Our vision was to create a small craft brewery to compliment our steakhouse, and since its conception, the brewery has exceeded all our expectations. In May of 2012 we completed an expansion, adding three new 45 BBL fermentors and two 45 BBL serving tanks, more than doubling our capacity and allowing us to focus much more on seasonal specialty craft beers.
Dave Simmons – our head brewer, started at Pug Ryan’s 20 plus years ago and was part of building the initial brewery. Several years later he was inspired while on a beer-driven research trip to Germany. He visited an Andechs monastery where he had the best beer he ever tasted. His friend Dave Bryant, from Brewing Science Institute, acquired the yeast strain from the monastery. We use that strain today in our staple German/Bohemian style lagers: the Pug Ryan's Pilsner, Pug Ryan's Dunkel and Hideout Helles.
Pug Ryan's Dillon brewery is proud of the many awards that our craft beer has received at various beer competitions. To date, we have won more than 22 medals. These medals represent accomplishments at The Great American Beer Fest, The North American Beer Awards, The Colorado State Fair, The Craft Brewers Fest, and other highly regarded beer competitions and festivals. Our award winning micro-brewed craft beers can compliment any dish on our menu - with the variety of quality beer available at Pug's, we have a brew for everyone
Our craft beer can be found on tap at various restaurants in Dillon CO and throughout the entire state of Colorado, with more added daily. Additionally, our cans are available in Summit County liquor stores as well as select liquor stores state-wide.
"If you love beer you have to go here! Food was amazing too. I had the fish and chips, my brother had a burger. Our server Stori was tons of fun. Super fast and attentive service. Plus, her charismatic personality made it a great experience. We will definitely be back!" – Andrew W.