WICHITA — Andy Boyd and Ian Crane have been home-brewing beer together for a decade, and now they want to share what they create with all of Wichita.
"It’s kind of a passion of ours," Boyd says. He says the idea is to "make a little money at it and share (the beer) with the community."
Central Standard Brewing will open in 4,000 square feet in a building they purchased at the southwest corner of Douglas and Hydraulic, which is near Hyde Park.
"We have to . . . basically get a conditional zoning permit, because it’s next to a public park," Boyd says. "That's what we're working on right now."
The business will have a limited food menu and five or six types of beer to start. Boyd and Crane plan to have 10 or more kinds of beer eventually.
Boyd says he wants to stress that Central Standard Brewing is not going to be a bar or nightclub.
"It'll be family friendly," he says."It's about appreciation of beer, not about drinking to excess and all that."