Slopes and Spirits: Exploring Park City’s Microbreweries, Distilleries, and Wineries.
The charming town of Park City, Utah plays host to a delightful tapestry of local wineries, micro-breweries, and distilleries, inviting locals and travelers alike to indulge in flavor and craftsmanship. Each establishment bears its own distinct story, creating a vibrant mosaic of libations in this town. Join us on a journey through Park City’s liquid wonders, as we raise our glasses to this thriving craft beverage community.
Old Town Cellars
Venture into the heart of Park City's historic Old Town to discover the art of wine-making at Old Town Cellars. This urban winery stands out for its unique approach, producing exceptional wines sourced from the best vineyards worldwide. With a focus on sustainability and minimal intervention, Old Town Cellars delivers a diverse array of varietals and blends that cater to every palate. Sip on a flight of their distinct wines while soaking in the cozy ambiance of their tasting room, and you'll quickly see why this winery has captured the admiration of locals and visitors alike. Don't miss their intriguing "Mountain Town White" or "Shadow of the Mountain" for a taste of Park City in a glass.
Red Rock Brewing
As the sun sets over the mountains, make your way to Red Rock Brewing for an unforgettable experience. Since its inception in 1994, this beloved micro-brewery has been crafting an impressive array of handcrafted beers, each with its own distinct character and flavor profile, earning over 100 medals. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts, Red Rock's offerings cater to beer enthusiasts of all kinds. Pair your brews with mouthwatering pub fare for the ultimate Park City experience. Be sure to try their famous "Elephino Double IPA" and "20th Anniversary Imperial Red Ale" to savor the true essence of Red Rock Brewing.
Wasatch Brew Pub
A true institution in Park City's craft beer scene, Wasatch Brew Pub has been quenching thirsts since 1986. As Utah's first craft microbrewery, Wasatch has made a lasting impact on the local beer culture. Their beers boast creative names and labels that reflect the region's quirky spirit, and the diverse range of brews ensures there's something for everyone. Head to the brewpub's lively atmosphere and enjoy a pint of their crisp and malty “Last One Down Lager”, or for a twist, try the "Apricot Hefeweizen" and experience the perfect blend of fruity and tart.
Nestled on the outskirts of Park City, Offset Bier is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Founded by passionate brewers, this micro-brewery takes pride in handcrafting small-batch beers that exemplify their love for the craft. With a focus on traditional German-style lagers and ales, Offset Bier brings a touch of European charm to the local scene. Take a seat on their inviting outdoor patio, sip on a refreshing Kölsch or Hefeweizen, and let the tranquil surroundings add to the magic of your tasting experience. Don't miss their “HBC586" Single Hop IPA or the "Helles" German Light Lager for a taste of the commitment to traditional German lager brewing mastery.
High West Distillery
A true pioneer in the craft distilling world, the renowned High West Distillery. Situated in a historic livery stable and garage, this award-winning distillery has been combining age-old traditions with modern innovation since 2006. High West prides itself on crafting locally made premium spirits, including whiskey, bourbon, and rye with a relentless commitment to quality. Touring the facility offers a fascinating glimpse into the distillation process and the chance to sample some of their finest spirits. Don't forget to try their signature "Double Rye" and limited edition "A Midwinter’s Night Dram" for an authentic flavor of the Wild West.
Continuing our exploration of Park City's spirits, Alpine Distilling offers a unique take on craft distillation. What sets Alpine Distilling apart is its emphasis on “Farm-to-Glass” approach. They prioritize environmental consciousness and utilizing elements from their immediate surroundings, including their own water supply drawn from an underground aquifer beneath the nearby mountains.
An establishment rooted in local ownership and operation; it boasts a global repertoire of awards attesting to its multitude of 5-star reviews. A visit to Alpine Distilling promises a rewarding experience, regardless of one’s spirit preference.
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Park City, Utah, isn't just a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, it's also a paradise for those with a taste for locally crafted libations. From the time-honored art of whiskey-making at High West Distillery to the urban charm of Old Town Cellars' wines, and the innovative brews found at Red Rock Brewing, Wasatch Brew Pub, Offset Bier, and the artistry of Alpine Distilling, the town's beverage scene is a testament to the passion and creativity of its makers. So, whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or just curious to explore the world of craft libations, Park City's wineries, micro-breweries, and distilleries promise an unforgettable journey of flavors and experiences. Cheers to a delightful blend of tastes in this mountain paradise.
Published on Thursday, August 10, 2023