Steamboat Brew Trail
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.
About the Brew Trail
The Steamboat Brew Trail will take you from downtown Steamboat to the West end of town. The Brew Trail is made up of four 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.
1. Mahogany Ridge
Start the Brew Trail in downtown Steamboat at Mahogany Ridge Brewery and enjoy handcrafted beer and American cuisine in this lively bar and grill. They have 8 beers on tap and a large bar where you can seat yourself and skip the wait. Check out their late-night happy hour for great apps and tapas to go with your beer.
Local's Favorite Brew: Alpenglow
2. 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
3. Steamboat Whiskey Company
While not a brewery, Steamboat Whiskey is your last downtown spot on the Brew Trail and is worth the stop. Steamboat’s first and only craft distillery and bar, they make all their spirits by hand, batch by batch, in Steamboat. Try out their Warrior Whiskey, Ski Town Vodka, Sleeping Giant Gin, or go wild with their delicious moonshine. Their new menu also includes bison chili and an antipasto plate that match great with your cocktails.
Local's Favorite Drink: Smoked Old Fashioned
4. 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
5. Butcherknife Brewery
The final stop on the Brew Trail is Butcherknife Brewing Company, a brewery with unique beers that are difficult to lump into a flavor category. Due to COVID-19, the taproom is currently closed. But you can still taste their brews at one of our favorite local watering holes, the Barley. With 31 beers on tap, the Barley has something for everyone.
Local's Favorite Brew: Amputator
Routt County Brews
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.