By Julie Hooker
Summer days seem to go on forever. Then, those long summer days blend into delightful warm evenings spent with good friends, great views, fabulous food, and delicious brews in and around Park City. With a brewery on historic Main Street established in 1986, Park City broke through the stereotypical Utah question, “Where’s the beer?” Now, there are posh mountainside spots and local hangouts to enjoy the views and the brews after hiking, biking, and shopping.
This year, The Montage Hotel is featuring a new pilsner-style beer, Montage Mountain Ale, in all three of the resort’s bars. This lighter-flavored, golden-colored brew complements the summer menus. The wild hops used to brew Montage Mountain Ale are all grown in Utah. In collaboration with Wasatch Brewery, they produced a product that is authentic to Park City.
Mid-mountain Deer Valley at Stein Eriksen Lodge is a mountain oasis. With breathtaking sunsets, the wrap-around decks and fire pits allow guests to enjoy the views while indulging in après-bike treats and cocktails. Each Tuesday evening, Stein Eriksen Lodge hosts Hops on the Hill.
Sitting at the top of Historic Main Street is the renowned Wasatch Brew Pub. Surrounded by bright flower boxes, guests enjoy a colorful, cozy and cool place while sipping delicious cold custom seasonal brews including: Raspberry Wheat, Last One In, Apple-A-Day, and Apricot. The patio offers spectacular views both up and down Main Street and is perfect for people- watching.
The dog-friendly patio outside The Silver Star Café features extraordinary views of the mountains and golf course along with access to trails. With everything made to order, the Café’s delicious dishes are complemented by the refreshing beverages. Live music, combined with the warmth of restaurateurs Jeff and Lisa Ward, make this a comfortable spot to wile away afternoons and evenings with friends.
As “Bark City” residents, the Kinsey family invites guests to bring their dogs to the spacious patio at The Blind Dog.
Offering views, music, jet-fresh fish and sushi along with water bowls for the pups, The Blind Dog is a local favorite. Served atop raspberries, the Epic Brainless beer is a great summer quencher.
At Squatters Roadhouse Grill on Park Avenue, the shaded patio features exquisite panoramic mountain views and two unique beer blends. The Bumper Crop brew is summer in a bottle. Its soft, sweet finish comes from fresh lavender and local honey.
For easy summer toasting, the Sociable Krystalweizen blends two premium malts with two noble hops for a delightfully fresh beer.