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UPDATED! Beers or Bust: The Best Ski Town Breweries, Jan '14

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Pizza might be a popular post-ski meal and we love a good ski-town distillery, but the best powder days are usually followed by a tall, cold beer. The ski season is in full swing so it's time to update our list of the top ski town breweries. From Deschutes Brewery in Oregon to the Vermont favorite Magic Hat Brewing Company and everywhere in between, we found the best breweries to soothe your tired ski legs. Newcomers to the list include Mammoth Brewing Company, 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, Grand Teton Brewing, and Telluride Brewing Company. So without further adieu, here is your powder-beer guide, listed from West to East.


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1. Deschutes Brewery & Public House

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1044 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 382-9242
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2. 10 Barrel Brewing Company

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1135 NW Galveston Ave
Bend, OR 97701
(541) 585-1007
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This may not be the working brewery of 10 Barrel Brewing Co, but the Bend Pub is still a great place to sample some tasty suds. 10 Barrel brewers ski hard on powder days and will be more than happy to help you put back a few. The digs are stellar with a great outdoor fire pit, patio, and locals swear by the pizza. See their second location in Boise, ID.

3. Fiftyfifty Brewing Company

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11197 Brockway Rd
Truckee, CA
(530) 587-2337
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4. Mammoth Brewing Company

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94 Berner Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
(760) 934-7141
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After a day of turns on the hill, head to Mammoth Brewing Company for a flight that includes everything from IPAs to Blonds. There's also a bunch of gear so you can rep the Mammoth Brew Co brand with trucker hats, bike jerseys, or even a coozie. Kegs and growlers are available so you can keep the party going at home.

5. Snake River Brewery & Restaurant

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265 S Millward St
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 739-2337
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6. Wasatch Brew Pub

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250 Main St.
Park City, UT 82930
(435) 649-0900
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7. Ska Brewing Company

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225 Girard St
Durango, CO 81303
(970) 247-5792
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8. Telluride Brewing Co.

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156 DEF Society Drive
Telluride, CO 81435
(970) 728-5094
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Located in an unassuming business park, visitors don't come to Telluride Brewing Co for the view, but the beer is dang good. Try the Face-Down Brown, which won the Gold Medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival for "American Style Brown."

9. Aspen Brewing Company

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304 E Hopkins Ave
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-2739
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10. Dillon Dam Brewery

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100 Little Dam Rd.
Dillon, CO 80498
(970) 262-7777
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11. Long Trail Brewing Company

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5520 US 4
Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035
(802) 672-5011
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12. Magic Hat Brewing Company

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5 Bartlett Bay Rd
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 658-2739
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13. Grand Teton Brewing Company

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430 Old Jackson Hwy
Victor, ID 83455
(208) 538-0068
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Since 1988 Grand Teton Brewing has been pumping out quality brews 30 minutes from the world-class ski resorts of Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee. Beer lovers can visit the 11,000 square foot brewery and enjoy daily specials (and killer views) at their tasting room. There's no food sold at the pub, so bring your own.

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1. Deschutes Brewery & Public House

1044 NW Bond St, Bend, OR 97701
Photo from Deschutes Brewery
1044 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97701

2. 10 Barrel Brewing Company

1135 NW Galveston Ave, Bend, OR 97701

This may not be the working brewery of 10 Barrel Brewing Co, but the Bend Pub is still a great place to sample some tasty suds. 10 Barrel brewers ski hard on powder days and will be more than happy to help you put back a few. The digs are stellar with a great outdoor fire pit, patio, and locals swear by the pizza. See their second location in Boise, ID.

1135 NW Galveston Ave
Bend, OR 97701

3. Fiftyfifty Brewing Company

11197 Brockway Rd, Truckee, CA
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11197 Brockway Rd
Truckee, CA

4. Mammoth Brewing Company

94 Berner Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

After a day of turns on the hill, head to Mammoth Brewing Company for a flight that includes everything from IPAs to Blonds. There's also a bunch of gear so you can rep the Mammoth Brew Co brand with trucker hats, bike jerseys, or even a coozie. Kegs and growlers are available so you can keep the party going at home.

94 Berner Street
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

5. Snake River Brewery & Restaurant

265 S Millward St, Jackson, WY 83001
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265 S Millward St
Jackson, WY 83001

6. Wasatch Brew Pub

250 Main St., Park City, UT 82930
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250 Main St.
Park City, UT 82930

7. Ska Brewing Company

225 Girard St, Durango, CO 81303
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225 Girard St
Durango, CO 81303

8. Telluride Brewing Co.

156 DEF Society Drive, Telluride, CO 81435

Located in an unassuming business park, visitors don't come to Telluride Brewing Co for the view, but the beer is dang good. Try the Face-Down Brown, which won the Gold Medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival for "American Style Brown."

156 DEF Society Drive
Telluride, CO 81435

9. Aspen Brewing Company

304 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
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304 E Hopkins Ave
Aspen, CO 81611

10. Dillon Dam Brewery

100 Little Dam Rd., Dillon, CO 80498
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100 Little Dam Rd.
Dillon, CO 80498

11. Long Trail Brewing Company

5520 US 4, Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035
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5520 US 4
Bridgewater Corners, VT 05035

12. Magic Hat Brewing Company

5 Bartlett Bay Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403
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5 Bartlett Bay Rd
South Burlington, VT 05403

13. Grand Teton Brewing Company

430 Old Jackson Hwy, Victor, ID 83455

Since 1988 Grand Teton Brewing has been pumping out quality brews 30 minutes from the world-class ski resorts of Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee. Beer lovers can visit the 11,000 square foot brewery and enjoy daily specials (and killer views) at their tasting room. There's no food sold at the pub, so bring your own.

430 Old Jackson Hwy
Victor, ID 83455