Friday, May 30, 2014

New Beer Friday 5/30/14

Happy New Beer Friday! The theme of the day is apparently Belgian-ish Quadruple Ales. Seems like an odd time of year for big boozy barrel age beers, but fear not  - there are a couple of locally made "quenchers" to help keep the balance as well.

Bohemian Rheinländische Bitterbier: The Bohemian Reasearch Team uncovered this forgotten lager style in an ancient, Rheinland tomb. It’s a hop driven lager that boasts 45 IBU’s and has an orange unfiltered appearance.  This Rheinlandische Bitterbier is dry-hopped with Tettnang for a fruity and herbal aroma that continues into subtle citrus notes for a beer that finishes clean and crisp with a pleasant bitterness that lingers long after the last sip. 4.0% @ Bohemian and select Boho accounts

Moab Little Steamer: The nose is bready with grass, pine and floral notes. The taste follows the aroma, with a sweet breadiness combined with nicely balanced floral and pine hops. The end is a bit earthy but it finishes toasty, grassy and dry. 4.0% @ Moab and Whiskey Street

Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee: The nose is big with Bourbon and oak and has a bit of a spicy Belgian notes. Slight alcohol burn as well. The taste starts with big toffee up front. Grape, plum and vanilla come next, with molasses and a hint of chocolate rounding out the end. Finishes sweet and slightly boozy. It's like a Quad had a freaky three-way with a case of Scotch and Bourbon. Delicious! 13.4% ABV @ Beerhive

Deschutes Not the Stoic: The nose has big, big malt and toffee with licorice and bourbon notes. The taste starts with Bourbon toffee and dark fruits. Cherry and grape come next with vanilla and dank barrel notes rounding out the end. For a big beer the alcohol is kept to a moderate roar - not too hot. This is on the fringe of what a Belgian Quad should be, it's quite frankly a barleywine. None the less it's complex and a brilliant beer. 12% ABV @ Beerhive

For Firkin Friday today at the Bayou, Shades of Pale is offering up their 4 Play Porter dry-hopped with Cascade and Centennial hops. Think, "Cascadian Porter".


If vodka is in your plans this weekend, the bottleshop at the Sugarhouse Distillery opens today as well. Located at 2212 South West Temple, Unit #14, Salt Lake City - the new local distillery is only offering their debut vodka for now with more labels coming down the road. The distillery's bottleshop is open from 11am to 7pm daily, closed Sunday. Drink local, People!

Prost!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In Case You Need Some Incentive...

Here's the list of some of the breweries that will be pouring their fine suds at next week's Mountain Brewers Festival in Idaho Falls, Idaho. One of the great things about this festival is that most of the participating breweries are regional. These are places that your most likely to encounter on your travels throughout the mountain west. Luckily for you they're all in one place on Saturday June 7th. Hope to see you there!

Utah
Montana
Phillipsburg Brewing Co.
Oregon
Mazama Brewing
Wyoming
Luminous Brewhouse
California
Colorado
Alaska
Missouri
Hawaii
Washington
Arizona
Nevada
Massachusetts 

Samuel Adams

Cheers!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

No Beer for Oktoberfest at Snowbird?

After years of unprecedented growth in Utah's "socialist" alcohol industry, the state of Utah would like to remind you that, "they are still in charge".

During last Tuesday's DABC board meeting David Gladwell, chairman of the state liquor commission, said, "We’re trying to send a signal that we are tightening up and we are reluctant to grant single-event permits to for-profit organizations." Basically that means that under state law, groups and businesses are allowed up to 12 special-event permits per year. Single-event permits allow beer, wine and spirits to be served ­at one-time community and civic events.

If you've applied for a special event permit in last few months, you've probably been subject to a newly re-enforced criteria in order to obtain a special permit. It must be for a one-time, unique event that lasts only a few days and it must used by a civic or community group to promote a common good.

Snowbird's four decade long Oktoberfest celebration falls into the second category. While Snowbird's Annual Father's Day Brewfest was narrowly approved for a special event permit, Gladwell warned Snowbird that it may not receive a permit for the 8 week (for profit) Oktoberfest celebration.

Snowbird's management was obviously caught off-guard by the boards announcement and is trying to work out an arrangement with the DABC so that liquor can be served at Oktoberfest.

Just when you thought you were finally starting to see glimmer of hope in the advancement of adulthood in the state of Utah, the 19th Century rears it's ugly head and places it's puritan boot firmly in your neck.

Illustration - Pat Bagley

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Porcupine Pub at the U

The former Market Street Broiler has new owners! The Porcupine Pub in Cottonwood Heights recently purchased the historic Salt Lake City building from Gastronomy Inc. late last week.
The new location will be known as the Porcupine Pub at the U.

Market Street Broiler's coveted club licenses (unfortunately for the new owners) was not part of the sale. The club license was returned to the DABC. As with origianl Porcupine Pub in Cottonwood Heights, the new pub will operate with a full-service restaurant license. The menu and their 24 tap beer selection will also be similar.

I'm sure a pub of it's size and it's proximity to the UofU will make it an instant success. No info yet on when the pub will open.

Cheers! 

Friday, May 23, 2014

New Beer Friday

Mikey has a very cranky tongue this week. Let me know if your experiences with these beer are different.

Lagunitas Night Time: Very black in color witha nose full of pine and roast with a bit of citrus in the background. The flavor is starts with dark malts and citrus. Then comes a bit of onion flavor from the what I'm guessing are from the Simcoe hops. Definitely a black IPA. The finish is bitter and a little boozy. 8.3% ABV @ Bayou, Beer Bar

10 Barrel Swill American Radler: Hazy in orange in color with a nose of pear, apples and a little grapefruit. The taste starts sweet with peach, pineapple and grapefruit. the end is lemony with hints of wheat and yogurt. Since this is a Berlinerweiss at it's base I would have liked it to have a bit more tartness. Finishes really sweet. 4.5% ABV @ Beer Bar

New Belgium Hop Kitchen RyePA: Pours a clear honey color with a nose full of bright citrus hops, floral and pine. The taste starts with thin caramel and citrus, floral and pine hops. The end is slightly grainy and finishes slightly dry and bitter. This reminds me of Rampant, there's supposed to be rye malt in there, but I'm not detecting any. A good IPA, A "meh"? RyePA. 6.6% ABV @ Beer Bar

Ninkasi Spring Reign: Pours a  nice golden/amber color with a nose packed with grapefruit, tangerine and a hint of lemon rind. The taste follows the nose. The citrus hits first followed by the bready malt. Next comes more citrus and caramel, followed by a big finish of bitter hops and lemon zest. The balance could be a little better, but still quite nice. 6.0%ABV @ Beer Bar

Petrus Aged Pale: Pours a golden yellow color with a champagne like foamy head. The nose is dusty with Belgian yeast, biscuit and ripe fruity notes. The taste starts mildly tart and sour with some Belgian yeast notes. Next comes sour fruity vinegary white wine notes with a touch of cherry in the end.  Finishes dry with some faint notes of malt giving it a nice balance. Love this beer! 7.3% ABV  @ The Bayou

Scotch De Silly: Pours a dark amber color with one finger head. The nose is big with malt, sweet pecans and molasses. The taste starts with rich caramel, butterscotch and toffee with a slightly acidic cidery flavor in the middle. A slight hop bitterness rounds out the end with a faint presence of sweet alcohol in the end. Mouthfeel is rich and scotch-like. 8.0% ABV @ The Bayou

For Firkin Friday at the Bayou, Squatters has the cask and has filled the Firkin with Provo Girl and dosed it with cucumbers and coriander. Tapping is at 3pm.

Also, Join the Utah Brewers' Guild at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art Saturday (5/31) for a fun-filled evening pairing art and ales. 

Each participating Utah brewery has been provided a piece of art from UMOCA's exhibitions and asked to pair it with one of their beers. Come see what they came up with!

3oz. beer pairing at each station and light appetizers will be provided.

Participating Breweries Include:
Epic Brewing Company
Red Rock Brewing
Squatters Pubs and Beers
Wasatch Brewpub and Brewery
Desert Edge Brewery
Bohemian Brewery
Shades of Pale 


$20 per ticket. All proceeds go to the Utah Brewers' Guild and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.


Kalimah!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Local Casting for Home Brewing TV Show


Okay Home Brewers, Listen up. Apparently there is a Brooklyn based television production company looking to cast local Home Brewers in a possible, upcoming television program about different brewing cultures from around the U.S.. 

Below is a copy of the PDF that was sent to Amber at Utah's Barley's Angels Chapter. The info seems legit and the website seems legit . That being said, we (Amber and I) can't 100% vouch for it and advise anyone seeking to pursue it, to do an appropriate amount of research before giving up personal info.

With all of that cautionary language out of the way, it could be great exposure for the local beer culture and our local home brew clubs. Good Luck.

Cheers!


SEEKING AMATEUR BREWERS FOR NEW TV SERIES
Are you insanely passionate about making beer? Are you an amateur brewer who competes? Are you part of a group of friends, social club, or family who brew together? Do you devote every waking second (or all of your free time) to making beer?
A major cable network and Part2 Pictures, an award-winning documentary film and television company based in New York City have teamed up to develop a quality TV show about the fun, competitive world of amateur beer brewing.
We are currently casting people who represent the wide-range of folks making beer – especially those of you who are very active members of a brew club or beer brewing group. We’d love to speak with you to learn more about the where’s, how’s and why’s of brewing beer.
WE ARE SEEKING:
Amateur brewers who participate in competitions (or will be entering their first competition)
Members of a social brewers club who brew together Colleagues or friends who are part of a brew team Siblings or a whole family of brewers We will also consider individual brewers not part of a cohesive group Brewers with a “friendly rivalry” – or who have someone they’ve been dying to outbrew We are open to people who have been doing this for many years or just starting out, or
amateurs who have the dream of going pro We are interested in people who just LOVE beer Big personalities and huge passion for making beer a must!
If you fit the description or know someone who does, please email: casting@part2pictures.com with the following info:
name, email and phone number a recent photo of yourself and your “brewmates” where you live why you love making beer how long you’ve been brewing beer describe your group (or indicate if you brew and compete on your own) your local brew club (if applicable) details of the competition circuit (how many competitions you participate in, when you
will be next competing, etc.) describe the type of beer(s) you make and why you think it’s the best! why you’d love to participate in a show about beer brewers
About Us:
Part2 Pictures is a reputable television company that has produced a variety of high-quality documentary programming for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, PBS, The History Channel and other major broadcasters. We are committed to telling great stories about people, their take on a world and how they operate within it.
Thank you!
casting@part2pictures.com

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Black Diamond Brewing Coming to Utah

It looks like Black Diamond Brewing Co. out of Concord, California is looking to expand it's distribution network and Utah is on the list places slated for 2014. Black Diamond recently turned 20 years old last March and currently brews nine core beers, four seasonal and five barrel aged beers, including its 15 Barrel Series (15 barrels of something different every month).

The Northern California brewery is also doing test batches of a session IPA called Hop Top that is designed to work especially for the Utah market. Session beers are big right now, a few years ago you would only find them in a hand full of states, now most breweries have a t least one ":sessionable" beer for patrons that want flavor without the punch. Other beers from BD's portfolio will be available as well.

Besides Utah, Black Diamond will be distributing its beer to bars and stores in New Mexico, Wyoming and Texas. The company is currently in the process of purchasing its own canning line as well.

No word as of yet on when Black Diamond will be here, they have apparently inked a deal with Salt Lake's Carlson Distribution. More info when available. Thanks Brady for the heads-up!

Cheers!

Monday, May 19, 2014

The 20th Annual Mountain Brewers Festival

When the weather gets warms and Memorial Day passes us by, Utah's best beer festival in Idaho marks the arrival of summer. It's hard to believe that it's been twenty years, but this year celebrates two decades of great a beer competitions and beer festival.  

If you love beer, and have never been your really missing out. This annual event gives attendees the opportunity to sample hundreds of different beers from 70 -80 breweries from around the west as well as various import breweries from various countries. Here's a list of some of the breweries.

This year's Mountain Brewers Festival will be held on Saturday June 7th from noon - 5pm in Idaho Falls, Id at Sandy Downs 1860e. 65th St. Locally you can buy tickets at Bohemian Brewing, Rooster's Brewing and Uinta Brewing - $26 for general entry or $6 for a designated driver ticket.

Hotels are plentiful and the rates are pretty good, I'd highly recommend grabbing a room.  

Cheers!

Friday, May 16, 2014

New beer Friday 5/16/14

North Kilt Town Ale – Scottish 70/- Ale: This malty, rich ale pours a deep brown with garnet highlights and an off-white head. The malt, brown sugar and caramel notes are complimented by a slight smokiness which dries out the finish. A slightly lower level of carbonation makes for a smooth pint. 4.0% ABV @ Aves Proper

Squatters Wee Peat: I've not tried this one yet, but Head Brewer Jason Stock tells me that this brand new version of Squatters' Scottish Ale has a tad more peat than the Aves Proper version above. 5.6% ABV @ Squatter, Beer Store - eventually most Liquor Stores

Squatters Bumper Crop Honey Lavender Ale: Slightly different version of the original Bumper Crop brew back in June 2012. Same ABV and features local honey for a soft, slightly sweet finish. At 5.5% ABV @ Squatter, Beer Store - eventually most Liquor Stores

Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere Fresh Hop: Deep ruby in color. There's a great nose of earthy/pine pines with some floral, herbal and grapefruit notes.The taste follows the nose: creamy caramel malts, lots of fresh earthy pine hops, grapefruit, blood orange, lemongrass. Not an overwhelming hop bomb; nicely balanced. 6.7% ABV @ Beer Bar, Liquor stores

Poperings Hommelbier: The Nose has a nice mix of yeast and sunbtle fruity orange peel. The taste is a pleasant mix of dry hops, spice and a bit of bready malts, more orange peel in the end. There is a slight metalic taste in the finish that dissapates slightly as it warms. 7.5% ABV @ Bayou

Troubadour Obscura: This export stout has a complex nose of fruity esters, roasted malt and coffee. The flavor profile is similar, starting sweet with chocolate then going into the fruit and tangy yeast before swinging to the bitter end for an acidic, coffee finish. Complex and distinctly European. 8.5% ABV @ Bayou

Petrus Aged Pale: This golden/orange colored ale has a lot of white fruit and juicy grape elements in the nose, along with a good amount of wood. The flavor follows the aroma with a good wave of acid and sourness complementing the white fruit, grape, and wood notes. Low to moderate bitterness. Somewhat sweet, as well, but the flavors work well together. 7.3% ABV @ Bayou

Troubadour Magma: Me no try yet. 9.0% ABV @ Bayou

Troubadour Westkust Black IPA: Me no try yet either. 9.2% ABV @ Bayou

For Firkin Friday at the Bayou, Uinta has Wyld dry-hopped with Simcoe hops. Tapping is at 3pm.

And... RedRock's Paardebloem Dandelion Ale returns today! Today is also the grand opening thier new Bottle Shop at RR's production brewery, located at 431N. 400W. In SLC. It will be open from 11am - 3pm. There is a two bottle limit and the first 50 purchases will receive a commemorative RedRock 20th Anniversary glass.

Cheers!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

New Craft Beer Week Events

As promised we have some newly added Utah Craft Beer Week events. If you haven't been out to take advantage of some of the great deals and event, don't worry! There are a shload of things happening with events going through the weekend. Here is the full list of the week's events.

Today (5/14/14) Avenues Proper Event at the Beer Bar. Rio Connelly head brewer at Avenues Proper will be on hand to pouring a special keg of Avenues Annual Saison through the Beer Bar's new randall! This device is a unique item for infusing beer with flavor between the keg and the glass and this one will be packed with whole white peppercorns and orange peel! Going to be a tasty version of the brew! Come down and try it at Beer Bar from 5-8pm

Tomorrow (5/16/14) Bohemian Beer and Cheese Pairing. Expand your knowledge of local beer and cheese with Harmons Station Park & Bohemian Brewery. We will feature the best cheese Utah has to offer paired with beer from Utah's original "Old School" Brewery. This is an event you don't want to miss! Thu, May 15, 2014 @ 6:30 PM (2 Hours) $55.00  or 2 for $100.00 Harmons Station Park 200 N. Station Parkway, Farmington

Cheers!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Craft Beer Week Begins with New Brewery News!

Hooray! Today begins Craft Beer Week. There's a full week of beer related shit for adults of all walks. I posted a schedule of events last Thursday that's right here, please check it out.

A big beer week like this deserves "big beer news" and our favorite kind of big beer news is the new Utah brewery announcement. Today we have not just one but two new breweries on the horizon to tell you about, so strap in!

We're going to start in one of the last places in Utah that you'd expect find a brewery/brewpub, Utah County. Known as one of (if not the most) conservative counties in the country, "Happy Valley's" massive Mormon gene pool dominates all facets of life, but even places as religiously conservative as this have islands of sanity within it's borders, Springville is that city. So I guess it's no surprise that this is where Utah Counties beer faithful chose to open Utah Counties first brewery since the before Prohibition. 

Maple Mountain Brewing is still months away from opening it's doors. Brewers, Andrew Fullmer and Scott Brady will man the brewhouse and produce such beers as Red Dev'Ale (named for the Springville Red Devils), Sarsaparilla Stout. Chocolate Coffee Porter, Jalapeno Blonde Ale, and our IPA.

 Maple Mountain Brewinghopes to have bottles hitting the market within 6 months if everything flows smoothly with all of the licensing. We would also like to brew custom beers for people who would like to have a custom beer made for them. Maple Mountains Brew Co. mission statement is "We are in business to better our community and serve our fellow man. Hand crafted beer is our business".

Last week we told you that Shades of Pale Brewing was leaving Park City for South Salt Lake. The hole left vacant by SOP won't be empty long. A new brewery has stepped up to fill PC craft beer void.

Mine Shaft Brewing Co. will be a production brewery/brewpub located in Kimball Junction near the Utah Olympic Park. They'll be brewing classic German styles, Ales and crisp dry ciders and perrys. From the looks of their architectural artwork it looks to be a sizable modern looking facility with plenty of dinning and brewing space. I'll have more detailed info on Mine Shaft Brewing in the coming days.

What do you think? A great way to start Craft Beer Week, eh?

Prost!

Friday, May 09, 2014

New Beer Friday 5/9/14

There's good amount of new stuff out today, Enjoy!

Hoppers Helles Festbier: German pilsener malt, Vienna and Munich malt. Lightly hopped with  German Spalter Select and Hallertau MittlelfrĂĽh hops. GABF 2013 Gold Munich Style Helles Lager. 4.0% ABV 

Rogue Beard Beer: One of those beers with a bit of ewww factor. The yeast from this beer was cultured from critters that reside in Brewmaster John Maier's Beard. Have not had it yet, I'm not opposed to it, i've had stranger beers for sure.


Alameda Golden Ale: 4% version made for Utah. Starts with light cracker malt and grassy hops Thin palate with a dry presence. Finished light with an earthy tea-like sweetness.


Alameda P-Town Pils: 4% version made for Utah. Unfiltered, quite cloudy almost looks like a hefe. Very light body. Not a lot of taste. not ofencive but it's a nice reminder that it's not easy to make a flavorful session beer


Rogue/Voodoo Doughnut - Chocolate, Banana and Peanut Butter Ale: The nose has cocoa with some banana notes. The taste is chocolaty with some roasted malts and yeast. No hint of peanut butter. Banana notes in the finish.More like a chocolate weizen


Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA: The nose has tangerine, orange, caramel, grassy hops. Taste is sweet caramel malt, tropical fruit and big floral hops at the end. 


New Belgium Lips of Faith Gruit: Not tried this yet


New Belgium Summer Helles: Not tried this yet


Returning Favorites


Desert Edge Downhill Dunkelweizen: This German dark wheat  beer has phenolic vanilla, banana and clove aromas and wheat with roasted flavors.


Sierra Nevada Hoptimum: The nose is sweet floral, flavor adds some pine resin with a delightful bitter sweet aftertaste. Really good.


Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere: malt nose with hints of piney hops. The taste is sweet, grainy, caramel and light fruit notes lead into a strong bitter, piney hop taste.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Utah's 2014 Craft Beer Week Schedule

Each May American Craft Brewers come together to celebrate the culture and community of craft beer. Spearheaded by the Brewers Association, the mother of all beer weeks is an exciting opportunity for craft brewers to commemorate their art and traditions with enthusiasts across the country. Locally, along the Wasatch Front and Back there are many opportunities to get out to your favorite brewhouse or get to know a new one. Even if there's a brewery out there with no events going on, get out and support those breweries buy enjoying some of their brilliant craft beer offerings.

We've compiled a list of the week's events. Keep checking back we may add more events as they're scheduled.

MONDAY May 12
Epic Brewing: Pairing Dinner at From Scratch restaurant (they recently won "best burger in Utah" in Salt Lake Magazine) Reservation only. 6-9 pm. $45 62 East Gallivan Ave. Salt Lake City UT 84111 801-538-5090 www.fromscratchslc.com 

Squatters: Four Course Dinner and Beer Pairing with Brewmaster Jason Stock. 6:30pm at Squatters Downtown Brewpub. $50
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TUESDAY May 13
Epic Brewing: Crafting a Nation, at Brewvies. 7:30 pm. Utah premier. presented by Epic and KRCL. Brewvies will bring on special Epic beers. Free Admission. www.craftinganation.com 

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewers Meet and Greet with the Utah Brewers Cooperative at Dick N Dixie's. 5-7pm. Recieve a free Craft Beer Week glass with the purchase of Wasatch's new beer Snap Down Header -India Pale Lager. Plus Meet Real Announcer Bryan Dunseth and other surprise guests

Bohemian Brewing: Our Brewer's will be hosting Brewery Tours at 6pm and 7pm.This includes a Bohemian 12oz glass mug and fill for $5. E-mail: info@bohemianbrewery.com to rsvp.
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WEDNESDAY May 14
Epic Brewing: Beer Pairing Dinner at the Annex. The Annex has prepared a prix fixe dinner which explores the unique world of Saisons. These complex farmhouse ales are excellent with food and bring out unexpected flavors. No reservations necessary. The Annex is located at 1048 E 2100 S #110, Salt Lake City,

    First Course: Salmon Salad with Straight Up Saison
      Second Course: Duck Breast with Utah Sage Saison
      Dessert: Apple Strudel with Sour Apple Saison

Squatters: Beer Tasting 101. Learn all about beer at this intimate class (limited to 10 People) hosted by Squatter Brewmaster Jason Stock. $10 (Cost includes commemorative Craft Beer Week Glass) 6-7pm at Squatters Roadhouse Grill, Park City. 

Avenues Proper Event at the Beer Bar. Rio Connolly, head brewer at Avenues Proper will be on hand to pouring a special keg of Avenues Annual Saison through the Beer Bar's new randall! This device is a unique item for infusing beer with flavor between the keg and the glass and this one will be packed with whole white peppercorns and orange peel! Going to be a tasty version of the brew! Come down and try it at Beer Bar from 5-8pm
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THURSDAY May 15
Epic Brewing: Beer Trivia Night at the Beerhive 8:00 pm, prizes 

Shades of Pale Brewing: Trent has done it again. Head on over to Flat Bread Pizza in Sugarhouse for  a Pale Ale "Hop Bomb"  in celebration of American Craft Beer Week.  On tap will be  one of Trent's "Far Out Firkins."

Squatters: Beer Tasting 101. Learn all about beer at this intimate class (limited to 10 People) hosted by Squatter Brewmaster Jason Stock. $10 (Cost includes commemorative Craft Beer Week Glass) 6-7pm at Squatters Downtown Brewpub.

Wasatch Brewpub/Barley's Angel's: Join Barley's Angels at the Wasatch Brewpub as they show the documentary "The Love of Beer". A film that film that follow a group of female home brewers as they struggle to end gender stereotypes. Complementary appetizers & cash bar. Free. Please RSVP

Bohemian Brewing: We are doing a Beer and Cheese pairing with Harmon's in Farmington at 5:30. Here is a link to our Facebook events page https://www.facebook.com/events/1414047258866789/
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FRIDAY May 16
Utah Brewers Cooperative: Tours of the massive brewing facility beginning at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00pm. Learn about large scale brewing from the Coop's Brewmaster and receive a free growler. Free.

RedRock Brewing: Grand Opening of the RedRock Beer Store. Located in RedRock's Production Brewery at 443 N. 400 W. Liquor store prices, but it stored and sold cold. If the latest batch of Paardebloem is ready it will be available that day at two bottles per person. Check back here or at RedRock's Facebook page for Paardebloem updates.
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SATURDAY May 17
Epic Brewing: RSL vs. Colorado, Charter bus to the game. $5 meet at Beer Bar or Dick n' Dixies. Free Rimando's Wit on the bus. First come first sere for seats on bus! Come early! I'm not sure when the bus leaves, game is at 7:30 pm. 

*Utah Brewers Guild and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art sponsor "Fluid Art: Bringing Together Art and Ales. (Note: This event has been moved to Saturday, May 31 at 7:30pm)
 
Bohemian Brewing: Will be pouring beer in Arizona at the AmeriCan Craft Canned Beer Festival. http://www.cannedcraftbeerfest.com , http://www.facebook.com/AmeriCANfestival
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SUNDAY May 18
Epic Brewing: Public Brewery Tours. Noon - 4:00 pm. Anyone who takes a tour will get a discount coupon to the Annex for that day. 

Squatters: Beer and Cheese Party. A unique beer pairing with local cheese from Heber Valley Artisan Cheese and light appetizers. $25 includes 4oz. pours pours with commemorative glass and live music. 
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In other beer news

Shades of Pale Brewing has a new home! Yesterday the Farghers signed a new lease in South Salt Lake (East Stabbington) on the corner of West Temple and Utopia (behind Pat's BBQ). Look for a new Tap room and Bottleshop.   With increased space, that means more capacity SOP will be able to release a whole line of new beers that have been on hold including a high point line, seasonals, and experimentals.

Another nice thing about the new location is it's proximity to Trax, less than a block away. No opening date yet, we'll keep you up to date. Congrats Trent and Alexandra!


Epic Brewing has officially announced that their 12 oz cans will soon be coming. The release of Escape to Colorado IPA and Hop Syndrome Pils will be the two debuting beers. Canning will commence in about a week or two in Denver with distribution in all 15 states where Epic's beers are sold. Look for cans in Utah sometime in June.

Prost!

Friday, May 02, 2014

New Beer Friday 5/2/14



  • Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.
- Dave Berry

Wasatch Snap Down Header IPL: It's got a very clear golden color with nice head retention. The nose is mostly citrus and pine. It starts with bready malts and transitions into some herbal grassy bitterness. The end has a little cracker snap with a hint of citrus peel. A really nice session beer. 4.0% ABV @Squatters/Wasatch and their accounts.

Epic Hopulemt IPA with Citra Hops: The nose has a lot of grapefruit and tropical notes. The flavor starts with resinous pine and grapefruit. Big sweet malts full of tropical flavors come next with a hint of mango in the end. The finish is a little hot and dry. If your a fan of Citra hops you'll really love this version. Says, "Citra" in the info window on the bottle. 8.7% ABV @Epic locations & their accounts

Hive Mint Stinger Cider: Fresh apple in the nose with mint tea notes. The flavor starts with sweet apples, sulphur and mint. Hints of honey in the end with a tart sparkly finish. The mint is definitely a different take on the style. Made exclusively for McCool's Pubs

Hive Black Currant Honey Wine: This wine is made by co-fermenting black currants and Cache Valley honey. It has a robust black currant nose with sweet notes. A wine that is subtlety sweet on the front with a tart black currant bite that lingers on the tongue. A bright, clean wine that is not overly sweet. @Hive Winery

Cheers!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The Winner of the 2014 Utah Beer Challenge is.....

Elephino is the one! Of all the beers made in Utah, RedRock's Double IPA is the one that seems to be closest to your heart. Originally released in the Summer of 2010,  "Beer Yogi" Kevin Templin and his team developed Elephant Double India Pale Ale as a beer designed to be big on hops without stripping the enamel off your teeth.

A year later under pressure from Denmark's Carlsberg Danmark A/S, the brewery changed the name to avoid legal B.S. in regards to the Elephant name. No matter as long as the beer is brilliant we all win.

I present the above certificate of awesomeness to RedRock Brewing Company. I imagine it'll look great, right above the brewhouse's shitter. All joking aside, please take this opportunity to get your asses out to the brewery, brewpub or your closest liquor store and toast RedRock's brilliant beer with a fresh Elephino and congratulate the staff.

Thanks for participating in the Utah beer Challenge, if there are any suggestions on how to make it a better experience, I'm all ears. I'll Leave the above bracket in place through the weekend in case anyone wants to go over it.

Prost!
Total Answer
58.47%RedRock Elephino Double IPA
138 (58.47%)
41.53%Epic Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout
98 (41.53%)
(236 Total Votes)