Moab might be known for its otherworldly rock formations, but we know the city for something a little more indulgent… Its epic craft beer scene.
If you ask us, visiting one of the top Moab breweries for a cold pint is one of the best things to do in Moab after a long hard day in the trenches of the outdoors.
In fact, the thought of sipping beer is the only thing getting us through the many tiresome hikes we plan out… And inevitably regret the moment we step foot on the trail.
While Utah itself has a pretty strong brewin’ game, Moab often gets overshadowed by the likes of Salt Lake City. But we’re here to tell you that Moab (and its surrounds) is just as excellent when it comes to producing epic beers.
Find the best watering holes in the city for an ice-cold brew below.
Best Breweries in Moab
The Moab Brewery is currently the only brewery in Moab and has been holding the fort since 1996. Despite this, it’s on Main Street, so you’ll have difficulty missing it. Add it to your list of things to do near Arches National Park after a long day.
The place has an impressive lineup of 16 beers for you to try— and many Moab beers are brewed on-site. Don’t be shy to try the simple Moab pilsner, the Heart Imperial pilsner, or the Golden Wheat ale while there.
If you’re up for a challenge, we managed to try about 6 on a previous visit.
Feeling peckish? Moab Brewery has got you covered. The brewery also has a huge menu of foods that pair well with the drink menu. Some dishes even incorporate a dash of beer into the dish – sign us UP.
Breweries Near Moab
Groggs Pinnacle Brewing Company
Groggs Pinnacle Brewing Company is in Helper, Utah, just a two-hour drive from Moab. Now, for full disclosure, they are a contract brewer with Uinta Brewers, which means they brew their beers off-site.
Let’s be honest, though, that’s not a deal breaker, is it? What is important is what you are going to order from this brewpub’s varied food and beer menu. Because while this brewery has eight beers on tap, it’s the food that champions the joint.
The chefs prepare their dishes in-house, from starters to desserts. Groggs also prepares its specials with fresh ingredients and many vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free food options. It’s the perfect place for all diets.
If ultra-cool beers are what you crave, Bohemian Brewery is a crowd favorite in Utah’s Midvale. The microbrewery is about an hour and a half away from Moab, but its slow Bavarian brewing process is worth schlepping across town for.
Bohemian brews their beers in small batches using only the finest ingredients, with no added additives, flavorings, or preservatives. This means their lineup of 12 beers on the menu offers a crisp taste each time.
You can enjoy your drink in the cozy restaurant, which serves excellent pairings to your drinks from brunch to dinner.
Practical Tips for Exploring the Breweries in Moab, Utah
- Don’t be afraid to ask your bartender or server for any recommendations. They usually have an excellent idea of what customers will like based on their tastes.
- Get a flight (tasting) to taste multiple beers simultaneously to gauge what you do and do not like. It also usually works out better value for money.
- If you’re looking to take beer-sippin’ seriously, start your tasting with something simple and light to measure the brewer’s skills. These are the drinks without flavors and sweeteners, making them more challenging to nail.