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Zion Canyon Brew Pub

After completing one of the many bucket-list hikes at Zion National Park—Weeping Rock, Angel’s Landing or The Narrows—usually the first place you’re drawn to is one that serves truly satisfying food and drink designed to quell a raging appetite. Zion Brewery, located in Springdale just a stone’s throw from the park entrance, is that place.

As Southern Utah’s first microbrewery, the establishment handcrafts a variety of beers such as Saison du Jardin, Jamaican-style Lager, Foray Pomegranate, Springdale Amber, Echo Canyon, Burnt Mountain Brown and more, all of which can be enjoyed with a full lunch and dinner served seven days a week.

The stone exterior of the brew pub blends in seamlessly with the surrounding red rock at the entrance to Zion Canyon. The pub’s interior offers subtle red and brown tones and also houses live music some nights. The true treasure is the view from the patio tabletops, almost rivaling views that can be found in Zion National Park itself. Of course, finding an available table for your hiking party from which to enjoy that view might be the true challenge.

As a brewery, Zion offers a plethora of brews to choose from. First timers should consider a flight of tasters ($2 per 6 ounces). Alternatively, to really quench your thirst, pitchers are a fair $15. Be sure to sample the essential brews: The Ascender (a hazy, citrus hefeweizen), the flavorful Juicy IPA, refreshing Engel Landen pilsner and the house favorite, Zion Pale Ale.

As for pub fare, the housemade pretzel sticks with lager-infused cheese ($3) are spectacular.

For a main dish, the Zion brew burger made with jalapeno jam, swiss and garlic aioli ($15) is a must.

Zion Canyon Brew Pub
95 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale
435-772-0336
ZionBrewery.com   

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