This annual fall event moved to the spring in 2016, drawing a big crowd of beer connoisseurs thirsty to try new brews along with their favorites. If you are a fan of the microbrew movement, this is a must-attend event!
The Midwest Beerfest, sponsored by Wichita’s chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food, starts with Beer & Food Lovers Dinners beer dinners at several locations on Friday and culminates on Saturday with the largest beer tasting event in Wichita – the Grand Tasting at Century II Expo Hall.
With a ticket to the Grand Tasting event, guests receive a tasting mug and three hours to sample from more than 400 craft beers, ales, lagers and more from breweries and microbreweries around the United States. There are sections for brews from Colorado, the West Coast, the Northwest, the Midwest and a Wichita/Kansas section with an outstanding selection of microbrews from within our state.
In conjunction with the Grand Tasting, guests can bid on silent auction items, compete in a dance-off, taste and vote on wings provided by some of Wichita’s favorite restaurants and purchase food from a group of food trucks parked outside the venue or concession stands inside Century II.