The Brewmaster's Story

Jeff Van Horn’s brewing interest began at home in 1988 with a friend saying “It’s a good way to get a strong beer in the state of Utah!” It was in 1997 that he broke into the microbrewery industry as a keg washer. Through his hard work and desire to learn, he eventually found himself running a bottling plant. Jeff joined the Moab Brewery team in 2002 and has been responsible for all aspects of our brewery which still includes washing some kegs! He has been awarded many medals over the years for Moab Brewery’s quality ales and lagers. At the 2008 North American Brewers Association Conference held in Idaho Falls, Jeff proudly brought home a silver medal for Scorpion Pale Ale and a bronze for our Merrimack Steamer.

Please enjoy Jeff’s labor of love - ales, lagers, and fresh-brewed sodas. We are proud to announce our Desert Select Ale brewing program, offering a limited quantity of a unique style of beers which are brewed and bottle conditioned on site, tipping the scales at almost 9% alcohol. Ask your server for today’s selection. Cheers!



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A German style lager that is a flavorful, tasty, light beer. Lightly hopped with a touch of wheat.

This classic American ale is golden in color and delicately hopped for a refreshingly dry finish. The perfect choice when you just want "a nice cold beer."

An unfiltered wheat beer, golden in color, spiced with coriander along with bitter and sweet orange peel, giving it a sharp wheat flavor with heavy citrus overtones. Enjoy this beer with an orange slice for imperial satisfaction.

An American wheat ale served unfiltered, leaving the yeast and B-complex vitamins in the glass, offering superior quenchability! Try it with a lemon.

Deadhorse Ale is named after the scenic overlook near Canyonlands. A traditional english mild ale with a well-balanced malt-to-hop ratio. The perfect beverage to compliment all foods.

Our steamer beer is a unique 100% style lager. Brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800s, when refrigeration was a greater luxury. Amber in color, medium bodied with a malty character. Mildly fruity with an assertive hop bitterness and a crisp clean finish.

This English mild style has dark brown caramel
and roasted malts that give it a rich medium
bodied nutty flavor. It’s balanced by English
Noble Hops, leaving an earthy fruity hop finish.

Rye and hops, one of beers great combinations! Our Red Rye IPA blends the spicy characteristics of rye malt with the bold flavors of American hops. Chinook, Columbus, Centennial and Simcoe work to create a fantastic hop experience, while the rye imparts a crisp
and refreshing finish. Red Rye IPA is a medium bodied ale with a rich
caramel hue and zesty distinctive flavor.

An American style IPA, golden in color with light malt hues and strong hop characteristics. Its vibrant citrus aromas and bitterness are created by four bold American hops. Our dry hopping gives this beer that distinctive and aggressive hop finish.

Change gears for a smooth downhill ride! This well-balanced ale has six types of malt and four hearty hop additions. The end result - a deep amber color with a rich and complex profile.
Our oatmeal stout has plenty of roasted malts and is delicately hopped for a thick, creamy start and a crisp finish. Served unfiltered for extra vitamins "evermore."


Our Can Lineup — 16 oz. 4-Packs available to go from our Packaging Agency
Packaging Agency hours: Open daily at 11:30 am
Rocket Bike
American Lager

Available in session 4% ABV
and 5.5% ABV
Johnny's American IPA
India Pale Ale

Available in session 4% ABV and 7% ABV
Dead Horse
Amber Ale

Available in session 4% ABV

Squeaky Bike
Nut Brown Ale

Available in session 4% ABV

Beer Training Video

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Brewing begins with malted barley, which is cracked in the malt mill. The milled barley (called grist) is mixed with hot water in the mash tun causing a reaction which converts the starchy grain to sugar. This sweet liquid called wort (pronounced “wert”) is filtered out of the mash and transferred to the brew kettle. The wort is then brought to a rolling boil. Hops are added at various intervals, some producing subtle bitterness, others fine aroma.

After boiling, the wort is transferred through the heat exchanger, cooling the liquid to fermentation temperature. The hot water produced in the heat exchanger is recaptured and stored in the hot liquor tank, ready to use for the next brewing cycle. The wort is then pumped into one of the fermenters. Yeast is added to the cooled wort and fermentation begins.

There are two basic types of yeast: ale and lager. An ale yeast is top fermenting and works at warmer temperatures for a shorter period of time, usually two weeks. A lager yeast is bottom fermenting and works at colder temperatures for a longer period of time, anywhere between four and thirteen weeks. A “steam” beer is a lager fermented at ale temperatures and times.

After fermentation and maturation, the fresh beer is filtered. Filtering removes the remaining yeast and improves clarity. Now, at its height of freshness, the beer is stored in one of the serving tanks. The fresh beer is transferred directly from the serving tank to your glass.




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