Thursday, June 10, 2010

Evanston Brewfest & Big Beers at Snowbird?

Generally in Utah, Pioneer Day celebrations can be... well, on the lame side. The odds of you finding a celebration - with beer, outside of your own backyard is about as rare as a Democrat sighting in Provo.

So if you want to celebrate Pioneer Day - with out Celebrating Pioneer Day and do it with beer, I have a recommendation for you.

The 2nd Annual Evanston Brewfest will be held on Pioneer Day - Saturday, July 24th from Noon until 10:00 PM on Main Street in Historic Downtown Evanston!

Microbrews from Noon until 5:00 PM and then street party until 10:00 PM! For more info contact Evanston Brewfest at evanstonbrewfest@yahoo.com or call 800-328-9708. Live entertainment, food, street vendors and BEER, BEER and more BEER!

More info on participating brewers will be made available as the event gets closer.

And speaking of Beer Festivals, I understand that Epic will be pouring their beers at the Snowbird Beerfest on June 19th. I've attended a lot of beer festivals in Utah and I've never known beer over 4.0% abv to be sampled.

From what I understand, there is a loophole that does allow for high point beer to be poured, just like state allows for wine tastings at wineries and special events; as long as the alcoholic beverage in question has been paid for and is served from it's original container.

I guess this means that Uinta, the UBC, RedRock, Hoppers and Moab Brewing could all technically pour their "bigger" beers as well at Utah's beer festival now. If anyone has a better understanding of this practice as it relates to wine and wineries we'd love it if you could enlighten us.

For more detailed discussion check out the Utah Beer Forum.

Cheers!

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