Friday, June 23, 2017

Half Assed New Beer Friday

If you're not familiar with my day job (why would you), Fox13 News pays my bills. Basically I'm a camera money and my jungle this week is in Panguitch, Utah covering the massive wildfire out here. The interwebs has been scarce out here and since I managed to find a patch of WiFi, I thought I'd try and get some New Beer Friday info out to you.

Hoppers El Norteño - This light colored lager is influenced after the great brewing traditions brought to Mexico by the Austrian and German immigrants. Lighter in color than the Viennese amber colored lagers brewed in Mexico, it stays true to the art of crafting a clean crisp refreshing lager. Made from North American grown Pilsener malt, Vienna malt and a small amount of corn, floral German Hallertau Mittlefräh hops, and a Mexican Lager yeast. 4.0% ABV

Lagunitas Dark Swan - Mikey no try this wild ale. 8.7% ABV @ BeerHive

Stone RuinTen - Mikey no try this Triple IPA. 10.8% ABV @ BeerHive

Stone Ghost Hammer - Mikey no try this IPA 6.7% ABV @ Bayou, BeerHive

Bohemian Brewer's Stache Copper Lager - Pours a bright deep copper color and has aromas of toasted bread and biscuit that lead into a caramel malt backbone with a touch of smoke and roast in the finish. Perle hops lend a spicy balance to the array of malts used in Bohemian's new unique lager. While medium in body, this full flavored lager is a delightful alternative to the typical beers of summer. 4.0% ABV @ Bohemian

Cheers!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The 3rd Annual "WeeBeer" Festival

2017 is looking to be the summer of the beerfest. At this point we're looking at one a month and at this point in Utah's craft beer renaissance that's not a bad thing. The 3rd Annual "WeeBeer" Festival includes food, entertainment, vendors and of course beer. 


This event is held outdoor at Ogden's Golden Spike Event Center on Saturday, June 24th. Organizers invite you to bring your own shade and items to relax on. There will also be games available such as lawn twister, flamingo ring toss, large corn hole, lawn tic tac toe, and lawn checkers!

There will be 50+ varieties of beer being poured including:
Epic Brewing
The RoHa Brewing Project
Laughing Dog Brewery
Moab Brewery
Oskar Blues
Roosters
Selkirk Abbey
Sockey Brewing
Squatters
Talisman Brewing
Uinta
Upslope Brewing
Wasatch Brewery
Bohemian Brewing
Fort Collins Brewery
Leinenkugel
Golden Road Brewery
[more craft brewers TBA]
There will also be beer from Anheuser-Busch, Miller-Coors, Blue Moon, Killians, Red's Apple Ale, Tecate Light, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Dos Equis.

Food vendors include CupBop Food Truck, Papa Murphy's, Feedback Food Truck, and loaded curly fries!
 

$10 Admission includes - 6oz Pilsner glass, pretzel pack and 3 beer tickets. Additional beer tickets available.

$5 Admission for non-drinkers- includes access to food vendors and band (must be 6 years and older, does not include glass or pretzels)
Additional Beer Tickets- $1.50/1 ticket, $12.50/10 tickets, $20/20 tickets

The event will run from 3p until 9p.
 

For more information or questions, please contact Jan Wilson (801)399-8711.

Hope to see you there.

Cheers!

Photo Courtesy:
BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner

Friday, June 16, 2017

New Beer Friday 6/16/17

We have a broad choice of flavors for this week's New Beer Friday. We have a Bock, an Amber, a DIPA and a Belgian style Pale Ale. Plenty to keep your tongue occupied.

Stone Enjoy by 7/4/17 - This version has a nice nose of orange, lemon, peach and caramelized sugar.
The taste has bitter grapefruit peel and fruity malts. Lots of citrus here. Bitterness dominates here. Was expecting more tropical fruits based on the nose but it's adequately fruity. Dry and bitter finish. 9.4% ABV @ Beer Bar, Dick n' Dixies

Brewery Ommegang Bend the Knee -  This is the latest in Ommegang's Game of Thrones series of beers. The nose is floral and spicy. The taste starts with fruity and spicy yeast along with a good dose of honey. Peppery notes and coriander come next with some vinious orange and lemon. Bitter finish. This not my favorite style of beer but I found this pretty enjoyable. 9.0% ABV Bayou, Beer Bar

Desert Edge Hoppy Amber - The name says it all. This is an unfiltered amber ale featuring Simcoe, Centennial, and Wai-iti hops in the kettle and dry hopped with Mosaic. A nice toasty, caramel malt flavor balances the bright citrus from the hops for a small beer with big flavor. 4.0% ABV @ Desert Edge

Lagunitas Lagunator - I missed out on this one. This is a Bock, so look for a malt forward beer with a moderate amount of hops. 7.7% ABV @ DABC

See anything that I missed? Please share!

We'll be discussing these beers and other local beer news this afternoon at 3:30pm on KBER 101, with Mick and Allen

Cheers!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Great Basin Brewing Coming to Utah

Nevada’s oldest craft brewery is will soon be bring their beers to the beehive state. Great Basin Brewing Company, maker of beers like Ichthyosaur "Icky" IPA and 385 Scytale Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout will be debuting a handful of their Reno made beers to bars and restaurants along the Wasatch Front and Back.

Opening in 1993, Great Basin became the go to place for beer in the Reno/Tahoe area. To help with rising demand of great local craft beer, Great Basin opened the second location in Reno in July 2010 -  Great Basin then opened their Taps & Tanks location in 2012 as a production facility and taproom.

It looks like all the deals have been signed, well probably start seeing some of their beers in the coming months. Stay close for their debut locations.

Cheers!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Coming Soon: Proper Brewing's Revenge

There's been a drought of sorts in Utah's beer community - an info drought. For some reason there just not a lot happening in our corner of the beer universe, hopefully that's coming to an end soon.

To fill the void, I did come across this new beer that's coming from Proper Brewing Co. This is their Revenge Double IPA. This beer looks to be a hop bomb, that will likely contain a variety of hops. No word yet on when it will be released, but trust I'll fill you in soon.

Cheers!

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Friday, June 09, 2017

New Beer Friday 6/9/17

Here I am, still drying out from last weekend's Mountain Brewers Fest, and now I have wrap my tongue around this massive amount of new beers? I hope you all know how much I love you...

This week we have not only new beers but new breweries. Look for Ex Novo Brewing and Pfriem Family Brewers [both from Oregon]. Big thanks to Rich and Duncan at the Beer Bar for bringing these gems to SLC. Uinta Brewing has a brand new Brett Saison that should be released today as well. Guess we'd better get on with it.

2 Row Hop Dust (Simcoe) - The nose has a blast of tangerine and orange like candy. The taste is very much Clementine-like. Next comes apricot and chewy malts. The finish is on the spicy resinous side with lingering hop bitterness.9.1% ABV @ 2 Row, Beerhive

Uinta Brewing Brett Tripel - If all goes according to schedule, this should be released sometime today. I hope to have some tasting notes by this afternoon at 3:30pm on New Beer Friday - KBER 101.

Ex Novo Dynamic Duo - The nose has apricots, peach, citrus and malt. The taste is malt forward, earthy and spice mixed with big NW citrus and pine hops finish. Bitter and resiny. 8.0% ABV @ Beer Bar 

Ex Novo Eliot IPA - Haven't tried this one yet. 6.6% ABV @ Beer Bar

Ex Novo Cactus Wins the Lottery - The nose is fruity and juicy. The flavor starts off with tangy prickly pear. It adds a nice sweet balance to the lemony base of the beer. Nice, light and refreshing. 4.2% ABV @ Beer Bar

Gigantic Dip Hoppa II Belmont Boogaloo - The nose has spicy citrus with some tropical notes. The taste is mostly orange and herbal with some ripe tropical fruit. Finishes dry. 5.6% ABV @ Beer Bar

Gigantic Massive - Haven't tried this barley wine yet. 12.0% ABV @ Beer Bar

Gigantic Mons Meg Ale - The nose has big earthy malts and herbal hops. The flavor follows suit, with rich caramel malt and light citrus and spices. A tasty, malt forward beer. 8.0% ABV @ Beer Bar

Gigantic PipeWrench - Haven't tried this one yet. 8.0% ABV @ Beer Bar

Gigantic The City Never Sleeps - The nose on this is very Imperial Stout like with big roasted notes of char. The taste is far more subtle. Molasses, plums, toasted barley to start it off. Chocolate, brown sugar, plum and vanilla round it out. The finish is slightly herbal. Very nice! 7.6% ABV

pFriem Family Brewers Saison - The nose is phenolic and wheaty. The taste has dry crackers, spicy phenols and pepper. Next come a mild sweetness combined with white grapes and green banana. surprisingly vinous.Very nice. 6.5% ABV @ Beer Bar

pFriem Family Brewers Brett Wit - Nice doughy, horse blanket nose. The taste is very brett forward with some malt fruitiness, dough and peppercorns. The end has a splash of tartness. Very Yummy! 5.6% ABV @ Beer Bar

Oakshire Citrafonix - Haven't tried this one yet. it's described as having deep citrus zest and piney hop nose. It is a light bodied American Pale ale with a balanced bitterness and a mildly tangy finish. We used a mélange of citrus including, orange Peel, lemon peel, lime peel, grapefruit zest, and a splash of grapefruit juice in both the kettle and the fermenter to give a citrusy fruit character that perfectly compliments the American hops. 5.5% ABV @ Beer Bar

Oakshire Sun Made Cucumber - Haven't tried this one yet. 4.0% ABV @ Beer Bar

Deschutes Cultivateur -  Haven't tried this one yet. It's described as having rustic brett notes of pear and apricot blended into this bright oak aged saison.8.0% ABV @ The Bayou

Cheers!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Talisman Celebrates One Year

Talisman Brewing Company will be celebrating their first year in business this Saturday, June 10th from 7-10pm at the brewery. This is a family friendly event with activities for all ages, live music by Bill and Diane, food trucks, bounce house and other kid activities. And of course great beer will be available for purchase in the outdoor beer garden. There is no admission fee. The brewery is located at 1258 s. Gibson Ave in Ogden.


Also, in Talisman news - I have a preview of their upcoming Wheat IPA, called Coming in Hop. This wheat based IPA will feature citrus and pine in it's hop profile and will likely be available in stores sometime in the coming weeks. Sounds tasty!

And if that's not enough Talisman news, I hear their looking for a Production Specialist/Assistant Brewer.

Position Responsibilities:
• Daily CIP of various types of brewing Vessels        
• Inventory and process raw materials, stage brewing process to keep production running smoothly and on schedule
• General cleaning of floors, piping/hoses, and other items
• Continually maintain all productions areas including equipment - (mill room, brewhouse, fermentation, filtration, spent grain, grain storage, as well as walkways within production area)    • Attention to detail, good organizational skills
• Self-motivated and able to stay on schedule
• Team oriented with strong communication skills (verbal and written)
• Able to follow direction and willingness to take on additional responsibilities
• Monitor CO2 levels
• Time management and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• Professional and ethical conduct and adherence to all company policies and procedures

• Able to work all facets of a brewery production environment - (packaging, kegging, cellaring, assist with brewing, milling, water composition, brew prep, cleaning, inventory ect.)
• Able to work various beer festivals and events (sometimes out of normal business hours)

Minimum Requirements:
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Ability to work well independently and with a team
• This is a physically demanding job.  Must be able to repetitively lift 55 lbs, be on your feet and handle hazardous chemicals
• Ability to work occasional flexible shifts
• Must have the ability to get to work on time and keep a production schedule

Preferred Skills:

• Commercial brewery experience or having worked in a production  environment

Compensation:

• Depending on experience
• Beer Perks 


Please email resume to info@talismanbrewingco.com

Cheers!

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Utah's Winners of the 2017 Mountain Brewers Beer Festival

We're back from vacation! Sorry for the local beer news drought, but time away from everything beer related has really been good for the ol' psyche. While I was gone I did spend some time judging at the North American Brewers Association's Beer Competition. myself and 100+ other judges spent three days judging some incredible brews from our region of the U.S. and from around the globe. I've put together a list of the local winner of the competition. Please go out and support some of these outstanding breweries and their outstanding beers. 

Bohemian Brewery, Midvale, Utah
Silver - Cottonwood Common 
14A - California Common

Silver - Best Of Show IPL
14C - Hybrid Style Beers (two or more style
traditions)

Proper Brewing Co., Salt Lake City, Utah
Gold - Patersbier
12I - Other Belgian-Style Ales

Gold - Ragman IPA
12H - Belgian-Style India Pale Ale

Redrock Brewing Co, salt lake city Utah

Bronze - Bobby Brown the Cat
9C - American-Style Brown Ale

SilverAnniversary Ale
8I - DoubleImperial Red Ale

Bronze - Viva La Hatu
1C - Latin American or Tropical-Style Lager or
Ale

RoHa Brewing Project, Salt Lake City, Utah
Bronze - Thursday India Pale Ale
7E - English-Style India Pale Ale

Bronze - Kensington Grand Saison
12C - Biere de Garde

Roosters Brewing Co, Ogden, UT, USA
Silver - Honey Wheat
16A - Honey Beer

Shades of Pale, Salt Lake City, Utah
Bronze - Misconception
12H - Belgian-Style India Pale Ale

Uinta Brewing Company, Salt Lake City, UT
Bronze - Uinta 801 Pils
2B - German-Style Pilsner

Utah Brewers Cooperative, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Silver - Squatters Outer Darkness
9L - Imperial Stout

Silver - Squasatch Hoppy Pils
2B - German Style Pilsner

Bronze - Wasatch Raspberry Wheat
16B - Fruit Beers

For the full list of winners, please click here.

Cheers!

Friday, May 26, 2017

New Beer Friday 5/26/17

Happy New Beer Friday! I hope you all have a safe and long weekend. There's a lot of tasty stuff out there to help you kick off summer right.

Cigar City: Jai Alai - This IPA pours a very clear, golden copper color with a nose that has pine and citrus. The taste follows the nose, with some pine up front, followed by a huge wave of malts. The finish is full of bitter citrus and pineapple.7.5% ABV @ Dick n' Dixie's, DABC, Bayou

Perrin: Black Goat Lager - Not tried this one yet. 5.8% ABV @ Bayou, DABC

Payette: Aura: Guava and Hibiscus - Not tried this yet, sounds interesting. 4.0% ABV @ Beer Bar

Firestone Walker: Luponic Distortion #6 - It has a nose of pine and citrus - a wee bit of pepper too. Big earthy bitterness dominates the taste with grapefruit peel and pine backing up some crackery malts. Not my favorite version of Luponic, but it's still pretty great. 5.9% ABV @ Beerhive, Beer Bar

Firestone Walker: Leo vs Ursus - The nose has mango, pineapple, vanilla and caramel. The taste starts with apricot, pineapple and orange peel. Sweet caramel malts come next with tropical and earthy hops backing it all up. finishes slightly sweet. For a DIPA it has a great balance - not too cloying and easy to drink. I liked this one a lot. 8.2% ABV @ BeerHive, Beer Bar

Laughing Dog: The Dogs of Helles - The nose has apple sweet grains with floral hops. The taste has a bit of creamed corn and nutty caramel. Finishes with grassy/floral hops. 4.0% ABV @ Harmons

Laughing Dog: The DogFather - The nose has chocolate, roasted malt, plum and bourbon. The taste starts with molasses, licorice, fudge abd wood. Vanilla, raisin coffee and bourbon. A bit of ash in the finish. Nice barrel aged stout. 11.0% ABV. @ Slackwater

Proper: Hop vs Hop 7 - This is being released today. This version is hopped with Eureka and Simcoe hops. 8.2% ABV. @ Proper

Avenues Proper: New Zealand Lager - This version is hopped with Dr. Rudi and Rakau hops. Not triedit yet. 4.0% ABV. @Avenues Proper

Cheers!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cigar City Hits SLC

Back in  January, I had the pleasure to tell you all that Tampa, Florida's Cigar City Brewing was coming to our market. Today, I can happily say that their Jai Alai IPA is in the capitol city. The beer's name pay tribute the Basque game where players attempt to catch a ball using a curved mitt, whilst the ball travels at speeds of up to 188 miles per hour.

Pours copper in color with notes of citrus and tropical fruit in the aroma. Flavor has upfront citrus bitterness with a hint of caramel and citrus and tropical fruit hop notes in the finish.

I know that Dick n' Dixie's has some Jai Alai and that bars and restaurants (including Squatters/Wasatch) will be picking it up very soon as well.

Cheers!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ninth Annual Snowbird Brewfest

Snowbird's Ninth Annual Brewfest is coming up June 10th and 11th. This year look for TWENTY-SIX local and national breweries sampling 3-5 of their finest brews. Admission is FREE!

Live Music - Saturday, June 10
12-1:30pm: The Nate Robinson Trio
2-2:30pm: The Fabulous Flynstones
4-6pm: Joshy Soul

Live Music - Sunday, June 11
12-1:30pm: The Weekenders
2-3:30pm: Sin City Soul
4-6pm: Hectic Hobo

2017 Pricing
$5 parking (cash only)
$15 for Brewfest mug and 3 tokens
$2 for additional tokens
4 oz. beer samples range from 1-2 tokens

There is limited parking at the resort, Snowbird strongly encourage guests to consider carpooling. To that end, during these event days, Snowbird will be charging $5 (cash-only) for parking in lots accessed via Entries 1, 2 and 4.

As soon as we get the brewery lineup we'll get that to you.

Cheers!

Friday, May 19, 2017

New Beer Friday's "Spicy" Edition

Not even Press Secretary "Spicy" can deny that this is one Hell of a great New Beer Friday. "We have the best New Beer Friday, nobody has it better".

Bohemian's Lebowski Beer: This is a light golden lager showcasing Polish Lubelski hops. Prominent floral, lemon, and spicy aromas are followed by a soft herbal hop flavor. Graham cracker and grainy malt sweetness is balanced with the perfect bitterness that abides to your palate. This beer really ties the room together, Dude. 4.0% ABV. This is a super small batch brew available for a limited time at Brewvies and at the Bohemian Brewery.

Uinta's West Coast - Style IPA: Tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple and mango. Light toasted bread comes next. The sweetness from the malt creates ghostly melon and berry notes, that transition into white pepper and pine. Towards the end an herbal and grassy earthiness rounds out the flavors leaving a dry and slightly puckering finish. 6.3% ABV @ Uinta - soon everywhere.

Epic's CitralushThe nose has tropical fruit, hops and malt. The flavors are pithy grapefruit, resiny hops and malt. The finish is lightly bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. 7.2% ABV. Limited supply in growlers at Epic's bottle shop.  


Elysian's Superfuzz: The nose has citrus with herbal hoppy notes. The taste has mellow blood orange citrus flavors, mild hops, very present dryness bite mixed in with a minor floral flavor. It has an obvious extract taste, but it doesn't deter fro the enjoyment too much. 6.4% ABV @ DABC, Beer Bar.

Shades of Pale's Misconception Belgian IPAThe nose is fruity with straw, Belgian yeast notes, bread and citrusy hops. Flavor follows, with some of the fruit ester notes from the yeast well melded with citrusy hops. Fairly dry and not overly bitter. 8.0% ABV @ SOP's Pub and bottle shop.


Shades of Pale's Berlinerweiss w/ Plum: Moderately tart. The plum adds some freshness. It basically like unripened plum. Light and totally crushable. Very limited. 3.5% ABV @ SOP's Pub 

Shades of Pale Brett Saison w/ cherry: This will be bottled this afternoon. I'm really looking 
 forward to trying this one. Only at SOP's Pub and bottle shop.

Shades of Pale's Hogs Head #4 Bourbon Barrel Belgian Quad: Very reminiscent of Boulevard's Bourbon Barrel Quad. Sweet candy sugar with sour berry tartness and a Bourbon back. AND it's in a 12oz. bottle. This is a nicely complex beer, one of SOP's best beers yet. 13.0% ABV @ SOP's Pub and bottle shop.

Strap Tank's Ypres Saison: I haven't made it down there yet to try this. This Saison is made with 100lbs blueberries/50lbs blackberries. I really need to try this. 4.0% ABV


Fisher's Yellowbelly Amarillo Sunshine: Not tried this one yet. The name has my attention though. Described as crisp and citrusy. 4.0% ABV @ Fisher

How has your Craft Beer Week been? There's been a lot going on and I hope you've found my coverage helpful. Here's today's schedule. I normally don't post much on the weekends, but I'll keep up to date schedules through Sunday. Hope to see you at the Sugar House Pub Crawl tomorrow!

Friday - May 19th:

Uinta Brewing: Firkin Friday. Enjoy a specialty firkin TBD in the Uinta Brewhouse Pub.
$5.00 for Flights of Four – Blind Taste Test. Guess ¾ of the beers correctly and you will be entered into a daily raffle for a limited Uinta swag item.
Prix Fixe On-Demand Beer Dinner. Enjoy a three-course meal – each course paired with a different beer. Available all day.
Wasatch/Squatters locations: $2.50 12OZ DRAFTS ALL WEEK
West Side Tavern: Tour our breweries and end with 2 samples, 1 full pint of beer and glass to take home.
Shades of Pale Brewing: Release of Hogshead Reserve No.4 - Belgian Style Quad Aged in Bourbon Barrels. 12.0% ABV 
RoHa Brewing Project: Tap Takeover at the State Room. 
Bohemian Brewing: Food Specials.
RedRock Downtown: 4PM beer class hosted by Cameron Jones.            
o   Limited seating.  Inquire at RRBC to purchase your spot.
o   $10 a head.  Includes beer & finger food
o   The class will be approx. 1 hour.
Daily food/beer pairing special and ½ off 1 appetizer if you mention Craft Beer Week to your server.
Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
Featured bottle beer of the day.  $2 off
RedRock Fashion Place: 
$2 off Featured bottle beer of the day.    
$2.50 Featured draft beer every day.
Check in on Untappd, earn the new ‘This is the Place’ badge (that we created after we became Utah’s first Untappd Verified Venue Brewpub) and earn 10% off your meal.
Talisman Brewing: Free pint glass with $50 purchase.
Epic Brewing: All week long, enjoy a special cheese board featuring a couple of goodies from the Caputo's Cheese Cave, while supplies last.
Cave Aged Cheddar made from Beehive's curds, bound in cloth soaked in butter and duck fat, along with the Double Skull washed rind Taleggio. Pair up this unique board with a couple of Epic's IPAs!
All week long, get a free pub-style pint glass with the purchase of any t-shirt, hoodie or cycling jersey.
Stop in early in the week to sign up for a Friday brewery tour. We've got limited space that evening, so sign up early.
Proper Brewing: $10 Pitchers.
Strap Tank Brewing: Ypres French Saison with 100lbs blueberries/50lbs blackberries. On tap for American Craft Beer Week 5/15-21.2 Row Brewing: Special re-release of the Falconers Flight Random IPA. This recipe was a huge hit last year and is back by popular demand.

Prost!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mountain Brewers Beerfest Ticket are Here & Day 4 of American Craft Beer Week

Tickets for the Mountain Brewers Beer Festival have arrived locally. You can find them at Roosters locations, Uinta Brewing and Bohemian Brewing. They will disappear fast, so if your planning on going, I'd snag some pronto. You can purchase them online as well, but beware. There are NO ticket sales at the gate this year. Tickets are $40 - this gets you unlimited 4oz. pours from 100 different regional, national and international breweries. 

Thursday - May 18th:

Uinta Brewing: Trivia Night in the Uinta Brewhouse Pub. Enjoy beer and Uinta themed questions as well as questions on a variety of other topics. 7pm in the Pub – prizes awarded to the top three teams.
• $5.00 for Flights of Four – Blind Taste Test. Guess ¾ of the beers correctly and you will be entered into a daily raffle for a limited Uinta swag item.
• Thursday – Prix Fixe On-Demand Beer Dinner. Enjoy a three-course meal – each course paired with a different beer. Available all day.
Bohemian/Brewvies: The "Little Lebowski Urban Achiever" release party and tap takeover, featuring the Big Lebowski film sponsored by Bohemian Brewery. We will be releasing our new Brewer’s Stache beer "The Little Lebowski” (This beer really ties the room together) and offering all Bohemian beers for $3/pint. Dress up like the Dude or one of your favorite characters from the movie for fun prizes and giveaways. Tickets are available on eventbrite for $6 in advance of time or $8 at the door day of.
Squatters Downtown: BEER 101 CLASS Sample your way through the art of drinking craft beer with an intimate class with a brewmaster. $20
Wasatch/Squatters locations: $2.50 12OZ DRAFTS ALL WEEK
West Side Tavern: Tour our breweries and end with 2 samples, 1 full pint of beer and glass to take home.
Wasatch Park City: Tour our breweries and end with 2 samples, 1 full pint of beer and glass to take home. $10 - 5pm.
Shades of Pale Brewing: Release of Brett Saison Brewed with Tart Cherries and aged in Wine Barrels. 6.5% ABV
RoHa Brewing Project: Back stage brewery pass - Time TBA
RedRock Downtown: 4PM beer class hosted by Cameron Jones.          
o Limited seating.  Inquire at RRBC to purchase your spot.
o $10 a head.  Includes beer & finger food
o The class will be approx. 1 hour
Daily food/beer pairing special
½ off 1 appetizer if you mention Craft Beer Week to your server.
Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
Featured bottle beer of the day.  $2 off
RedRock Fashion Place: 
Featured bottle beer of the day.  $2 off
Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
Check in on Untapped, earn the new ‘This is the Place’ badge (that we created after we became Utah’s first Untappd Verified Venue Brewpub) and earn 10% off your meal.
Talisman Brewing: $8 Growler fills
Epic Brewing: Get hear early on Thursday to grab your growler of our Citralush New England Style IPA. This release will sell out quickly, so don't wait!
Proper Brewing: $10 Pitchers and Firkin Thursday
Strap Tank Brewing: Ypres French Saison with 100lbs blueberries/50lbs blackberries. On tap for American Craft Beer Week 5/15-21.
2 Row Brewing: Special re-release of the Falconers Flight Random IPA. This recipe was a huge hit last year and is back by popular demand.

Cheers!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SLUG Mag On Tap and Day 3 of Craft Beer Week

Since 2008, SLUG Magazine has crafted an issue that we all hold dear to our hearts: The Local Beer Issue. This year, SLUG will celebrate its 10th Annual Local Beer Issue with one fantastic event.

SLUG Magazine is proud to announce SLUG Mag On Tap, a craft beer festival featuring 100 percent Utah-brewed beer. In addition to celebrating delectable local brews, a portion of the proceeds from SLUG Mag On Tap will benefit the Utah Brewers Guild (UBG). The UBG is a 501(c)-6 nonprofit that was founded to provide a united voice for craft breweries in the state of Utah. Currently 18 breweries strong and growing, the UBG is dedicated to encouraging local purchasing, defending the industry and educating the public about all things brew-related.

SLUG Mag On Tap will take place on Saturday, July 1, from 2–7 p.m. at The Gateway. Pre-sale tickets are available for $20 and will be $25 day-of. Each ticket includes 3 sample tokens and a full-sized commemorative mug. Join us for a day filled with local beer, local food, local music and plenty of fun. 21+ Only.

It's Day 3 of American Craft Beer Week. Take a close look at today's schedule, it may look the same but there are many different events and promotions listed.

Wednesday - May 17th:

Uinta Brewing: Brett Beer School with Head Brewer of Research and Development Isaac Winter. Isaac will explain the history of the style, talk about brettanomyces yeast, and walk participants through a sampling. $10 admission will pay for the samples, and the class is free. 6pm – 7pm in the Uinta Brewhouse Pub. Pre-registration required by emailing tsapula@uintabrewing.com.
• $5.00 for Flights of Four – Blind Taste Test. Guess ¾ of the beers correctly and you will be entered into a daily raffle for a limited Uinta swag item.
• Monday through Wednesday enjoy a Cheese, Chocolate, and Charcuterie board – each element paired with a unique beer with complimentary flavors.
Wasatch/Squatters locations: $2.50 12OZ DRAFTS ALL WEEK
West Side Tavern: Tour our breweries and end with 2 samples, 1 full pint of beer and glass to take home. $10 - 5pm.
Shades of Pale Brewing: Release of Misconception Belgian Style IPA.
RoHa Brewing Project:  6:30 p.m. Live locally crafted music paired with local food from Indulge Eats and Fillings and Emulsions  
Bohemian Brewing: Ogden Helles release party at Slackwater  Pub. Starts at 6pm.
RedRock Brewing Downtown:
Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
Featured bottle beer of the day.  $2 off
RedRock Fashion Place:
Featured draft beer every day. $2.50
Check in on the Untappd Beer Social Media App to earn the new ‘This is the Place’ badge (that we created after we became Utah’s first Untappd Verified Venue Brewpub) and earn 10% off your meal.
Proper Brewing: $10 pitchers in the bar.
Talisman Brewing: $5 off a hoodie or zip up
Epic Brewing: All week long, enjoy a special cheese board featuring a couple of goodies from the Caputo's Cheese Cave, while supplies last.
•Cave Aged Cheddar made from Beehive's curds, bound in cloth soaked in butter and duck fat, along with the Double Skull washed rind Taleggio. Pair up this unique board with a couple of Epic's IPAs!
•All week long, get a free pub-style pint glass with the purchase of any t-shirt, hoodie or cycling jersey.
•Stop in early in the week to sign up for a Friday brewery tour. We've got limited space that evening, so sign up early.
Strap Tank Brewing: Ypres French Saison with 100lbs blueberries/50lbs blackberries. On tap for American Craft Beer Week 5/15-21.

Cheers!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Epic's Citralush NE-IPA and Craft Beer Week Day Two

Unless you've been living under a very dry rock, you know that the North East Style IPA is the huge thing in the beer industry now. Locally - 2 Row Brewing, Shades of Pale and Epic Brewing have been leading the charge, with Wasatch just coming out with a session version (Snowbird IPA) earlier this month. On Thursday, Epic will be releasing their newest version which will be going into bottles and cans in the coming days. Citralush will feature that cloudy orange look, low bitterness and high tropical fruit notes. Thursday's first taste will come in Epic's Special Growlers, so don't forget to bring back your empties. Trust me, your gunna love this one.

Today is day two of American Craft Beer Week. Here's today's events and specials.

Tuesday - May 16th:

Uinta Brewing: Tour Tuesday Free Brewery Tours at the top of the hour, every hour (10am to 6pm). Email tours@uintabrewing.com to reserve your spot. Tours are first come first serve and limited to 12 people – pre-registration required.
• $5.00 for Flights of Four – Blind Taste Test. Guess ¾ of the beers correctly and you will be entered into a daily raffle for a limited Uinta swag item.
• Monday through Wednesday enjoy a Cheese, Chocolate, and Charcuterie board – each element paired with a unique beer with complimentary flavors.
Wasatch Sugar House: BEER 101 CLASS Sample your way through the art of drinking craft beer with an intimate class with a brewmaster. $20 - 6pm
Wasatch/Squatters locations: $2.50 12OZ DRAFTS ALL WEEK
Shades of Pale Brewing: Release of new beer - Berliner Weisse with Plum.
RoHa Brewing Project: Beer Trivia - 6pm
Bohemian Brewing: Meet the Brewers and brewery tour. 6-8pm. $15 includes a pint glass to take home and a few samples of beer.
RedRock Downtown:
Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
Featured bottle beer of the day.  $2 off
RedRock Fashion Place:
Featured draft beer every day. $2.50
Check in on the Untappd Beer Social Media App to earn the new ‘This is the Place’ badge (that we created after we became Utah’s first Untappd Verified Venue Brewpub) and earn 10% off your meal.
Proper Brewing: $10 pitchers in the bar.
Talisman Brewing: $10 t-shirts
Epic Brewing: All week long, enjoy a special cheese board featuring a couple of goodies from the Caputo's Cheese Cave, while supplies last.
•Cave Aged Cheddar made from Beehive's curds, bound in cloth soaked in butter and duck fat, along with the Double Skull washed rind Taleggio. Pair up this unique board with a couple of Epic's IPAs!
•All week long, get a free pub-style pint glass with the purchase of any t-shirt, hoodie or cycling jersey.
•Stop in early in the week to sign up for a Friday brewery tour. We've got limited space that evening, so sign up early.

Cheers!

Monday, May 15, 2017

2017's American Craft Beer Week Begins

Today begins American Craft Beer Week. Here's today list of events. Still waiting on on a few breweries. I'll get the word out via social media when updates come in. Please keep checking back.

Monday - May 15th:

Uinta: Half-Off Selected Retail Items! Shoppers are encouraged to come in and stock up on their favorite Uinta swag at a discounted price. Other merch will be discounted 10% Monday – Friday.
Programs running all week:
• $5.00 for Flights of Four – Blind Taste Test. Guess ¾ of the beers correctly and you will be entered into a daily raffle for a limited Uinta swag item.
• Monday through Wednesday enjoy a Cheese, Chocolate, and Charcuterie board – each element paired with a unique beer with complimentary flavors.
Bohemian: Join us at the brewery on our patio for a release of this year’s Helles Bock Lager, a limited spring seasonal, 6.9% ABV.  Tickets are $20 and include light fare, 2 Helles Bock Lagers and a Bohemian pint glass to take home.
Wasatch/Squatters locations: $2.50 12OZ DRAFTS ALL WEEK
Shades of Pale: Release of Double Trouble - Double Dry Hopped IPA 10.0% ABV
RoHa: Brewer/Owners meet and greet. 5pm.
RedRock Downtown: 2015 Reve will be brought up from the cellar.  Very limited availability
•Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
•Featured bottle beer of the day.  $2.00 off.
RedRock Fashion Place:
•Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
•Featured bottle beer of the day.  $2.00 off.
Proper: $10 pitchers.
Epic: All week long, enjoy a special cheese board featuring a couple of goodies from the Caputo's Cheese Cave, while supplies last.
•Cave Aged Cheddar made from Beehive's curds, bound in cloth soaked in butter and duck fat, along with the Double Skull washed rind Taleggio. Pair up this unique board with a couple of Epic's IPAs!
•All week long, get a free pub-style pint glass with the purchase of any t-shirt, hoodie or cycling jersey.
•Stop in early in the week to sign up for a Friday brewery tour. We've got limited space that evening, so sign up early.

Cheers!

Friday, May 12, 2017

New Beer Friday 5/12/17


This week's New Beer Friday finds are mostly local, including the highly anticipated Flanders Red from Uinta Brewing and home brewer Rob Rutledge. Have a great weekend!

Bohemian's Pro/Am Lagerpalooza IPL - Nose of light citrus fruit, herbal hop notes. Flavors follow the nose with honey and citrus notes on the front and sides, a bittering herbal hops note to the middle and rear, and a toasty grain flavors in the back and aftertaste. Very nice.6.0% ABV @ Bohemian

Desert Edge's Kellerbier - This is an unfiltered German Helles. The aroma is full of sweet grainy malt. The flavor is doughy malt and subtle spicy and floral German Saaz hops. Low hop flavor and bitterness let the pilsner malt dominate for a malty yet light and refreshing lager. @Desert Edge

Squatters' Laurel Lager - Herbal and grassy nose. The taste had sweet and toasted grains with balancing herbal and grassy hops. Very nice lager. 4.0% ABV @ Squatters

Uinta Cahoots Flanders Style Red - This came out yesterday afternoon, and I missed out. I'll have tasting notes this afternoon at 3:30pm on KBER 101. 8.0% ABV @ Uinta

Deschutes Pacific Wonderland - The nose has sweet biscuit, earthy and lemony hops. Flavor follows and has a nice dry finish on a well balanced. 5.5% ABV @ Bayou, DABC

Upslope Citra Pale Ale - Not had this yet. Upslope describes it as prominently featuring Citra hops, our Citra Pale Ale delivers pungent grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas on the nose with a semi-dry finish. Juicy notes imparted by the hops pair with the light caramel malt character to balance this drinkable, “go-to” American Pale Ale. 5.8% ABV @ Bayou, DABC

Fisher Brexit Brown Ale - haven't tried this yet. 4.0% ABV @ Fisher

There are more new addition to your American Craft beer Week Calendar from Bohemian and Roosters. You can find them here.

Cheers!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Utah's 2017 American Craft Beer Week Schedule

Today I've begun to compile a list of all of the events planned for next week's American Craft Beer Week. This events calendar is fluid and will be modified daily, as more information comes in. Just because you don't see a brewery/bar listed doesn't mean they have nothing planned. Keep checking back often for the updated events.

If you come across anything related to American Craft Beer Week that I don't have please email me at utahbeer@gmail.com/ so that I can add it.

Monday - May 15th:

Uinta: Half-Off Selected Retail Items! Shoppers are encouraged to come in and stock up on their favorite Uinta swag at a discounted price. Other merch will be discounted 10% Monday – Friday.
Programs running all week:
• $5.00 for Flights of Four – Blind Taste Test. Guess ¾ of the beers correctly and you will be entered into a daily raffle for a limited Uinta swag item.
• Monday through Wednesday enjoy a Cheese, Chocolate, and Charcuterie board – each element paired with a unique beer with complimentary flavors.   
Bohemian: Join us at the brewery on our patio for a release of this year’s Helles Bock Lager, a limited spring seasonal, 6.9% ABV.  Tickets are $20 and include light fare, 2 Helles Bock Lagers and a Bohemian pint glass to take home.
Wasatch/Squatters locations: $2.50 12OZ DRAFTS ALL WEEK
Shades of Pale: Release of Double Trouble - Double Dry Hopped IPA 10.0% ABV
RoHa: Brewer/Owners meet and greet. 5pm. 
RedRock Downtown: ’15 Reve will be brought up from the cellar.  Very limited availability
Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
Featured bottle beer of the day.  $2 off.

Tuesday - May 16th:

Uinta: Tour Tuesday Free Brewery Tours at the top of the hour, every hour (10am to 6pm). Email tours@uintabrewing.com to reserve your spot. Tours are first come first serve and limited to 12 people – pre-registration required.
• $5.00 for Flights of Four – Blind Taste Test. Guess ¾ of the beers correctly and you will be entered into a daily raffle for a limited Uinta swag item.
• Monday through Wednesday enjoy a Cheese, Chocolate, and Charcuterie board – each element paired with a unique beer with complimentary flavors.
Wasatch Sugar House: BEER 101 CLASS Sample your way through the art of drinking craft beer with an intimate class with a brewmaster. $20 - 6pm
Wasatch/Squatters locations: $2.50 12OZ DRAFTS ALL WEEK
Shades of Pale: Release of new beer - Berliner Weisse with Plum
RoHa: Beer Trivia - time TBA 
Bohemian: Meet the Brewers and brewery tour. 6-8pm. $15 includes a pint glass to take home and a few samples of beer.
RedRock Downtown:
Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
Featured bottle beer of the day.  $2 off

Wednesday - May 17th:
Uinta: Brett Beer School with Head Brewer of Research and Development Isaac Winter. Isaac will explain the history of the style, talk about brettanomyces yeast, and walk participants through a sampling. $10 admission will pay for the samples, and the class is free. 6pm – 7pm in the Uinta Brewhouse Pub. Pre-registration required by emailing tsapula@uintabrewing.com.
• $5.00 for Flights of Four – Blind Taste Test. Guess ¾ of the beers correctly and you will be entered into a daily raffle for a limited Uinta swag item.
• Monday through Wednesday enjoy a Cheese, Chocolate, and Charcuterie board – each element paired with a unique beer with complimentary flavors.
Wasatch/Squatters locations: $2.50 12OZ DRAFTS ALL WEEK
West Side Tavern: Brewery Tours Tour our breweries and end with 2 samples, 1 full pint of beer and glass to take home. $10 - 5pm.
Shades of Pale: Release of Misconception Belgian Style IPA.
RoHa: Live Music - 6:30pm 
Bohemian: Ogden Helles release party at Slackwater  Pub. Starts at 6pm. 
RedRock Downtown:
Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
Featured bottle beer of the day.  $2 off

Thursday - May 18th:
Uinta: Trivia Night in the Uinta Brewhouse Pub. Enjoy beer and Uinta themed questions as well as questions on a variety of other topics. 7pm in the Pub – prizes awarded to the top three teams.
• $5.00 for Flights of Four – Blind Taste Test. Guess ¾ of the beers correctly and you will be entered into a daily raffle for a limited Uinta swag item.
• Thursday – Prix Fixe On-Demand Beer Dinner. Enjoy a three-course meal – each course paired with a different beer. Available all day.
Bohemian/Brewvies: The "Little Lebowski Urban Achiever" release party and tap takeover, featuring the Big Lebowski film sponsored by Bohemian Brewery. We will be releasing our new Brewer’s Stache beer "The Little Lebowski” (This beer really ties the room together) and offering all Bohemian beers for $3/pint. Dress up like the Dude or one of your favorite characters from the movie for fun prizes and giveaways. Tickets are available on eventbrite for $6 in advance of time or $8 at the door day of.
Squatters Downtown: BEER 101 CLASS Sample your way through the art of drinking craft beer with an intimate class with a brewmaster. $20
Wasatch/Squatters locations: $2.50 12OZ DRAFTS ALL WEEK
West Side Tavern: Tour our breweries and end with 2 samples, 1 full pint of beer and glass to take home.
Wasatch Park City: Tour our breweries and end with 2 samples, 1 full pint of beer and glass to take home. $10 - 5pm.
Shades of Pale: Release of Brett Saison Brewed with Tart Cherries and aged in Wine Barrels. 6.5% ABV
RoHa: Back stage brewery pass - Time TBA
RedRock Downtown:
  4PM beer class hosted by Cameron Jones.            
o   Limited seating.  Inquire at RRBC to purchase your spot.
o   $10 a head.  Includes beer & finger food
o   The class will be approx. 1 hour
·         Daily food/beer pairing special
·         ½ off 1 appetizer if you mention Craft Beer Week to your server.
Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
Featured bottle beer of the day.  $2 off
RedRock Fashion Place: Featured bottle beer of the day.  
$2 off Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
Check in on Untapped, earn the new ‘This is the Place’ badge (that we created after we became Utah’s first Untappd Verified Venue Brewpub) and earn 10% off your meal.
 
Friday - May 19th:
Uinta: Firkin Friday. Enjoy a specialty firkin TBD in the Uinta Brewhouse Pub.
$5.00 for Flights of Four – Blind Taste Test. Guess ¾ of the beers correctly and you will be entered into a daily raffle for a limited Uinta swag item.
Prix Fixe On-Demand Beer Dinner. Enjoy a three-course meal – each course paired with a different beer. Available all day.
Wasatch/Squatters locations: $2.50 12OZ DRAFTS ALL WEEK
West Side Tavern: Tour our breweries and end with 2 samples, 1 full pint of beer and glass to take home.
Shades of Pale: Release of Hogshead Reserve No.4 - Belgian Style Quad Aged in Bourbon Barrels. 12.0% ABV 
RoHa: Tap Takeover at the State Room. 
Bohemian: Food Specials.
RedRock Downtown: 4PM beer class hosted by Cameron Jones.            
o   Limited seating.  Inquire at RRBC to purchase your spot.
o   $10 a head.  Includes beer & finger food
o   The class will be approx. 1 hour
·         Daily food/beer pairing special
·         ½ off 1 appetizer if you mention Craft Beer Week to your server.
Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
Featured bottle beer of the day.  $2 off
RedRock Fashion Place: Featured bottle beer of the day.  
$2 off Featured draft beer every day.  $2.50
Check in on Untapped, earn the new ‘This is the Place’ badge (that we created after we became Utah’s first Untappd Verified Venue Brewpub) and earn 10% off your meal.

Saturday - May 20th:

Sugar House Pub Crawl: Noon to 4pm -Stops Include:
Black Sheep at Epic Brewing Company

For more info visit:

Uinta: Join us at the Brewhouse Pub with our friends from One Love Yoga for Ales and Asanas. There will be a one hour yoga class followed by a special brunch. Details for sign-up will be available soon at: https://www.facebook.com/events/211561262676549/. Stick around and watch the RSL game later in the day – first 48 people get to keep their RSL co-branded glasses.
Shades of Pale: Tours at 4:00pm  5:00pm  6:00 pm 7:00pm and 8:00pm.  We're taking 10 people per tour.  Marcio, brewer/Lead Scientist will lead the tours. Tour will be free. To sign up email alex@shadesofpale.com.
Wasatch/Squatters locations: $2.50 12OZ DRAFTS ALL WEEK
Roosters: Femintation Release Party at The Union Grill. 7-9pm.
Bohemian: Harmon’s City Creek Beer and Cheese Pairing Class 6:30 pm register  online at Harmon’s https://www.harmonsgrocery.com/classes?storeId=17##results
Whole Foods (Ft Union Craft Beer Week/Bike Month Summer Bbq Kick off party)
We are hosting an event with Whole Foods (Ft. Union and Highland) from 4-6pm , the event is meant to celebrate Craft Beer Week (May 15-21) and Bike Month (May is National Bike Month) and the kick off of Whole Foods Weekly Saturday BBQ and beer program. Whole foods will be smoking meats and veggies in their parking lot and Bohemian will be on hand offering beers. We have partnered with some of our neighbors in the community to help promote the Ft Union/Cottonwood businesses and of course biking. Solitude has offered some Day Lift passes for the their bike trails to raffle off as well. 
Spoke Sessions-A festival of beer and bicycling in support of clean air Salt Lake. OnSaturday, May 20, this event will celebrate American Craft Brew Week and National Bike Month. At State Street and 800 South in downtown Salt Lake City, back parking lot behind Crank SLC.

Sunday - May 21st:

Squatters Downtown: Beer - Whiskey Dinner: 3 course dinner with High West Whiskey & craft beer pairings. $65 - 6pm at Squatters Downtown.

Cheers!