Irrigation Ales is one of the most “pivotal” breweries in the Midwest. Located in Courtland (pop 294), the second-smallest brewery town in Kansas. Proving small towns can have big flavor and fun. IA highlights the Kansas Bostwick Irrigation District and Republican River Basin and our unique rural culture. We feature eight taps of our own handcrafted beers and homemade root beer.
We take pride in our agrarian ingenuity with a brewhouse made from retrofitted dairy tanks, irrigation pipe bar lighting, and a semi-trailer turned cold room. Our beers feature local ag products in our beers from the Depot Market, C&C High Tunnel Farms, and others we forage ourselves.
We also feature other Kansas wines, ciders, as well as non-alcoholic Morning Light Kombucha on tap and in cans.
Guests are welcome to bring in food from Adri’s down the street or any other venue. We offer grab-and-go snacks like our in-house charcuterie boxes and hummus bowls along with a selection of chips and pretzels.
Irrigation Ales is must stop every time I’m in Courtland, Kansas. We love the varieties of beer,... especially the sours for me . The brewery is clean, adorable, and the owners are knowledgeable and love sharing their story of how they brew the beer and how the brewery came to be.read more
Pretty good little brewery in an unexpected little town. Beers are good, and the atmosphere is... great. Both times I have been there, it is quite busy with all the locals. I'll keep coming back whenever I am on 36.read more
We had our first visit to Irrigation Ales a few days ago, and it did not disappoint. The brews were... first class, establishment classy, service was superior, and the available merch was a bonus. We’ll be back for sure!read more
A short stay in Courtland over Memorial Day weekend led to a fortuitous discovery of Irrigation... Ales. This small town brewery is a delight. Luke and Jennifer are very accommodating hosts, and their brews are both unique and very interesting. Do yourself a favor - take time to drop in and chill with locals and travelers, seeking (and finding) a welcoming atmosphere and comfortable surroundings.read more
When it comes to awesome finds in small towns, Irrigation Ales is in the top tier. Awesome brewery... with a limited, but unique selection of beers. They also do a fantastic job of putting an emphasis on “local” by offering wines and kombucha from Kansas establishments! Luke and Jennifer have set up an awesome place that is well worth the stop!read more
Centrally isolated between I-80 and I-70. Over the river and below the lake.