Wyoming Beer

Today in 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state.


Wyoming Breweries

Wyoming Brewery Guides

Guild: None Known

State Agency: Wyoming Department of Revenue Liquor Division


  • Capital: Cheyenne
  • Largest Cities: Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, Gillette, Rock Springs
  • Population: 493,782; 50th
  • Area: 97818 sq.mi., 10th
  • Nickname: Equality State
  • Statehood: 44th, July 10, 1890


  • Alcohol Legalized: May 19, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 14
  • Rank: 37th
  • Beer Production: 477,598
  • Production Rank: 49th
  • Beer Per Capita: 27.8 Gallons


Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 44%
  • Cans: 47%
  • Kegs: 8.7%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.02
  • Per Case: $0.05
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $0.62
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $0.62

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $817,405
  • Direct Impact: $138,644,265
  • Supplier Impact: $26,743,631
  • Induced Economic Impact: $46,510,064
  • Total Impact: $211,897,960

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: 6.00 a.m.-2.00 a.m.
  • Grocery Store Sales: No
  • Notes: Clubs holding liquor licenses may be exempt from the hours of operation here specified by local ordinance or regulation of the appropriate licensing authority, but it doesn’t seem to happen in practice.


Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.


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