Thursday, June 09, 2016
The Return of Fisher Brewing
In 1884, Albert Fisher purchased 15 acres of land on 200 South on the east bank of the Jordan River (1206 West) where he established the A. Fisher Brewing Company.
The A. Fisher Brewing Company quickly became the largest brewery in Utah and in 1893 he constructed a grand residence (which still stands) adjacent to the brewery along the banks of the Jordan River.
132 years later four men - one of which is one of Albert Fisher's descendant is resurrecting Utah's most historically successful brewery. Tom Riemondy (Fisher descendant), Steven Brown, Colby Frazier and Tim Dwyer have secured the rights to the name and imagery associated with the old brewery are busily transforming their new brewery located in Salt Lake's Granary District into Utah's first legacy brewery.
Fisher's flagship beer will be akin to the beers of that era. Fisher's Classic American Pilsner will always be on tap and will be accompanied by 13 other beer taps that will showcase four main beers with 10 rotating seasonal beers—all dialing in at 4% ABV - with higher ABV beers down the road.
The image above is the historic logo that appeared on Fisher's bottle caps though out most of the breweries run and will appear in much of their new branding.
I recently wrote a more detailed story about the new Fisher Brewery in SLUG Magazine's Beer Issue. Please feel free to check it out.
Fisher Brewing Company hopes to be online summer 2016.