Hopping Gnome Brewing Company's mission is simple. To brew a variety of craft beers with high quality ingredients to make the finest hand crafted ales. Our passion is to promote the Buy Local movement in our community. By visiting our taproom or sharing a growler with family and friends, you are now part of the Wichita Craft Beer Revolution!
Torrey Lattin started home brewing over 6 years ago, and after a couple of years decided to work on a business plan in order to help grow the number of breweries in Wichita. At the time, there were only two brewery/restaurants in the area, and after traveling to Colorado and visiting the small and unique taprooms there, Torrey and his wife Stacy decided this concept would be something fresh and new in Wichita, KS.
They decided on a small taproom with a 5 BBL brewing system and distribution plan rather than a restaurant in order to create a beer-focused atmosphere, where friends can get together and play games, order in a pizza, and hang out like it’s your friend’s house (except you have to pay for the beer...we’re trying to run a business here).
The couple had several names in mind, but most were already taken or too similar to other established breweries across the US. One night, Torrey was having a beer at home, and noticed a give-away from the 2012 Kansas City Royals All Star game that was a little gnome. He ran upstairs and said “how about Hopping Gnome? You know like hops, and gnomes are known for drinking.”
The name stuck and after finding a local graphic designer to create the awesome logo, Hopping Gnome Brewing Company was born.
Located in the up-and-coming Douglas Design District, Hopping Gnome Brewing Company joined the growing craft beer community as the first taproom in Wichita, KS.