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River City Brewing Co.

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86
very good

42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Active Beers: 100
Beer Ratings: 206
Beer Avg: 3.63
Taps: 6
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

150 N Mosley St
Wichita, Kansas, 67202-2804
United States
phone: (316) 263-2739

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Photo of Wobbly
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Honestly, this has been a very surprising brewery for me. I come to Wichita for work once or twice a month from KC, and I always try to stop by here and some of the others in town (this is the best, if you ask me). Recently, I was delighted by some seasonal offerings that included a wheat wine and a peche saison. Both were very good, especially given how difficult these styles are to pull off. Food is decent but well priced and portions are large.

Wobbly, Tuesday at 09:35 PM
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Butchnasty, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

mja1982, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Ashinpaugh, Jul 22, 2014
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Hellpop65, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of DelMontiac
4.58/5  rDev +22.1%

A day off played out with a trip up to Wichita today. The wife and daughter couldn't decide where to eat so naturally I took us to River City Brewing Co. since I'd never been there in all my trips up there.

The small brewery is in what is known as "old town." This area has that old charm about it with renovated old red brick buildings and renovated brick streets, lamps, and signs. It's also littered with drinking establishments. Parking was pretty easy since it was Monday after 2pm.

The brewery has an old western saloon feel about it with large natural wood beams and posts. Tables, chairs, etc follow the theme. The stainless mash tuns and fermenters can be seen through the glass behind the bar. There is a collection of malt bags on the walls and some metal sign boards with quotes you may have heard before. Also a sign about no slamming craft beer allowed. You'll see oak barrels scattered around the place with signs on them that tell what beer is being aged in them and when it will be finished. There are a few TVs, but very many so you don't feel like you're in a sports bar. It was fairly quite at this hour.

Service was fast, friendly, and efficient. We were asked what type of seating we liked and were seated accordingly. Our server knew the beer menu of about a dozen house made brews. He was very attentive and pleasant. Couldn't be better.

They pretty much have your beer mood covered here. Since I was driving I couldn't taste it all, but I decided on their "Fresh Cut IPA", a sessionable 4.5%er loaded with citra hops and a bit minimalist on the bittering hops. It was served in a nonic and, man I loved that beer! I also had their "Blonde Bombshell" Belgian style blonde ale which was served in a stubby tulip glass and had that great Belgian yeast profile along with plenty of Belgian candy sweetness. Another winner.

They have a pretty large selection of food so everyone finds something they can live with. I highly recommend the spinach/artichoke dip as an appetizer - wow! My Cuban sandwich was great, my wife's fish and chips were fantastic, and my daughter's mac and cheese was really good too. Plenty to eat! Everything fresh and hot. Ticket was $60 - about what I expected.

I'll definitely be back. Maybe on a Thursday when it's cool on the outside rooftop deck and they have some live music.

DelMontiac, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

22Blue, Jul 08, 2014
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Hohnbaum, Jul 05, 2014
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AGoodStout, Jun 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

alienlifeforcecube, Mar 06, 2014
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River City Brewing Co. in Wichita, KS
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.