1:00 P.M. – 4 P.M.

This year’s Midwest Beerfest will be held at the Kansas Star Casino. We will be pouring beer along with several other breweries in Kansas and the surrounding areas, which will bring 300 beers to the table for you to enjoy. During the fest there will also be a silent auction and a wing fest. You can purchase a VIP ticket for $65 which grants you early entrance at 12:30 P.M. The general admission tickets are $45. Visit

http://www.midwestbeerfest.com/order-tickets/ to purchase tickets.

Botanical Brewfest – Overland Park, KS – Saturday, October 13th 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Come out and enjoy the botanical gardens in Overland Park, KS with food, music, games, and fun. We will be pouring beer along with over thirty five other breweries. This event benefits the Arboretum. You can purchase VIP tickets or general admission tickets. VIP tickets cost $75.00 with early admittance and a VIP party while general admission tickets are $5o.00. For more information visit https://artsandrec-op.org/arboretum/botanical-brewfest/ .

Prairieland Beer and Music Festival – Saturday, October 20th 3:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.

This event is sure to impress with nearly 40 breweries from across the state of Kansas. Music will start when the beer starts pouring with Bad Mother Hubbard and Mensaje Norteno. After the beer sampling the party continues with the Marcus Lewis Big Band, and the night will close out with a performance by the Budos Band. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Beer Only Tickets – $45 – Enjoy beer from 3 P.M. – 6 P.M.
  • Music Only Tickets – $25 – Doors open at 6:30 P.M. for Marcus Lewis Big Band and the Budos Band
  • Full Festival Pass – $60 – Stay all day!
  • VIP Festival Pass – $85 – Enter the beerfest and chat with the brewers and find your favorite beer without all the lines. There will also be front row concert access and a bar dedicated for VIP patrons only

Tickets can be purchased online at the link below or you can purchase tickets at Central Standard Brewing Company or at both Wichita Brewing Company locations.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prairieland-beer-music-festival-tickets-49005691342?aff=efbeventtix

Brew Ha-Ha 2018 – Topeka, Kansas – Friday, October 26th 6 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Brew Ha – Ha in Topeka, Kansas is hosted by Kansas Big Brother, Big Sister serving Shawnee County. We will be there sampling beer along with fourteen other breweries from the state of Kansas. Not only will there be beer but there will also be wine from a local winery and Wheat State Distillery will also be at the event. All proceeds go to directly to serving more youth in Shawnee County. General admission tickets are $50 and VIP tickets are $100.

Purchase tickets at https://www.4kidsake.org/shawnee-brew-ha-ha/Donate/Tickets

Lone Elm Halloween Party – Olathe, Kansas – Saturday, October 27th 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

We will be sampling beers some fall inspired beers with eleven other breweries. There will also be a raffle and a costume contest.

Bike Brew Q Pumpkin Smash – Great Bend, Kansas – Saturday, October 27th 5:00 P.M.

Join us in Great Bend, Kansas at Charlies Place to help raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Enjoy live music, a tap take over and of course smashing pumpkins to support a great cause! We will be out there pouring beer and we hope you will be too! There is no cover charge for this event.

Cheers! We hope to see you at some of these events! Thanks for reading our October Blog.

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Whats Brewing In September

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Here are all the upcoming events we will be at in the next month!

Wichita Brewing Company 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

This is our third year hosting a golf tournament at Rolling Hills Country Club. Thirty six teams of four people each help to raise money for the Kansas Food Bank. The tournament is full, thank you for the support!

 

Kansas State Fair

The Kansas State Fair runs from Friday, September 7th till Sunday, September 16th. Our V6 will be pouring all week at the Grand Stand.

Visit www.kansasstatefair.com for more information.

Frontiers in Flight Open House and Air Show

This is an event hosted at McConnell Air Force Base and it is free to the public. The event is being held Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th at 9 a.m. both days. Our beer trailer will be out pouring beer both days, so make sure to look for us! We will be pouring V6, 5:02, Berlemoner, Wushock Wheat, and Longball Lager.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/659459527729457/ for more information.


Zoobilee

Saturday, September 8th is also Zoobilee. Ticket prices are $150. Roam the wilds of the Zoo while enjoying delicious food and drinks from some of your favorite Wichita restaurants. Bid on hundreds of unique items at the Zoo’s one-of-a-kind Silent Auction, “adopt” your favorite Zoo animal in the Live Auction, and dance the night away with live performances throughout the party! Look for us pouring beer next to the giraffes and the rhinos.

Visit https://scz.org/event/zoobilee for more information.

Kansas Beers, Bands, and Public Lands hosted in Manhattan

Find us pouring beer in Manhattan, Kansas on September 8th at this event. Celebrate our public lands with beer, music, raffle prizes and more! All ages welcome. All proceeds go towards protecting our public lands and waters and the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers student club at Kansas State University.

Visit https://www.backcountryhunters.org/kansas_beers_bands_and_public_lands for more information!

Adam Capps opening for Megan Ashley at the Wichita Brewing Company Event Venue

Upcoming country singer-songwriter, Megan Ashley, will be performing at Wichita Brewing Company on Thursday, September 13th. Come bring your friends and family and enjoy some delicious brews, and some good music straight from the Lonestar State! Doors open at 5 P.M. Tickets are $10. You can buy tickets at the door or at www.eventbrite.com.  Adam Capps will be opening for Megan Ashley, show starts at 6 P.M. Full Bar will be available.

Visit the Wichita Brewing Company Event Venue Facebook page for more information.

Yumkin Pumpkin Release Party

It’s finally pumpkin season! We will be releasing Yumkin Pumpkin on tap and in six packs at our production facility on Saturday, September 15th. With every six pack you buy you will get a free pumpkin from Cox Farm Wichita that you will be able to paint while you enjoy your pint of Yumkin Pumpkin. The address for our production facility is 727 E. Osie.

Before the party we will be hosting a bike ride from our east brewpub location to our production facility. If you decide to bike ride to the party we will make sure to have a system in place where you can come to the east location and pick up your cans of beer.

Monday, September 17th will be the day we release the Yumkin Pumpkin in both brewpub locations.

Saison in the Abyss tapping at The Anchor

We are brewing up a sour saison called Saison in the Abyss in collaboration with Hell Bomb Tattoo. This French Saison is anything but traditional. Pale in color, refreshingly tart in flavor, thirst – quenchingly dry in after taste, and satisfyingly estery and hoppy. It is a melody on your senses that can only be understood by trying it. Once you’re in the abyss, anything goes. We will be hosting a tapping at the Anchor on September 29th. More details to come.

Events happening outside of Wichita:

Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado

Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition in Denver, CO. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation. This amazing event runs from September 20 – September 22. There are four sessions to which you can buy tickets.

Last year at Great American Beer Fest we won a silver medal for our brown ale, the Shaven Yak.

Grand Slam Craft Beer, Wine, & Spirits Fest in Gardner, Kansas

Get ready beer, wine & spirits fans! Mark your calendars for Friday, September 28, 2018 as Gardner Parks and Recreation brings you the award-winning, second annual, Grand Slam Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Fest. Local breweries, wineries and (NEW THIS YEAR) distilleries will be on hand in the outfields at Celebration Park to share their creations of libations with you. We’ll also have non-alcoholic beverages onsite for you to enjoy.

Visit http://www.gardnerkansas.gov/government/departments-and-divisions-/parks-and-recreation/special-events/grand-slam-beer-wine-festival for more information.

Salina On Tap in Salina, Kansas

Stop thinking, and start DRINKING. Salina on Tap is back in Heritage Hall at Tony’s Pizza Events Center on September 29th! Enjoy some of your favorite craft brands, discover local brews and try some flavors exclusively offered at this event! Tickets start at $35 for general admission which includes a food voucher and unlimited beer samples, and $60 for the VIP ticket which includes all general admission privileges PLUS an extra hour of tasting, t-shirt and pint glasses!

Visit http://www.tonyspizzaeventscenter.com/events/salina-on-tap for more information.

Festival of the Lost Township in Raytown, Missouri

The 4th Annual Festival of the Lost Township celebrates brewers, distillers, winemakers, meadmakers, bakers, coffee roasters, and many other artisan makers. Hosted by Crane Brewing, In Partnership with Brewtopia. 100% of the proceeds benefit Raytown Three Trails Kiwanis Club and their children’s programs. This event will be held Saturday, September 29th.

Visit http://www.festivalofthelosttownship.org/ for more information.

Osage City Chamber of Commerce Festival of Beer in Osage, Kansas

Gather with other beer aficionados to sample beer and fermented beverages brewed in Kansas and beyond during the Osage City Chamber of Commerce Festival of Beer. At the fourth annual beer festival, more than 50 varieties of beverages were sampled. This event will be held Saturday, September 29th.

Visit http://www.osagecitychamber.com/home/happening-osage-city/ for more information.

To all our friends in Wyoming you can still find us at liquor stores in Casper, Gillette, and Sheridan.

Respectfully yours, 

Wichita Brewing Company 

Beer Lineup For Seven Year Anniversary Party

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Anniversary Week has arrived once again and we are happy to announce we have a beer list ready for you.

On Friday, the party starts out east at 11 a.m.  All beers on tap will be a $1 off and we will have certain beers available in cans (listed below).  Starting at noon, the event venue will open up across the street for an open house.  Appetizers will be available until 5 p.m.  Food will be available for purchase at 5 p.m. Live music starts at 7 p.m. with the band The Plains. There will be ten taps pouring beer and also available cans. Beer will be available to-go once you are done at the party, including Seal Team 6 four packs for only $4.

On Saturday, the party starts out west at 11 a.m. with all draft beers $1 off. During the evening the patio will open and our beer trailer will be out with ten taps pouring the beers listed below, cans will also be available outside. Live music starts at 7 p.m. with the band Reach for the Sky. Look for Seal Team 6 packs for $4 to take home with you.

If you want to get the party started a little bit earlier on Saturday, there will be a pre-party bike ride starting at 9 a.m.  Meet at the west Wichita Brewing Company location and bike ride to our production facility at 727 E. Osie. There will be an open house where you can tour our facility where the magic happens, and there will also be beer available for sampling. If you aren’t that big into bike riding you can still swing by, the bike ride should take approximately 45 minutes each way. We will bike ride back to the west side around noon.

There are five beers that we put on tap just for this special occasion. Those beers include:

  • Grapefruit V6 – Double the grapefruit compared to the beer we released last year.
  • Berry Berlemoner – Same great sour wheat but we went ahead and added some raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries.
  • Barrel Aged Seal Team 6 – Aged in a George Dickel Rye Whiskey Barrel
  • Scicilia II – Sour red ale fermented in wine barrels with Roeselare Blend.  Roeselare is a mixed culture blend of wild yeast, bacteria and ale yeast.
  • Catherine III 2018 – Aged in whiskey barrels and then we added vanilla and coffee beans.

Also available for purchase will be year seven anniversary shirts for $20.

Wichita Brewing Company Event Venue Taps For Friday, August 3rd

  1. Ale of a Wine
  2. Eisenweizen Hefeweizen
  3. One Hopper Pale Ale
  4. Belgian Dubbel
  5. Between the Rind Watermelon Ale
  6. Scicilia II
  7. Barrel Aged Seal Team 6
  8. Catherine the III 2018
  9. Berry Berlemoner
  10. Grapefruit V6

Wichita Brewing Company Beer Trailer Taps For Saturday, August 4th

  1. Ale of a Wine
  2. Eisenweizen Hefeweizen
  3. One Hopper Pale Ale
  4. Belgian Dubbel
  5. Between the Rind Watermelon Ale
  6. Scicilia II
  7. Barrel Aged Seal Team 6
  8. Catherine the III 2018
  9. Berry Berlemoner
  10. Grapefruit V6

Brewpub Taps for East and West

  1. Rootbeer
  2. Cream soda
  3. Thunder Blonde
  4. One Hopper Pale Ale
  5. Belgian Dubbel
  6. Between the Rind Watermelon Ale
  7. Ale of a Wine
  8. Kiwi Do You Love Me
  9. Eisenweizen Hefeweizen
  10. Voyage on the 3 C’s
  11. V6 IPA
  12. Wushock Wheat
  13. Shaven Yak
  14. Longball Craft Lager
  15. Scicilia II
  16. Barrel Aged Seal Team 6
  17. Catherine the III 2018
  18. Berry Berlemoner
  19. Grapefruit V6

Available Cans

  1. V6 – $3
  2. WBC Wheat – $3
  3. 5:02 Amber – $3
  4. Valleyview Vanilla Porter – $3
  5. Shaven Yak – $3
  6. Longball Craft Lager – $3
  7. Wushock Wheat – $3
  8. Berlemoner – $4
  9. V12 – $5
  10. Catherine the III – $5
  11. Ale of a Wine – $5
  12. Scicilia – $5
  13. Seal Team 6 – $2

If there are any changes to the line-up we will make sure to post about it on Facebook.

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

Wichita Brewing Upcoming Events

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We have a lot of things brewing in the upcoming weeks.

Jared Daniels Concert

Thursday July 26th the Wichita Brewing Company Event Venue will be hosting its first concert. Jared Daniels, a Nashville recording artist and Kansas native, will be playing at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door but you can also purchase them online to guarantee your spot. Wichita Brewing Company beer and cocktails will be available for purchase. Come enjoy a night of country music and our first ever event open to the public at our new venue. Tickets available for purchase at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jared-daniels-wichita-brewing-co-event-center-tickets-48224379417?aff=efbeventtix .

Dam Music Festival

We will be at the 2nd annual Dam Music Fest in El Dorado for all your craft beer needs. Look for the beer trailer where we will be serving cans of Longball, Wushock Wheat, V6, and Berlemoner. Friday night, July 27th enjoy artists such as Brantley Gilbert, Aaron Lewis, The Cadillac Three and more. Saturday night, July 28th headliner Toby Keith will take the stage along with other country artists. For more information about Dam Music Fest visit https://www.dammusicfest.com/ .

7th Anniversary Party at Wichita Brewing Company East

For our 7th anniversary we are going to switch things up a little bit. On Friday August 3rd we are going to hold the party at our east side location. All day will be $1 off draft beer, with some special beers on tap. Across the way at the venue we will be holding an open house that starts at noon. Check out our newly remodeled venue and have a beer. Small appetizers will be available during the open house with regular food service starting at 5 p.m.  At 7 p.m. the band The Plains will start. The Plains are a local band consisting of four dudes from the heartland of America serving up a fresh concoction of funk, soul, RnB, and rock n roll sure to make you want to move. The band will wrap up around 9 p.m. and you can make your way back to the east store where the party will continue till 11 p.m. Keep updated about this event on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/events/255681018539872/

7th Anniversary Party at Wichita Brewing Company West

On Saturday August 4th the party will be located at our West location. The brewpub opens at 11 a.m. with $1 off all drafts but if you are looking for something to do before that you can join us for our pre-party bike ride at 9 a.m. Bike ride with us from our west location to our production facility, at 727 E. Osie. We will be holding an open house at our facility where you can sample beers and take a tour. If you don’t like bike riding but still want to hang out with us you can come to the production facility around 10:30 a.m. The open house will end at noon. Starting at 6 p.m. we will open up our parking lot for a patio party including live music from Reach for the Sky and our beer trailer will be out for all your beer needs until 11 p.m. Keep updated about this event on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/events/925205524546359/

America’s Cup Invitational

The America’s Cup Invitational is a water ski championship happening at Mystic Lakes in Maize, Kansas. Go and watch some of the best water skiers in the world compete. The event runs from Tuesday August 7th to Saturday August 11th. That Wednesday, August 8th, the Hopperoni Express will be out there slinging pizzas. On Friday August 10th our beer trailer will be out serving cans of Longball, Wushock Wheat, V6 IPA and Berlemoner. Check out more about this unique event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2070674353199364/?active_tab=about .

3rd Annual Wichita Brewing Company Golf Tournament

On September 6th our annual golf tournament, benefiting the Kansas Food Bank, will be happening at Rolling Hills Country Club. The golf tournament is a 4 man scramble, costing $400 per team. If you would like to participate in the tournament sign up quick as the number of teams are limited. If you would like to sign up contact Brandon Cooper at 316-779-3656.

Enter to Win Tickets to Dam Music Fest

Tag your Dam friends in the Facebook post that led you to this blog to enter a chance to win tickets to the Dam Music Festival. We have two tickets for Friday night, two tickets for Saturday and also two tickets for both Friday and Saturday. Winners will be picked Thursday evening at 5 p.m. Tickets will be available for pick up at Wichita Brewing Company East.

Thanks for reading, hope to see you soon.

A NEW YEAR AND WEBSITE

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Happy New Year’s Eve Eve!  Welcome to our freshly updated website.  Feel free to click around and tell us your thoughts of the new layout.  We would like to thank Nathan and his team at Baseline Creative for being great to work with and putting this together for us.  We plan on running a lot of information through our website, including all our events, beers we package, and everything WBC.  Our hope is that you know everything that we know, well maybe not everything…

WBC hopes that everyone had a Merry Christmas and is planning a safe and happy New Year.  Like last year we will have just what the doctor ordered available on New Year’s Day, BREAKFAST PIZZA AND MEGA BLOODY MARY’S!  A nice addition to this year’s lineup will include WBC mimosas.

The breakfast pizzas are the Flat Plains Pizza, the Dirty South Pizza, and the Springfield Pizza.

 

The first pizza is the Flat Plains Pizza, which is a Kansas omelette pizza.  Capicola, breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, cheddar sauce, steak, onions, red pepper, and mozzarella all on a thin crust with a base of our WBC red sauce.  Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

 

The second pizza is the Dirty South Pizza which is a breakfast bowl pizza.  Get ready for this one.  It is sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, hash browns, mozzarella, cheddar sauce, and sweet pepper bacon all served on our thin crust.  A personal favorite of the WBC brewers.  It will be your new favorite as well.

 

The third pizza is the Springfield which is a traditional breakfast pizza.  Cheddar sauce, scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, mozzarella, and sweet pepper bacon are perfectly positioned on our thin crust.  Never thought I would say this, but I can’t wait for New Year’s Day.

 

Now for a little hair of the dog.  We will have two awesome specials to help get you on track for 2017.  The first one is the mega bloody mary.  This is a bloody mary and a snack in one.  It is our traditional WBC bloody mary served in a pint glass but then garnished with everything.  The garnish includes this wonderful assortment; a hot link, pickle, jumbo shrimp, summer sausage, celery,  cheese cubes, and olives.  To make the bloody mary even better (how do you do that?) you sell them for $4.00 for the bloody mary and $4.00 for the garnish!  That’s a $8 dollar meal and a drink in one.

 

The newest addition to the New Year’s Day line up is the WBC Mimosa.  A classic drink that includes equal parts champagne and orange juice.  Enjoy this kick starter for only $5.

 

Last but certainly not least is our draft lineup.  Sunday is always $3 pints at WBC.  We have 19 tap handles at both locations.  Two of those taps are our own root beer and cream soda.  That leaves 17 taps for the good stuff, WBC hand crafted beer.  Here is our current lineup:

English Mild, Thunder Blonde, WBC Wheat, 5:02 Amber, One Hopper Pale Ale, Belgian Dubbel, V6 IPA, Valleyview Vanilla Porter, Bitter Ol’ Banick, Game Day Wheat, What Winter Ale, Seal Team 6 Black IPA, Kilt Shredder Scotch Ale, Mass Hysteria Rye, Barrel Aged Mass Hysteria Rye, Barrel Medley, and Belgian Sour.

 

We hope you enjoy our new website and have a great end of 2016 and even better 2017.

Cheers from everyone at Wichita Brewing Company!

 

 

 

 

Calling all coffee and craft beer lovers!

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As brewers, most of our brewing starts off early in the morning. Which means we like to drink coffee to get our day started. So naturally we enjoy a hand crafted coffee beer. Last year we brewed four different kinds of coffee stouts using coffee beans from The Spice Merchant. The first coffee bean we used was chocolate mintcicle, which added a nice minty note to the coffee flavor. Then we used a coffee cake bean that added some sweet cinnamon notes to the beer. Our third coffee bean is a fun one to say, organic bali kintamani. This organic coffee bean added a rich coffee flavor to the stout poured on nitro. Our fourth bean that we used was papua new guinea peaberry. The owner of The Spice Merchant helped us pick this rare bean.

We are getting set to brew some more rich imperial coffee stouts, but we want your help. We want help picking out the coffee beans, being on our tasting panel to pick the best bean, and adding the coffee beans in the boil kettle! We need two people to come with us to The Spice Merchant and help us pick out five different coffee beans for testing. Then we need five people to sit on our tasting panel and find the perfect bean. We will steep the coffee into one of our beers and see which coffee flavor and aroma will be best. Then we want one person to help us add the coffee to the boil kettle the day we brew it.

If you would like to help us with our next coffee stout, just comment on the WBC facebook page that this link is shared on. Just comment on which part you would like to help at. We will also pick someone for our #wbcEPICxmas giveaway. Up for grabs is a women’s light blue zip up hoodie. We don’t have any hard dates on when this will take place, so please be flexible with us as we try and pin point some dates. More than likely we will pick coffee beans over the lunch hour. Then do the tasting panel after work around 6 or so. Then the day the beer is brewed, the coffee addition will be around late morning.

Written by Kyle Banick and proofed by Jeremy Horn.

WBC RELAY MARATHON

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As a few of you may know, we are putting on a marathon/relay marathon in March. If someone would just wrap up the details on the on the registration website, we could start registration. #ThatGuyIsMe But anyways, this post is a little about our marathon and why we wanted to put on a race.

Since 1995, Boulevard and FreeState Brewing have been putting on a race to each others brewery. A fun run stretching over 40 miles and can have teams up to 10 run the course. WBC entered it’s first team of 10 in 2014. The idea is that everyone rides in a van together during the race and just drops off the runner for each leg. Then they will drive up to the next interchange and pick up that runner and drop off the next runner. This will happen until everyone has run their leg and you make it to the finish line and celebrate. Sounds simple and fun, right? Well, we tried making that simple process into a logistical nightmare. We somehow didn’t realize that if we all just get in a big vehicle and all ride together throughout the course it would be simple and fun. Each team can only have one car to drop off runners because of parking problems at the interchanges. So we put together this detailed plan on using two vehicles driving runners back and forth from our hotel in Lawrence. It was pure craziness and a massive headache coordinating the cars and runners. At the end of the day everyone ran their leg and we didn’t leave anyone behind. We celebrated our accomplishment of running the course but figured out that we weren’t very smart in our driving approach.

This year we had twenty people want to run on the WBC team for the brew to brew race. So we signed up two teams of ten to run. Being a little smarter than last year, we all met at FreeState in Lawrence and rented vans. FreeState was nice enough to let us park our cars at their production facility over night. We all piled in the two vans and drove to Kansas City for the night. We drove to Boulevard early in the morning and naturally had a beer to start the run. The first two legs of the run were a little challenging as it was during a cold thunderstorm. But rain or shine the race will go on. Luckily it cleared up after that and WBC team #1 dominated WBC team #2. We all met back at FreeState to enjoy some food and a couple well deserved beers.

We really enjoy doing adventurous things like this and want to bring that adventure to Wichita. So on March 13th, WBC, with help from GoRace Management and Timing, are putting on a certified marathon/relay marathon. The course will begin around WBC west and will stretch through Wichita and end at WBC east. If you’re a serious runner this will be a qualifying marathon. For the relay part, it will consist of teams of six. Each leg of the race will be slightly different lengths but you will want your strong runners at the beginning and the end. It will be $90 for a single runner and $40 per person on the teams of six. Each runner will get a participation medal and race shirt. Then after the race we will have a party at WBC east where each runner will get pizza and a couple of WBC beers. We will hand out awards for top 3 men and women, top team of men, top team of women, top 3 of coed teams, and best costume/team costumes. WBC is entering 3 teams to compete against each other, West, East, and Production. Production is the early favorite to take the crown.

Brew to Brew raises money for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). We are donating money to Kansas Food Bank. http://www.kansasfoodbank.org/ is their website where they have plenty of programs that they run to help people in need.

A registration link right here would be amazing, but it will be done soon. Look for registration early next week. We will spell out some more details on that site as well. We are also going to be looking for some sponsorship and volunteers to help out with the race. If you’re interested in either of those please contact us at kbanick@wichitabrew.com or jhorn@wichitabrew.com.

Then up for grabs on our #wbcEPICxmas giveaway is a grey WBC hoodie! To be entered to win just tag a friend or friends on the Facebook page that this blog post is shared on that you would like to run with at the marathon.

Written by Kyle Banick and proofed by Jeremy Horn.

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