Opened in 1994, Snake River Brewing in Jackson Hole is Wyoming’s first brewpub and is situated in an old cinder block building in the heart of the Teton Mountain Range. Over the years, the facility’s industrial look, wood-burning oven, and unpretentious atmosphere have drawn locals and visitors from all over the world – and the award-winning beer and delicious food doesn’t hurt, either! The next time you visit Jackson Hole, book your stay at the Bentwood Inn and take a trip to Snake River Brewing for a fun afternoon you won’t soon forget.
The Best Things to Do at Snake River Brewing
Learn about the Brewing Process
Snake River Brewing is a small eight-barrel brewhouse that produces only 8,000 barrels per year. The size of the facility allows the brewers to focus on smaller batches, quality ingredients, and sustainable brewing techniques. They ship their products to Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, and utilize locally-sourced products including barley grown in Idaho and cans sourced from Worland, Wyoming. Head brewer Cory Buenning credits the area’s water as one of the keys to great beer; sourced from wells near the Snake River, the pure water makes for smooth and refreshing brews.
Take a Tour
Visitors can watch the entire brewing process during guided brewery tours, offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 PM. The tours include a discussion of the 60,000-pound silo located just outside the facility, a stop at the barley mill, and a trip to the mash tun and fermenting tanks. Finally, tour-goers will see the serving tanks which pipe the beer directly to the bar taps. Reservations for tours are required, so be sure to call ahead!
Try the Beer
Whether you prefer lager, ale, light, or dark beer, guests can try all of Snake River Brewery’s incredible creations in the brewpub. The company has a commitment to clean, quality products and brews all of our beers entirely by hand. Because of their dedication, Snake River Brewing has received hundreds of national and international brewing awards, including “Small Brewery of the Year” at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.
Visit the BrewPub
Often referred to as “Jackson’s living room,” the brewpub at Snake River Brewing is the perfect place to enjoy a cold beer and delicious meal to match. The cozy restaurant features beautiful views and a stunning mahogany curved bar, and foosball, arcade games, and a full kitchen and bakery are available. On the pub menu, you’ll find everything from sandwiches and pastas to wood-fired pizzas, and nearly everything is made from scratch. They even have a kids menu for the little ones! Don’t forget to stop in for happy hour, offered daily from 4 to 6 PM.
Book Your Stay at the Bentwood Inn!
After you’ve had a few great brews, come back to our Jackson Hole bed and breakfast and sleep it off in one of our beautiful rooms or suites! The next morning, you can nurse your hangover with a delicious gourmet breakfast that will have you feeling refreshed, restored, and ready to take on another day in the West. We can’t wait to hear all about your trip to the brewery!