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Free State Brewing
Bar/Tasting RoomBeer GardenRestaurantRetail ItemsBeer To Go (Off-License)
636 Massachusetts
Lawrence KS 66044-2236
Telephone: +1 785-843-4555
Hours: Sunday noon-11:00pm, Monday-Saturday 11:00am-midnight.
Brewer: S.Bradt, G.Paulson, S.Grabbe, B.Scott
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Visited: June 3, 2013

Opened: 1989

Annual Production: 2,500 bbl

Contributors: Diane Crawford, Richard R Tinurelli

Updated: March 13, 2016


Beer List

    • Date: October 5, 2000 (#3567)
      Package: draught
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright brown, thick head. Big Munich malt aroma. Medium body, toasty, nice hop flavor, drying at the end.

    • Date: June 3, 2013 (#9125)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright deep golden. Thick head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Very mildly earthy.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light-medium body, smooth. Grainy malt and grassy hops; not too sweet and not too bitter. Clean grainy finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • French & Belgian-Style Saison
    • Date: June 3, 2013 (#9129)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright yellow. Huge head.
      Aroma (4)
      Lemony. Mildly grainy. Fruity.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light-medium body, fizzy. Sweet and fruity, lemony-citrus flavor. Very low bitterness. Clean citrusy finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock
    • Date: May 5, 1998 (#2761)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright brown, low carbonation, thick head. Hint of Hersbruck aroma. Medium body, sweet and brown. Flash of bitterness in the middle, sweet finish. Thanks to Free State's Kevin Eichelberger for the bottle!

  • Imperial or Double India Pale Ale

  • Copperhead IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Copperhead Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Eutiner Lager
    Münchner-Style Helles

  • Ironman
    Imperial Stout

  • Lovejoy IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Octoberfest
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest

  • Old Backus Barleywine 1997
    Barley Wine-Style Ale

  • Old Backus Barleywine 2003
    Barley Wine-Style Ale

  • Smoke on the Wheat Beer
    Smoke-Flavored Beer

  • Stormchaser IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Wheat State Golden
    Light American Wheat Beer without Yeast

  • Winterfest
    American-Style India Pale Ale