Breweries in Kansas just keep appearing

Craft beer lovers in Kansas have fewer and fewer reasons to travel to Colorado to get their fix. Kansas breweries just keep multiplying, in Wichita and beyond.

River City brew master Dan Norton taps a firkin at the restaurant.

River City brew master Dan Norton taps a firkin at the restaurant.

For our Perfect Summer section, which was published in the newspaper on Sunday, I was tasked with coming up with a list of breweries in Kansas. I thought I could just quickly update a list I’d compiled  in 2012, but once I started my research, I realized that many, many breweries have opened in just the two years since I’d written that first story.

Salina has two new ones. Emporia has one. And Wichita is about to gain a fourth. Beer fans can spend their whole summers, if they wanted, traveling to Kansas’ different breweries for dinner, samples and tours.

Here’s my most recent list.