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Monday, June 18, 2018

The 4th Annual Wendover Peppermill Beer Festival

There's nothing like a good beer festival to keep the brain and belly happy; all while providing some great socializing opportunities. Our local beer fest scene is growing yearly with new local breweries along with recent out-of-state brews adding to the to the hometown fest flavor.

However some of you crave more from your beer festival; many want new beer and breweries that you typically can't get in Utah and will often go beyond our boarders to chase their new brew itch. If you fall into this latter category I have just the beer fest for you.

On Saturday, June 23, 2018 the 4th Annual Wendover Beer Fest will return with 30 breweries pouring 50 beers that are mostly not available to to those of us in Utah. Admission is free, however tokens for the minimum beer pours are $1 each and must be purchased (with cash) at the Peppermill token booth on the day of the event. In addition, a $5.00 Wendover Beer Fest souvenir pint glass is required for festival beer purchases. No children are allowed.

From personal experience: I urge you to plan for the heat. This is a parking lot venue and though tents are provided it can get damn hot out there, so please dress appropriately and bring water. Hope to see you there.

Here is your list of participating breweries and cideries:
Dogfish Head Brewing
Pizza Port Brewing
Brooklyn Brewing
Odell Brewing
Deschutes Brewing
Rogue Brewing
Hangar 111 Brewing
New Belgium Brewing
Tenaya Creek Brewing
Pigeon Head Brewing
21st Amendment Brewing
Green Flash Brewing
Big Dog Brewing
Ballast Point Brewing
Lost Coast Brewing
Ace Cider
Great Basin Brewing
Boulevard Brewing
Firestone Walker Brewing
Uinta Brewing
Lagunitas Brewing
North Coast Brewing
Stone Brewing
Victory Brewing
Angry Orchard
Sin City Brewing
Alpine Brewing
The Depot Brewing & Distiling
Wyders Ciders
Brasserie St. James

Cheers!

Friday, June 15, 2018

New Beer Friday 6/15/18

You have beer in your life, but do you have new beer in your life? If not; we'll fix that today.

Red Rock Mango Berliner: This lemony tart beer offers a medium amount of lemony tartness with a fairly subtle amount of mango. It's there, but not super fruity. I liked it, super crushable. 4.0%. Available at Red Rock downtown.

Rogue Cold Brew 2.0: This blonde ale with coffee has a moderate java aroma. The taste is mostly coffee with some sweet malt, biscuit and a smidge of hazelnut. 5.6%. Available at DABC.

Four Sons Brewing - The Great One IIPA: This brewery just snuck into the market the other day from Huntington Beach, Ca. This IIPA is named after Wayne Gretzky and is described as being full bodied with  Chinook, El Dorado, Cascade, Fuggle, Nugget and Saaz hops. 9.9%. Available at DABC.

Four Sons Brewing Sour K: I've not tried this one yet. This beer is listed as being a 7.9% Wild Ale but some people are reporting that they've bought it locally in C-stores; putting it at a max 4.0%. Can anyone confirm this?

Sierra Nevada Otra Vez (Lime & Blue Agave): big lightly tart limes, lemon, citrus zest, grapefruit, orange, peach, pear, red/green apple, melon, white wine, sea salt, 4.9%

Stone Vituale IPA: Missed out on this one. It's described as having big citrus notes of tropical fruit while upping the dank, resin qualities of Citra & Mosaic. 7.7% 

Deschutes The Ages: Just came across this at 4am, so I have no tasting notes on this one. This is a one and done American Wild Ale that is described as being a Gueuze-Inspired, multi-year wild brew brimming with hints of savory, fruity esters, and spicy, tangy pear and white pepper flavors. Be warned: there may be some sticker-shock involved here. 8.0%. Available at Bayou.

Cheers!

Friday, June 08, 2018

New Beer Friday 6/8/18

Found some new beers.... and it's Friday. We should come up with a name for this!

Saltfire Galaxy Singularity:This has a somewhat dank citrusy nose with a good dose of tropical fruits and citrus on the palate. Probably my favorite of the Singularity series so far. 6.9%. Available at Saltfire, Beerhive 

Strap Tank Matt: I havn't had this one yet. This hazy and citra hoppped IPA uses an experimental yeast found in Indiana. It produces lactic acid similar to a kettle sour. 4.0%. Available at Strap Tank.

Strap Tank Maracuya: I haven't had this one yet. Described as being very tropical with a good dose of passion fruit. 4.0%. Available at Strap Tank.

Strap Tank Air Quality Control NEIPA: I havn't had this one yet as it is being released today. It's made with Ella and Mandarina Bavaria hops with lactose.Sounds yummy. 4.0%. Available at Strap Tank.

Zion Strawberry Rhubarb Gose: While not new in Southern Utah it is new to me; and I like it. The Strawberry and Rhubarb both shine in this subtly tart beer. 4.0%. Available at Zion Brewery and Beer Bar.


Uinta Crimson Tart: This pomegranate ale tastes mostly of the fruit with a moderate dose of tartness. Very refreshing for a 8.0% beer. Available at Uinta.

Uinta XXV Anniversary Imperial Pilsner: Spicy nose with light grains. Bread and grainy malt lead the palate to a drying, crisp finish with a touch of lemon peel. Medium body and medium to medium high carbonation. Full flavored but well balanced with a pleasant bitter hop accent on the finish. 7.5%. Available at Uinta tomorrow.

Proper Buckhorn Draw: This porter is made with buckwheat and it's evident in the flavor. It's also somewhat earthy and herbal and pretty drinkable for a summer porter. 4.0%. Available at Proper Brewing and Avenues Proper.

Salt Flats Jitterbug: I havn't tried this lager yet. It's described as having cucumber added. 4.0%. Avaiable at The Garage Grill in Draper.

Latitude 33 Blood Orange IPA: The nose here is strong with orange citrus. The taste is more subdued and not as strong as the aroma, but the IPA shines with a good dose of bitterness. Nice balance. 7.2%. Available at Beer Bar.

Latitude 33 Honey Hips: Honey and pear dominate this strong ale that offers a good dose of citrus zest for balance. A tad sweet but overall very good. 8.3%. Available at Beer Bar and Bayou.

Latitude 33 Mangovaza IPA: The aroma has mango with hints of guava, papaya and passion fruit. The taste has mango followed by some mellow habanero heat. It's rounded out by guava, papaya and citrusy tropical hops. An excellent peppery IPA.7.2%. Available at Beer Bar.

Odell St. Lupulin:  The aroma has citrus zest, tropical fruit and biscuit malts. The flavor is more citrus zest along with lemon, tangerine, tropical fruit, grass while caramel sweetness backs it all up. A very nice DIPA. 6.5%. Available at the Bayou.

Odell Extra Special Red: Pine, and citrus in the nose. Brown sugar, and woody/nutty notes combined with tangy, leafy hops create a spicy/woody flavors that are nicely balanced. 9.1%. Available at the Bayou.

Three breweries are throwing anniversary parties this Saturday: Uinta, Talisman and Strap Tank are all celebrating and each would like to share their Saturday with you. For details on each celebration check out the individual social media pages for these breweries.

And if that's not enough: Snowbird's Brewfest hits this Saturday and Sunday. Over 25 Local and national breweries will be pouring their beer.

Cheers!   

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

New Brews Soon For You: Uinta, Vernal, Shades and Salt Flats

I came across a few beers that are coming soon to a brewery near you. Each of these beers have (as of today) an unknown release date. I promise to keep you in the loop as to when they hit the market.

 Pictured above is Uinta's Alpenglow. Named for a unique phenomena that happens for those of us
that live in mountainous regions of the world. This new beer will be an golden American Wild Ale that is fermented with a combination of Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces that will also be blended with a two year old funky sour beer aged in oak. It will have an ABV of 9.4%.

Also from Uinta Brewing is their new Single Barrel Series. This label is described as being an outlet for Uinta's R&D department; it will feature beers that are new, different and experimental. A special section on Uinta's website will be created for feedback on these beers.

Coming soon from Vernal Brewing is their new Summer Ale. This
ale is just described as being brewed with herbs and spices. Look for it to hit cans in the coming weeks with a quenching ABV of  5.5%. No idea, as of yet if it will go to DABC stores. Keep checking back for info on this one.

Shades Brewing Company (formerly Shades of Pale) will be releasing a new Belgian Style Tripel Ale. This beer is described as having huge huge spicy and fruity flavors of coriander, peach and pear, while having a dry finish. It should come in around 10.0% ABV.

Salt Flats Brewing has a Mexican Ale coming soon. No info has been posted on this as yet, but look for it to fit the mold of hot weather, south of the border beers that are generally light and dry. As soon as the updates come in I'll share them will you. This ale will be a 4% beer.

That's it for this edition of New Brews Soon For You. What do you think of these impending beers?

Cheers!

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Utah's 2018 North American Brewers Association Competition Winners

I'd like to congratulate all of the Utah breweries that won awards last Friday in the North American Brewers Association's beer competition. Breweries from all over the U.S. entered beers from all over the U.S. hoping to be named to be named the best suds made. Here are the medal winners from Utah and the categories they won in. A Good majority of these beers are available to enjoy right now. Try these winners out or revisit them if it's been a while.

Bohemian Brewery:
Gold - Bohemian Dortmunder Export. 2D - Dortmunder Export
Silver - Bohemian Czech Style Pilsener. 2C - Bohemian-Style Pilsner
Gold - Cottonwood Common. 15A - California Common

Bonneville Brewery:
Bronze - Antelope Amber Ale. 9A - Ordinary Bitter Best Bitter (ESB)


Epic Brewing Company:
Gold - Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale. 13F - Belgian-Style Pale (Golden) Strong Ale
Bronze - Epic Imperial Stout. 10L - Imperial Stout
Telegraph Brewing Company:
Bronze - California Ale. 13A - Belgian-Style Pale Ale

Hoppers Grill & Brewing Co:
Gold - This is the Pilsener. 2C - Bohemian-Style Pilsner.

Kiitos Brewing:
Bronze - Wheat Ale. 6A - American-Style Wheat Ale.

Moab Brewery:
Silver - Moab Especial. 6A - American-Style Wheat Ale.

Proper Brewing Company:
Gold - Proper Beer. 5E - English-Style Summer Ale
Silver - Tripel Stamp. 13E - Tripel
Silver - Mabon. 12E - DunkelweizenWeizen Bock

Red Rock Brewing:
Silver - Secale. 16C - Barrel-Aged Beer
Bronze - White Rainbow - White IPA   8E - Belgian-Style India Pale Ale

RoHa Brewing Project:
Silver - Kensington. 13C - Biere de Garde.

Shades Brewing:
Bronze - Kviek #1. 14C - American-Style Wild or Sour Ale.
Silver - Misconception. 8E - Belgian-Style India Pale Ale.

Uinta Brewing:
Silver - RS Ale IPA. 8A - Session-Style India Pale Ale
Bronze - Grapefruit Hop Nosh IPA. 17B - Fruit Beers.
Gold - Croggy Brett Saison. 14E - Brett Beer.

Here is the link to the entire list of award winning beers. Congrats again to all!

Cheers!

Pictured above: Márcio Buffolo, Tent Fargher (Shades Brewing) Krin Riedel (Epic/Telegraph Brerwing).

Friday, June 01, 2018

New Beer Friday 6/1/18

Welcome to June! I haven't been around much so the majority of these of New Beer Friday beers have basic descriptions. Have a great weekend!
 
Kiitos Big Gay Ale: The is beer has a nice fuchsia appearance that has an aroma of hibiscus and lemon. The taste is somewhat similar. The hibiscus drives this beer for the most part. Some light citrus like hops in the end. If you get you ass over to the brewery's pub you'll also have the added option of getting your Big Gay Ale dosed with edible glitter. That's right; at some point you'll have disco party during your morning constitutional. Go team America! 4.0%. Available at Kiitos, Bayou.

2 Row Pineapple Mango Sour: I haven't tried this one yet. It's described as tart fruity and crisp with a dry finish. 6.4%. Available at 2 Row, Bayou.

Pelican Honey Citrus Pale Ale:  I haven't tried this one yet. Described as having Citrus honey and apricot notes. 5.0%. Available at the Bayou.

Fisher/Desert Edge Rye Pale Ale: Not tried this collaboration beer yet. It's made with Azacca and El Dorado hops. 4.0%. Available only at Fisher and Desert Edge.

Stone I'm Peach DIPA: Described as a typical Stone DIPA with the additions of peach of course, subtle pine, mandarin orange and pineapple notes. 8.8% ABV. Available the Bayou.

Don't forget that tomorrow is the 2018 Mountain Brewers Festival. You can get tickets online here or they ca be purchased at Bohemian Brewing or Roosters Brewing. You cannot buy them at the festival this year.

Cheers! 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Welcome Toasted Barrel to Utah's Craft Brewing Community

That's right, this morning Sage and Lynn got the official okie-dokie from from the state's beer mafia just a couple of hours ago and are now making wort. The Toasted Barrel Brewery is Utah's 26th independent brewery and it's 31st all around beer production space.

To get things started Toasted Barrel will hit the ground with a few IPAs and a saison. Barrel aged beers will be going into wood soon after. Utah's next brewery on deck looks to be Saint George Brewing Company in you guessed it, Saint George. They will likely go online later this year.  Big congrats to Sage and Lynn!

Cheers!

Photo courtesy: Toasted Barrel

Friday, May 25, 2018

New Beer Friday 5/25/18

It looks like an all local New Beer Friday and I'm confident that you'll find something for every taste this week.

2 Row Chasing Haze: It looks like OJ. The nose is super aromatic and fresh with citrus, mango, papaya and melon. The taste opens with clementine, mango and overripe cantaloupe. It's super juicy but not overly sweet. Finishes dry with a subtle orange and grapefruit peel bitterness. Probably one of 2 Row's most well rounded hazy IPAs. 6.5% ABV. Available at 2 Row, Beer Bar, Dick n' Dixie's and The Bayou.

2 Row Dubbelicious: The nose is malty sweet with a hint of clove. The flavors here a burnt caramel, some toffee and bubblegum. Very little in the way of hop bitterness and alcohol. I really loved this one. It kinda reminds me of an old English ale with Begian yeast. The lower ABV really drives up the beer's drinkability factor. 6.7%. A very limited run on this one! Available at 2 Row and Beer Bar.

Bohemian Lagerpalooza Best of Show Pre-Prohibition Lager: This beer was developed by award winning home brewery Sasha Taddie and brewed in collaboration with Salt City Brew Supply and the fellas at Bohemian. It has an aroma of malt and cereal with some earthy yeast notes. The hops Hops are earthy, grassy. The taste is bready with dry crackers, red apple skin and Cheerios. Backing it up are  leafy, grassy, and herbal verdant hops. BoHo only brewed about 80 cases, don't wait! 6.0% ABV. Available at Bohemian


Roosters Limited Release Double IPA: Fresh hops dominate with grassy and floral bitterness. The malts have a butterscotch perfume. Big malt sweetness opens the show mostly floral and pine to counter. A hint of citrus in the back. Finishes semi dry. This seems like more of a throwback IPA; typical to the early 2000s. 8.0%. Available at Roosters Ogden/Layton. 

Fisher Galaska Pale Ale: It has a nice peachy hue with a lot of citrus peel on the nose. The flavor is also very citrus like with a good dose of citrus pith. It tastes like it was actually made with citrus peel. in reality it's all Galaxy and Denali hops. This beer won't be tapped until later this afternoon and the name listed above may or may not be correct. 4.0%. Available at Fisher.

Zion Paradox Session IPA: This isn't exactly new but it's relatively new to SLC. The aroma has citrus, pine and grass. The taste has toasted malt with a touch of light caramel up front. The back end is all hops - full of grapefruit peel and pine. This is a super crushable session IPA. 4.0%. Available at Zion Canyon and Beer Bar.


Squatters Black Rifle Coffee Cream: The nose has biscuit malts and coffee. The flavor follows with an almost nutty café cream sweetness. The coffee flavors are nice and fresh. 4.0%. Available at Squatters Brewpub.   

Cheers!

Friday, May 18, 2018

New Beer Friday 5/18/18

Not only is it New Beer Friday; it's also New Brewery Friday! Saltfire Brewing Company, Utah's newest brewery is officially releasing their first batches of beer tomorrow. Along with these we also have a shload of sour beers to talk about; combine all this with Craft Beer Week and you have a damn full weekend. Check out the updated craft beer week calendar here.

Epic Oak and Orchard Strawberry Rhubarb: The nose has a strong, dry sourness that is masking a bit of  funky strawberry. The taste is berry tart with darker berries and some strawberry sweetness. Finishes bone dry. 6.9%. Available at Epic.

Kiitos American Lager: Light spicy herbal nose with an even lighter touch of bready to grainy malts. The taste starts light and bready with bitter, but mellow, herbal hops jumping in.  Some light yeast flavor and graininess in the finish. 6.0%. Available at Kiitos.

SaltFire Dirty Chai Stout: Releases 5/19 - 6.7%. Available at Saltfire

SaltFire Fury Kolsch: : Releases 5/19 - 6.0%. Available at Saltfire

SaltFire A Series of Singularities Idaho 7: Releases 5/19 - 6.9%. Available at Saltfire

SaltFire A Series of Singularities: Releases 2:  5/19 - 6.9%.  Available at Saltfire

The RoHa Brewing Project - Red Ace: Sweeter berry-like malts with hops that have a bit of lemon peel bitterness. 4.0% ABV. Available at RoHa.

Squatters Meteor Shower: This is being released on Sunday at Squatters' Brewer's Brunch. I'll have tasting notes later today at 3;30pm with Mick and Allen on KBER 101.

Talisman Anniversary Ale: I havn't tried this Belgian style ale aged in Pino Noir barrels. 9.5% Available at Talisman.

8 Wired Cosmic Chaos: This Sour Black IPA is a bit tart with cola, some raisins + chocolate, slight char with some orange peel bitterness. 7.5% Available exclusively at the Bayou.

8 Wired Fistful of Cherries: This Wild Ale has a nose of tart cherries, grass and vinious oak. The wine barrels are surprisingly pronounced  - pushing through the tartness. Tart cherries and Brett yeast complete the flavor profile. 7.6% Available exclusively at the Bayou.

8 Wired Gypsy Funk: I havn't tried this American style Wild Ale yet. 7.5% Available exclusively at the Bayou.

8 Wired Lord of the Atlas: This American style Barely Wine has a nose of Toffee, vanilla and booze. The taste is more toffee, with marmalade and bitter pine rounding it out. 12.0%. Available exclusively at the Bayou.

8 Wired Big Smoked Porter: Not tried this one yet. 6.2%. Available exclusively at the Bayou.

8 Wired iStout: I havn't tried this Russian Imperial stout yet. It's described as having roasted coffee and chocolate malt flavors which are balanced by a brisk bitterness and bold freshness from the hops. 10.0%. Available exclusively at the Bayou.

8 Wired Wireless Black IPA: Missed out on this one too. 6.2%. Available exclusively at the Bayou.

Amager/Mikkeller - Frederiksen Væsel Brunch: Collaboration blend with Mikkeller/Amager. A blend of Hr.Fredriksens (Amager) and Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Mikkeller) - then aged in bourbon barrels. 10.7%. Available exclusively at the Bayou.

Amager/Crooked Stave - Chad, the King of Wild Yeast: This sour ale has a strawberries nose with lemon zest, and herbal hops. The taste follows with lemon zest, strawberries, and melon with a touch of herbal hops in the back. 5.0%. Available exclusively at the Bayou.

Melvin Your IPA: This is possible the most bitter beer I've ever had. The aroma is danky, dank, dank herbal grass. The taste follows with dank pine resin and herbal hops. It finishes bone dry. If you're looking for an anti-haze bro beer, this is the one. 7.1%. I had it at Beerhive.

Cheers!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

SLC/Ogden's Craft Beer Week Events: Day 4

More modifications are in for today's events. If I missed anything, please share. Prost!

Thursday, May 17th


Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
Thursday 5/17: public beer class Red Rock Place 4-5pm. Light snacks and education pairing. $25/25 people 801-262-BEER
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - Peanut Butter Milk Porter
Bohemian Brewing:
Dry Hop Thursday-Limited Release Dry Hopped Kolsch w/Motueka New Zealand Hops.
Squatters/Wasatch UBC Brewery Tours: 4:30 & 5:30. West Side Tavern.  $10 for a tour, 4 samples, 1 full draft beer and a take-home glass.
Talisman Brewing:
Anniversary Ale release: Belgian style ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels at 3pm.
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day)
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Uinta Brewing
RoHa Brewing Project:
Night at the Brewstand. An intimate evening to share a beer with the RoHa owners in an open house setting, talk about the beer, and the gear, and really rub elbows with the tanks. Full line up of beer available. Tickets $5, available online starting May 6th, includes a beer ticket. Schwag giveaways! Scroll down to the bottom of the merch site below and click on Night at the Brewstand to order.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10
The first release of Epic’s new Drama Juice NEIPA (Growler).
Releasing new batches of Lupulin Burst NIEPA and fresh RiNo Bombers.
Hoppers Brewing:
Half off Appetizers from 2-6 everyday.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Day 3 of 2018's American Craft Beer Week - Utah

Some changes were made yesterday to today's line-up. The changes are below; I've found it helpful to call first before making your trips. Cheers!

Wednesday, May 16th

Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week.
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - Berliner Weisse with Blueberry and Blackberry.
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day).
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Desert Edge Brewing.
Bohemian Brewing:
Little Lebowski Release and Big Lebowski Movie night at Brewvies 7pm Showing https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-lebowski-20th-anniversary-watch-party-brewvies-tickets-45658953158
And 10pm Showing
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10
Second chance release of Big Bad Baptist Reserve (very limited).
Hoppers Brewing:
Half off Appetizers from 2-6 everyday.
RoHa Brewing Project:
Special Firkin
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.

Monday, May 14, 2018

2018's American Craft Beer Week Begins

 
It's day one of American Craft Beer Week. Here are today's events and offerings. I will likely get updates today, so keep checking back.

Monday, May 14th

Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2 off bottle of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week.
White Rainbow release.
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - American Light Lager.
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day).
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Talisman Brewing.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10.
Official release: Oak & Orchard – Strawberry Rhubarb.
Bohemian Brewing:
Just another Mango Monday! Mango Kolsch Limited release.
Uinta Brewing: Tapping of Kentucky Common.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.

Cheers!

Friday, May 11, 2018

New Beer Friday 5/11/18

Ummm... we have a lot of beers to deal with this week; the majority of these coming from new breweries entering the market. Both Double Mountain and Odell breweries hit the Wasatch Front this week - with them comes a great variety of tasty new suds. Buckle up for a lengthy read.

Kiitos Rye Pale Ale:  Nice spicy rye with a lot of orange peel bitterness. Some lemon and pine in the finish. 4.0%. Available at Kiitos.

Kiitos North east Style DIPA: Lots of citrus, pineapple and maybe a bit of papaya. The taste starts out a bit sweeter and finishes with just a bit of an alcohol kick. Definitely more complex than its more readily available younger brother.

2 Row Barrel Aged Dangeraux: This is a great pairing of saison and chardonnay. This isn't a sour beer, but the vinious qualities and the estery notes from the yeast trick the tongue into thinking your going down that road. I really loved this beer. 10.4% - Available at 2 Row, Slackwater

Double Mountain Hop Lion: Dank pine resin, generic citrus flesh, some muddled tropical fruitiness. The taste is pleasantly caramel like with some orange and grapefruit citrus peel. There’s an earthy quality as well with a mildly dank, leafy, :and piney hoppiness. 6.7% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar

Double Mountain Pale Death: Aroma of tropical fruits and Belgian esters. This taste has tropical hops up front with the yeast's fruity esters melding with the malt sweetness. 9.3% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

Double Mountain Aging Experimental 9 3/4 Sour: stout 9.0%

Double Mountain Oak Aged Cider: apple brandy and whiskey aged 9.7% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

Double Mountain Devil's Cuvee Kriek: Bing and Vann cherries create a tart, fruity aroma with hints of leather and a dry funk. The flavor is of course tart cherries with a nice level of low PH tartness. It finishes with a spicy/funky Belgian yeastiness. 9.5% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

Double Mountain No Collusion: This Imperial Stout is full of char, licorice and mild dark fruit. The back end is fairly bitter throwing the whole thing off. It's okay. 10.4% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

Double Mountain The Eleven: This English style Barley wine is full of burnt toffee cocoa and vanilla with a hint of citrus peel. This is probably the best barley wine I've had in months. You need this in your life. 13.2% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

Odell Green Coyote: I missed out on this Berliner weisse with tomatillios. I'm definitely seeking this one out today. 5.2% - Available at the Bayou, DABC .

Odell 90 Schilling: This is one of those beers that put Odell on the map. This amber ale is mildly malt with a moderate dose of floral and piney hops. 5.3% - Available at Beer Bar, Beerhive, DABC, Dick n' Dixie's

Odell IPA: In my opinion, one of the best IPAs ever. Big orange peel and malt aroma. The taste is bitter citrus right off the bat followed by a nice dose of caramel and tropical fruits. 7.0% - Available at Beer Bar, Beerhive, Dick n' Dixie's, DABC

Odell Rupture: They call this a "fresh grind ale". Juicy aroma with lots of grapefruit, orange peel and crackers. The taste has a big dose of pine resin, mango, orange juice and grapefruit peel. has a lingering resinous finish. 6.0% - Available at the Bayou

Odell Drumroll: This unfiltered American Pale Ale is a solid, easy drinking beer with great tropical fruit notes. 5.3% - Available at the Bayou

Odell Myrcenary: This DIPA has a nose full of pineapple, grapefruit and pine. The flavor follows with juicy grapefruit, booze and pine.

Odell Loose Leaf: Found this on draft at Beer Bar. The nose is piney with grapefruit. The taste has mild grapefruit, thin malts and pine. Some tart citrusy fruits round it out. 4.0%

Full Sail Summa' Time Lime Lager: Missed out on this one. 4.5% - Available at DABC

Wasatch Coconut Curry Kolsch: Reminds me of a vague Thai curry dish. Pleasant doses of both curry and coconut. 4.0% - Available at Wasatch's PC Brewpub and the UBC's West Side Tavern

Brewery Ommegang GOT Hand of the Queen: Missed out on this Game of Thrones Barley Wine 10.7% - Available at DABC.

Tune in to KBER 101 today at 3:30 as we discuss all of these beers and other beer topics.

Cheers!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Utah's 2018 American Craft Beer Week Calendar

Over the last few weeks I've been annoying the hell out of every local brewery contact that I've made, to ensure that you all have the best information available - so that you may attack American Craft Beer Week properly.

Every year, more breweries come into our lives - building upon the previous years. This year's calendar has a lot to offer. Not only do you get a full seven days of beer bliss, you also get a brand new brewery (Saltfire) stocked full of new beers. This 2018 event calendar is fluid and additions will be made all through next week, so keep checking back or keep an eye the Utah Beer Blog's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Cheers!

Monday, May 14th

Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2 off bottle of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week.
White Rainbow release.
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - American Light Lager.
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day).
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Talisman Brewing.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10.
Official release: Oak & Orchard – Strawberry Rhubarb.
Bohemian Brewing:
Just another Mango Monday! Mango Kolsch Limited release.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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Tuesday, May 15th


Red Rock Brewing:

$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)

$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week

Tuesday 5/15: Beer Dinner Pairing at Red Rock Place, 5pm, 3 courses and 3 library beers. $45 limited to 30 people. Call Red Rock Place: 801-262-BEER.

Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - Berliner Weisse Firkin x2. #1 raspberry and lactose  #2 blueberry and blackberry.
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day).
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Roosters Brewing.
Release of Kiitos Barrel Aged Imperial Red Ale.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10.
Hoppers Brewing:
$2.50 Drafts.
Half off Appetizers from 2-6 everyday.
Bohemian Brewing:
Twisted Tuesday-Oaked Out Pilsener Limited Release.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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Wednesday, May 16th

Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week.
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - Kyviek (dry hopped with Nelson).
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day).
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Desert Edge Brewing.
Bohemian Brewing:
Little Lebowski Release and Big Lebowski Movie night at Brewvies 7pm Showing https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-lebowski-20th-anniversary-watch-party-brewvies-tickets-45658953158
And 10pm Showing
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10
Second chance release of Big Bad Baptist Reserve (very limited).
Hoppers Brewing:
Half off Appetizers from 2-6 everyday.
RoHa Brewing Project:
Special Firkin
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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Thursday, May 17th

Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week.
Thursday 5/17: public beer class Red Rock Place 4-5pm. Light snacks and education pairing. $25/25 people 801-262-BEER
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - Peanut Butter Milk Porter
Bohemian Brewing:
Dry Hop Thursday-Limited Release Dry Hopped Kolsch w/Motueka New Zealand Hops.
Squatters/Wasatch UBC Brewery Tours: 4:30 & 5:30. West Side Tavern.  $10 for a tour, 4 samples, 1 full draft beer and a take-home glass.
Talisman Brewing:
Anniversary Ale release: Belgian style ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels at 3pm.
Firkin tapping on at 1pm.
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day)
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Uinta Brewing
RoHa Brewing Project:
Night at the Brewstand. An intimate evening to share a beer with the RoHa owners in an open house setting, talk about the beer, and the gear, and really rub elbows with the tanks. Full line up of beer available. Tickets $5, available online starting May 6th, includes a beer ticket. Schwag giveaways! Scroll down to the bottom of the merch site below and click on Night at the Brewstand to order.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10
The first release of Epic’s new Drama Juice NEIPA (Growler).
Releasing new batches of Lupulin Burst NIEPA and fresh RiNo Bombers.
Hoppers Brewing:
Half off Appetizers from 2-6 everyday.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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Friday, May 18th

Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week
Friday 5/18: public beer class Red Rock Downtown. Same $ and people max 801-521-7446
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - Citra Pale Ale
Bohemian Brewing:
Free Growler Friday (beer not included) Free growler for anyone that comes in on Friday.
Limited Release Vanilla Dunkel.
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day)
Food Truck on Friday (TBD)
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Hoppers Brewing.
Release of Kiitos American Lager.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10
Hoppers Brewing:
Special Firkin
$5 growler fills
Half off Appetizers from 2-6 everyday.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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Saturday, May 19th

Sugar House Pub Crawl:  Saturday 5/19 12:00-4:00pm. FREE.  The 3rd annual SH Pub Crawl with 10 locations. https://www.facebook.com/events/2157859997766211/
RoHa, Proper, Fisher Bike Tour: Self-guided brewery tour on a portion of the Ale Trail (#AleTrail); RoHa Brewing, Proper Brewing, Fisher Brewery. Special beer pricing for participants - get you card punched on this self guided tour and get free swag. More info to come!
Fisher Mansion Beer Garden: The boys at Fisher Brewing are taking over great, great, great Grandpa’s mansion for the weekend to throw a party Fisher style. The historic Fisher Mansion is located at 200 s. 1260 w. The guys will beer pouring their beers from noon - 7pm and will host two food trucks on each day (Saturday and Sunday). Live music will also be on hand. All ages and bicycles are welcome.
Shades of Pale/Barley's Angels: Beer Goddess Fashion Show. 7 local designers create and model beer themed fashions. 7pm.
Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week
Red Rock - Guest Firkin at Kiitos!
Bohemian Brewing:
Bohemian Radler Limited Release.
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day)
Firkin tapping on Saturday at 1pm
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Red Rock Brewing
Saltfire Brewing Grand Opening:
Noon - 9pm. Saltfire will debut with their Singularity Series IPAs. These IPAs are made with a single hop. Saltfire will offer two versions. The first will feature Idaho 7 hops and the other will feature Vic Secret hops. Keep checking back; two or three other beers may be released as well.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10.
Roosters Brewing:
Special Firkin Release.
Beers with the Brewer - Rooster’s Jacquie King will be slinging her beers from 3pm - close. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick her brain and see she can pour a beer as well as she makes them.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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Sunday, May 20th

Fisher Mansion Beer Garden: The boys at Fisher Brewing are taking over great, great, great Grandpa’s mansion for the weekend to throw a party Fisher style. The historic Fisher Mansion is located at 200 s. 1260 w. The guys will beer pouring their beers from noon - 7pm and will host two food trucks on each day (Saturday and Sunday). Live music will also be on hand. All ages and bicycles are welcome.
Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week
Squatters Brewing:
Brewers Brunch - Pub Brewery. 11:00am-1:00pm. $30 for buffet brunch, and a 4oz sample each of Squatters' new beers- Hop Rising Tropical, Chasing Tail Orange, Provo Girl and the special first tasting of the new High Point Small Batch series coming out of The Pub.  The first beer will be Meteor Shower a 7% NEIPA.
All tickets will need to be purchased in advance and will be available through www.squatters.com/shop & www.wasatchbeers.com/shop
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Wasatch/Squatters
Talisman Brewing:
Beer Yoga 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bohemian Brewing:
Nerd Swap Meet 2-7pm (back parking lot of Brewery) https://www.facebook.com/events/1997460550534678/
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10
Hoppers Brewing:
$2.50 Drafts.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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