Stopped in on the way to Laramie. The place is attractive and spacious with seating around their stainless vats. Very friendly staff. They only had 4 beers on draft -- A Beer Named Bob was quite decent. The others were pretty mediocre.
We were driving through on our way home to Indiana from Utah, and this spot had easy access from I-80. Nice open, bright and clean atmosphere. It wasn’t busy, and we got great service. My husband and I split a burger, which hit the spot. Decent selection of solid beers. Overall, a pleasant experience, and a nice way to stretch our legs on our way through.
I found this to be standard brew pub, open rafters with wood trusses, brick. I did enjoy the use of space with their brewing equipment. The beer is solid, nothing mind blowing, but I did not footbalm any of them. The food is about the same quality, not terrible. A worthwhile stop in Rick Springs.
I think if this place were anywhere else, I would not rate it so highly, but the fact is that this is a beacon in a sea of Wyoming dread. The fact this has survived all these years (I came for the first time in 2006) is somewhat of a miracle. Not because they’re bad and shouldn’t be open, but because Rock Springs is the sort of town where you look for a brewpub and find that there was one, once upon a time, that closed after just a couple of years. Towns like this can rarely sustain brewpubs of any quality, let alone something that’s actually good.
And I’ve always thought they were good. I remember walking all those years ago thinking "This is going to be bad" and just being pleasantly surprised with the place. The beer is actually pretty good. It doesn’t necessarily hold up to, say, the beer you get in northern Colorado, but you’re in freakin’ Wyoming. And not just Wyoming, but middle-of-no-where, wind-always-blowing, I-would-have-shot-the-buffalo-too-because-there’s-nothing-to-do Wyoming. I’m sure there are a number of people who feel they owe their life to this place after the drive from Cheyenne.
For the beer, I remember the porter well and that I really enjoyed it. The place is a nice balance between a restaurant and a bar, with the bar not too small and the tables not too close in to make you feel weird at the bar. Bonus points for being in Downtown Rock Springs and serving what seems to be decent food in an area that has anything but. My opinion of Rock Springs is very much boosted by this place, and I tell people traveling through here that they should absolutely stop. It’s not must-stop beer, but you’ll need a beer by that point. Wyoming does this to people...
Headed to Salt Lake on the road from Oklahoma and found this little place. Stopped in between 2-3 on a Monday afternoon and we were possibly the only table but some patrons were at the bar. Nice clean stainless brew kettles on display, pretty quaint. Our server was very nice and focused on us. I had the chicken and mushroom linguine in chicken broth and it totally hit the spot. My wife had some French onion soup and she thought it was ok, but considering it’s in Rock Springs, I was not disappointed. Root beer is available and delicious. I took a growler of the Wee Bastard to my friends in Salt Lake (homebrewers with fine taste) and it was their favorite, even considering the many I’ve brought from some of my favorite Colorado brewers over the years. Nice staff.
stopped by on 7/21/10.
quaint old town location and laid back vibe. too laid back it seems since the service was atrocious. interesting decor and exposed... well, everything. six beers on tap were pretty good all around. decent enough food.
I live here in Rock Springs and alittle partial to the brew pub and enjoy coming here. I always enjoy the atmosphere. I usually sit at the bar, always receive great service. My favorite beer is "A Beer Named Bob". Great taste!! The food is very good, never had a bad meal. My only criticism is they do need to have more brews available instead of five. Overall the "Bitter Creek Brewing Company" is my favorite spot to go in this city.
I’ve stopped here several times. Nice little brewpub, service is OK but not great. The beer is good, food is average. A nice place to stop, get out and stretch, have a beer and some food while traveling I-80.