(307) 764-6200 Powell / (307) 586-3550 Cody Taproom

About Us

Our Story

Where It All Began

WYOld West Brewing Company was formed in early 2014 by a group of local visionaries with the goal of bringing great food and great beer to Powell and the surrounding area. The building it now sits in once served as Powell’s bowling alley and, more recently, an appliance store prior to being purchased and renovated into the beautiful space it is today.

Opened in phases, the now-defunct retail liquor store and tasting room (located in the very front of the building) was the first part of the business opened to the public in February of 2015. The spectacular pub area followed soon thereafter, and the front space was quickly re-purposed into a makeshift pizza kitchen to satiate the hunger of our growing customer base. Our pizza kitchen opened in October of 2015 and was a rousing success! With plans already in place for a kitchen upgrade and expansion, our efforts shifted to the completion of the brewery.

Our first beer — G-Street Pale Ale — was brewed in late January of 2016 and rolled out along with 3 other varieties at our “official” Grand Opening on February 27th! Since that time we’ve brewed over 12 different beers and we have plans for many more!

 

Our long awaited kitchen & menu expansion was completed in late September of 2016. Focusing on a line-up of delectable burgers and chicken sandwiches, as well as new appetizers and salads, it has been very well received by loyal and new customers alike! It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of this great community. We have many plans for the future, and we look forward to continued growth and prosperity with the full understanding that WWBC simply would not exist without the tremendous support of the people in this amazing place we call home!

Our Management Team

Jessica Laughlin
General Manager

Bart Fetzer
Head Brewer and Brewery Manager

Ryan Gutierrez
Executive Chef and Kitchen Manager

 

HOUSE BREWS

 

Heart Mountain Hefeweizen

An American Wheat Ale featuring wheat malt and GF Harvest Oats. Yellow/gold in color with a mellow citrus hop aroma. Medium body, mild yeast and wheat flavors, along with the perfect balance of malt and hops. ABV=5.8%   IBU=31

 

Kilted Cowboy

Kilted Cowboy is our take on a traditional Scotch Ale. Rich malt aroma

and flavor dominate with a touch of smoke from the use peat smoked malt. Heather tips are added to impart a pleasing aroma and smooth bitterness. Hop levels are kept low to emphasize the rich malt flavor of this unique and complex brew. ABV=7.8%   IBU=28

 

Honey Rye

This brew features local honey that lends a delicate sweetness to the spicy flavors of rye malt. Our Honey Rye is light amber in color with mellow honey and floral hop aromas to form a smooth and easy drinking brew. ABV=6.3%   IBU=33

 

Bangtail Brown Ale

This English Brown Ale is brewed with six different kinds of malted barley to create a rich malt profile. Bangtail is dark brown in color with a big malt body, and features chocolate, roasted, and caramel malt flavors

with just enough hops to balance. ABV=5.7%   IBU=35

 

Sneaky Peach IPA

A Peach Infused NEIPA (New England IPA). Hazy, Juicy, Sweet, and the perfect balance of bitterness.  Brewed with tropical Mosaic and Citra hops, it’s aroma takes on notes of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. The beer has 2 stages of fermentation, once with the yeast, and then the beer is removed from the yeast and mixed with peach puree and allowed to ferment and additional 10 days. Well worth the wait, this is a juice bomb of a beer. ABV=6.2% IBU=51

 

Homesteader Oatmeal Breakfast Stout

A medium bodied stout that has an unreal smoothness from the addition of oats to the mash. The oats not only add a lot of smoothness to the mouthfeel but give a touch of sweetness that is unlike any other type of stout. ABV=5.61%  IBU=25

 

SPECIALTY BREWS

 

WYOld West Oktoberfest

This beer is a classic Märzen style lager.  Amber in color, it leads in malt character, with very subtle noble hop character.  Southern German lager yeast provides a clean, crisp mouthfeel. Brewed to be enjoyed by all. Prost!

ABV=5.0%  IBU=19.5

 

Colter’s Helles

A traditional German pale lager originally brewed in Munich. Colter’s Helles is pale golden in color, and brewed using lager yeast at cool temperatures to produce a smooth, easy drinking beer. Briess Pilsner and Gold-Pils malts combine to form malt complexity and depth. Traditional German hops are used to add hop flavor, but little hop bitterness or aroma. ABV=5.6%   IBU’s=23