WICHITA, Kan.— Summer is on its way and Wichitans, and visitors alike, will be thirsty for all the flavors and fun the season has to offer. Whether you’re craving a cup of joe or longing for a lager, Wichita has a variety of breweries and coffee shops to satisfy any beverage desire, and the Wicked Brew Tour is the perfect summer checklist for tasting brews throughout the city.
Five Wichita breweries and six coffee shops are participating in the tour, which offers patrons a way to earn a free t-shirt just for enjoying the tasty beverages local establishments have to offer.
“Wichita has seen amazing growth in local breweries and coffee shops in the past few years, offering a wide variety of beverages made right here,” said Susie Santo, president and CEO of Visit Wichita. “Whether you want to enjoy a locally-brewed craft beer or take in a heart-warming drink from one of Wichita’s unique coffee shops, the Wicked Brew Tour is a fun way to get out and try a new place – or return to a favorite and sample a new flavor.”
Those wishing to participate in the tour can pick up a passport at any participating business: Central Standard Brewing, Churn and Burn, Cocoa Dolce, Expresso to Go Go, Hopping Gnome Brewing Company, Mead’s Corner Coffeehouse, Reverie Roasters, River City Brewing Co., The Donut Whole, The Hungry Heart & Whole Brewing Company and both Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria locations.
Once participants receive stamps from five of the twelve locations on the passport, it can be turned in for a Wicked Brew t-shirt at Visit Wichita, 515 S. Main, Suite 115. The tour launches Friday, May 20. Participants can start the tour at any time and partake throughout the year.
To enjoy the tour safely, Wichita has a number of transportation options. Visit www.visitwichita.com/wickedbrewtour for a list.
Visit Wichita markets the greater Wichita area as a major convention and tourism destination, thereby enhancing the economic development of the city, county, region and state. Visit Wichita is led by President and CEO Susie Santo, and in 2013 travel and tourism contributed more than $1 billion in economic impact to the Wichita MSA.