Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in Kansas

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November 9, 2022
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Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in Kansas

In a world where just a small number of massive companies dominate the beer market, sipping on a brew created close to home can be all the more satisfying.

The last decade has seen an explosion of breweries that operate on a smaller scale and offer a wider, and sometimes more experimental, selection of beer. While craft beer often has a higher price tag than your average domestic beer, consumers are clearly willing to pay more: In 2020, craft beer accounted for almost a quarter of the U.S. retail beer market.

Stacker compiled a list of the breweries with the most beers ranked in the top 46 in Kansas using data from BeerAdvocate. Any ties were broken by the highest-ranking beer. Continue reading to find out which Kansas breweries have the tastiest offerings.

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#13. Flying Monkey Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #46. Flying Monkey Amber Ale (American Amber / Red Ale)
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#12. 23rd Street Brewery

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #35. Crimson Phog (Irish Red Ale)
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#11. Three Rings Brewery

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #19. Vertigo IPA (American IPA)
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#10. Fields & Ivy Brewery

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #10. Breezedale (New England IPA)
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#9. Central Standard Brewing

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 1
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #2. Peach Contrails (Wild Ale)

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#8. Kansas Territory Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #32. Time Portal Breakfast Brown (American Brown Ale)
--- #43. Life Coach Lager (American Lager)
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#7. Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 2
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #13. Buffalo Sweat (Sweet / Milk Stout)
--- #30. 8-Bit Pale Ale (American Pale Ale)
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#6. River City Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 3
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #36. Old Town Brown (English Brown Ale)
--- #41. Tornado Alley IPA (American IPA)
--- #45. Rock Island Red (American Amber / Red Ale)
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#5. Defiance Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 3
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #3. Awesomeness (Imperial IPA)
--- #5. Fuzzy Knuckles (American Imperial Stout)
--- #25. Gutch English Style Mild Ale (English Pale Mild Ale)
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#4. Gella's Diner & Lb. Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 4
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #4. No. 06 Oatmeal Stout (Oatmeal Stout)
--- #38. No. 55 Fort Fletcher American IPA (American IPA)
--- #42. No. 03 Amber Ale (American Amber / Red Ale)

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#3. Walnut River Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 5
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #15. Oktoberfest (Märzen)
--- #20. Teter Rock Kölsch (Kölsch)
--- #24. Warbeard Irish Red (Irish Red Ale)
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#2. Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 7
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #7. Valleyview Vanilla Porter (American Porter)
--- #9. Ber-Lemon-Er Weisse (Berliner Weisse)
--- #12. V.6 IPA (American IPA)
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#1. Free State Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in Kansas: 15
- Highest ranked beers in Kansas:
--- #1. Old Backus Barleywine (American Barleywine)
--- #6. Post Rock Pilsner (Bohemian / Czech Pilsner)
--- #8. Stormwatch Ale (Black IPA)

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