The American Midwest is already home to unique and beautiful views and vast landscapes, as are so many of our western states.
Some of the country’s scenic wonders can also be found at local breweries.
From the small town of Sandhills in Nebraska to other places too, brewery owners serve their signature beers in various locations across the Midwest and West – offering not only delicious drink options, but beautiful and potent views. of the American landscape.
For travelers with a thirst for quenching and looking for adventure too — or for those just looking to explore what’s out there, here are six breweries that offer unforgettable views of our America.
Ten Sleep Brewing Co. – Ten Sleep, Wyoming
Ten Sleep, Wyoming isn’t just the epitome of small town America, its brewery offers one of the most unique sights on the map.
Ten Sleep Brewery, built inside a renovated barn, is surrounded by the red cliffs of Signal Butte in the town of Ten Sleep. Population: 270.
Brewery marketing manager Amy Truman shared with Fox News Digital that while the majority of visitors are regulars, the brewery’s proximity to the Big Horn Mountains attracts a variety of other travelers, such as motorcyclists and the climbers.
“We’re pretty unique in that we’re able to make products that are good enough that people seek out our beer enough to support us,” she said.
The brewery is best known throughout the state of Wyoming for its signature Speed Goat Golden Ale, described as a light beer with a honeyed finish.
Truman has announced that Ten Sleep will expand its wholesale production beyond the brewery’s “Little American Dream” debut.
Ten Sleep books local Wyoming musicians for weekly gigs and offers on-site camping.
Alluvial Brewing – Ames, IA
Iowa’s flat, sprawling landscape can be admired in breathtaking fashion on Alluvial Brewing’s property.
The Ames-based brewery is set on 34 acres of restored prairie and six acres of certified organic farm, a spokesperson told Fox News Digital.
“The view to the northeast from the patio is iconic,” he shared in an email.
“Paths from the patio lead you through the meadow, highlighted by permanent installations by local artists.”
Patrons of the brewery are invited to take in the rolling views of the lush lawn from the back porch while enjoying a hearty menu of hopped beers and IPAs, fruit sours and canned beers.
If beer isn’t the mood, Prairie Moon Winery borders Alluvial to the west.
Breckenridge Brewery – Breckenridge, CO
The eponymous brewery in Breckenridge, Colorado offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.
The original ski town brewery has been around for 32 years and counts, founded by skiers looking for a good beer after a long day on the slopes.
Visitors to the Breckenridge Brewery are invited to sit back and relax with one of the brewery’s many original ales, lagers and sours, while taking in the stunning mountain views from the dining room and patio .
“The Breckenridge Brewery is the place to be for beer drinkers and the community,” Breckenridge Brewery “culture czar” Todd Thibault told Fox News Digital.
“The little brewery has grown into one of the biggest breweries in Colorado.”
The beer is brewed right behind the bar at the historic South Main Street location, so Thibault encouraged visitors to “get on your stomach and watch the action.”
The brewery has a secondary location in Littleton, Colorado, which also features stunning mountain views and a beer garden equipped with a large lawn and picnic benches.
Visitors are welcome to play lawn games, cling to the fire pits, or sit with a beer on the property’s 12 acres.
“Just 10 miles south of Denver, next to the Platte River and bike path, it’s easy to find by car, bike, or inner tube,” Thibault said.
“Our house is yours.”
Flathead Lake Brewing Co. & Pubhouse – Bigfork, Montana
The views from Flathead Lake in Bigfork, Montana are already spectacular – but insert a brewery into the mix and travelers have a real winner.
Flathead Lake Brewing Co. & Pubhouse sits atop the north shore of Flathead Lake, the second largest freshwater lake in the west.
Patrons can take in views of the crystal blue lake water from the brewery’s back patio while sipping one of Flathead’s signature beers, such as Painted Rock Porter or 369′ Stout.
Both beers received awards from the World Beer Cup in 2006.
The small business sports a brewery and pub in one. The team prides itself on making beer and food.
Deputy General Manager Sarah Peterson told Fox News Digital that Flathead Brewing was built with sustainability in mind.
She explained that the building borrows clean effluent from Bigfork Water and Sewer District to run heat pumps. He also selected building materials from recycled regional sources.
“If you’ve ever been to Bigfork, you’d know what a special community it is,” she wrote in an email.
“We are proud to be leaders in the beer industry, to support local and environmental sustainability, and to contribute to the community that has so graciously welcomed us.”
Miner Brewing Company – Hill City, SD
Venture into the Black Hills of South Dakota, where a cold beer awaits your arrival at the Miner Brewing Company.
The brewery in Hill City, South Dakota offers stunning views of Black Elk Peak, which is the highest point east of the Rocky Mountains.
Visitors are invited to enjoy Miner’s many beer and wine options from the quaint porch and concert lawn.
“We love having the privilege of sharing our craft beers, ciders, seltzers, sours and wines with our guests, and we love sharing our beautiful space in the Black Hills of South Dakota,” Miner Brewing’s Shanna Hockert told Fox News Digital.
“We are family and pet friendly…and have many lawn games available from corn hole to bocce ball to frisbee golf making Miner Brewing Company a great stop in the Black Hills!”
Prairie Berry Winery, located next door, was the first venture for brewery founder Sandi Vojta and her family, who wanted to create a “truly unique experience in South Dakota,” according to their website.
A year after opening in 2013, Miner Brewing has expanded to open a second location in Sioux Falls.
Bootleg Brewers, Sandhills Brewing Co. – Taylor, NE
If you love remote places and the great outdoors, check out this hidden brewery in Taylor, Nebraska.
Sandhills Brewing Co.’s Bootleg Brewers, is located “in the middle of nowhere,” brewery co-owner Dodie Worm told Fox News Digital.
But the property, complete with a brewery and five on-site cabins for lodging, is the perfect getaway for weary travelers, offering gorgeous views of the Nebraska dunes.
“People really don’t realize what the Sandhills are like until they come out, and that’s a pretty good indication of what it is,” Worm said.
“You get the Sandhills, you get the howling coyotes, you see rabbits, porcupines.”
The 40-acre property has six RV sites with power and water, as well as a pond where visitors can fish and a back patio that often hosts live bands.
Worm explained that the idea behind building a brewery hidden in the hills was to differentiate Bootleg from most city-located breweries — which has worked “pretty decently” since the brewery officially opened in 2015.
Despite having a lot of land to maintain, Bootleg Brewers operates with just four employees, including Dodie and her husband and head brewer Ron Worm.
“We have Molly, who takes care of the bar…and then we have Hector, who does a lot of the groundskeeping,” she said.
Bootleg is best known for its flagship “Cling On” American Wheat beer.
“After a bit too much, you’re looking for something to hold on to,” Dodie Worm said.