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Moab Brewery Offers Wide Menu, Awarding-Winning Beers, Spirits
By Sharon Sullivan

There’s only one microbrewery in Moab and it’s Moab Brewery, at 686 S. Main St.
In addition to its handcrafted award-winning beers and spirits, brewed and distilled on the premises, Moab Brewery offers a wide-ranging food menu, including appetizers, salads, burgers, wraps, sandwiches and various entrée options.

“A lot of people say we have the best burgers in town, and we’re famous for our beer,” said general manager Autem Hirschfeld. “Our beers have won lots of awards.”

For example, the Dead Horse Amber earned Gold, Silver and Bronze awards from the North American Brewers Association; and Johnny’s American IPA was the Utah Adventure Journal Editor’s Pick for Favorite Beer of the Year. The Rocket Bike American Lager has won a slew of awards, including the Great American Beer Festival’s 2014 Bronze award, and Gold at the L.A. International Beer Competition.

Brew-master Jeff Van Horn, has been crafting beer for Moab Brewery since 2002. Van Horn supervises 15 other brewers.
A few years ago, Moab Brewery additionally began distilling its own spirits, like the Class 5 Vodka, Canyonlands Confluence Single-Malt Whiskey, and its Spot-On Gin, plus more.

If you want to just have a drink, there’s the establishment’s tavern section, or, you can bring the family to the restaurant side of the building where Hirschfeld describes the atmosphere as “fun, positive, and dog-friendly.”

In addition to its highly-regarded burgers, you’ll find several different types of salads, various wraps and sandwiches, pasta dishes, seafood entrees such as fish and chips, and fish tacos, plus entrees like Half Rack Ribs with barbecue sauce with a side of coleslaw, Honey Almond Chicken, and New York Strip – to name just a few. There’s also a kids’ menu, as well as lots of side dishes.

The restaurant is known for its cheese-beer soup, made in-house – an item that’s been on the menu since the brewery opened.

“A lot of people like to dip their French fries in it,” Hirschfeld said.
Moab Brewery is a Package Agency, meaning that all of its full-strength beers and spirits are available to-go. This is a huge benefit for tourists, who want the option to purchase beer and spirits on holidays, when state-operated liquor stores are closed, said Hirschfeld.

Moab Brewery demonstrates its commitment to the local community via donations and volunteering for various school sports events, as well as nonprofits like the Youth Garden Project, Underdog Animal Rescue and Rehab, and Canyonlands PRCA Rodeo.

The restaurant-brewery is currently offering its Winter Special, through March 1: $8 burgers on Thursdays; 50-cent wings in the tavern on Mondays and Wednesdays; and $3.75 pints of beer all-day, every day.

Moab Brewery is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., November through February, staying open later, until 10 p.m. the other months of the year.

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