What’s hot at local breweries in January


I thought it would be pretty cool and helpful to reach out to all the local breweries in town and see if they had any news, beers on sale, or events they wanted to share. Most of them responded to me and it should be helpful for those of you looking for things to do in the city.

I call it “What’s On Tap”. This is one of the new segments for 2022. It will be a way to spread cheers and beers as well as local events to your favorite breweries.

Central standard brewery

156 S. Greenwood
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  • CSB De Luxe – Czech Pilsner – 4.8%
    When it comes to pilsnering, it’s all about water. Our internal water filtration system allows us to faithfully reproduce the incredibly soft water of Pilsen, the birthplace of Pilsner. Using this water, we brew a plain beer exclusively with ground-malted Continental Pilsner malt and the freshest European Saaz hops we can get our hands on, then cold-ferment and lager for over 12 weeks, and carbonate naturally. in the fermenter. Poured from a traditional side-draw tap straight from the Czech Republic into half-liter mugs, resulting in the cleanest, crispest drinking experience this side of Bohemia.

Hopping Gnome Brewing Company

1710 E. Douglas
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  • Citra DIPA tapping – January 4 at 3 p.m.
  • Doo-Dah Dubble Tapping – January 18 at 3 p.m. – Belgian Dubbel brewed with Pilsner, 3 specialty malts and Belgian candy sugar. Hopped with East Kent Goldings and fermented with 7% Belgian monastery yeast, 21 IBU
  • Ope Wheat Tapping – Jan. 25 at 3 p.m. – Hop-forward wheat brewed with Half 2 Row and Half Wheat, and hopped with Kansas Hop Company Comet Hops. 5% ABV, 29 IBU


  • Specials of the week:
    $ 5 Flagship Wednesdays – New weekly pint special, includes all standard beers
    Three-Thursday Pack – Weekly take-out special, 3 crowlers for $ 30 every Thursday!
  • January 7: First Friday art exhibition with local artist Jennifer Matthews, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • January 11: beer and tacos with Gaga’s Grub, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, it’s Taco Tuesday at the Gnome!
  • January 15: Everything & the Bagel Pop-Up, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bagels and fresh breads made with gnome beer!
    Live music with Matt Ebberwein: 8 p.m.-10 p.m., no repeat

Norton Brewing Company

125 N. Saint-François
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  • “A Good Amber” – We’re constantly asked if we have one on tap, so this is your standard American Amber Ale. Clean, malty and with a slight presence of American hops.
  • “Moningstar Melodies”, a traditional Belgian Golden Strong beer. Complex fruity esthers of the yeast strain, straight from a monastery in Belgium.
  • “Summon” a huge American Imperial stout
  • And many others in the pipes!


  • January 10: Monday Night Art Fight Winter Slam Event: Past winners of our monthly art fight compete to crown a champion of the year! 3 rounds of speed painting, with many challenges launched during the rounds. This time the theme is CHAOS, and we will have a house band that will add to the chaos: the local metal giants “Suffocate The Skies”. The winner of this event will be our featured artist on the last Friday of January.


  • We’re rolling out several new menu items this month for your grub pleasures, stay tuned!

For Home

711 E. Douglas
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  • The fun new beers we have is a variation of Warbeard called Chai of the Tiger. It’s Chai tea mixed with Warbeard and it’s DELICIOUS.
  • For Peach Sake is the name of our new Peach Sour. Wine ain’t sake, it’s literally a name (for Pete Sake)
  • MoreBeard is our other fun that we just posted. It’s a very limited version and it’s an Imperial Warbeard. Instead of 5.5% abv, it sits at 10.1% and it is also in tall boys.

River City Brewing Co.

150 N. Mosley St.
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  • Rock Island Red
    6% | 16oz Pint – Amber ale, caramel, lightly hopped
  • Emerald City Stout
    5.7% | 16oz Nonic – Dark, espresso, dark chocolate, creamy nitro
  • Old town brown
    5.5% | Pint 16oz – Mahogany, caramel, roasted nuts, hint of coffee
  • Tornado Alley IPA
    7% | 16oz Nonic – Copper color, resinous, wet
  • Wheat harvester
    5% | 16oz Weizen – Light American wheat beer
  • We will be launching several new beers later this month.


  • We are also working on new menu items for a new spring menu. Stay tuned.

Brewery in third place

630 E. Douglas | Web Page – Facebook – Instagram


  • Every Thursday: Every tavern needs a fiddler nearby. Shawn Craver “The Fiddler” will perform solo, acoustic and traditional violin music for Third Place Brewing happy hour every Thursday. Come enjoy the sounds of music that has accompanied many pints over the past centuries and help carry on the tradition! No cover. Dance optional.

Wichita Brewing Co.

8815 W 13th St. & 535 N Woodlawn St. | Web Page – Facebook – Instagram


  • January 29: Beer festival. What is the “Oktoberfest” ?. We bring in our friends from some of the best breweries in the Midwest to help us fundraise for mental health clinics in the Wichita area. About 26% of Americans have a mental health disorder. We will donate the proceeds of Beer Fest to local mental health clinics to help pay for those who cannot afford it. Each brewery brings unique beers to the event that probably haven’t reached the Wichita area, so this is one event you won’t want to miss. Our local breweries will also be present and brewing cold beers for The Beer Fest. This one-of-a-kind festival will feature breweries from Denver, St. Louis, Dallas and Iowa. Go here for more information.


  • Pizza of the Month – “Firebird” Pizza from Jumbo’s Beef and Brew. The first pizza of the month for 2022 is from Jumbo’s Beef & Brew! It’s a version of their Firebird Chicken Sandwich. We start with a base of Korean barbecue sauce, add Korean marinated chicken, red onion and fresh jalapeño, and topped with mozzarella cheese. To finish, we add a homemade coleslaw with apple and cilantro, a chive garnish and a drizzle of Jumbo’s “crack sauce”.

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