Grapes & Grains Passport
Your adventure awaits in #HopCity
The Grapes and Grains passport will take you from the Viking halls of Valhalla to the footprint of an ancient glacier. You’ll see Italian inspired architecture and where they brew beer for dogs’ best friend. You’ll enjoy the beauty of the Flint Hills and some prohibition era history, all without leaving Topeka.
Get the Grapes & Grains Passport so you can chronicle your trek to all the award-winning breweries and wineries in Topeka. It’s easy, just follow these steps.
- Request an official Grapes & Grains Passport
- Plan your Trip to Topeka with our trip builder app
- Enjoy a cold, hand crafted drink at our local breweries and wineries to complete the passport
- Send in your Passport to Visit Topeka to claim your prize (full instructions in passport)
Named for the owner’s two Basset Hounds, Happy Basset Brewing Co. serves quality craft beer inside its classy, newly renovated brewery. You can enjoy a wide range of craft beer and craft beer cocktails. Try their signature Hoppy Basset IPA for a drink that has a little extra IBUs. If you are looking for a drink that is slightly smoother, try their popular Yellow Brick Blonde. With 12 beers on tap and more in rotation, you can find it all at Happy Basset where they “brew beer for dogs’ best friend.”
At the Norsemen Brewing Company, you won’t find any pillaging or plundering, you’ll only find tasty craft brews that belong in Viking lore. Sipping on a craft beer in the sophisticated comfort of the taproom will make you feel like you have finally found Valhalla. Try one of their many creatively name craft beers like the Odin’s ONE-EYEPA, Shield Maiden Wheat or the Attempted Conspiracy. Step through the doors and back in time at Norsemen Brewing Company, where all Vikings are Norsemen but not all Norsemen are Vikings.
Topeka’s first and largest craft brewery, Bling Tiger Brewery & Restaurant has been serving award-winning beer for decades. Named for prohibition era slang for a secret party, Blind Tiger Brewery is no secret to #HopCity. The locally owned, unique, multi-level brewpub has seating for 350, including a large outside deck. With 18 or more beers on tap daily, you’re sure to find just the right beer to suit your personal taste. No matter what your style, you can be sure it will be a champion beer crafted by their champion brewmaster. Seriously, they’re World Beer Cup Champions! Beer Brewed for Every Mood. Steak – Pasta – Seafood – Barbeque. Family Dining.
With Italian inspired architecture and French-American grapes, at Crooked Post Winery you will feel transported. This quaint vineyard and winery is located near Lake Perry and is home to a variety of fine wines made in house. If you’re serious about your wines, try the Noiret, a smooth, dark red wine with hints of raspberry, cherries and chocolate. If you’re looking to pair with food, try the Cayuga White, a white, dry and fruity wine that pairs well with cheese, chicken and fish. On top of the hand-crafted wine, try their woodfired pizza or their locally-sourced meat and cheese trays. You can also find several Kansas craft beers on tap and in bottles. Wine, beer, food and fun, you can find it all at Crooked Post Wine
A glacier covered N.E. Kansas, the terminus of which was just beyond the vineyard. Glacier’s Edge Winery & Vineyard is home to some of the best wine in Kansas. Enjoy the tasting room with a glass of hand-crafted wine while gazing upon the 3,000+ vines or while relaxing on the outdoor patio near the fireplace for some natural Kansas beauty. Glacier’s Edge produces a diverse wine selection that ranges from dry and white wines to sweet reds, whites and fruit wines. Come out and experience Kansas wine and enjoy the ambiance that is Glacier’s Edge Winery.
At Prairie Fire Winery, the wine will leave you in awe and so will the views. Located in the rolling beauty of the Flint Hills, this international award-winning winery is home to over 25 different wines, made with 100% Kansas grown grapes, using Old World techniques. Sip your wine from the tasting room, pergola, or as you stroll through the vineyard to fully experience all the natural beauty. For you wine connoisseurs, don’t miss the Methode Champenoise sparkling wine, it’s the first and only of its kind in the state. From white to red, dry to sweet, or anything in between, you’ll find your flavor at Prairie Fire Winery.
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This passport is only available for residents outside of Shawnee County.