Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Squatters/Wasatch West Side Tavern

If you've been by the Utah Brewers Cooperative over the last month or so, you  may have noticed that there's been a bit of construction happening around the Beer Store. All of that work and clutter is leading to a long overdue end, a new pub.

Since the UBC was first established back in 2000, it was always meant to be a production brewery with the ability to sell packaged beer and fill growlers. That was sixteen years ago, the beer climate has definitely changed and so has the UBC.

The new watering hole is called the West Side Tavern and for now will just have a tavern license to begin with, which mean there will only be 4.0% beer at the location initially.  There will be 24 tap handles, including Squatters Hef, Wasatch Hef, Apricot Hef, Live and Let Live, Chasing Tail, Squasatch, Snap Down, Pumpkin, Jalapeno, Nitro Red, Bobsled Brown, Full Suspension, Evolution Amber, Emigration, Premium, Vienna, Polygamy, Captain Bastards, and seasonals (including a nitro seasonal). The UBC is seeking to get a club license so that stronger beer can be enjoyed on site - stay tuned for that update down the road. 

There will be a limited menu, since there is no kitchen on site – Chips and Salsa, brewery pretzel, a few sandwiches – but the focus will be on beer.

The West Side Tavern is still undergoing it's final touches, but should be open by the end of this week or the beginning of next week. Of course when it does open, you'll here it here.

The hours will be 11 am – 10 pm seven days a week.

Also happening - today marks the first ever Sugar House Farmer's Market Beer Garden. The organizers of the SHFM have persuaded the Salt Lake City Parks Dept. to allow a Beer Garden in Fairmont Park. That's no small feat because alcohol is never allowed in city parks. 

The beer garden will beer slingers on hand and will be serving Squatters/Wasatch beers. It will be open from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Proceeds from the beer garden will go to the SHFM's Non-Profit. 

So if your planning on hitting the market or just happen to be in the area and need a beer, stop by for a cozy beer in the park. Trust me there are worst ways to spend a Wednesday evening.

Salude!

Friday, August 26, 2016

New Beer Friday: Utah Beer Fest Edition

Talisman Triple IPA - This beast of an IPA uses Mosaic, Citra and Falconers Flight hops to balance out the big chewy malts, of what is likely the bigest IPA made in the state. This is a very limited release and it will appear under Talisman's new, Talisman Presents label only available at the brewery. 11.3% ABV

Squatters Old Castle Brown Ale - This English style brown ale will have a low hop profile with a moderate amount of malt sweetness combined with a nice level toastiness. This beer is deck and ready to go on tap as soon as the current Brewmasters Special blows. Which should probably be Saturday or Sunday. If you making a special trip to try this beer, I'd call first to make sure. 4.0% ABV @ Squatters Downtown

Stone  Citrusy Wit - The nose has mostly lemon peel and coriander. The taste has citrus peel and lemon with a hint of orange of the top. Next comes coriander spiciness from the yeast. The end is mostly bittering hops combined with lemon balm. Finishes semi dry with a lingering aftertaste. Light, tangy and refreshing. 5.3% ABV @ Beer Bar, Beerhive, Slackwater

Stone  Mocha IPA - This has a nice ruby appearance with a nose of coffee, citrus and chocolate. The taste starts fairly malty with added chocolate and subtle coffee. Big resinous pine and citrus hops back this up providing a herbal bite. The end is dry and roasty. The alcohol while, not overbearing, is certainly noticeable. I want love this beer, but the IPA/cocoa/coffee combo is just too muddled for me. What do you think? 9.0% ABV @ Beer Bar, Beerhive, Slackwater

Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 6th Anniversary Porter - I haven't tried this one yet. It's described having cranked up malts and hops and conditioned on French and American oak, which accentuates the porter’s distinctive smokiness and amplified its chocolate and roast coffee flavors while also adding subtle notes of toffee, cherries, dried berries and vanilla. 8.0% ABV @ Beer Bar, Beerhive, Slackwater

Shades of Pale X35 White IPA - This one is made with San Diego super strain yeast, this completely changes the beer. Pours Crystal clear, soild bitterness slight grapefruit citrus. 6.5% ABV @Shades if Pale

Shades of Pale Beer X Sour Porter - Roasty and semi-dry with a smack of funky sourness. If you've never had a sour Porter this is your day to get to SOP. If you get over there tonight you enjoy a bottle at the brewery. After tonight you can buy some to go. Only at Shades of Pale.

Don't forget the Utah Beer Festival is tomorrow. There's going to be a shload of great beers this year, with over 150 different option from all over. Ritual Brewing Company out of SoCal will be debuting their beers in the market at the festival as well. They make really great beers, be sure to stop by their booth.

I understand that if you already have your electronic beer fest wristband it gets you a free ride to and from on Trax. So look into getting those before tomorrow.

City Weekly also has their Beer Issue out right now. It's worth checking out.

Here's an incomplete list of some of the breweries that'll be pouring their beers tomorrow. Hope to see you there!

2 Row Brewing
Ritual Brewing
Anderson Valley Brewing
Bohemian Brewing
Bonneville Brewing
Desert Edge Brewing
Epic Brewing
Great Divide Brewing
Hoppers Grill and Brewing
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Laughing Dog Brewing
Moab Brewing
Mountain West Cider
Proper Brewing Company
Red Rock Brewing
Sockeye Brewing
Upslope Brewing
Vernal Brewing
Full Sail Brewing
New Belgium Brewing
Ninkasi Brewing
Park City Brewing
Pelican Brewing
Roosters Brewing
Selkirk Abbey
Sierra Nevada
Shades of Pale Brewing
Strap Tank Brewing
Strongbow Cider
Squatters Beers
Talisman Brewing
Uinta Brewing
Wasatch Beers


Cheers! 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

RedRock Harvest Ale

RedRock's Harvest Ale has been one of those beers that I look forward to every Autumn. It's fresh, but simple malt bill and bright hop profile makes always makes my tongue happy. Soon we will all the ability to purchase this seasonal release at Harmon's Grocery Stores.

It's made with whole leaf Amarillo and Citra Hops, using almost 32 lbs. per batch. Then more are added post-fermentation for a very floral, somewhat citrus like aroma and flavor. Malt character and body is medium, in this unfiltered beer. It's truly a beautiful thing.

Cheers!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Uinta's Funk'n Patch Brett Pumkin Ale

Last weekend I got to enjoy a nice sour pumpkin ale from Boulevard Brewing. You wouldn't think a sour pumpkin ale would work - oh, but it did. Today, I'm happy to tell you that our own Uinta Brewing is concocting a sour pumpkin ale as well.

The Funk'n Patch is part of Uinta's new wild ale program and feature that great barnyard funkiness combined with sweet malts and pumpkin spices. it will dial in at 8.0% ABV and come in a 750ml. bottle.

As with most wild ales, it'll be ready when it's ready. Most likely in the next few weeks. If your into sours this will likely make your month, so stay close for the release date.

Cheers!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

2016 Beehive Brewoff Results

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend judging some really great home brews at the Beehive Brewoff - the state's premier homebrew competition. This year saw 408 entries and has 455 participants, judges and stewards

Big thank to Jamie Burnham, Mark Alston and Kileen Alston for the many hours devoted to this competition. Here are the results, congrats to all the winners! 

Best of Show – Beer

Winning Entries

Table 1: 01 - American Beer 01 A,C,D (1001) (11 entries)

Table 2: 02 - Pale Lagers and Pilsners 02B, 03A&B, 05D (1001) (10 entries)

Table 3: 03 - Dark Lagers 02C&D, 08A&B (0701) (7 entries)

Table 4: 04 - Pale Malty Euro Lagers 04A,B,C (0601) (6 entries)

Table 5: 05 - Pale Bitter Euro Beer 05B&C (0801) (8 entries)

Table 6: 06 - Amber & Strong Euro Lagers (1302) (13 entries)

Table 7: 07 - German Wheat 10A,B,C (0901) (9 entries)

Table 8: 08 - English Bitters 11A,B,C (1001) (10 entries)

Table 9: 09 - Brown English Beer 13A,B,C (1001) (10 entries)

Table 10: 10 - Scottish & British Strong Ale 14B,C & 17B,C (1001) (10 entries)

Table 11: 11 - English Golden & American Blonde 12A & 18A (0801) (8 entries)

Table 12: 12 - Irish Beer 15A,B,C (0901) (9 entries)

Table 13: 13 - Dark British Beer 16A,B,D (1202) (12 entries)

Table 14: 14 - Strong Ale, Barleywine & Wheatwine 17A,D 22B,C,D (1402) (17 entries)

Table 15: 15 - American Pale Ale 18B (1702) (17 entries)

Table 16: 16 - American Amber and Brown (1101) (11 entries)

Table 17: 17 - American Porter and Stout 20A,C (0901) (9 entries)

Table 18: 18 - American & English IPA (2403) (24 entries)

Table 19: 19 - Specialty IPA 21B (1502) (15 entries)

Table 20: 20 - Double IPA 22A (0701) (7 entries)

Table 21: 21 - Euro Sour Ale 23A,B,C,D,F (1702) (17 entries)

Table 22: 22 - Biere de Garde & Saison 24C & 25B (2103) (20 entries)

Table 23: 23 - Belgian Ale & Trappist Single 24A,B 25A 26A (0901) (9 entries)

Table 24: 24 - Strong Belgian & Trappist 25C 26C,D (1402) (14 entries)

Table 25: 25 - American Wild Ale 28A,B,C (2103) (21 entries)

Table 26: 26 - Fruit Beer 29A,B,C (2103) (21 entries)

Table 27: 27 - Spiced Beer 30A,B,C (1902) (19 entries)

Table 28: 28 - Alternative Fermentables 31A,B (0501) (5 entries)

Table 29: 29 - Smoked & Wood-Aged Beer 32A,B 33A,B (2403) (24 entries)

Table 30: 30 - Historical & Specialty Beer 27A 34A,C (0901) (9 entries)

Table 31: 31 - Cider and Perry C1 & C2 (0801) (8 entries)

Table 32: 32 - Mead M1, M2, M3 & M4 (1902) (18 entries)

Friday, August 19, 2016

New Beer Friday: Back to School Edition

If your really concerned about staying on your teacher's good side, a fine locally made craft beer or cider will go miles beyond that of a mere apple. We have a shload of new A+ local and west coast brews that are perfect for a well educated mind.

Sadly I'm way overdue for my trip to Springville and haven't tried any of the Strap Tank beers yet. If you have please share your thoughts.

Strap Tank Sargent Howtz Stout - 4.0% ABV @ Strap Tank

Strap Tank Test Drive Pale Ale - 4.0% ABV @ Strap Tank

Strap Tank King Dova Hefeweizen - 4.0% ABV @ Strap Tank

Strap Tank Flat Head Pilsner - 4.0% ABV @ Strap Tank

Strap Tank Juneau Red Ale - 4.0% ABV @ Strap Tank

Strap Tank Sportster IPA - 4.0% ABV @ Strap Tank

Bohemian Berliner Weiss - This is Bohemian's first sour beer. It has a pretty assertive tart/lemony base with a bit of raspberry lurking in the back. If your into sours you'll likely find this one fairly refreshing. 4.0% ABV @ Bohemian

Ballast Point Dead Ringer - This Oktoberfest/Marzen is described as having an abundance of toasted malt and a lower hop bitterness, this dark reddish brown lager is loaded with sweet, caramel toffee flavors and aromas. All the taste and celebration of Oktoberfest packed into one bottle. 6.6% ABV @ Bayou

Ballast Point Pumpkin Down - This is basically Ballast Point's Pier Down Scottish Ale with roasted pumpkin and spices added. The caramel and toffee maltiness of the beer is the perfect backdrop and works well with gourd and spices. 5.8% ABV @ Bayou

Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin - Described as having a clear orange color with very little head that doesn't stick around. The nose is pumpkin with a sour twist. The flavor follows suit, you definitely get pumpkin just before the sourness of the brett kicks in. The two flavors mix very well together! The feel is medium with a good amount of carbonation and effervescence. 8.5% ABV @ Bayou

Txopinondo Sagarnoa Brett Cider - Half of the Brett ciders that I've had in my life completely suck. This type of cider isn't easy to make well. This cider is not one of those. It has a nice mix of horse blanket, Brett, sour apple and a bit of vinegar in the finish. My mouth is watering just thinking about this wonderful, funky-ass cider! 6.0% ABV @ Beer Bar

Rogue Cold Brew
- Rogue Cold Brew IPA is described as a hoppy IPA blended with 200 gallons of Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ Cold Brew Coffee in every batch. Brewed to awaken your senses, Cold Brew IPA opens with a huge hit of coffee aroma that is balanced by a not-so-subtle hop punch. 7.5% ABV @ Bayou

Cheers!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Epic's Oak and Orchard

Epic has a new label coming for their ever increasing line of wild ales. With a growing collection of massive foeders (oak fermenters) at their Denver brewery, Epic's portfolio of sour and funky beers will soon explode.

The Oak and Orchard line is specifically designed for fruited wild ales. It will likely cover the gambit of what Epic's team of funk meisters can come up with. Epic is currently formulating their first beer under this label. You'll hear about it here first, so keep checking back.

Slainte!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Beer Trailers from Proper Brewing


Here's you first peak at a couple of new treats coming from Proper Brewing.

Our first Beer Trailer is Mabon Weizenbock Ale. Weizenbocks are one of the stronger wheat ales that you'll come across. It's an amped up version of the traditon German wheat ales with big banana and clove flavors surrounding by a slick, doughy, golden liquid. This will likely go on sale in the next few weeks.

Next up is Tripel Stamp Belgian Style Tripel Oat Ale. Proper's Brewmaster Rio Connolly loves to use oats to smooth-out the body of his beers. It's not surprising that he'd mellow a big Belgian Triple as well. Triples are generally quite sweet, this one may end up on the drier side of the style. This one is coming in the next few weeks as well.

Stay close for release dates.

Cheers!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

New Beer Friday 8/12/16

In the beer world it's already Autumn. Our selection today are starting to reflect that. Here are this week's options.

2 Row/Later Day Brewers Collaboration Nut Brown Ale - The nose is subtle with mostly malt and no hops. The taste starts with creamy malt and a touch of caramel, very smooth. A bit of toffee and toast comes in next. No hops in the flavor but they do come up for balance in the finish. It does develop a slight nuttiness as it warms. Great Brown Ale. 5.8% ABV @ 2 Row, BeerHive

Uinta Fest Helles - The nose is malty with biscuit and grass. The flavor starts with a hint of honey, graham cracker and more biscuit. Spicy hops punch-in to balance it out and actually tend to try it out a bit. The result is a remarkably smooth and highly drinkable lager with a semi-dry finish. A perfect prelude for Autumn. Packaged in a 22 ounce bottle 5.5% ABV @ Uinta, Bayou

Base Camp Hop in the Pool Helles - The nose has malt, grain, grass, and slight citrus zest aromas. The taste similar lightly malty some toast with citrus zest. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness with tropical fruit flavors on the finish. A nicely crisp mouthfeel. 4.9% ABV @ Beer Bar

Base Camp Pilgrimage Saison - The nose is yeasty with spices, fruits, and light bready malt. The taste has light malts, fruits, spices, and big Belgian yeast notes. Finishes a bit sweet.7.1% ABV @ Beer Bar

Base Camp Nomadic Blood Orange Double IPA - Hoppy tropical nose with tangerine and malt. The taste starts with caramel malts. Huge pithy orange flavors come next with a big dose of brettanomyces doughiness. Big hop bitterness rounds out the end. Finishes somewhat dry. The flavors tend to get a little muddled here. There's a lot going on. 9.0% ABV @ Beer Bar

Lagunitas Aunt Sally - The nose has tart peach, mixed berries and earthy grass. The tastes starts tart with acidic citrus, lemon, orange and some peach. Strawberry and raspberry come next with a bit of mild pine rounding it out. Overall a really nice sour ale. Very tasty! 5.7% ABV @ Beerhive

The Melvin Brewing beers should be popping up this evening (or not). I'll hopefully have an update by 5pm as to where they end up. 

And just a reminder that Snowbird's Oktoberfest starts this weekend. It runs every weekend through October 9th.

Cheers!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Melvin Brewing Arrives in Utah

Back in June I was excited to deliver the happy news that Melvin Brewing Company had decided to bring their highly regarded IPAs and Pale Ales to Utah. Today I'm happy to announce that Melvin's 2x4 Double IPA, Hubert MPA and Melvin IPA will be hitting bars along the Wasatch Front hopefully by the weekend. The Beerhive hopes to have some in later this evening. The key word there being hopes.

Last year Melvin was named Small Brewpub of the Year by the brewers association based on the number of medals they received at the Great American Beer Festival. The three beer mentioned above helped get them there.

These are really great beers, well worth your time. Well update you with added locations as we acquire them.

Slainte!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Uinta's Fest Helles Debuts Today

Available starting today, Uinta is the first local brewery to gear into fall with the release of their newest beer, the Fest Helles. - the nose is malty with biscuit and grass. The flavor starts with a hint of honey, graham cracker and more biscuit. Spicy hops punch-in to balance it out and actually tend to try it out a bit. The result is a remarkably smooth and highly drinkable lager with a semi-dry finish. A perfect prelude for Autumn. Packaged in a 22 ounce bottle 5.5% ABV @ Uinta, Bayou

Prost!

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Utah Beer Trailer: Talisman Presents

Talisman Brewing out of Ogden has yet another Limited Release label coming our way soon. For today's Utah Beer Trailer (see yesterday's post) we give you your first peek at Talisman Presents. This is a new series that is designed to give some of Talisman's previous releases new life through subtle tweaks and alterations.

It's great to see a small start up brewery hit the ground running with such an emphasis on seasonal and limited editions. Can't wait to see what they come up with here.

Cheers!

Monday, August 08, 2016

New Uinta Beer Trailers


I thought it would be nice to start off the week with some more "beer trailers". You know, they're like movie trailers, except they preview beers. Today we have a couple of beers that will be coming their way from Uinta.

The first beer we're profiling is actually the return of a very, very limited release that Uinta kegged last February. Uinta's 801 Coffee Pilsner was just as the name described a pilsner infused with coffee. If that sounds odd to you? then you must not like coffee. The beer was actually brilliant blend of two seeming opposites. The result was a beer clear as a pils with the flavor of a cappuccino. Not sure when this beer will make it in to 22oz. bottles and kegs - of course I'll spread the word.

The other beer trailer is for Uinta's Season Pass Vanilla Porter (pictured top). This makes me very happy because I freak'n love vanilla porters! Not sure what the ABV will be on this one yet, but it will come in 12oz. cans. This will likely be a Autumn or Winetr release. Stay close for updates.

Prost!  

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Friday, August 05, 2016

New Beer Friday - Stone Cold Edition

I guess the big news this week is probably Stone Brewing Company's entry into the market. There's also the big, new release from RedRock that'll have you waiting in line if you want to take some home that is.

RedRock Forbidden Peach - The nose is big with fresh peaches, funky saison notes and a bit of oak. The flavor follows with a lightly sour fresh peach flavor, hints of oak and a subtle tart smack. The dry/tart/sweet balance here is really nice. Medium bodied, some prickly plus carbonation, fruity and smooth. 8.4% ABV @ RedRock locations - To-go sales begin Saturday 8/6/16 at 11am.

Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale - The nose has piney hops, caramel, fudge and maple syrup. The taste is big with caramel, maple syrup, bready and slight roasty and nutty. Also a lot of really robust hop character, pine resin, florals, lots of aggressive hi-alpha hops, rich dried fruit cake, with raisin and prune notes. Finishing with a nice dry bitter finish. 7.2% ABV @ Beer Bar, BeerHive & Slackwater

Stone IPA - The nose has orange peel, grapefruit and sweet malt. The fruit from the nose returns up front, but soon opens up into a spectacular array of grassy, resiny, sharp hop flavors and spices. Bitterness is high throughout, but the fruity and malty sweetness balances it rather well while still allowing it that hop smack. Very drinkable. 6.9% ABV @ Beer Bar, BeerHive & Slackwater

Stone Delicious IPA - The nose is lemony with faint pine resin. The taste has biscuit and malts up front giving way to a very citrusy hop profile. Strong notes of lemon and lime, with mild grapefruit and faint pine. Spicy and peppery... really dances on the tongue with the generous carbonation. A little sticky and oily.... finish is dry and clean. 7.7% ABV @ Beer Bar, BeerHive & Slackwater

Stone Ruination - The nose has oranges and peache notes with grapefruit and a little pine. The taste has a big grapefruit explosion, with other fruits coming through more subtly. Big resinous pine finish with pleasantly strong bitterness. It's malt forward but the fruity, bitter hops are the main show here. Alcohol is well hidden.8.5% ABV @ Beer Bar, BeerHive & Slackwater

Stone Who You Callin' Wussie Pilsner - The nose has grassy hops and toasty/grainy malts. The taste starts with grainy malts with notes of bread, grain, cracker, and a bit of sweetness. Hops come through next with floral and grassy notes mostly along with some lemon. Finishes fairly clean with a slight bit of hops lingering. Great Pils. 5.8% ABV @ Beer Bar, BeerHive & Slackwater

If you see these anywhere not listed please share where you saw them.

Cheers!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

IPA Day 2016

If you've ever thought about getting to know America's favorite Ale, today is propbably one of the best days to begin your journey. Not only is it IPA Day around the world but there are fresh bottles and cans of Stone Brewing's beer floating around SLC and Ogden.

There are plenty of delicious local options floating around as well. Here's a list of  just a fraction of the IPAs and Imperial IPAs out there for Utah's beer lovers.

Epic Hopulent 
Uinta Hop Nosh
RedRock Elephino
Shades of Pale Missdirected 
Park City IPA
2 Row Accelerator IPA
Roosters Hellevation IPA
Hoppers Session IPA
Bonneville Free Roller IPA
Moab Johnny's American IPA
Proper Faultline IPA
Squatters Hop Rising IIPA
Talisman Dagda IPA
Vernal .50 Caliber IPA
Wasatch Ghostrider WIPA
Zion Canyon Hop Valley IPA

Cheers!


Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Stone Brewing Debuts in SLC Today

You'll start seeing beers from Stone Brewing popping up in Salt Lake and Ogden as early as today. The beer bars around town are already stocking up and DABC stores may see them as early as Friday.  I know the Beer Bar got some. 

I'm not sure of what beers every individual place ordered, but I know Stone IPA and Stone Delicious IPA are definitely in. As more info comes in I'll fill you in - please return the favor if you see them as well. 

Cheers!

Monday, August 01, 2016

The 2016 Utah Beer Festival

It's time to start thinking about the Utah Beer Festival, Salt Lake City's largest outdoor beer gathering. Every year the beer fest brings in more and more breweries to participate, this year you can plan on enjoying beers from:
2 Row Brewing
Anderson Valley Brewing
Bohemian Brewing
Bonneville Brewing
Desert Edge Brewing
Epic Brewing
Great Divide Brewing
Hoppers Grill and Brewing
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Laughing Dog Brewing
Moab Brewing
Mountain West Cider
Proper Brewing Company
Red Rock Brewing
Sockeye Brewing
Upslope Brewing
Vernal Brewing
Full Sail Brewing
New Belgium Brewing
Ninkasi Brewing
Park City Brewing
Pelican Brewing
Roosters Brewing
Selkirk Abbey
Sierra Nevada
Shades of Pale Brewing
Strap Tank Brewing
Strongbow Cider
Squatters Beers
Talisman Brewing
Uinta Brewing
Wasatch Beers

This list is not complete - we'll be updating it as new breweries are added, so keep checking back.

There will be some new changes to the festival as well. First off the location. This year's festival will be held at the Utah Fairgrounds. One of the things you'll need to plan on in this regard is lack of shade. Be prepared with hats and sunblock.

The second big chance will be that your issued wristband will be your method of payment. Basically, When you arrive to the Utah Beer Festival you’ll receive your personalized festival wristband to get into the festival - it can also be used as your digital wallet to make purchases at the beer vendors – all
with a simple tap of your wristband. You can add funds to your account at a physical Top Up Station located throughout the event or through the Beer Festival's mobile app right from your phone! Once your account is topped-up, you’re ready to make purchases at the beer vendors by simply tapping your wristband to one of the payment points. The amount will automatically be deducted from your account. If you're still confused here's a more detailed explanation.

There will still be multiple ticket packages for attendees. General, Early Bird and VIP. Follow this link for prices.

We're still four weeks away from the Beer Fest, I'll post updates when they're released. The City Weekly Utah Beer Festival benefits the Humane Society of Utah.

Cheers!