The Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant opened our doors May 1, 1995. We were first Craft Brewery in Topeka and the largest brewery in Kansas at that time. We are celebrating our twentieth anniversary during 2015.
The Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant is named for the Prohibition-era custom of illegal drinking establishments displaying stuffed tigers or china tigers to alert potential patrons to the availability of illicit alcohol after hours. In southern dialect a "tiger" was a roaring party. These "tigers" were "blind" because the authorities, at least officially, did not know they existed. Welcome to our speakeasy!