Beaver, Kansas, again has a brewery – thanks to grandma

This town has seen better days.

Drive far enough down the dusty Barton County highway, past the landscape of crop fields, and you’ll find it – a near ghost town on the Kansas prairie. Like most small towns, it has a towering elevator, along with a population of 18 residents and nothing much else.

But there is beer and plenty of it.

Beaver is the smallest town in Kansas – and maybe even the country – with its own microbrewery. And, despite being more than 30 miles from the nearest cities, Great Bend and Russell, Beaver Brewery at Mo’s Place is becoming a destination for pub crawlers.

(Read more: Kansas Agland – The Garden City Telegram)