Highest rated beer in Kansas

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October 28, 2022
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Highest rated beer in Kansas

If you drink beer—any beer—you've likely heard of the craft beer revolution, and you likely fall into one of two camps: IPA warrior or lager loyalist. The great thing about a beer-related revolution is that there is no wrong side. Whatever your preference, cheers to you.

The burgeoning brewery business is indeed a revolution by many counts. According to the Brewers Association, the number of breweries in the United States grew 390% from 2010 to 2020—all while beer consumption, on average, was declining.

Like all revolutions, this, too, began as a desire for change—as an overthrow of the old and the monopolistic. In 2010, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors (formerly MillerCoors), two of the largest beer companies in the world, comprised roughly 77% of total beer sales in the U.S. In 2020, that share was 60%, with smaller brewers claiming a larger share toward the end of the decade.

With a taste of the innovations and variety coming out of craft breweries, consumers are demanding a higher quality product, and are willing to pay more for it. Over the last decade, beer prices have increased by 33%.

If you've ever been curious about which beers are most popular in your home state, we have the answer. Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated beer in Kansas using ratings from BeerAdvocate. A maximum of 5 beers per brewery were included.

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#24. Flying Monkey Amber Ale

- Rating: 3.27 (70 ratings)
- Type: American Amber / Red Ale
- ABV: 4.60%
- Brewery: Flying Monkey Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#23. Life Coach Lager

- Rating: 3.19 (11 ratings)
- Type: American Lager
- ABV: 5.00%
- Brewery: Kansas Territory Brewing Company
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#22. HighBeam IPA

- Rating: 3.71 (25 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 7.70%
- Brewery: Walnut River Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#21. Time Portal Breakfast Brown

- Rating: 3.7 (20 ratings)
- Type: American Brown Ale
- ABV: 6.40%
- Brewery: Kansas Territory Brewing Company
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#20. Coffee Porter

- Rating: 3.7 (18 ratings)
- Type: American Porter
- ABV: 6.60%
- Brewery: Walnut River Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#19. 8-Bit Pale Ale

- Rating: 3.77 (1,209 ratings)
- Type: American Pale Ale
- ABV: 5.20%
- Brewery: Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#18. F.N. Ned IPA

- Rating: 3.72 (13 ratings)
- Type: Wild Ale
- ABV: 7.00%
- Brewery: Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West
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#17. Gutch English Style Mild Ale

- Rating: 3.78 (60 ratings)
- Type: English Pale Mild Ale
- ABV: 5.00%
- Brewery: Defiance Brewing Co.
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#16. Warbeard Irish Red

- Rating: 3.78 (41 ratings)
- Type: Irish Red Ale
- ABV: 5.50%
- Brewery: Walnut River Brewing Company
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#15. Teter Rock Kölsch

- Rating: 3.74 (12 ratings)
- Type: Kölsch
- ABV: 4.70%
- Brewery: Walnut River Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#14. Vertigo IPA

- Rating: 3.75 (14 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 6.00%
- Brewery: Three Rings Brewery
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#13. Longball Craft Lager

- Rating: 3.76 (11 ratings)
- Type: American Lager
- ABV: 5.20%
- Brewery: Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#12. Mass Hysteria Rye

- Rating: 3.8 (19 ratings)
- Type: Rye Beer
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West
- Read more on BeerAdvocate
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#11. Lager

- Rating: 3.8 (13 ratings)
- Type: German Pilsner
- ABV: 5.00%
- Brewery: Free State Brewing Co.
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#10. Oktoberfest

- Rating: 3.82 (11 ratings)
- Type: Märzen
- ABV: 5.70%
- Brewery: Walnut River Brewing Company
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#9. Octoberfest

- Rating: 3.85 (141 ratings)
- Type: Märzen
- ABV: 5.40%
- Brewery: Free State Brewing Co.
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#8. Buffalo Sweat

- Rating: 3.88 (1,474 ratings)
- Type: Sweet / Milk Stout
- ABV: 5.00%
- Brewery: Tallgrass Brewing Co. Tap House
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#7. V.6 IPA

- Rating: 3.91 (47 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 7.00%
- Brewery: Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West
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#6. Yakimaniac

- Rating: 3.92 (87 ratings)
- Type: American IPA
- ABV: 7.50%
- Brewery: Free State Brewing Co.
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#5. Post Rock Pilsner

- Rating: 4.08 (22 ratings)
- Type: Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
- ABV: 5.60%
- Brewery: Free State Brewing Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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#4. Fuzzy Knuckles

- Rating: 4.11 (85 ratings)
- Type: American Imperial Stout
- ABV: 10.00%
- Brewery: Defiance Brewing Co.
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#3. Awesomeness

- Rating: 4.28 (31 ratings)
- Type: Imperial IPA
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Defiance Brewing Co.
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#2. Peach Contrails

- Rating: 4.43 (13 ratings)
- Type: Wild Ale
- ABV: 8.00%
- Brewery: Central Standard Brewing
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#1. Old Backus Barleywine

- Rating: 4.21 (262 ratings)
- Type: American Barleywine
- ABV: 10.50%
- Brewery: Free State Brewing Co.
- Read more on BeerAdvocate

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