Walnut River Releases Wayward Sun as New Flagship

Walnut River Brewing Company is excited to announce the launch of a new flagship beer this week: Wayward Sun.

Clean and crisp, our American wheat beer is the taste you’re looking for. El Dorado and Huell Melon hops create a fun, tropical twist on the palate with a finish that’s classic wheat. Once you drink it, there’s a point of no return. Wayward Sun will hit the spot year-round when you’re craving that fresh wheat flavor.

“It’s pretty easy for us to get excited about a beer. I mean, that’s what we do,” says BJ Hunt, Director of Business Operations and co-owner. “But there’s definitely something special about Wayward Sun. Everyone that has tried it absolutely loves it.”

“We always try to put our own spin on whatever we do,” says Rick Goehring, Head Brewer and co-owner. “I feel like a lot of the wheat beers out there go with the citrus and wheat combination of flavors. Which makes sense, they go great together. We wanted Wayward Sun to be different so we went the tropical fruit route and it really works!”

“Wayward Sun is definitely one you’ll want to keep stocked in your fridge year-round,” says Ben Wheeler, Director of Marketing at Walnut River Brewing Company. “It just goes with everything. I’m also really excited about how sweet the can art turned out. Everything about Wayward Sun from beginning to end has been top-notch.”

“I really like the modern twist we’ve taken on a traditional recipe,” says Travis Rohrberg, Director of Quality Control and Distribution and co-owner. “We used a slightly different hopping strategy than a traditional wheat beer and the tropical notes from the hop varieties we’ve chosen pair really nicely with the grain. I’m excited to drink this when the weather gets unbearably hot this Summer.”

“I’ve gotten the opportunity to take samples of Wayward Sun around the state and the reaction to it has been phenomenal,” says Jay Sanderson, Director of Sales. “We knew we had something great when we put it on tap as an “Experimental Wheat Beer” and it sold out in a flash. Personally, it’s going to be one of my go-to beers.”

Walnut River Brewing is hosting a tasting event at PourHouse ICT in Wichita on Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to Noon.

Wayward Sun will officially be available for purchase on Tuesday, March 21 at Walnut River Brewing’s taproom, located at 111 W. Locust in El Dorado, or at PourHouse ICT in Wichita. Both places will have it on tap and in the beer cooler to go. Wayward Sun will also be available state-wide wherever Walnut River Brewing is sold. Get ready to grab a six-pack and carry on.

Wayward Sun

  • Style: American Wheat
  • ABV: 4.5%
  • IBU: 14

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