Our second to last stop on the Brew Tour brought us to the granddaddy of Wichita craft brewing. Before craft beer was a big thing, River City was setting up shop in Old Town. While there are just a few more brewery options in town these days, River City has continued to evolve and produce solid brews.
River City has the best overall selection of beers of any brewery in town. From a basic pilsner to wheats, porters, and experimental IPAs and sours, if you claim to like beer you can find something here. Unless of course your idea of a good beer is Bud Light Lime and then there is no hope for you at all.
On our visit I tried three beers from their rotating list. The first was Invisible Ink, a hoppy hefeweizen with a touch of lemon. This was a refreshing beer with just a subtle bitterness from the hops. The next selection was Cherry Seduction, a sour that had been aged with dark cherries. I found the tartness to be fairly mild compared to other sours, but the sweetness of the cherries came through nicely. The final brew of the evening was Morning Dew. This was an Northeast Style IPA brewed with Brett bacteria to give it a velvety mouthfeel and slightly funky taste. I really enjoy citrusy IPAs so this one to me was the best of the three.
Beside good beers River City has a full menu of typical American Pub food. It had been awhile since I had eaten there and was impressed with the quality of our meals. The pizza and burger were both solid offerings and our kids enjoyed the rich mac n cheese.