Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO

Beer Breweries

Beer Breweries

If you base a town’s status on its breweries, Steamboat is in good standing. Four breweries call Steamboat home, all offering a great way to sample Yampa valley-made suds with a mix of fill-your-own Growlers, mug clubs, tasting rooms and more.

Mountain Tap Brewery

Located downtown along Yampa Street at the former Yampa Valley Electric Association headquarters at 910 Yampa Street, Mountain Tap Brewery has quickly become a locals’ favorite for its open-aired patio and atmosphere. Co-owned by Rich Tucciarone, who previously served as head brewer at Denver’s Breckenridge Brewery and vice president of Hawaii’s Kona Brewing Co., the brewery offers hand-crafted pizza and homemade beers, which can be enjoyed right across the street from the Yampa river. Info:

Butcherknife Brewing Co.

Butcherknife Brewing Co. operates a 4,000-square-foot brewery with tap room — complete with tasting room and patio — at 2875 Elk River Road. It produces 60 kegs every 20 days, and its beer can be found in bars throughout town (hint: try the Best of the Boat-winning Amputator). It prides itself on its recipes, attention to detail and good ol’ Steamboat water. “It’s the best water in Colorado, straight from the Continental Divide” says co-founder Nate Johansing, who earned his Master’s Degree in Brewing from Munich’s Siebel Institute of Technology and Doemens Academy. “It’s the perfect place to stop after your day’s adventure.”

Storm Peak Brewing Co.

Now at its new location at 1885 Elk River Plaza, Storm Peak Brewing Co. makes its beer in a 4,600-square-foot facility with 20 beers on tap and a garage door that opens onto a large patio with fire pit. Everything it makes — from crisp Golden Ale to darker Black Ale and seasonal styles in between — is sold on premises, meaning you can’t find it anywhere else. “We’re focused on tap room sales and creating an atmosphere where people can enjoy our product,” says co-founder Wyatt Patterson. The brewery recently added a new 20-barrel brewing system that doubles Storm Peak’s production capacity. “We’re proud to call Steamboat home and love sharing our passion for beer.”

Mahogany Ridge Brewery

Mahogany Ridge at 435 Lincoln Ave. offers homemade microbrews in the heart of downtown. It offers seven handcrafted beers on tap, including its famous Alpenglow, Uncle Daryl’s Dunkleweizen, and a variety of light, wheat, brown ale, IPA and other recipes. “We’re a brew pub versus a micro-brewery,” says owner Charlie Noble, touting its taster sampler. “Brewing is where my passion is, and all our offerings are great.” Mahogany’s happy hour is also a local favorite, letting you sample a taster tray of eight, four-ounce beers alongside the best and most affordable tapas menu in town.

 Steamboat Whiskey Company

Opening in fall 2017 in the heart of downtown, Steamboat Whiskey Company is town’s first and only craft distillery, making high-quality spirits by hand, batch by batch, using traditional methods in its American-made pot still. Located at 55 11th Street in Steamboat’s first Co-op built in 1947, where ranchers would buy seeds and machinery, it’s a dream come true for founders Nathan and Jessica Newhall, who moved here in 2015, and partner Albert Rayle. “We are a distillery pub, one of just a handful in the state,” says Nathan, touting such specialties as its Sleeping Giant Gin and Ski Town Vodka. Info:


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