For the guys and gals at Storm Peak Brewery passion is the first ingredient behind their unique collection of brews. Offering a handful of staple brews and an ever rotating selection of newly crafted beers, Storm Peak Brewing Company strives for quality you can taste. Here you’ll find a relaxing atmosphere complete with picnic tables, high tops, and a game selection your inner child will go crazy for. They even offer “Yoga and A Beer” on select Sundays each month.
Locals Secret: Storm Peak is an awesome spot to catch the sunset with an ice cold beer in hand. Beer to try: Dirty Shovel— double IPA, but careful, one too many will have you feeling like you were hit in the head with one!
Named after Butcherknife Creek in Steamboat Springs this brewery attributes their incredible tasting beer to access of The Continental Divide watershed. Proximity allows first use off The Divides fresh, unadulterated water into the mix of every batch they brew. Butcherknife has a mighty fleet of beers that stand on their own in terms of uniqueness and flavor. Located just outside of downtown, they will take a buck off your beer if you ride your bike to the brewery.
Locals Secret: Tuesday is Stein Night, prize goes out to the one with the steeziest stein. Beer to try: Amputator®, this American IPA was voted the best beer in Steamboat in 2014 and 2015!
For Mountain Tap Brewery owner and Brewmaster Rich Tucciarone, finding the perfect location to open up his own brewery was well worth the wait. Steamboat’s newest brewery is located in the middle of Yampa Street and perfectly situated with the developing Restaurant Row. Before the brewery, the building was home to Yampa Valley Electric Association. The building dates back to 1956 and the bar top is made from old electric cable spools. The brewery features a small menu and everything on it has spent time in the wood-fired oven.
Locals Secret: Best place to come after skiing at Howelsen Hill or a bike ride or hike on Emerald Mountain to have a beer in hand in 30 seconds or less. Beer to try: Passionate Pedal, a passion fruit citrusy twist on an unfiltered wheat beer— this one will hit the spot after a long day of outdoor activity.