Cheyenne is found at the northern tip of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, an area known worldwide for its concentration of great beers and creative craft brewers. Wyoming’s Capitol City is no slouch when it comes to being home to a growing craft beer scene.
Freedom’s Edge gets the nod as Cheyenne’s oldest craft brewer, yet they are only a few years old. Named after the year Wyoming achieved statehood, the 1890 IPA is their signature beer, but they offer beers that will appeal to any taste with eight unique styles on tap at any given time. Located in an old garage, the tap room has a giant overhead door which opens in the summertime and provides a great view and an inviting atmosphere in the wintertime.
Danielmarks Brewery and Tap Room, which opened its doors in the spring of 2016, offers a variety of handcrafted ales. Located on 18th St. the owners refurbished a historic home turning it into their tap room. With outdoor patio seating and live music, Danielmarks offers a great atmosphere to sample their ales and strike up a conversation.
Bringing excellent beer and great food to the historic Cheyenne Depot, Accomplice Beer Company opened its doors in June of 2016. While not brewing their own beer yet, they plan to start brewing by the fall of 2016. Stop in and choose from 12 regional craft and collaboration beers and enjoy a rack of ribs or a basket of chicken wings.
All of the breweries participate in the annual Wyoming Brewers Festival, held Friday and Saturday of Father’s Day weekend. The festival, located on the Depot Plaza, features more than 30 breweries and 120 beers from Wyoming, Colorado and other western locals.