Free State Brewing News

Fresh Local Asparagus has returned to the plates at the pub! A sure sign that the bounty of local flavor is here to boost our spirits!


If you travel the worldwide superhighway to today, you’ll notice a big change since your last visit. It’s a work in progress, but we have been collaborating with some talented folks to bring our customers an easy online experience, whether by desktop or by mobile, that puts all the newest information about Free State at your fingertips. Ginny Weaver of Ginny Weaver Design ( ) has put together a great platform that lets the video and photographic work of Marc Havener ( shine. If you haven’t seen Marc’s touching homage to Lawrence, KS, be certain to watch his Dear Larry: A Letter to Home video ( ), winner of BEST OF SHOW and 3 Gold Addys at the KC Ad Awards. Additional photographic work for the site has been contributed by our Head Brewer, Geoff Deman. Beer menus, food menus, and online ordering are all just a click away now. Take a minute to explore while you kick back and enjoy a Free State Beer. “Because without beer, things do not seem to go as well.”

SCIENCE ON TAP – Insect Biomimicry

with Rachel Neff

Thursday, April 29 – 7pm Zoom

Biomimicry, or Biomimetics, is an approach to engineering that uses nature’s tried-and-true design solutions to solve complex human challenges. The goal of Biomimicry is to construct products, create systems, and inspire ways of living that emulate the patterns and processes of nature that have been fine-tuned by evolution over millions of years. As the most diverse group of organisms on the planet, insects, along with other arthropods like spiders, can serve as useful models for solving a wide variety of problems faced by humans today.

Rachel Neff is a KU graduate student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology who studies aquatic beetle evolution and has a keen passion for communicating fascinating science to the public. Join us for this virtual Science On Tap and learn how insects and spiders are inspiring creative solutions to some of our world’s biggest problems.

This virtual Science On Tap will be held via Zoom and is a free event. Registration is required.


Announcing the release of the latest Seasonal

in the Free State lineup:


Envision hints of papaya, peach, pineapple, in this spry IPA built for active lives. Hoptic Nerve IPA satisfies your thirst for hop flavor with a lower ABV and lighter body. Whether hitting drives at the green, flinging a disk with friends on the disc golf course, cycling the scenic gravel back roads, or just grilling outdoors with friends and family, Hoptic Nerve IPA will satisfy your hop cravings and keep you ready for your next adventure. Pick up a six-pack at your favorite retailer or enjoy on draught at select restaurants, taverns, and bars…including 636 Massachusetts, home of Kansas’ Original Craft Brewery, #BecauseWithoutBeer.


For the first time ever, there are two KU Graduation weekends this May. We have reservation slots still available at the pub for those weekends. Give us a call soon to help make your celebration a touch more relaxing




Trivia Night has returned to the Pub every Tuesday evening. The fun begins at 7pm. But, with distancing, there will be limited capacity, and there is a maximum of 6 people per table. Reservations are encouraged.


With Mother’s Day and Graduations just around the corner, we have an easy way for you to find a special treat. Gift certificates are always appreciated, and mementoes like coasters, stickers and key chains, along with shirts and logo glassware, all can be ordered online with ease. Check out our selection at: