Defiance Brewing Co.


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Matthew Bender and Dylan Sultzer met in 2010 in Hays, KS, appropriately enough over beer. Distinguished brewers in their own right, the two realized they shared an ambition to start a brewery together. They wanted to explore and challenge the world of beer around them and follow wherever their curiosity led. In 2014, cans from Defiance Brewing Co. hit the shelves bringing Kansas beer to believe in.

Defiance is currently operating out of Hays Kansas and we here at MidKansasBeer always support our local breweries. Defiance is very sessionable and is already a mainstay in our regular rotation of beers.


Defiance GutchABV: 5     IBU: 13

Gutch is an American twist on the mild English Ale. This Deep red amber ale is highlighted by notes of hazelnut, bittersweet chocolate and toffee.   Our blend of foreign and domestic hops bring the malt character forward leaving behind subtle hints of citrus, and spice, and everything nice.




Defiance ThrasherABV: 4.5     IBU: 42

A glorious symphony of fruity hop magic.  Thrasher is a session style IPA that assertively showcases the versatility of hops inside.  This highly drinkable masterpiece sings notes of tropical fruits, apricot, grapefruit, citrus and melon.  The light body pours a brilliant gold, and at only 4.5% ABV, Thrasher is worth its weight in it.



Willy Nilly

Defiance Willy NillyABV: 5     IBU: 16

Easy going, easy drinking, an easy choice.  Willy Nilly is a crisp and refreshing golden ale balanced to perfection by fruity hops, orange peel, and a hint of ginger. This sessionable ale is an idyllic gateway into the world of craft beer, and an excellent change of pace for even the hardest of hopheads.