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I know more than a few people still lamenting the loss of all the brew festivals that got cancelled this summer. There’s no shortage of places to get your craft beer fix, but there’s truly something special about a brewer’s fest. Which got us thinking… What if we could have a socially distanced fest? A weekend-long opportunity to sample several different beverages from different brewers and distillers – all with a heck of a bargain rolled into the deal? Enter...
October 17-18, 2020
By signing up for the FREE Daddy of the Malt Craft Beverage Trail Pass, you gain access to Buy One, Get One pints at the local breweries and cocktails at the distilleries. Redeem them all and at your last stop get a stainless-steel pint glass to take home with you! (And, speaking from experience, those suckers keep your beer COLD!!)
Now, not only can you get a screamin’ deal on drinks, but you can also double-dip with special restaurant deals all over town for OctoberFeast (the first annual fall spinoff of Cheyenne Restaurant Week). And did we mention there is a Float Like a Buffalo concert at the newly opened Lincoln Theatre and Frightseeing Ghost Tours that Saturday? This sounds like the ultimate weekend getaway. Which is why hotels are are making it an easy choice by offering special deals for the weekend! Check out the Daddy of the Malt Weekend page for the latest hotel deals for the weekend!.
Want us to make it even easier? Here's how the locals would do it:
Saturday, October 17:
Pine Bluffs Distilling: SATURDAY ONLY!
Pine Bluffs Distilling and Tasting Room, Pine Bluffs, WY; (307) 245-3000; pinebluffsdistilling.com
We suggest kicking off the tour at Laramie County’s original distillery! A quick jog east on I-80 gets you the first of your BOGO drinks, a band, and tours of the distilling operation. The local supplier of the malt for most brewers in town, the Pine Bluffs Distillery runs a soil-to-spirits operation, making Wyoming spirits out of grain straight from local farms.
121 W. 15th Street; (307) 632-2337; www.accomplicebeer.com
Accomplice Beer Company is housed in the historic Cheyenne Depot, right next to the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. With three seating options in good weather (out front facing the Depot Plaza, out back next to the tracks, or indoors), there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your pints. The Accomplice Beer Company is now serving six core beers, three seasonal styles and four guest taps.
209 E. 18th Street; (307) 514-0411; www.danielmarksbrewing.com
Danielmark’s Brewery and Tap Room, which opened its doors in the spring of 2016, offers a variety of handcrafted ales, each with locally illustrated superhero names. 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.
Extra Credit Stop:
Concert at The Lincoln!
1615 Central Avenue; (307) 509-0046; www.thelincolncheyenne.com
Check out the newly-opened music venue in the historic Lincoln Theatre. A killer sound system, state of the art lighting, and an intimate-feeling venue is open for the first 250 folks to snatch up a ticket to each concert. Eventually the place will host nearly 1300 music lovers at a time! October 17 brings Float Like a Buffalo – a Denver-based 7-piece, 9-instrument, high-energy Funk Rock band, sure to make you want to groove! Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8:00 and tickets start at only $10! Get YOUR tickets here, these will go fast!
Sunday, October 18:
520 W 19th St; (307) 514-0362; www.blacktoothbrewingcompany.com
After brunching like no one’s business (there are OPTIONS on Sundays – Wyoming Rib & Chop, The Metropolitan, Epic Egg, Omelet House, Luxury Diner, The Good Egg, and more…), noon means beer is back on the menu! Head to the newest brewery on the scene at Black Tooth. Cheyenne has the privilege to being the test market for the flagship location in Sheridan, WY, so know you are getting first tastes and steering the future of the company, simply by Drinking the West – that’s a tall order! Featuring year-round, seasonal, and limited release brews, there’s always plenty of options for the hops hounds out there.
If you hit Black Tooth on Saturday, Fat Howard's Chili will be available noon until they run out... but as always you can bring whatever food in you'd like. Saturday evening 7-9 p.m. the band Mountain Duo will play a free show to perfectly pair with your beers!
1509 Pioneer Avenue; (307) 514-5314; www.freedomsedgebrewing.com
All good things must come to an end, but you may opt to linger a little longer at this last stop. The oldest of our craft breweries, this sunshine-bathed tap house features eight unique styles of beer at any given time. Whether it is the “1890” IPA (a nod to the year Wyoming achieved statehood) or “Karen” the blonde ale, there’s typically a flavor to compliment everyone’s palate. Also locally know as a meeting place for kendama (Japanese yo-yo) fanatics, you are welcome to try your hand at a new skill – just set your beer down first!
Cheyenne’s craft beverage scene holds its own...
...doubled up with food specials for OctoberFeast makes the quick drive north a no-brainer! Only 90 minutes from Denver and 40 minutes from Ft. Collins, Cheyenne makes a great day trip or weekend escape. Looking for additional savings? The Buck Off Cheyenne Savings Pass offers deals at local businesses, restaurants, and attractions. And don’t forget your Daddy of the Malt pass is valid a year from download, so if you don’t get to all five stops, come back to get those last stops in and earn your pint glass. Cheyenne will have more awesome to squeeze into a follow up trip then too!