It’s time to fill up your cup the local way.

Craft breweries in Wyoming are booming, and their distilling and winery scenes are as diverse as the state’s landscape. Numerous new local breweries and distilleries have opened in the past decade, and these days you can plan your entire trip to the Cowboy State based on stops at its tasting rooms alone. Check out Wyoming’s craft brewery map and some of our favorite spots to whet your appetite and quench your thirst.

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Craft Breweries versus Microbreweries

If you’re new to modern brew, you might ask yourself: what is the difference between craft and microbreweries? While both are generally independently owned and smaller than macro breweries (think Budweiser), the answer largely comes down to size.

Craft breweries have a maximum annual output of 2 million gallons (or nearly 65,000 barrels) of beer, whereas a microbrewery is capped at 465,000 gallons (or 15,000 barrels.) As a result, craft breweries have more room to experiment with creative flavors, while microbreweries focus on exceptional ingredients, with both being plentiful in Wyoming.

Wyoming Craft Breweries & Map

Some might say Cowboy Country is best experienced with a cold, refreshing beer. Wyoming’s craft breweries are here to deliver.

Ten Sleep Brewing Co. | Ten Sleep, WY

A delicious craft brew at Ten Sleep Brewing Co in Ten Sleep, WY.

Start your craft brewery journey small — as in, population-of-300 small in the quaint north-central ranching town of Ten Sleep, WY. Ten Sleep Brewing Co.’s story dates back to 2013 when retired developer Cole Smith built his microbrewery in a rustic, Wyoming barn with a Big Horn Mountains backdrop.

Now, you can saddle up to the bar at their local taproom, where microbrews made onsite come with names evocative of the surrounding landscape: Outlaw Amber, Red Cliff Red, Pack Saddle Porter and more.

Coal Creek TAP | Laramie, WY

Downtown Laramie’s Coal Creek TAP is a Wyoming craft brewery specializing in flavors with a real kick. Founder John Guerin is a wholesale coffee roaster and owner of Coal Creek Coffee Co. next door to the taproom and is also well-known for serving an incredible brunch on the restaurant side of the bar. 

He and his team brew European-style beers such as the Heavy 80 Scotch Ale, Bath Farmhouse Belgian Amber, and the wildly popular “Hey, Victor!” Smoked Porter.

Snake River Brewery | Jackson, WY

Some of the best microbreweries in Wyoming get to make history. Snake River Brewery is Wyoming’s oldest microbrewery, and in addition to being the first of its kind in the state, it offers a total entertainment package for a night out in Jackson. Its in-house restaurant and brewpub both offer handmade comfort food.

At this popular Wyoming microbrewery, you can find delicious wings and burgers, family-friendly events and games, and more than 12 beers, including the Jenny Lake Lager, Cross Czech Pilsner, and Cowboy Gold (Kölsch).

Freedom’s Edge Brewing Co. | Cheyenne, WY

When it comes to craft breweries in Wyoming, the state’s capital city is full of excellent options. Founded in 2012, Freedom’s Edge Brewing Co. is a perfect example in downtown Cheyenne, steps from many of the city’s incredible attractions. The owners of this Wyoming brewery are family-friendly and pet-friendly, allowing you to bring both kiddos and fur babies with you on your visit.

While you’re there, try the High Noon Chili Ale, Columbus Pale Ale, or the Blood Orange Imperial IPA for lovers of all things bold.

WYOld West Brewing Company | Powell, WY & Cody, WY

In addition to sporting a very clever name, WYOld West Brewing Company is a fantastic Wyoming neighborhood brewpub and sports bar in Powell. Popular with locals for both incredible eats and original craft brew flavors, this brewery is the ideal place to unwind after a day of adventure in the wilds of northwest Wyoming. Be sure to visit their Cody Taproom location as well!

Check out their Flying Diamond Bucking Bulls peanut butter stout alongside a sizzling steak or Buckin Ryed with a tasty craft pizza. If you’re a fan of a bit of heat, don’t miss sipping on their canned “That ?#@! Jalapeño Ale.”

Lander Brewing Company | Lander, WY

Stop by Lander Brewing Company and let their hops take you back in time. From humble beginnings in the late 1800s to having to pause all brewing during Prohibition, this classic Wyoming microbrewery is rooted in history over 120 years in the making. Now reopened and boasting a makeover complete with new fermenting equipment, this microbrewery presses on with tenacity. 

Try one of Lander’s favorite microbrews, such as Rock Chuck Rye or Jack Mormon Pale, or get festive with the ever-changing roster of seasonals on tap.

Black Tooth Brewing Co. | Sheridan, WY

Delicious beers sitting atop the bar to Black Tooth Brewing Co, a popular craft brewery in Wyoming.

Black Tooth Brewing Co. invites visitors to “Drink the West” at its Sheridan, WY taproom near the heart of the Bighorn Mountains. Founded in 2010, this craft brewery embodies Wyoming’s fighting spirit, growing to open an impressive multi-million-dollar production facility in 2015.

If that’s not a testament to the popularity of their craft beers, check them out for yourself: try the Wagon Box Wheat, Hot Streak IPA or the Bomber Mountain Amber.

Bitter Creek Brewing | Rock Springs, WY

With seven original craft brews and a light, fun atmosphere, Rock Springs’ own Bitter Creek Brewing is the perfect hybrid of classic Wyoming microbrewery and modern family restaurant. From salads and soups to sirloin and salmon, a chef-curated dish is on the menu to suit every palate.

Once your meal is covered, wash it down with a Mustang Ale, a Beer Named Bob or a Wee Bastard Scottish Ale.

Accomplice Beer Company | Cheyenne, WY

In the bustling hub of the Cheyenne Depot sits a fan-favorite Wyoming craft brewery with an ultra-hip feel. Since 2016, Accomplice Beer Company has been serving unique, inventive brew flavors and tasty comfort foods from their spacious, Wyoming brewpub. What sets them apart isn’t just taste — they feature a self-pour tap that lets you get hands-on with your perfect brew.

Try their Burro Bucker Imperial India Pale Ale, Sol-Dance Belgian Witbier, or the rich, dark Slumber Car American Porter Ale.

Cody Craft Brewing | Cody, WY

Brand new on the Wyoming craft brew scene and already making a splash, Cody Craft Brewing has delivered incredible artistry in a laid-back environment since 2021. While the taproom is new, the idea is over 20 years in the making, fueled by owners Brian and Jen and their passion for craft and community.

Pay them a visit, and try out their Picante Frio chile beer, Cowboy Cookie maple cinnamon porter, or the Buffalo Bilsner, a pilsner named for the city’s famous founder.

Square State Brewing | Rock Springs, WY

In Wyoming, craft breweries allow the brewer to express themselves in their concoctions’ taste, name, and even presentation. At Square State Brewing in Rock Springs, the focus is all on your experience, from their friendly, approachable ambiance to their distinctive tastes.

Square State feels like the quintessential neighborhood sports bar, so when you stop by to catch a game, remember to fill up on a WY So Sour, Cranberry Crush Radler, or even a Taster Flight of 4 unforgettable flavors.

Smith Alley Brewing Company | Sheridan, WY

The classic cowboy concept of a local “watering hole” is alive in Wyoming, but nowadays, it has a modern twist. Smith Alley Brewing Company in Sheridan strives to bring back the old-fashioned get-together, providing visitors and community members with a beautiful, comfortable brewery to gather — and what better way to do that than over frosty craft brews and a delicious meal?

Prepare to fill up, and pair your feast with a Black Pegasus Porter, a Stacy’s Mom blonde ale, or a Jackalope Winter Amber.

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Wyoming Fine Spirits & Map

Being the home of all things untamed and unbroken has its perks; from whiskey to gin, Wyoming’s incredible distilleries are among them.

Wyoming Whiskey | Kirby, WY

Whiskey barrels in craft beverage distillery Wyoming Whiskey in Kirby, WY.
Photo Credit: Wyoming Whiskey Wyoming Whiskey Barrels

In true wild and free fashion, Wyoming is full of revolutionaries. After setting out to create the state’s first premium bourbon using locally grown ingredients, a passion for flavor, and the patience required for distilling the perfect batch, Wyoming Whiskey continues to live up to its name.

Exhibit A: the distillery’s Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey, a light, smooth, award-winning flagship label. See them in Kirby and have a sip, or try their Outryder or Single Barrel Bourbon.

Backwards Distilling Company | Mills, WY

Visitors enjoy the craft beverages at Backwards Distilling Company in Mills, WY.
Whiskey Barrels at Backwards Distillery

In their own words, Backwards Distilling Company was “born of an appreciation for fine spirits and a propensity for the unusual.” True to that sentiment, Backwards adds a dash of the exotic to its small batches of vodka, rum and gin.

Taste light citrus flavors in its Contortionist Gin, or try the Sword Swallower Rum, made with organic cane juice and finished in tequila barrels. If vodka is more to your liking, check out the Ringleader, and feel free to book a guided tour of their distillery in Mills.

Koltiska Distillery | Sheridan, WY

Craft beverage Moscow Mules in copper mugs with lime at Koltiska Distillery in Sheridan, WY.
Koltiska Distillery

Known for more than just their craft breweries, you can’t leave Wyoming without checking out Koltiska Distillery in Sheridan, where history lives on from generation to generation. This family-owned and operated facility specializes in liqueur and has recently begun offering vodka and 90-proof liqueur.

In addition to trusted quality and taste, visitors can ride to the facility via horse-drawn carriage for behind-the-scenes tours (operating seasonally, May-August). When you take the ride, make sure to taste their Original and Winter-Mint liqueur and check out their extensive line of souvenirs too.

Jackson Hole Still Works | Jackson, WY

There’s no place quite like Jackson Hole Still Works for a stop on your northwest Wyoming adventure itinerary. This craft distillery is Cowboy State-made through and through, utilizing only high-quality ingredients that are locally grown, purchased and made into spirits right in the town of Jackson.

Pop in for a drink, and you’ll find small-batch spirits like Highwater Vodka and Great Grey Gin, as well as a frozen sweet treat called the “Sloshie,” made with your choice of liquor and seasonal flavors.

Pine Bluffs Distilling | Pine Bluffs, WY

Pine Bluffs distilling equipment standing near the tasting room.
Pine Bluffs Distilling

The secret to Pine Bluffs Distilling is in the soil. This innovative and inspired distillery grows and harvests its grain, distilling it on-site and serving up the finished product in its tasting room. This uniquely hands-on approach leads to a deep, rich result.

Stop by and savor the flavor of a Straight Rye, Five Grain, or Malt Whiskey, and feel free to grab a bottle to take home with you.

Cowboy Country Distilling | Pinedale, WY

It’s not a trip to Cowboy Country without a truly Western cocktail or shot, and what better place to find just that than at Cowboy Country Distilling in Pinedale? Rough and tumble like the state it calls home, the distillery has many handcrafted spirit offerings from rum to gin to Jalapeño Bacon Vodka! 

Are you looking for more unique local flavors? Check out their Coffee Liqueur or delicious Raspberry Cordial.

Chronicles Distilling | Cheyenne, WY

For one Wyoming distillery, a spirit of service doesn’t begin with a frosty glass on a bar. Chronicles Distilling in Cheyenne is a family-owned operation headed up by two brothers who are also Marine Corps Infantry Veterans. In addition to their service to the country, they constructed all of their distilling tools themselves, leading to distinctive spirits you have to taste to believe.

Get yourself some Berry & Barb whiskey, Tart Lemon vodka, or any of their tasty rotating special cocktails.

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Wyoming Western Wines & Map

There are few things in life more classic than a glass of wine, and few places better to find your favorite than the great state of Wyoming.

Table Mountain Vineyards (WYO Wine) | Huntley, WY

Award-winning wine at Table Mountain Vineyards, a popular craft beverage winery in Wyoming.

Taste Wyoming-style wine on the state’s eastern plains at Table Mountain Vineyards, a winery that produces delicious vintages using all-local ingredients.

Visit the operation in rural Huntley, open by appointment, for a sip of semi-sweet raspberry wine, honey wine, whites and reds. And after your visit, be sure to pick up a bottle of your favorite flavor.

Jackson Hole Winery | Jackson, WY

Jackson Hole Winery’s creations are produced and cellared at 6,229 feet on Spring Creek at the base of the glorious Tetons. The cool mountain air preserves their wines, including the Rendezvous Red, Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Catch & Release American Red, through slow fermentation and aging.

Call to make an appointment for tastings at the Jackson headquarters.

Big Lost Meadery | Gillette, WY

Have a need for mead? Big Lost Meadery has you covered. The fermented honey drink’s history dates back thousands of years and is served up today at Wyoming’s first meadery in downtown Gillette. Treat yourself to a rare chance to taste the drink that, according to mead lore, was the beverage of choice for battle-bound Vikings.

Start with Wild Man Mead (a traditional clover), or branch out with banana-flavored Island Gypsy Mead or a lemon ginger Sweet Dame Mead.

Weston Wineries | Sheridan, WY

Visitors enjoy glasses of wine at Weston Wineries in Sheridan, WY.

Weston Wineries bottles and cellars wine that showcases Wyoming’s western heritage. Stop into their 307 Tasting Room in Sheridan to sample the “Just LeDoux It” Special Red Blend — a tribute to famed Wyoming rodeo cowboy and musician Chris LeDoux.

This same tribute product line features everything from Pinot Noir to Merlot and even some signature whiskeys if you want to change things up and go to shots or cocktails.

Vintages Handcrafted Wine | Sheridan, WY

Calling all sommeliers and wine lovers alike. Vintages Handcrafted Wine in Sheridan offers the incredibly unique experience to hand-curate your very own blend of wine. Under the guidance of industry experts, you can not only customize your flavor but come on back to have a taste and bottle it up to take it home with you.

Call them to reserve a wine-making adventure you won’t soon forget.

Uncorked 307 | Mills, WY

Did you know that you can pay a visit to wine country without ever leaving Wyoming? uncorked 307 sits on a gorgeous, sprawling vineyard in the picturesque town of Mills, and if you thought the views were incredible, wait until you hear about the grapes.

They have a varietal for every flavor, and from rosé to Beaujolais Nouveau, even the most discerning wine drinker is sure to be impressed. They even carry microbews and spirits for visitors who prefer a different experience. Pop by their tasting room and enjoy the serenity of a relaxing drink in the countryside.

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Craft your own brewery & beverage experience

With so many great places to visit, it’s no wonder that Wyoming’s craft brewery and beverage scene is flourishing. Whether you’re sipping on a cold beer, enjoying fine spirits, or savoring a glass of wine, Wyoming offers an unforgettable beverage journey amidst its untamed and breathtaking landscape.

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