Explore Summit County's Burgeoning Craft Beer Scene

By Caitlin Row | Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Summit County is a Colorado destination known for its natural beauty and ski resorts. Craft beer is another delicious reason to visit this gorgeous mountain community. Here are Everything Summit's top picks for local breweries that deserve a visit. 


The Bakers' Brewery in Silverthorne is slightly off the beaten path but well worth a trip. This Silverthorne restaurant and craft brewery serves lunch, dinner, craft brews and cocktails. The in-house beer selection includes session beers and some "big" beers as well as special guest taps.


Pug Ryan's is a Dillon craft brewery and steakhouse near Lake Dillon. It offers award-winning craft beer spanning seasonal brews and year-round staples. Pug Ryan's was founded in 1975.

Dillon Dam Brewery, also in Dillon, began brewing beer in 1997. This craft brewery and restaurant offers award-winning beer and an American-style menu.


Broken Compass Brewing Company is in Breckenridge, slightly off the beaten path on Airport Road. It's a locals' favorite spot with outdoor seating in the summer. 

Be sure to check out the regional favorites brewed by Breckenridge Brewery and Pub. It is in downtown Breckenridge and offers a full menu as well as a variety of beers on tap.


Outer Range Brewing Company is near Whole Foods in Frisco. It offers tasty craft brews spanning IPAs, Belgians and much more. Small-batch brews are part of the fun.

Come drink with us on your next vacation!

Photo courtesy of The Bakers' Brewery

About the Author Caitlin Row
Caitlin is a High Country local. She loves to ski, play in the snow (preferably with her dog) and taste all Summit County has to offer.