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Wichita has the best beer bar in Kansas again, according to this site

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(FILE VIDEO -- AUGUST 25, 2016) Schane Gross, owner of The Anchor, The Chop Shop and Fork and Fennel, talks about her three favorite restaurants to eat at when she's not eating at her own.
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(FILE VIDEO -- AUGUST 25, 2016) Schane Gross, owner of The Anchor, The Chop Shop and Fork and Fennel, talks about her three favorite restaurants to eat at when she's not eating at her own.

In a move that will surprise no one in Wichita, Craftbeer.com, the Brewers Association’s website, has for the second year in a row named The Anchor at 1109 E. Douglas the best beer bar in Kansas.

“This never gets old,” read a Facebook post by the bar sharing the news, which was released today.

“Following-up on its 2018 recognition, the Anchor reclaims its spot in our list,” the entry on Craftbeer.com read. “The Anchor is a woman-owned craft beer-centric neighborhood bar that has evolved with Wichita’s burgeoning downtown district. The Anchor’s brick building and tin ceiling remind customers of Wichita’s past, lending a nostalgic ambiance.”

The site picked its winners by asking Craftbeer.com readers to nominate their favorite craft beer bar in their states and fill out a survey about it. Through the survey, the site received nearly 8,000 nominations, and the bar with the most nominations from each state was named the winner.

The Anchor, which Schane Gross opened 15 years ago, has 175 different cans of beer available and 58 on draft.

In case you’re in the mood for a beer road trip anytime soon, here are a few of the winners from nearby states:

Missouri: Friendship Brewing, 100 East Pitman Ave., Wentzville, Missouri

Nebraska: The Happy Raven, 122 N. 11th, Lincoln, Neb.

Oklahoma: McNellie’s, 409 E. First, Tulsa

Denise Neil has covered restaurants and entertainment since 1997. Her Dining with Denise Facebook page is the go-to place for diners to get information about local restaurants. She’s a regular judge at local food competitions and speaks to groups all over Wichita about dining.

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