Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Market: Regulations, Statistics, Trends, and Wholesalers

When it comes to rules, consumption trends, tax laws, and other relevant data, Park Street has the data you need. We always bring you all the latest information from the alcoholic beverage industry. In this guide below, you will find all the information you need to know related to manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and retailers. If it’s related to the The Sunflower State and alcohol, then it’s covered below. Also, we have industry insights into popular brands, product types, and much more for anyone looking for data on Kansas and the alcohol industry.

Suppliers, wholesalers, and distributors looking to open operations in Kansas will be interested in the rules, regulations, and state consumption trends regarding liquor in the state. Read on to also learn about the top brands Kansas consumers prefer today.

Consumption Trends In Kansas

Kansas is a state that’s extremely attractive to brand owners within the industry due to consumption growth. You will find a few charts showcasing the growth in consumption broken down by beer, wine, and spirits. The data is displayed over a five-year period. There’s been a +1.25% CAGR for spirits, +0.34% CAGR for wine, and -0.53% CAGR for beer over this particular 5-year period.

Kansas Spirits Consumption from 2015-2020 by 9-Liter Cases

Kansas Spirits Growth 2015-2020

Kansas Wine Consumption from 2015-2020 by 9-Liter Cases

FL Wine Volume Growth 2015-2020

Kansas Beer Consumption from 2015-2020 by 9-Liter Cases

FL Beer Volume Growth 2015-2020

Kansas Spirits Volume Sales By Category – 2020 Data

Spirit trends in Kansas by volume and dollar sales in 2020.

Category Volume Sales
Thousands, 9-liter cases
Dollar Sales
Straight Whiskey 385 N/A
Canadian Whisky 154 N/A
Scotch Whisky 69 N/A
Irish Whiskey 23 N/A
Gin 61 N/A
Vodka 564 N/A
Rum 156 N/A
Tequila 180 N/A
Cordials/Liqueurs 141 N/A
Cocktails 75 N/A

Source: Beverage Information Group 

Kansas Wine Volume Sales By Category – 2020 Data

See below for the wine trends in Kansas by volume sales in 2020.

Category Volume Sales
Thousands, 9-liter cases
Table 1,000
Wine Coolers Unknown
Champagne & Sparkling 90.8
Dessert & Fortified 19.3
Vermouth & Aperitif 3.4

Source: Beverage Information Group 

Kansas Beer Volume Sales By Category – 2020 Data

See below for the beer trends in Kansas by volume sales in 2020.

Category Volume Sales
Thousands, 2.25 Gallon Cases
Volume Sales barrels
Craft 2.3 75.0
FMBs & Hard Seltzer 3.7 120.4
Super & Super Premium 3.3 106.0
Light 11.2 361.3
Popular 0.6 20.8
Imported 1.2 38.2

Source: Beverage Information Group 

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Alcoholic Beverage Distributors Located In Kansas

A three-tiered structure governs the sale of all alcoholic beverages in the US. Wholesalers or importers, who make up the “middle layer” of the sector, receive goods from producers and suppliers. They then sell them to distributors, who use internal teams to deliver them to retail locations like pubs, restaurants, liquor stores, and so forth. All sales of alcohol in the US must follow this three-tier.


Below you will find an updated list of the top distributors located in the state of Kansas. Need more info on all the alcohol distributors throughout the US? Check out the full list of distributors or fill out the contact form provided.

Wine & Spirits Distributors

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See a full list of alcoholic beverage distributors here. 

Self-Pitch Distribution Model

One of the hardest problems with brand development in the US is frequently stated as finding a suitable distributor.

There are hundreds of brands, but there are now fewer distribution businesses to select from in each area as a result of industry consolidation.

So, using Park Street’s self-pitch distribution approach is one of the options accessible to up-and-coming companies.

The self-pitch distribution model is comparable to the three-tier conventional distribution model in that goods is distributed to retailers, but the main distinction is that the supplier is in charge of sales and marketing.

Selling Alcohol In Kansas

Below you will find some of the most common questions that we’re asked about selling alcohol in the state of Kansas. Should you have any additional questions, please let us know and we’ll do our best to answer them.

FAQs on Kansas Beer, Wine & Spirits Sales

What are the policies regarding the sale of alcohol on Sundays in Kansas?

Unless local law permits, there is no selling of alcohol during holidays such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

What are the hours retailers can sell alcohol?

Retailers can sell alcohol between 9 AM and 11 PM in Kansas. Local counties that sell alcohol on Sunday are not allowed to do so after 8 PM.

Do Walmart, Target, and CVS sell alcohol in Kansas?

Target does sell beer, wine, and hard seltzers in Kansas City. Walmart sells beer and wine.

What type of alcohol does CVS sell in Kansas, if any?

In CVS in Kansas, you cannot purchase wine. However, you are able to purchase beer in Kansas at CVS.

Do they sell liquor, wine, or beer in grocery stores in Kansas?

They sell beer in grocery stores in Kansas.

Do they sell liquor, wine, or beer in gas stations in Kansas?

Yes, providing that the beer has an ABV of less than 6%.

What is the alcohol excise tax in KS?

Alcohol excise tax varies from product type:

≤ 14%: $0.30 per gallon

> 14% or more: $0.75 per gallon”

$0.18 per gallon


$2.50 per gallon

Buying Alcohol In Kansas – Hours, Locations & Taxes

In the state of Kansas, there are some pretty strict laws with regards to the purchasing of alcohol. The questions and answers below will help you better understand all the rules before attempting to purchase.

FAQs on Buying Beer, Wine & Liquor in Kansas

Can you buy liquor in grocery stores in Kansas?

No. You cannot buy hard liquor, only beer.

Can you buy alcohol in gas stations?

Yes, you can buy beer only at gas stations that are less than 6% ABV.

Does KS allow direct-to-consumer shipping?

Yes, for wine only.

What times can you buy liquor, wine, or beer in Kansas?

You can purchase liquor, wine, and beer between the hours of 9 AM and 11 PM. The days must be days where selling is permitted.

Can you order alcohol to go in Kansas?

Yes, you are allowed to order alcohol to go in Kansas.

Where in Kansas can buy alcohol off-premise?

All off-premise locations with proper liquor licensing.

Does Kansas have dry counties?

Yes, Kansas has dry counties where you cannot purchase alcohol.

(Data Sources – wikipedia.org, ksrevenue.gov)

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