River City Brewing Co.
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Reviews by John:
3.86/5 rDev +3.2%
River City Brewing is located in an interesting refurbished warehouse area of Wichita called "Old Town". The interior features much of the original construction; lots of wood, worn wooden floor and heavy one square foot timbers that support the building. The long wooden bar has ample space for belly up imbibing and the restaurant area is large as well. Some of the woodwork looks like it may have been recovered/restored materials - pretty cool. Stopped in last week and enoyed some of their tasty IPA (fall seasonal). Chatted a little bit with some locals and the brewer, Dan. Scored a sample of the new Honey Rye winter seasonal before it was officially tapped. At 10% abv this will be a fine winter warmer. The 10% was well hidden too. Selection could be improved a bit. If it weren't for the seasonal brews the normal selection would be lacking. Hey Dan, make that tasty IPA a regular in the lineup! Hopefully will have a chance to try some food next time. Overall a friendly and comfortable joint and a worthwhile stop.
10-25-2004 01:56:18 | More by John
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4.58/5 rDev +22.5%
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.
07-08-2014 03:02:22 | More by DelMontiac
River City Brewing Co. in Wichita, KS
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.