Top 4 Breweries & Distilleries In Steamboat Springs


While Steamboat Springs may be known for its abundant outdoor adventure and access to trails, we’ve got a different kind of trail to add to your Steamboat bucket list: The Steamboat Brew Trail. Here’s a roundup of our local breweries and favorites for you to enjoy on your next trip here.



The Steamboat Brew Trail will take you from downtown Steamboat to the West end of town. The Brew Trail is made up of three local breweries serving some of the finest beers around Colorado and one distillery offering up small-batch whiskey, vodka, gin, and moonshine.


Getting around the Steamboat Brew Trail has never been easier. Traveling 2.7 miles, the trail follows the Yampa River and winds its way through town. Pick your adventure and walk or bike the Brew Trail on the Core Trail. Don’t have a bike? Check out these local gear shops in town that will rent you a cruiser or an e-bike so you never have to worry about getting around safely or finding a coveted parking spot.


Enjoy local brewed beers along the Yampa River at Mountain Tap Brewery

1. Mountain Tap Brewery

The next stop on the list is just a few blocks down the road. Mountain Tap has one of the best patios in the summer where you can look at Emerald Mountain and hear the river flowing. They host a weekly trivia night on Wednesdays and serve up wood-fire pizza and other locally sourced food to go with their beers.

Locals Favorite Brew: Mountain Macaroon

We are open for takeout and delivery! Mountain Tap Brewery features fresh, innovative beers and artisanal wood-fired cuisine served up in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Craft beers range from a light, refreshing passionfruit wheat ale to a crisp, hoppy IPA to a dark and roasty porter. Everything cooked spends time in the huge wood-fired oven. The menu boasts fresh salads, small plates, signature Neapolitan-style pizzas, entrees and desserts including the very popular Campfire S’more. Located just across the Ninth Street Bridge from Howelsen Hill and within a stone’s skip of the Yampa River, the brewpub is a favorite gathering place for residents of and visitors to Steamboat Springs.

Storm Peak Brewery is stop number 4 along the Steamboat Brew Trail

2. Storm Peak Brewery

Time to hop on the bike and start pedaling to the West side of town to reach Storm Peak Brewery. This brewery is all about diversity and variety boasting nearly 20 beers on tap daily. Their warehouse-style brewery with large garage doors that open in the summer and community tables are perfect for socializing. If you get hungry, check out Moe’s BBQ and How Ya Doin Pizza located next door. Furry friends are welcome too!

Local’s Favorite Brew: Hoochie Mama

We’re a family of beer freaks, music lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts. We’re proud to call Steamboat Springs home and think the best way to share our passions is through a common language. Beer. So please join us in the taproom, have a glass, and share your passions! Consider our taproom your new living room. Watch a live show on one of our music nights or catch a game on one of our big-screens. Order some food from our list of delivery companies or share a bowl of popcorn from our snack collection. Make yourself at home. Our beers explore a wide range of styles and dimensions from our light, crisp, Golden Ale to our dark and intriguing Black Ale. Aside from our staple brews, we offer a range of seasonal styles that explore the beautiful and ever changing seasons of the Yampa Valley. Have a style you’re really craving? Let us know and we just might make it!



3. Yampa Valley Brewing

There are more local beers to discover outside city limits! Venture over to Hayden, CO and check out Yampa Valley Brewing Company. Only two miles from the Yampa Valley Airport, locals and tourists alike can meet for a tasty pint in a family-friendly establishment. Kickback at the tap house in their laid-back atmosphere and enjoy the refreshing and unique beer selection served up at Yampa Valley Brewing Company.

Yampa Valley Brewing is a Craft brewery centrally located in the Yampa Valley. With 3 locations (Steamboat, Hayden, Craig) YVBC supplies delicious beer throughout the Yampa Valley, the newest being on Lincoln Ave in Steamboat Springs. With a cozy interior and a gorgeous patio, the new Yampa Valley Brewing is a must-see!

Yampa Valley Brewing is a Craft brewery centrally located in the Yampa Valley.

With 3 locations (Steamboat, Hayden, Craig) YVBC supplies delicious beer throughout the Yampa Valley. Stop in to one of our three great locations to try some delicious beer from Northwest Colorado.