One of Wichita’s popular summertime traditions – the Wicked Brew Tour – is back! The tasty fun is set to begin Friday, June 2. What is the Wicked Brew Tour, you ask?
It’s a self-guided tour that takes you to a variety of local businesses to enjoy handcrafted coffee, beer and other brews such as hard cider and kombucha.
The tour, which first made its debut in the summer of 2015, highlights more than 20 businesses in the Heart of the Country, helping locals and tourists alike find the best brews and giving them a flavor-filled experience of local flair and fun through beverages of all kinds.
"We always love being part of the Wicked Brew Tour at Leslie Coffee Co. It's a great showcase of all the great local spots in town, and it's an excuse for new customers to give us a try." – Sarah Leslie, owner of Leslie Coffee Co.
Within the last 10 years, Wichita’s craft brewery and coffee shop scene has exploded, resulting in dozens of local places throughout the city to find craft beverages. Now in its seventh year, the tour celebrates these amazing local businesses.
The Wicked Brew Tour has seen success in not only getting Wichitans out to drink locally, but also has been a great way to showcase the best craft beers, ciders, kombucha and specialty coffee drinks in Wichita to visitors. Last year, the tour resulted in more than 14,000 visits to local breweries and coffee shops.
"We opened our new taproom and beer garden just in time for this year's Wicked Brew Tour, so we're extra excited for the summer to begin. I don't think it's a coincidence that ‘beers’ rhymes with ‘cheers!’” – Stacy Ward Lattin, co-owner of Hopping Gnome Brewing Company
How it works
To get started, pick up a passport at any participating location (see below) or at the Visitor Center, located at 515 S. Main Street in downtown Wichita.
Once you collect at least 10 stamps from the 20-plus participating businesses, turn in your passport for an official 2023 Wicked Brew Tour T-shirt.
Designed and printed locally by Wichita Screen Printing, the tour’s T-shirts feature a distinctive new look each year. We recommend finishing your passport early, as there will only be 1,500 T-Shirts available. Due to high interest in this event, shirts are on a first-come, first-served basis and sizes are not guaranteed.
Wicked Brew Tour participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #WickedBrewTour on social media. For more information, see our guide or follow Visit Wichita on Facebook and Instagram at @VisitWichita.
- Central Standard Brewing
- Hopping Gnome Brewing Company
- Nortons Brewing Co.
- PourHouse by Walnut River Brewing
- River City Brewing Co.
- Sweet Allie B's Limestone Beer Co.
- Third Place Brewing
- Tor Brewing
- Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria - West, East
Participating coffee shops:
- Aroma Coffeehouse
- Botanic at GROW
- Churn & Burn
- Cocoa Dolce Chocolates - East, West, Downtown
- Coffee Daze
- The Donut Whole
- Espresso To Go Go
- Fairmount Coffee Co.
- Il Primo Espresso Cafe - East, Downtown
- Leslie Coffee Co.
- Reverie Coffee Roasters
- Reverie Roasters Express
Kombucha and cider:
Remember to drink responsibly and enjoy the Wicked Brew Tour safely. It’s easy to utilize ride-sharing apps in Wichita and we also encourage using Wichita’s free Q-Line to get around in the downtown area. Or, make it a date night and reserve your spot on a Wichita Brew Wagon Tour to knock out at least three of your breweries in one evening.