Behind a bushy beard and crinkly, smiling eyes is a distiller with a heart that beats for Wyoming. Pine Bluffs Distilling owner Chad Brown dabbled with homebrewing in the past, but the possibility using his passion to impact the rural town of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, on a bigger scale intrigued him.
Brown began by building relationships with the grain farmers in his community and, as a result, Pine Bluffs Distilling sources its ingredients literally from next door! The distillery is surrounded by crop fields, and also houses the Wyoming Malt Company. Making malt from local grains allows them to distill a collection of farm-to-flask whiskeys well worth the 40-minute drive from the state capital of Cheyenne. The company distributes its malt to regional craft brewers, keeping Wyoming in local beers, too.
The tasting room at Pine Bluffs Distilling reflects its homegrown roots with a nod to the farm life that fuels its business. Belly up to the bar and sample the many varieties to help you choose which bottle to take home to remember your Wyoming adventure – and benefit the local makers of the West!
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