Wichita celebrates with beer in April! This Friday, April 7, is National Beer Day, and, during the last week of April, Wichita breweries join other breweries from across Kansas for Kansas Craft Beer Week. Local breweries, taprooms and brew pubs are brewing exciting collaborations and releasing new beers in April that you won’t want to miss.

Aero Plains Brewing 
Aero Plains Brewing fills their taproom and more than 20 local bars and restaurants with nine craft beers inspired by Wichita, including Dove Runner Red Wheat, Bingo’s IPA and River Walk Dunkel. An April feature, Aero Plains Brewing is implementing its Test Pilot Series, where they’ll release a new small batch beer every Wednesday this month. On the last Wednesday of the month, Aero Plains Brewing and Milkfloat – a local dessert restaurant – will release a special collaboration brew for Kansas Craft Beer Week.

Aero Plains Brewing is located at 117 N. Handley St. in Wichita’s historic Delano District.

Central Standard Brewing 
Recently listed at No. 8 on a list of 10 Best Breweries in Kansas [http://bestthingsks.com/breweries/], Central Standard Brewing serves a varying selection of craft beer – from special sours to the incredibly popular Wizard of Hops IPA – as well as delicious charcuterie boards. Each day’s lineup is posted on Twitter by @DrinkCSB. The latest brew to hit the taps – Lunacorn, a kiwi hefeweizen – will be available all this week.

Central Standard Brewing is located at 156 S. Greenwood St. just off Douglas Ave. in Wichita’s Douglas Design District.

Hopping Gnome Brewing Company 
Hopping Gnome Brewing Company made No. 4 on a list of 10 Best Breweries in Kansas [http://bestthingsks.com/breweries/]. The home brewer turned brewery owner opened Wichita’s first taproom solely dedicated to serving craft beer. For Kansas Craft Beer Week, Hopping Gnome will tap their Caddie Kolsch, a delightfully crisp summer beer, April 26. 

Hopping Gnome brews for the locals at 1710 E. Douglas in Wichita’s Douglas Design District.

River City Brewing Co. 
Opened in 1993, River City Brewing Co. is Wichita’s one of the few brew pubs in Wichita with 16 handcrafted ales on tap. A menu inspired by Kansas’ heritage rounds out a delicious brew pub experience. River City will host its annual “Kiss My Cask” event, featuring Firkins from several Kansas breweries, April 27, during Kansas Craft Beer Week.  

River City Brewing Co. is located at 150 N. Mosley in the heart of Old Town in Wichita.

Third Place Brewing 
Third Place Brewing is downtown Wichita’s taproom for gathering after work with friends. The brewers are launching their latest craft beer on Thursday, April 6, also known as “New Beer’s Eve,” the day that Prohibition ended in the United States. Rhapsody, a light-to-medium body summer IPA, will hit the tap at Third Place Brewing and be available Friday, April 7, for National Beer Day.

Third Place Brewing welcomes Wichitans and visitors alike at 630 E. Douglas Suite 150 in downtown Wichita.

Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria 
Last on our list but not least for our palates, Wichita Brewing Co., another favorite Wichita brew pub, commits itself to making great handcrafted beers and quality wood-fired pizzas. Coming up in April, Wichita Brewing Co. will release two new beers to the market – also available canned in-store – a sour IPA named after head brewer Ned and the 503 Imperial Red Ale. During Kansas Craft Beer Week, they’ll also release a collaboration brew with Tallgrass Brewing Co. of Manhattan, Kansas, called Haze on the Range.

Grab a pint and a slice at Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria in West Wichita at 8815 W. 13th St., Suite 100, or on the east side at 535 N. Woodlawn, Suite 375.