What better escape from the cold is a tasting or tour experience that includes local brews, spirits, and wines? Take part with the following details.
Roadhouse Brewing Co.: Taste all your favorite Roadhouse Brewing Company brews at their tasting room on Gregory Lane. Open daily, tasting hours are from 4-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Keep an eye out for special events like trivia night and booze-infused painting classes by local artists.
Melvin Brewing Co.: Located south, in Alpine, the Melvin World HQ lets you drink a few beers and see all the stages of the brewing process. There are eight fresh taps, tours by request, and Melvin swag for purchase. Look out for themed parties and live music. Hold an event or party in the space, and savor the quiet. Open noon to 11 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday (*usually). Recently, the Alpine Taproom started offering food from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and noon to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Snake River Brewing Co.: Since opening in 1994, Snake River Brewing Company has been pouring out award-winning craft beers and allowing visitors to see the magic during one of their brewery tours. Led at 2:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, it’s beneficial to call ahead for availability. Groups are capped at eight people.
Jackson Hole Winery: the only place to sample locally crafted wines is the Jackson Hole Winery. Tastings are available by appointment only, at $15 or $20 per person. Schedule your tasting Monday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., or Sunday from 1-5 p.m. A $20 per person tasting includes tastes of the reserve and special production wines in addition to some of the regular wines. Appetizers can be provided by an off-site vendor for an additional charge and must be arranged at least three days before the tasting. Winter tastings are held in the barrel room, and can be a bit chilly.
Jackson Hole Stillworks: the only vodka distillery based in Jackson Hole, owners Chas Marsh and Travis Goodman aim to make a local product comprised of local ingredients. The interactive distillery tour walks visitors through the process of creating their vodka, from milling oats and corn, cooking, fermenting, distilling and bottling the final product. Available 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Sunday, call ahead to make sure the owners aren’t running around working on something.
Teton Pines: Thursdays are quite the trifecta at Teton Pines. Enjoy ladies night half off drinks, live music by Chan & Johnny C., and flight night. Flight night features three pours of bourbon with tasting notes. There’s something for everyone at the Pines on Thursdays.