It might seem that Squatters brew-pub get a lot of "pub" here at Utah Beer. That's probably true. They always seem to be trying something new. So, what's so note-worthy now?
Squatters Organic Amber Ale, the state's first and only certified organic beer. Squatters already has an amber ale on it's menu(Emigration Amber Ale). This is an organic version.
The ale is brewed from organic pale and caramel malted barley and aromatic hops. The taste, is a caramel-like maltiness with a hint of sweetness. Organic certification requires high levels of cleanliness and sanitation. Which as any brewer knows is paramount to brewing anyway.
But it also requires strict segregation of ingredients "from grain to glass." The barley is grown from organic seeds, using natural methods of pest control such as lady bugs and composting rather than chemical fertilizers. Organic ingredients must be stored separately and tanks at the brewery must be meticulously cleaned. Jenny's organic beer will be available in bottles and draft in the next few weeks.
And while were on the subject. I spoke with Will Hamill from Uinta Brewing Co. They are also debuting they're own organic certified beer. Available soon.