Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Strap Tank Brewing Company
Now, we've been reporting on our friends in Provo from Maple Mountain Brewing Co. since 2014 - the boys are still on track for a 2016 opening, but a new entry into the "Happy Valley" beer game has emerged and is looking to jump into the lead.
Strap Tank Brewing Co. is the brainchild of owner Rick Salisbury. Rick has made his name as a home builder and is also the owner of Salisbury Homes in Utah. This leg-up in the building industry will be of great benefit as he is building, from ground up - what looks to be an amazing Brewery and Restaurant in Springville, Utah. Strap Tank (the rarest of all Harley Davidson motorcycles) will be located across the street from the Indian Motorcycle shop that Rick also owns and will opening sometime in the first half of 2016.
They will be brewing handcrafted, quality ales and lagers on a 10bbl Specific Mechanical system. The menu will be a classic brewpub menu, highlighting locally sourced ingredients. The brewery will be located at 1715 n. 500 w. in Springville, UT.
Jennifer Talley of Squatters Brew Pub fame has been hired on as a consultant for Strap Tank. Jen was an integral part of SLC's craft beer scene in the 90's and 2000's. Jen is currently (and happily) employed as the head of Brewery Development for Auburn Alehouse and living in Grass Valley, CA. If you have the skills, Jen is looking for a Head Brewer to run the brewhouse at Strap Tank. Any one who is interested can email Jen directly at email@example.com or see her recently re-posted ad on Probrewer.
For scoring purposes - we now have Talisman, Proper and Kiitos breweries coming on-line in the next month or so. Now we have Strap Tank a month or two after those and Maple Mountain later this year. That's a lot of new 2016 beers my friends. Chime in, will ya?