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.
Accomplice Beer Company is housed in the historic Cheyenne Depot, and is a unique brewery concept with self-pour taps and a newly expanded food menu including such favorites as kale salad, baby back ribs, chicken wings, and brewery sliders. The self-pour taps allow customers to sample a variety of beers without having to purchase a full pint — giving customers complete control of their journey into Accomplice craft beers. The Accomplice Beer Company is now serving six core beers, three seasonal styles and four guest taps.
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.
Pine Bluffs Distilling Tasting Room. Laramie County Wyoming's first distillery! Wyoming had a burgeoning craft beer and spirits scene, but the cost of shipping malt was high. They asked, what if Wyoming spirits could be made with grain straight from local farms?
Together with their Aunt, Kathy Brown, they answered that question by founding the Wyoming Malting Company and Pine Bluffs Distilling. The mission: distill and distribute premium local spirits so everyone—in Wyoming and beyond—can taste the farm-to-distillery difference.
Chronicles Distilling Located in downtown Cheyenne in the historic Asher Building, Chronicles Distilling is a veteran owned family distillery offering spirits distilled from locally sourced grains. The distillery is the brainchild of Aaron and Chase Lesher, two former United States Marines who developed a love for whiskey while helping a friend start a distilling company in Nebraska.