Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West

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Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria WestWichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

8815 W 13th St N
Ste 100
Wichita, Kansas, 67212-4072
United States

(316) 440-2885 | map

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Added by zeff80 on 08-14-2011

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Reviews by FamousFolly:
Photo of FamousFolly
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The Wichita Brewing Company is a very welcome addition to the Wichita beer scene. These guys are new at this but have their priorities straight, and I think they'll be around for a long time.

I've had a chance to try all their beers, and even though I admit to being a bit of an obsessive hophead, I think that all their beers, even the wheat, are pretty damn good. The wheat has this amazing citrus character that's really refreshing. The vanilla porter has a lot of depth and is a great dessert (or with their s'mores pizza). I was most surprised by their 5:02 amber ale, which even though it's balanced, is really interesting and delicious. Their Belgian Pale Ale is pretty popular, but of course it's the IPA that I order over and over again. Personally, I would like it a touch drier and with more hops, but there's not too many beers I've had that I wouldn't add more hops to.

The food is great. These guys are really committed to quality and it shows. Everything has been carefully selected or made in house. Of course, you must try their pizza's the first few times you go there. But tonight, I had their grilled cheese- with turkey, salami, capicola ham and your choice of cheese (I did mozzarella) on your choice of bread (I did sourdough). Delicious! It came with my choice of chips, and I tried beer chips, which were good, but a bit too sweet for me. Oh, and the cream cheese stuffed jalapenos with bacon were delightful.

They've already worked out some issues that were a bit annoying at first- mostly the loud atmosphere and the fact that it was like 90 degrees in there the first couple weeks. I'm looking forward to them introducing some seasonal beers and expanding their guest tap list.

Overall, this is a great new place, and I hope the good people of Wichita continue to support them even after the new-ness has worn off.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Treycotton
3.69/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Groenebeor
3.36/5  rDev -21.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3

This is an okay place in the Wichita to eat and drink. The best if you want both, and want local beer/food.

The pizzas are pretty good, and good pricing as well.

The beers are decent, but by no means the best. One of the better places in Wichita, only Central Standard brewing I'd place above this place.

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Photo of KYoung86
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of aratcliffe
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Sixpoint
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of PresbyPint
4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of TShasta
4.04/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of GregJ
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Good beer, great food and excellent service. An oasis after a long drive across the fields of Kansas.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

I really liked this place and consider it to be the class of Wichita. Did a flight and beers were good to great, although they had an aged barleywine I desperately wanted in a growler but was not allowed to procure. Didn't try any pizza which I regret in hindsight, it looked her good. This will be the first place I go if I find myself back in Wichita.

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Photo of KShophead
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Phinkes
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Codyholland
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of PCATD
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Ashinpaugh
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of codyhaskell
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of daniagates
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of jaydoc
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of MooSully
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I'll be honest and say ill enjoy here just for not being river city brewery.
The food is simple, pizzas and sandwiches; but they do them well.
The beers are pretty good, especially since they've only been open for a year or two.
Service isn't bad, I had a waiter who had just finished finals so his brain was a little fried but I can't hold that against the place.
They had special firkins for Craft Beer Week which was great to see.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.84/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Wichita Brewing Company in an unassuming brewpub tucked away on the corner of 13th an Tyler. However, don't overlook this brewpub. The atmosphere is great. Clean, spacious dining. Lots if TVs. Delicious appetizers. Excellent pizza at affordable prices. But the beer steals the show. Delicious, with a nice variety of styles. In fact they have it all. They even sell growlers, pint glasses, shirts... This place needs to expand. I'll be refilling my growler often.

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Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Visited this place the day before Thanksgiving.

My wife thinks this building was Sporting Goods Store prior to this being there, it shows. They are trying, you got some beer memorabilia, a nice wood fired oven & a nice view of the brewing process

All beer was good & brewed to style. The Vanilla porter & IPA were the stars. The Pumpkin Ale & Black IPA were pretty tasty as well

Service was fairly attentive, there were a few slip ups, but nothing major

6 beers on tap plus 2 guests

The food was very tasty, would go back just for the spinach salad beer or no beer

Prices were fairly reasonable, will be visiting these guys again

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Photo of KansasBeerLover
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

After good news from the doc today, I decided to celebrate by trying a new brewpub. When you try something new, you never know what you will get.

Went in the middle of a weekday afternoon. Not being mealtime, I was only there for the beer. Sat at the bar and was promptly greeted by a friendly bartender. He proved to be knowledgeable about the beers on tap, and had tried them all.

The tap selection was limited. House brews were: V6 IPA, Half-Wit Wheat, Brewship Belgium and 5:02 Amber. Being out of their ValleyView Porter, they had Summit Porter. Also Rally Cap Ale (Pete's) and Summit Oktoberfest. There was a tap handle for Green Flash Hophead Red, but it was another selection they were without.

My selections were the V6 IPA and the Brewship Belgium. The Belgian was unusual and good, but the IPA was great. Cost was very reasonable, ticket for both came to about $8.50 after tax.

I will definitely return at mealtime and try the food. For a brewpub that has only been in business four months, they seem to be gathering a lot of attention. A pleasant change from the Old Chicago chain, where the servers don't know the beer menu and are too busy to wait on you. I hope this brewpub can handle the competition, they are in a tough market area. I will do my part by recommending this establishment to all my friends.

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