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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Innagural Utah Brewers Guild Festival

This Saturday The Utah Brewers Guild will be hosting a unique beer festival in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. There are a few things that make this beer festival unique: It's put on by the breweries to support brewery causes; such as independent beer festivals, beer gatherings and pro Utah beer causes.

Also, it's one of the first brew fests to take advantage of downtown SLC's urban settings by utilizing the seclusion and charm of the city's Regent Street.

Finally, this is a collaboration beer festival. All of the participating breweries have teamed up with one and other to make a special beer that will only be available at the festival. A part from the collaboration beers you will also have the opportunity to try other high and low point beers from the local attendees.

There are two ticket tiers:
VIP Admission includes a swag bag and early access to the event’s exclusive brews before the kegs kick! VIP is from 1-6 pm.
General Admission is from 2-6pm.

Each ticket includes 12, 3oz. tasters and can be purchased here. Feel free to purchase mor etickets if you feel that not enough.

It looks like there will be two Key Lime Milkshake IPAs going head to head. Which will prevail as the festival favorite? Keep track and let your opinion be known!

Food trucks and live music will also be on site.

Sorry kiddos, this is a 21+ only event. 

If you'd like to volunteer for the event, sign up here!

McCarthey Plaza is on Regent Street (the alley parallel to State and and Main Streets, behind the Eccles theater in downtown Salt Lake City).

To the right is a list of the breweries and their collaboration beers. Hope to see you there.

Cheers!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Saltfire's Guest Tap Program

In an act of craft beer based altruism, Saltfire Brewing Company will be teaming up with local breweries to serve up draft beers at their South Salt Lake City brewery. As many of you know, Saltfire brews exclusively high point beer (above 4.0%) - which means that they have no draft handles in their brewhouse's pub.

Beginning this Friday, June 28th. you're going to start seeing beers from Proper Brewing Co. at Salfire in a tap takeover format that will happen for an undermined amount of time. These tap takeovers will periodically feature different beers from various local brewers over the next few months. In between the special tap takeovers you'll be able to find various guest taps with beers that the Salfire crew deem "complimentary" to their current bottle section. The first tap takeover will run from 6-10pm.

What a great idea! It's stuff like this that helps to solidify a strong, local craft beer community.

Cheers!

Friday, June 21, 2019

New Beer Friday: Summer Solstice Edition

Welcome to summer! It's currently 48 degrees as I write this. Luckily, our beer selections today will fit the bill, no matter the temperature. Happy New Beer Friday!

Park City - Belgian White: This witbier has a nose full of wheat bread aromas along with a hint of lemon peel. It's more hefeweizen-like. Taste wise the yeast is a bit more prevalent with some minor yeast phenols adding a bit of spiciness. The Belgian character doesn't really come out too much in this, so depending on your love for witbiers this may, or may not work for you. Clean taste. 4.0% - Should be popping up in most grocery stores.

Shades - Brut IPA: Super clear and golden in color. Some faint citrus peel in the aroma with very little else. The taste is bone dry. All of the sugar were pretty much wiped out creating a super dry IPA that has just a touch citrus and floral bitterness. Of all of the bruts that I've had, this is by far the brutiest. Highly drinkable, and with all of that sugar zapped away, it's very low in calories. 4.0% - Available on draft at Shades. 

Shades Citrus Bomb Kveik: Looks and smells like citrus juice. Little to no head retention. Upon first swig you get a lot citrus twang that is nice and mouth watering. Sweetness is moderate to low; it's  like a dry alcoholic version of Sunny D. made with tangerine, grapefruit, blood orange and Citra hops. 6.0% - Available at Shades and your better craft beer pubs.

Shades Premium Lager: This lager has a nice spicy and grassy Saaz hop aroma. The taste follows the nose, with a good balance of biscuit malts and somewhat faint citrus hops. There's also a certain herbal grassiness, with light spicy notes as well. Finishes with a light bitterness and light herbal/spicy note lingering in the aftertaste. 4.0% - This draft beer is supposed to debut today at Shades.

Wasatch - Top of  Main Series BA English Style Barley Wine: This new barley wine was aged in pino noir barrels. It has a aomas of light caramel, biscuits, malt sugars and very light red wine notes.
The taste is similar to the nose. Loads of sweet toffee and caramel with prune and a hint of pecan. An almost port like red wine flavor comes next with a little bit of oak and vanilla rounding it out. It has a nice aged quality already. Alcohol seems fairly weel hidden. Very nice.10.4% - Found at Wasatch Park City and the West Side Tavern in SLC.

Wasatch  - Top of  Main Series BA Baltic Porter: This Baltic was aged in brandy barrels. The nose has a good dose of cocoa and spicy wine, with a hint of booze. The taste starts off with pleasant notes of roasted malt and caramel. Cocoa and vague dark fruits emerge next combining with the brandy barrel for a spicy vinous twang. The end is dry with a hint of lingering heat. Nice and complex. 9.9% - Found at Wasatch Park City and the West Side Tavern in SLC.

Illuminated Brew Works - Brony: The nose was dry with light citrus peel and vague fruits. Taste wise the beer has melon, strawberry and caramel up front with tangerine peel bitterness. The fruitiness is suble as lingers in the background for the most part - letting the bitterness do a fair amount of the heavy lifting. The finish has a light fruitiness with little lingering bitterness. A tasty IPA. 7.0% - Found at Beer Bar and Bayou.

Cheers!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New Brews Soon For You: Saltfire, Wasatch, Kiitos, Red Rock

We haven't had a New Brews Soon for You in a while, This edition has a pretty interesting lot of beers that soon will be on our beer horizons, sooner than later (we hope).

Pictured above is Saltfire's Mobius Trip. This is a golden ale that is currently relaxing in Chardonnay barrels in the South salt Lake brewery's beer spa. Local cherries were also added to add extra depth to what appears to be Salfire's first barrel aged sour. Damn! my mouth is watering just talking about it. That artwork is badass as well, I need that on a t-shirt. This beer will finish at a respectable 8.0%. Stay Tuned.

Second on our beer preview is Red Rock's Otto. This will be an American style Imperial Pilsner. It will dial in at 7.0% and feature a hop profile that will scream 'American Hops'. Look for a sweet malt character with tropical fruits and citrus in stead of the traditional grassy and herbal hop profile. Look for it down the road in Red Rock's 500 ml. bottles. Sounds tasty!

Wasatch is looking to fill the hoppy void creating an IPA that sits
between the West Coast style, New England style and the Session Style. I imagine that Treeline is the beer that Wasatch hopes will bring together all of the IPA factions into one shining 12 ounce can. My previous experiences with Wasatch's latest IPAs tell me that this will be a complex IPA for sure and I'm definitely on board with the lower 6.0% ABV.  Yes!

Finally on our preview tour is a farewell beer from Kiitos, dedicated to Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando. This is Rimando's final season in the MLS and Kiitos is sending him into his farewell season with this special Rimondo's pale ale. This will be a 5.0% beer and it will be packaged in Kiitos' 500 ml. cans. As Real's season is already underway, I imagine that it won't be too long before we start seeing this pale ale on the shelves at Kiitos. Rimndo previously made a witbier with Epic Brewing a few years back, I guess Rimando and craft beer is a timeless combination.

Remember these are previews of what's coming to Utah's beer market and are not on sale yet. When they are, we'll get you the info you'll need. Stay close for more new brews that will be coming soon for you.

Cheers!

Images found at shipcomplient.com

Monday, June 17, 2019

Be Prepared for No 5% Beer on November 1st


When the ABV in Utah's beer make the climb from 4.0% to 5.0% in November be prepared for the inevitable hiccup that will accompany it. If your planning on walking into your favorite grocery or C-store November 1st, and plan on grabbing some newly amplified brews, you may have to wait a few days.

Due to an oversight, the state of Utah has made no plans to allow grocery stores to stock-up their inventories in preparation for the big switch. Basically: it will be illegal for stores to possess 5.0% beer until the actual day of the switch.

This will create a massive overload on stores, distributors and breweries that self distribute. Just imagine the cluster fuck of people clambering into stores expecting to buy new brands or newly reformulated beers, only to be met with the same selection or empty shelves.

There are basically two ways to avoid this. First: Amend the law (in special session) to allow for a grace period for grocery stores to stock up for the switch. Second: Allow the stores a week to stock up with a promise from the DABC to not to prosecute during that proceeding week (assuming stores don't try to sell it). Option two seems less likely, given it would set a precedent in 'looking the other way'.

I guess this post is meant to prepare you for the disappointment of no new 5.0% beers on November, 1st - and less about torches and pitchforks headed towards capitol hill. Let's face it, poorly written alcohol laws are a mainstay of Utah, like fry sauce and carrots in green jello. We'll keep an eye open on this to see if a fix is put into place.

Cheers! 

Photo Courtesy Westword/Johnathan Shikes

Friday, June 14, 2019

New Beer Friday 6/14/19

In an effort to help you avoid a "melt down", our intrepid New Beer Friday team has scoured the six corners of our state to bring you this comprehensive quench list of tasty (and mostly local) brews.

In addition to New Beer Friday, there are a couple of beer festival happening around the Wasatch Front. Ogden's Wee Beer Festival is happening this Saturday from 3 - 9pm. Look for 45+ local craft brews, food trucks, yard games, and more. Ticket prices: $12.00 includes a 4 oz. sample glass and three beer tickets.

Snowbird's 11th Annual Brewfest is happening Saturday and Sunday with 30+ local and regional brews, live music and food including a Father's Day BBQ on Sunday. Oh yeah, and you can still ski the mountain.

Wasatch - Soop Joose: This sooper juicy (get it?) IPA has a nose filled with orange, grapefruit, peach and floral hops.  The taste is lightly sweet and complex. There is grapefruit, orange, peach and floral components. Finishes with a nice pithy bitterness. Light and creamy in the mouth. 7.0% - Available at West Side Tavern and all Wasatch/Squatters locations

Epic - Utah Session Wit: The flavor profile exhibits a fine balance of citric acidity and grainy, bready wheat sweetness. The spicing is agreeable and understated; coriander melding seamlessly with static clove notes and phenol undertone. Orange peel provides more pithy bitterness rather than flavor, and serves to offset residual sweetness, lending a quenching near-dryness. A very nice witbier. 4.0% - Available at most Grocery/C-stores.

Silver Reef - Color Country Red: Light caramel, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, grass with light pear and spicy Belgian yeast. The nose is pleasant with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and earthy hops. 4.0%  - Available at East Liberty Tap House, Craft by Proper,

Silver Reef - Agua De Deablo: Missed out on this one. 4.0% - Available at East Liberty Tap House 

Proper - Haka Juicy Pale Ale: The beer hits with a piney bitterness surrounded by that zesty blood orange flavor, with some light bready malts moving the beer along. The finish is dry as the bitter comes back in towards the finish with earthy bitterness. 4.0% - Available at Proper, Craft by Proper.

Hopkins - Stonewall Sour Saison: Lacto aroma with some stone fruits. Taste is moderately tart with some saison yeast spices.  The funkier aspects have a tough time cutting through the sour but it's there. Quenchable. 4.0% - Available at Hopkins

UTOG The OG Juice: This one just became available yesterday at the brewery. No notes yet. 5.5% - Available at UTOG.

Toasted Barrel Andy's Ale: Brewed to help celebrate the 60th birthday of Andy the Condor. This beer is a black rye saison and it was released at the brewery yesterday. 6.3% - Available at Toasted Barrel

Ex Novo/Culmination - Relief Society: Only a brewer from Utah could come up with this name. Made with LDS hops (Laurel, Denali and Simcoe) this IPA has nice citrus qualities with a moderate amount of bitterness. 8.0% - Found at Beer Bar.

Ex Novo - The most Interesting Lager in the World: It's not the most interesting lager in the world but it is a very nice pilsner that is super tasty and worth checking out. 5.0% - Found at Beer Bar

Rogue - Marionberry Sour: Musty and jammy with a bit of dry sourness. Lingering berry flavors continue on through to the finish. It's actually quite nice. 6.5% - Found at the Bayou and at select DABC.

Lagunitas - Phase Change: Nice aroma of mild tropical fruits and citrus. The taste follows with more citrus caramel malts and a nice hop bite in the end. Finish is mild with a hint of tartness.Damn tasty. 7.4% - Found at the Bayou, Slackwater and at select DABC.

Cheers!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Surly Beers in Utah

Good news for fans of Surly Brewing Company; the famed Minneapolis based brewery is headed to the beehive state. Earlier this week our friends at Utah Craft announced that they have inked a deal that will bring in the makers of Todd the Axeman, Coffee Bender, and Darkness to our thirsty boarders.

For now, Utah Craft will distributing Todd the Axeman IPA to beer establishments only; you know, as they get the ball rolling. As sales solidify, I imagine their selection will increase - along with the addition of special orders. Look for Surly's Todd the Axeman IPA in July, 2019.

Cheers!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Summer Tap Take Overs at Main Street Social

Main St. Social, one of Heber Utah's preeminent craft beer spots is looking to educate Wasatch County's beer drinkers on the some of the best of what Utah's breweries have to offer. This summer Main St. Social has developed a beer garden on their outdoor patio, based on the concept of revolving tap takeovers. Every two weeks the Heber pub is partnering with a Utah brewery and will exclusively feature their beer both on draft as well as their high point offerings. Currently Main St. Social has eight breweries in the rotation and a few of those are even creating brewery exclusives for their beer garden. 

Representatives from each brewery will be available at each brewery's opening night (Thursdays).  offering insights into the beers and what inspired them.
 
Right now the schedule is:
Park City Brewery - June 6th
Kiitos - June 20th
RoHa - July 5th
Proper - July 19th
Shades - August 1st
(more breweries and dates to come)

Main St. Social is offering 4oz tasters of all draft beers (in addition to standard pints) and trying to feature a few exotic beers you won't typically see in Heber (like Lake Effect, the tasty Proper gose).

Each "tap take over" will run for two weekends and be open Thursday - Saturday 5pm until 9pm and Sunday from 11am to 2pm during their brunch service. Park City Brewery's tap takeover is currently happening with many of their current offering on draft and in cans. 
 
Main St. Social's goal is to highlight Utah's craft beer scene while exposing people in their community to experience beers outside their comfort zone. 

If you're in the neighborhood check out this great venue and the opportunity to expand you beer horizons. Cheers!

Friday, June 07, 2019

New Beer Friday 06/07/19

Boy, you miss one New Beer Friday and people start sending out the rescue dogs. Thanks for the concern though, everything is fine, I just went on vacation. This week we're back - big as ever with new suds to help get your weekend rolling.

Kiitos - Barrel Select Imperial Stout: Starts off with the sweet bourbon over roasted coffee and cocoa bean. The taste replicates the aroma boozy bourbon sweetness that slides into the finish. On the palate, this one sits at about a medium body with a great sipping quality about it.This is a beast at 13.2% - Available at Kiitos.

Kiitos - Huell Melon Pale: Named for the hops used, this pale ale starts with a grassy, euro-hop profile that then transitions into green melon rind. The malt sweetness is light and complimentary. Finishes quite bitter. 4.0% - Available at Kiitos.  

2 Row - Extra: This copper hued lager has a light grain sweetness, that is also vaguely nutty and toasty. The hops are nice and floral with a hint of spice. This is super crushable and a highly drinkable lager. 5.0% - Available at  2 Row.

Fisher - Doc Sarvis: This pale ale has a grassy hop character, almost noble-like hop flavor with citrus peel and pineapple. It's got a nice hop flavor that turns a bit spicy towards the finish. 4.0% - Available at Fisher.

UTOG/Zolupez - Mandarina Kolsch: This new collaboration between Ogden's newest beer purveyors was just released yesterday, Sadly I missed it. Mandarina Bavaria hops have an intense pineapple, lemon and citrus flavors with a resinous, herbal followup. Should be tasty brew. 4.0% - Available at UTOG. 

Talisman 3rd Anniversary Ale: This Flanders Red Wild Sour Ale was aged for 15 months in Pinot Noir Wine Barrels from Talisman Wines in Northern California. It will be released today at 11am in the brewery's bottle shop. 9.5% - Available at Talisman.

Toasted Barrel - Imperial Stout: This hit yesterday at the brewery and I missed it. 8.7% - Available at Toasted Barrel.

Elevation - Pineapple Acide: Mildly tart with mild pineapple notes and malts. There's some slight wheat cracker tones as well; finishing with a hint of spicy hop bitterness. 4.5% - Found at Bayou and DABC

Stone - Enjoy By 07/04/19: Piney, herbal and zesty up front with some sweet chewy malts backing it up. It's quite bitter in the finish, showcasing a huge hop bill. Probably not their best offering, but it's still pretty good. 9.4% - Found at Beerhive.

I'm sure I missed something, help us all out if I did. Cheers!

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Utah's 2019 International Beer Awards Medalists

Last week I had the pleasure to participate in the International Beer Awards: a professional beer competition open to breweries from all over the world. For nearly a week we spent 8 hour combing over the some of the beers from all over North America (mostly the west) to find the best examples of craft and national brands. Utah's brewers did exceptionally well in the competition. Here's a list of Utah's medal winning beers, if you get a chance, get out and sample some of these brilliant lagers and ales. Click on the brewery for a better view and for the full list of winners, please click here.
Cheers!


Friday, May 24, 2019

New Beer Friday 5/24/19


This weather has me jonesing for barrel aged stouts. That's not ideal for the end of May; I'll persevere as I'm sure most of you will. Happy New Beer Friday.    

Hopkins - Patchwork Pale Ale: This rotation beer will change periodically with various malts and hops. This version features pale malts from Solstice malts and the Pink Boots Society's hop blend. 4.0%. Available at Hopkins.

UTOG - Hazy Melon: This new high point offering features Huell Melon and Nugget hops, giving it notes of melon and strawberry. Oats are also added providing a nice silky mouthfeel. 5.5%. Available at UTOG.

Proper - Cool Runnings: Big guava aroma. Taste follows with a generous amount of fruit. It’s not dry, but appropriately sweet. Finishes with an herbal bite. Nice fruited pale. 4.0%. Available at Proper.

Epic - Tart & Hazy: This is a basically a Barrel Aged Sour IPA. This is NOT a kettle sour. Full funk is in play. Super fruity with balsamic, caramel & tangerine. It's Brett based sourness is nice and round with a slight vinegar finish. If you like barrel sours, your kick yourself if you miss this. 7.5%. Only available at Epic (Growlers to go).

Brewery Ommegang - Fruitanomyces: The fruits are vague; can't really tell too much about what's in here. Brett is prominent throughout with a nice subtle sourness. The gas is prickly and champagne-like. Nice beer. 5.3%. Found at Beer Bar.

Firestone - Mind Haze: Citrusy and tropical in the nose with a touch of earthy spice. Tastes pretty clean with notes of lemon, grapefruit, orange, pineapple, papaya, berry along with grainy malts and earthy spice. Overall a really nice smooth hazy IPA. 6.3%. Found at Beerhive.

Melvin - Cloudy 5000: Aromas of dank hops and citrus. The taste follows with broad malt sweetness, onion and a good dose of grapefruit and tropical flavors. Somewhat bitter finish. Not the best representation of the style, but it's ok. 8.5%. Found at Beerhive.

Special Acquisitions from the Bayou

These beers hail from Italy, Belgium and and England. Sorry no tastes on these yet.

Birrificio Del Ducato Beciami Lipsia Gosa:

Birrificio Del Ducato La luna Rosa 2013:

Birrificio  Del Ducato Frambozchella:

Brouwerij Alvinee Cuvee Freddy Sofie:

Hanssens Experimental  Cassis:

Thornbridge Hall Bracia:

Baladin Xyauyu Oro Riserva 2014:

Cheers!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Encircle Fundraiser at TF Brewing

Join us at Templin (TF) Brewing Company this Sunday May, 26th from Noon to 8pm for a fundraiser to support Encircle LGBTQ+ Family And Youth Resource Center.

Encircle seeks to deepen and enrich the conversation among communities of faith and LGBTQ+ people. By teaching individuals to love themselves and empowering families, Encircle helps cultivate an environment where LGBTQ+ individuals can thrive.

To help Encircle and their worthwhile cause we will beholding a silent auction with items donated from local business, TF beers of course, spirits and there will be a dunk tank. Yes, a dunk tank. Take this rare opportunity to send you favorite brewer, bartender and a smug beer writer into the murky depths while helping out this worthwhile cause.

If you can't (or can) attend, donations of bottle of water cans of soda and non-perishable snacks would be most welcome. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Cheers!

Friday, May 17, 2019

New Beer Friday and the Updated Craft Beer week Calendar for 5/17/19

What a huge week! There were a lot of small batches that were produced for craft beer week that may not have made it through to the end of the week, something that you may have tried didn't make it this far. That stuff that did was quite enjoyable. Here are your New Beer Friday options along with Friday's updated Craft Beer Week calendar. Prost!

Shades - Peach Cobbler: The nose is tart with peach, vanilla and graham crackers. The taste starts a little tart then, Bam! It tastes like peach cobbler. The peach takes on more unripened flavors due to the tartness, otherwise it's spot on flavor-wise. Great Beer! 6.3%. Available at Shades and Beerhive

2 Row - All About Apricot: This apricot sour leaps right out with musty stone fruit and tropical fragrances and funky brett. Looking much like fruit juice, the beer begins by layering the tongue with sweet, succulent apricot with hints of honey and sourdough mixed within. As the sweetness dissolves, its the tang of the apricot that lead the way. Juicy and slightly jammy, the sour ale underneath breaks through with its tart flavors of dry, peppery white wine, gooseberry and lemon. The barrels apply ample oak with hints of cork, cellar funk and a smack of horse blanket towards the finish. This is wonderful stuff, and one of the most audacious beers to come out of 2 Row in a while. 11.2% - Available at 2 Row this Saturday, currently for sale at Craft by Proper, Bayou, Beer Bar

Epic - Chasing Ghosts: This beer a nice hazy appearance, along with a nice, fruity nose featuring grapefruit, lemon peel, pineapple, and mango. The taste opens with lots of sweetness: melon, mango, and a hint of caramel, along with grapefruit and fresh pineapple. Towards the end, creamy caramel malts round out the perceived fruitiness It finishes sticky with low bitterness. This ale is light and crisp with lively carbonation and it drinks well below its 10.3% ABV. If you're a fan of this style (most of you are), this will make you extremely happy. At Epic and Bayou.

Shades - Light Lager: Surprisingly flavorful for a light beer, and it's drinkably smooth without veering into blandness, and little to no bitterness whatsoever. Nothing amazingly special, but you know that when you see the word "light." The colder, the better. A good alternative to the macro brands. 4.0%. Available at Shades and Dick n Dixie's

Kiitos - Mango and Pink Guava Milkshake: This one is super fruity; you can tell that a lot of mango and guava went into this. the lactose addition adds a good amount of sweetness, making it very desert like. A little bitterness in the finish would help its drinkability. Overall a solid brew. 4.0% - Available at Kiitos.  

Bohemian - Kolschfusion: Aromas of pungent grassy hops, pine resin, pale bready malt and some light fruitiness. The taste starts with chewy malts and light fruitiness quickly giving way to the bright grassy hops, pine resin and some light sweetness. Finish is a little dry with plenty of hop bitterness that lingers on the palate.

UTOG Hefeweizen: This will be released later today at UTOG. Sorry, no notes. 4.0%.

Friday, May 17th

Craft Beer Week on KUAA Radio: All this Week Join Host, Bad Brad Wheeler (and yours truly) as we pick the brains of Utah brewers for insights on what the beers they make and state of Utah's beer industry. Today's schedule includes:
Red Rock Brewing Co. from 1:00 - 2:00pm
Saltfire Brewing from 2:00 - 3:00pm
2 Row Brewing Co. from 3:00 - 4:00pm
Wasatch Brewing Co. 4:00 - 5:00pm
Level Crossing Brewing Co. 5:00 - 6:00pm
Hopkins Brewing Co. from 6:00 - 7:00pm
KUAA is at 99.9 FM or you can listen in here.

Shades Brewing: A new release from the Kveik series: Peach Cobbler (Peach, lactose, cinnamon, vanilla and crackers). Available at Shades Tap Room and Bayou.

Epic Brewing: The official debut of Epic's Chasing Ghosts, Double New England IPA. This is available at the brewery and there is also a release party for it at  the Bayou.
     The Bayou will also be pouring Epic's newest session beer simply called "White". It's a Belgian style witbier made with camomile and spices. taps around 3:30pm.
     A special release of Elder Brett #7 is also being offered in the brewery's bottleshop

Kiitos Brewing: A new Mango Pale Ale, hopped with Comet and Cascade hops. 4.0% - draft only.

RoHa Brewing Project: Tap Takeover at Black Sheep - Foothill.

Bohemian Brewing: BoHo is bringing back "Free Growler Friday”. No purchase necessary, swing by the brewery and pick up a free (empty) growler in honor of American Craft Beer Week.

Zion Canyon Brewing: A limited release of two special beers will be available at Zion's brewpub, Craft by Proper and at Beer Bar in SLC until they're gone. Zion's Strawberry Rhubarb Gose and Juicy IPA damn tasty and they don't make their way up north very often.

Hopkins Brewing: Friday - Fish and Chips/ Brown Ale
Bring in a sticker from another brewery to add to their sticker post and get $2 off food. Limit one per customer.

UTOG Brewing: Debut of their Hefewiezen (later this afternoon).


Red Rock Brewing: $2 Beer of the Day. Each day will feature a different beer (decided the morning of).
Red Rock Instagram Contest. $25 gift cards will be given away every day on Red Rock's Instagram. Details on their Instagram.

Squatters Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Squatters Acapulco Gold and Helles Waits.

Wasatch Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Wasatch Schwarzbier and Tropical Rye Lager.

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewery Tours by appointment. Guided tour includes 4 tastes, a 12 oz draft of their choosing and a take home glass for $5. (801)-466-8855.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Utah's 2019 Craft Beer Week Calendar for Thursday May, 16th

More updates added for today, including Epic and Uinta. If you can't hit a brewery or pub durring the day, I invite you to tune in your radio to KUAA 99.9 FM and absorb hours of craft beer talk. It's guaranteed to make you thirsty. Cheers!

Thursday, May 16th 

Craft Beer Week on KUAA Radio: All this Week Join Host, Bad Brad Wheeler (and yours truly) as we pick the brains of Utah brewers for insights on what the beers they make and state of Utah's beer industry. Today's schedule includes:
Moab Brewing Co. from 1:00 - 2:00pm
Desert Edge from 2:00 - 3:00pm
RoHa Brewing Project from 3:00 - 4:00pm
T.F. Brewing Co. 4:00 - 5:00pm
Bohemian Brewing Co. 5:00 - 6:00pm
UTOG from 6:00 - 7:00pm
KUAA is at 99.9 FM or you can listen in here.

Shades Brewing: Strawberry lactose is back – The success from Valentine's day is back. Kveik Strawberry Jam (Strawberry and lactose). Only available at Shades Tap room and Beer Bar.

Kiitos Brewing: Return of Big Gay Ale. 4.0% - draft and 16 ounce cans.

Epic Brewing: Limited re-release of Old Sage Brett #1. This beer has been in Epic's cellars since 2013. This beer still has a good dose of soft funky yeast, with tart fruity notes and herbal sage. You need this.

Uinta Brewing: Release of Experimental Mellow Lager. This 5.3% is exclusive to to Uinta and will be sold in 32 ounce crowlers. Look for a light biscuit flavor with low grassy/herbal bitterness.

Zion Canyon Brewing: A limited release of two special beers will be available at Zion's brewpub, Craft by Proper and at Beer Bar in SLC until they're gone. Zion's Strawberry Rhubarb Gose and Juicy IPA damn tasty and they don't make their way up north very often.

Hopkins Brewing: Thursday - Veggie Tacos/Twilight Saison
Bring in a sticker from another brewery to add to their sticker post and get $2 off food. Limit one per customer.

Red Rock Brewing: $2 Beer of the Day. Each day will feature a different beer (decided the morning of).
Red Rock Instagram Contest. $25 gift cards will be given away every day on Red Rock's Instagram. Details on their Instagram.

Squatters Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Squatters Acapulco Gold and Helles Waits.

Wasatch Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Wasatch Schwarzbier and Tropical Rye Lager.

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewery Tours by appointment. Guided tour includes 4 tastes, a 12 oz draft of their choosing and a take home glass for $5. (801)-466-8855.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Utah's 2019 Craft Beer Week Calendar for Wednesday May, 15th

Halfway through Craft beer week and we're met with one of the biggest days of the week. Today's updated calendar has new stuff from Proper, Rooster, Uinta and Level Crossing as well. Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, May 15th 

Craft Beer Week on KUAA Radio: All this Week Join Host, Bad Brad Wheeler (and yours truly) as we pick the brains of Utah brewers for insights on what the beers they make and state of Utah's beer industry. Today's schedule includes:
TBA from 1:00 - 2:00pm
TBA from 2:00 - 3:00pm
Mountain West Cider Co. from 3:00 - 4:00pm
Epic Brewing Co. from 4:00 - 5:00pm
Squatters Beers from 5:00 - 6:00pm
Fisher Brewing Co. 6:00 - 7:00pm
KUAA is at 99.9 FM or you can listen in here.

Shades Brewing: First "Light Lager" from Shades Brewing to be released at Shades Tap room and Dick n’ Dickies.

Kiitos Brewing: Mango and Pink Guava Milkshake ale (45 lbs of fruit per barrel). 4.0% - Draft and 16 ounce cans.

Uinta Brewing: Limited crowler release of Uinta's Experimental IPA. Hopped with Galaxy and Chinook. 7.0% ABV.

Level Crossing Brewing: $2.50 Beer of the Day.

Craft by Proper: Limited  amount of 5 ounce pours of 2 Row Brewing Company's new All about Apricot barrel aged sour ale. Official brewery release is Saturday.

Proper Brewing: $10 pitchers and the release of the newest encaranation of Hop vs Hop. Featuring Mosaic and Motueka hops.

RoHa Brewing Project: Firkin Hump Day at RoHa. Tapping the firkin at 5pm.

Bohemian Brewing: "Kolschfusion". BoHo is releasing a Kolsch infused with hop oil. It’s a hoppy Kolsch, what can I say?

Roosters Brewing: Daily "Randal" specials. Originally called, Randal the Enamel Animal. This flavor infuser was originally designed for hops but has has also become useful in infusing all manner of flavors into beer. Roosters is pouring a different infusion with a different beer every day. Today's offering is Honey Wheat Ale with orange peel and coriander. Only at B Street Brewery.

Zion Canyon Brewing: A limited release of two special beers will be available at Zion's brewpub, Craft by Proper and at Beer Bar in SLC until they're gone. Zion's Strawberry Rhubarb Gose and Juicy IPA damn tasty and they don't make their way up north very often.

Hopkins Brewing: Wednesday - Wings/ NAIPA pairing.
Bring in a sticker from another brewery to add to their sticker post and get $2 off food. Limit one per customer.

Red Rock Brewing: $2 Beer of the Day. Each day will feature a different beer (decided the morning of).
Red Rock Instagram Contest. $25 gift cards will be given away every day on Red Rock's Instagram. Details on their Instagram.

Squatters Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Squatters Acapulco Gold and Helles Waits.

Wasatch Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Wasatch Schwarzbier and Tropical Rye Lager.

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewery Tours by appointment. Guided tour includes 4 tastes, a 12 oz draft of their choosing and a take home glass for $5. (801)-466-8855.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Utah's 2019 Craft Beer Week Calendar for Tuesday May, 14th

Welcome to day 2 of Craft Beer Week. I got to try some really interesting stuff yesterday; the open barrel fermented kveik golden ale from Kiitos was quite good, what did you find? Today's options look to be equally good. Hope to see you out and about later today. Cheers!

Tuesday, May 14th 

Craft Beer Week on KUAA Radio: All this Week Join Host, Bad Brad Wheeler (and yours truly) as we pick the brains of Utah brewers for insights on what the beers they make and state of Utah's beer industry. Today's schedule includes:
Kiitos Brewing Co. from 1:00 - 2:00pm
Roosters Brewing Co. from 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shades Brewing Co. from 3:00 - 4:00pm
Proper Brewing Co. from 4:00 - 5:00pm
Uinta Brewing Co.
Other times TBD.
KUAA is at 99.9 FM or you can listen in here.

Shades Brewing: Tropical Thunder is back – first fruited kveik version to be release last year is back – Mango, guava, pineapple and lactose. Available only at Shades brewing and Beerhive. Bar.

Kiitos Brewing: Kveik Pale Ale release. Hopped with Idaho 7 and El Dorado. Very small batch (2 Kegs). Draft only.

Bohemian Brewing: "Flight of the Bonkers". Beer Flights are once again legal in Utah as of today! Stop in for a flight of (4) 2ounce sample for $4 before it’s illegal again.

Zion Canyon Brewing: A limited release of two special beers will be available at Zion's brewpub, Craft by Proper and at Beer Bar in SLC until they're gone. Zion's Strawberry Rhubarb Gose and Juicy IPA damn tasty and they don't make their way up north very often.

Hopkins Brewing: Tuesday - Carne Asada Tacos/Guava Goddess.
Bring in a sticker from another brewery to add to their sticker post and get $2 off food. Limit one per customer.

Red Rock Brewing: $2 Beer of the Day. Each day will feature a different beer (decided the morning of).
Red Rock Instagram Contest. $25 gift cards will be given away every day on Red Rock's Instagram. Details on their Instagram.

Squatters Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Squatters Acapulco Gold and Helles Waits.

Wasatch Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Wasatch Schwarzbier and Tropical Rye Lager.

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewery Tours by appointment. Guided tour includes 4 tastes, a 12 oz draft of their choosing and a take home glass for $5. (801)-466-8855.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Utah's 2019 Craft Beer Week Calendar for Monday May, 13th

Today kicks off American Craft Beer Week in Utah. If you're new to craft beer or have never participated in this special week, you're in for quite the ride. Breweries from all over the state will be having special events and offering special deals on beers to help celebrate craft beers diversity. There's a lot going on and the list of daily events that I've spent the couple of weeks compiling is fluid to say the least. Please keep an eye out for Utah Beer's social media, as I will be updating these daily list  a few times a day. Monday (today) looks to have strong start. I hope to see you out and about and some of these great venues. Any questions please? throw them my way. Cheers!

Monday, May 13th 

Craft Beer Week on KUAA Radio: All this Week Join Host, Bad Brad Wheeler, Erika Palmer (and yours truly) as we pick the brains of Utah brewers for insights on the beers they make and state of Utah's beer industry. Today's schedule includes:
Talisman Brewing Co. from 12:45 - 2:00pm
SaltFire Brewing Co. from 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bonneville Brewing Co. from 4:00 - 5:00pm
Other times TBD.
KUAA is at 99.9 FM or you can listen in here.

Epic Brewing: Join Epic at Slackwater Pub and Pizzeria for a unique "tap takeover" featuring all of the Big Bad Baptist Variants: Big Bad Baptist - Big Bad Baptista and Quadruple Big Bad along with a selection of Epic's draft offerings. All draft will be $3 and 5 ounce pours of the Baptists will be offered. 6-9 PM.

Bohemian Brewing: The release of "Wake and Bock". A limited batch of Coffee Bock available only at the brewery (Cherny Bock meets Coffee).

Kiitos Brewing: Special golden ale fermented in an open top whiskey barrel with kveik yeast. 4.0% - only on draft.

Beer and Cheese Pairing. Kiitos will be kicking off Craft Beer Week with an amazing beer and cheese pairing, courtesy of Utah’s Beehive Cheese Co. $20 gets you a 1 oz sample of the following pairings:
Amber Ale - Cajun Cheddar
Blonde Ale - Hatch Chile Cheddar 
NE Pale Ale - Apple Walnut Cheddar 
Blackberry Sour - Teahive Cheddar 
Coconut Stout - Fully Loaded Whiskey Infused Cheddar 
Coffee Cream Ale - Barely Buzzed Cheddar 
Reserve your spot now via Eventbrite!

Zion Canyon Brewing: A limited release of two special beers will be available at Zion's brewpub, Craft by Proper and at Beer Bar in SLC until they're gone. Zion's Strawberry Rhubarb Gose and Juicy IPA damn tasty and they don't make their way up north very often.

Hopkins Brewing: Daily beer and food pairing. Monday - Burger/Stout
Bring in a sticker from another brewery to add to their sticker post and get $2 off food. Limit one per customer.

Red Rock Brewing: $2 Beer of the Day. Each day will feature a different beer (decided the morning of).
Red Rock Instagram Contest. $25 gift cards will be given away every day on Red Rock's Instagram. Details on their Instagram.

Squatters Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Squatters Acapulco Gold and Helles Waits.

Wasatch Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Wasatch Schwarzbier and Tropical Rye Lager.

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewery Tours by appointment. Guided tour includes 4 tastes, a 12 oz draft of their choosing and a take home glass for $5. (801)-466-8855.

Friday, May 10, 2019

New Beer Friday 5/10/19

Sorry Kids, no tasting notes this morning. I'm in a no interweb situation this morning (Promontory, Ut). Enjoy these new beers and your internet connection.

Bohemian  -Sir Veza Negra: This is a dark take on BoHo's Sir Veza Mexican Lager. This Mexican-style lager features roasted cocoa notes with and finishes with a light corn sweetness. 4.0% - Only available at Bohemian.

Talisman - Funky:

Policy Kings - Mushmouth Milkshake IPA:

Ommegang For the Throne:

Rogue - Paradise Pucker:

The Bayou has acquired a shload of beers from Anchorage Brewing Company (new to Utah) and Amager Brewing out of Denmark. No Notes on any of these. Christ! I'm only one man.

Anchorage Anadromous Black Sour
Anchorage Easy Evil
Anchorage Galaxy IPA
Anchorage The Ghosts in their Eyes
Anchorage Whiteout Wit
Anchorage/Jolly Pumpkin Matame
Anchorage/Mikkeller Alaska Alive
Anchorage/Mikkeller Invasion IPA
Anchorage Nelson Sauvin IPA
Anchorage Mosaic Saison
Amager Envy West Coast IPA
Amager Gluttony IIPA
Amager Greed Pilsner
Amager Lust Belgian Strong
Amager Pride Imperial Stout
Amager Sloth Pale Ale
Amager Wrath Barrel Aged Saison

Don't forget that tomorrow is the Made in Utah Fest. At this event you will enjoy: Craft beer from Strap Tank Brewing Co., Red Rock Brewing, Vernal Brewing Company, SaltFire Brewing Co, Toasted Barrel Brewery, Level Crossing Brewing Company, Proper Brewing Co, Cerveza Zólupez Beer Company, Shades Brewing and Talisman Brewing Company
-cocktails and spirits from Distillery 36, Hammer Spring Distillers, Sugar House Distillery and New World Distillery; wine by Castle Creek Winery and cider by Mountain West Hard Cider
-delicious food from Dali Crepes, San Diablo Churros, Paizlee's Grass Fed Beef, Petra's Backstubchen, Cafe India SLC, SoBe Local Eats, and Cupbop - Korean BBQ
- and live music by Vocal Reasoning. Bucket of Witches and Matthew and the Hope

Dress up in your best beer drinking costume preferably Bavarian or European and enter to win one of our awesome giveaways!

This is an indoor event, located at the Gateway. It runs from 5pm -10pm and is an over 21 event. Don't forget your ID! Tickets are $5 online and $10 at the door.

Cheers!

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Utah Brewers Guild Fest

Join the Utah Brewers Guild on June 29 for a festival you won't want to miss. Our favorite local breweries are pairing up with our other favorite local breweries for a unique, never-been-done-in-Utah full collaboration event.  Ever wonder what would happen if the brewing minds at 2 Row and Bohemian collided? What about Fisher and Desert Edge, or Kiitos and Roosters? You can find out in June at the Utah Brewers Guild Fest!

Admission gets you 12 tasters, and you can also purchase pints from local craft brewers. Come for the downtown vibes; stay for the delicious collaboration beers!

VIP is from 1-2pm - get a swag bag and early entrance into the most innovative beer event of the year! Meet your favorite brewers and get a head start on tasting.

General Admission is from 2-6pm - 12 samples of 3oz as well as options of local brews a la carte from over 20 local Utah brewers! The Link to purchase all tickets can be found here.

Sorry kiddos, 21+ only.

Participating UBG brewer collaborations
:

2-Row Brewing/Bohemian Brewery

Fisher Brewing/Desert Edge

Bonneville Brewing/Hoppers

Epic Brewing/Red Rock

Kiitos/Roosters

Moab Brewery/Vernal Brewing Co.

Proper Brewing/Zion Brewing

RoHa Brewing Project/Toasted Barrel

Saltfire Brewery/Squatters

Salt Flats Brewery/Hopkins

Shades of Pale/TF Brewing

Strap Tank Brewing/Uinta

Wasatch/Level Crossing 

 
The event looks like it will take place at McCarthy Plaza in SLC. If you're not familiar with this area, it's located midway down Regent Street. It looks like a great location for a festival with an urban feel. The high-rise buildings that surround the plaza, will likely provide a good amount of shade from the midday sun. This should be a blast!

More info as it comes my way. Cheers!

Photo courtesy: Salt Lake Magazine 

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Utah Beer Blog's 2019 American Craft Beer Week Calendar

This is the week that we beer lovers celebrate craft beer all across the country. Every year I do my best to compile the most complete list of every beer related event in the state. This list is evolving and is constantly being updated. I'll spread the word via Utah Beer's social media account to help you stay in the know. Some event/promotions are subject to change.

Monday, May 13th 

Craft Beer Week on KUAA Radio: All this Week Join Host, Bad Brad Wheeler (and yours truly) as we pick the brains of Utah brewers for insights on what the beers they make and state of Utah's beer industry. Today's schedule includes:
Talisman Brewing Co. from 12:45 - 2:00pm
SaltFire Brewing Co. from 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bonneville Brewing Co. from 4:00 - 5:00pm
Other times TBD.
KUAA is at 99.9 FM or you can listen in here.

Shades Brewing: TBD

Epic Brewing: Join Epic at Slackwater Pub and Pizzeria for a unique "tap takeover" featuring all of the Big Bad Baptist Variants: Big Bad Baptist - Big Bad Baptista and Quadruple Big Bad along with a selection of Epic's draft offerings. All draft will be $3 and 5 ounce pours of the Baptists will be offered. 6-9 PM.

Bohemian Brewing: The release of "Wake and Bock". A limited batch of Coffee Bock available only at the brewery (Cherny Bock meets Coffee).

Kiitos Brewing: Special golden ale fermented in an open top whiskey barrel with kveik yeast. 4.0% - only on draft.
Beer and Cheese Pairing. Kiitos will be kicking off Craft Beer Week with an amazing beer and cheese pairing, courtesy of Utah’s Beehive Cheese Co. $20 gets you a 1 oz sample of the following pairings:
Amber Ale - Cajun Cheddar
Blonde Ale - Hatch Chile Cheddar 
NE Pale Ale - Apple Walnut Cheddar 
Blackberry Sour - Teahive Cheddar 
Coconut Stout - Fully Loaded Whiskey Infused Cheddar 
Coffee Cream Ale - Barely Buzzed Cheddar 
Reserve your spot now via Eventbrite!

Zion Canyon Brewing: A limited release of two special beers will be available at Zion's brewpub, Craft by Proper and at Beer Bar in SLC until they're gone. Zion's Strawberry Rhubarb Gose and Juicy IPA damn tasty and they don't make their way up north very often.

Hopkins Brewing: Daily beer and food pairing. TBD.
Bring in a sticker from another brewery to add to their sticker post and get $2 off food. Limit one per customer.

Red Rock Brewing: $2 Beer of the Day. Each day will feature a different beer (decided the morning of).
Red Rock Instagram Contest. $25 gift cards will be given away every day on Red Rock's Instagram. Details on their Instagram.

Squatters Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Squatters Acapulco Gold and Helles Waits.

Wasatch Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Wasatch Schwarzbier and Tropical Rye Lager.

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewery Tours by appointment. Guided tour includes 4 tastes, a 12 oz draft of their choosing and a take home glass for $5. (801)-466-8855.

Tuesday, May 14th 

Craft Beer Week on KUAA Radio: All this Week Join Host, Bad Brad Wheeler (and yours truly) as we pick the brains of Utah brewers for insights on what the beers they make and state of Utah's beer industry. Today's schedule includes:
Kiitos Brewing Co. from 12:45 - 2:00pm
Roosters Brewing Co. from 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shades Brewing Co. from 3:00 - 4:00pm
Proper Brewing Co. from 4:00 - 5:00pm
Uinta Brewing Co.
Other times TBD.
KUAA is at 99.9 FM or you can listen in here.

Shades Brewing: Tropical Thunder is back – first fruited kveik version to be release last year is back – Mango, guava, pineapple and lactose. Available only at Shades brewing and Beerhive. Bar.

Kiitos Brewing: Kveik Pale Ale release. Hopped with Idaho 7 and El Dorado. Very small batch (2 Kegs). Draft only.

Bohemian Brewing: "Flight of the Bonkers". Beer Flights are once again legal in Utah as of today! Stop in for a flight of (4) 2ounce sample for $4 before it’s illegal again.

Zion Canyon Brewing: A limited release of two special beers will be available at Zion's brewpub, Craft by Proper and at Beer Bar in SLC until they're gone. Zion's Strawberry Rhubarb Gose and Juicy IPA damn tasty and they don't make their way up north very often.

Hopkins Brewing: Tuesday - Carne Asada Tacos/Guava Goddess
Bring in a sticker from another brewery to add to their sticker post and get $2 off food. Limit one per customer.

Red Rock Brewing: $2 Beer of the Day. Each day will feature a different beer (decided the morning of).
Red Rock Instagram Contest. $25 gift cards will be given away every day on Red Rock's Instagram. Details on their Instagram.

Squatters Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Squatters Acapulco Gold and Helles Waits.

Wasatch Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Wasatch Schwarzbier and Tropical Rye Lager.

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewery Tours by appointment. Guided tour includes 4 tastes, a 12 oz draft of their choosing and a take home glass for $5. (801)-466-8855.

Wednesday, May 15th 

Craft Beer Week on KUAA Radio: All this Week Join Host, Bad Brad Wheeler (and yours truly) as we pick the brains of Utah brewers for insights on what the beers they make and state of Utah's beer industry. Today's schedule includes:
TBA from 12:45 - 2:00pm
TBA from 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mountain West Cider Co. from 3:00 - 4:00pm
Epic Brewing Co. from 4:00 - 5:00pm
Squatters Beers from 5:00 - 6:00pm
Fisher Brewing Co. 6:00 - 7:00pm
KUAA is at 99.9 FM or you can listen in here.

Shades Brewing: First "Light Lager" from Shades Brewing to be released at Shades Tap room and Dick n’ Dickies.

Kiitos Brewing: Mango and Pink Guava Milkshake ale (45 lbs of fruit per barrel). 4.0% Draft and 16 ounce cans.

RoHa Brewing Project: Firkin Hump Day at RoHa. Tapping the firkin at 5pm.

Bohemian Brewing: "Kolschfusion". BoHo is releasing a Kolsch infused with hop oil. It’s a hoppy Kolsch, what can I say?

Zion Canyon Brewing: A limited release of two special beers will be available at Zion's brewpub, Craft by Proper and at Beer Bar in SLC until they're gone. Zion's Strawberry Rhubarb Gose and Juicy IPA damn tasty and they don't make their way up north very often.

Hopkins Brewing: Wednesday - Wings/ NAIPA
Bring in a sticker from another brewery to add to their sticker post and get $2 off food. Limit one per customer.

Red Rock Brewing: $2 Beer of the Day. Each day will feature a different beer (decided the morning of).
Red Rock Instagram Contest. $25 gift cards will be given away every day on Red Rock's Instagram. Details on their Instagram.

Squatters Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Squatters Acapulco Gold and Helles Waits.

Wasatch Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Wasatch Schwarzbier and Tropical Rye Lager.

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewery Tours by appointment. Guided tour includes 4 tastes, a 12 oz draft of their choosing and a take home glass for $5. (801)-466-8855.

Thursday, May 16th 

Craft Beer Week on KUAA Radio: All this Week Join Host, Bad Brad Wheeler (and yours truly) as we pick the brains of Utah brewers for insights on what the beers they make and state of Utah's beer industry. Today's schedule includes:
Moab Brewing Co. from 12:45 - 2:00pm
TBA from 2:00 - 3:00pm
RoHa Brewing Project from 3:00 - 4:00pm
T.F. Brewing Co. 4:00 - 5:00pm
Bohemian Brewing Co. 5:00 - 6:00pm
TBA from 6:00 - 7:00pm
KUAA is at 99.9 FM or you can listen in here.

Shades Brewing: Strawberry lactose is back – The success from Valentine's day is back. Kveik Strawberry Jam (Strawberry and lactose). Only available at Shades Tap room and Beer Bar.

Kiitos Brewing: Return of Big Gay Ale. 4.0% - draft and 16 ounce cans.

Zion Canyon Brewing: A limited release of two special beers will be available at Zion's brewpub, Craft by Proper and at Beer Bar in SLC until they're gone. Zion's Strawberry Rhubarb Gose and Juicy IPA damn tasty and they don't make their way up north very often.

Hopkins Brewing: Thursday - Veggie Tacos/Twilight Saison
Bring in a sticker from another brewery to add to their sticker post and get $2 off food. Limit one per customer.

Red Rock Brewing: $2 Beer of the Day. Each day will feature a different beer (decided the morning of).
Red Rock Instagram Contest. $25 gift cards will be given away every day on Red Rock's Instagram. Details on their Instagram.

Squatters Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Squatters Acapulco Gold and Helles Waits.

Wasatch Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Wasatch Schwarzbier and Tropical Rye Lager.

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewery Tours by appointment. Guided tour includes 4 tastes, a 12 oz draft of their choosing and a take home glass for $5. (801)-466-8855.

Friday, May 17th

Craft Beer Week on KUAA Radio: All this Week Join Host, Bad Brad Wheeler (and yours truly) as we pick the brains of Utah brewers for insights on what the beers they make and state of Utah's beer industry. Today's schedule includes:
Red Rock Brewing Co. from 12:45 - 2:00pm
Desert Edge from 2:00 - 3:00pm
2 Row Brewing Co. from 3:00 - 4:00pm
Wasatch Brewing Co. 4:00 - 5:00pm
Level Crossing Brewing Co. 5:00 - 6:00pm
Hopkins Brewing Co. from 6:00 - 7:00pm
KUAA is at 99.9 FM or you can listen in here.

Shades Brewing: A new release from the Kveik series: Peach Cobbler (Peach, lactose, cinnamon, vanilla and crackers). Available at Shades Tap Room and Bayou.

Kiitos Brewing: A new Mango Pale Ale, hopped with Comet and Cascade hops. 4.0% - draft only.

RoHa Brewing Project: Tap Takeover at Black Sheep - Foothill.

Bohemian Brewing: BoHo is bringing back "Free Growler Friday”. No purchase necessary, swing by the brewery and pick up a free (empty) growler in honor of American Craft Beer Week.

Zion Canyon Brewing: A limited release of two special beers will be available at Zion's brewpub, Craft by Proper and at Beer Bar in SLC until they're gone. Zion's Strawberry Rhubarb Gose and Juicy IPA damn tasty and they don't make their way up north very often.

Hopkins Brewing: Friday - Fish and Chips/ Brown Ale
Bring in a sticker from another brewery to add to their sticker post and get $2 off food. Limit one per customer.

Red Rock Brewing: $2 Beer of the Day. Each day will feature a different beer (decided the morning of).
Red Rock Instagram Contest. $25 gift cards will be given away every day on Red Rock's Instagram. Details on their Instagram.

Squatters Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Squatters Acapulco Gold and Helles Waits.

Wasatch Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Wasatch Schwarzbier and Tropical Rye Lager.

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewery Tours by appointment. Guided tour includes 4 tastes, a 12 oz draft of their choosing and a take home glass for $5. (801)-466-8855.

Saturday, May 18th

Kiitos Brewing: Release of Huell Melon dry-hopped Pale Ale. 4.0% - draft only.

2 Row Brewing: Release of "All about Apricot".

Red Rock Brewing: $2 Beer of the Day. Each day will feature a different beer (decided the morning of).
Red Rock Instagram Contest. $25 gift cards will be given away every day on Red Rock's Instagram. Details on their Instagram.

Slug Mag's Brewstillery:  A Local Beer and Spirits Festival. Two awards will be given for exclusive brews that will be at Brewstillery. Attendees will vote for their favorite exclusive brew for the People's Choice award, and SLUG "Beer of the Month" columnists Chris and Sylvia Hollands will be the judges for the Best New Brew award. There will also be a cocktail competition—participating distillers will be creating craft cocktails in hopes to wow the crowd and take home the People's Choice award for best original cocktail. Visit https://www.slugmag.com/event/slug-mags-brewstillery/ for more information about Brewstillery, and read up on the exclusive offerings at the festival below! This is an all ages event.

Ticket Information
Drinking Adults - $20 in advance, $25 day of (Includes a commemorative mug and 5 beverage tokens) Non-Drinking - $5  Kids 12 & Under - FREE. Ticket Link:

Participating Breweries

Bohemian Brewery & Grill
Desert Edge Pub and Brewery
Epic Brewing Company
Fisher Brewing Company
Grid City Beer Works
Hoppers Grill & Brewing Co.
Kiitos Brewing
Level Crossing Brewing Company
Moab Brewery
Mountain West Hard Cider
Proper Brewing Co
Red Rock Brewing
RoHa Brewing Project
Roosters Brewing
Salt Flats Brewery
SaltFire Brewing Co
Shades Brewing
Squatters Craft Beer
Talisman Brewing Company
T.F. Brewing
Toasted Barrel Brewery
Uinta Brewing
UTOG Brewing Company
Vernal Brewing Company
Wasatch Brewery
Zion Brewery
Cerveza Zólupez Beer Company

Zion Canyon Brewing: A limited release of two special beers will be available at Zion's brewpub, Craft by Proper and at Beer Bar in SLC until they're gone. Zion's Strawberry Rhubarb Gose and Juicy IPA damn tasty and they don't make their way up north very often.

Hopkins Brewing: Saturday - Chicken & Waffle/Coffee Cream
Bring in a sticker from another brewery to add to their sticker post and get $2 off food. Limit one per customer.

Talisman Brewing: Beer Yoga at the brewery starting at 10am. the cost is $10 (includes beer). 

Squatters Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Squatters Acapulco Gold and Helles Waits.

Wasatch Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Wasatch Schwarzbier and Tropical Rye Lager.

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewery Tours by appointment. Guided tour includes 4 tastes, a 12 oz draft of their choosing and a take home glass for $5. (801)-466-8855.

Sunday, May 19th

Zion Canyon Brewing: A limited release of two special beers will be available at Zion's brewpub, Craft by Proper and at Beer Bar in SLC until they're gone. Zion's Strawberry Rhubarb Gose and Juicy IPA damn tasty and they don't make their way up north very often.

Hopkins Brewing: Sunday - Breakfast Tacos/Beermosas
Bring in a sticker from another brewery to add to their sticker post and get $2 off food. Limit one per customer.

Red Rock Brewing: $2 Beer of the Day. Each day will feature a different beer (decided the morning of).
Red Rock Instagram Contest. $25 gift cards will be given away every day on Red Rock's Instagram. Details on their Instagram.

Squatters Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Squatters Acapulco Gold and Helles Waits.

Wasatch Beers: Will be running $2.50 12 oz. draft specials all week at all Wasatch/Squatters Pub locations, and will be featuring the following brewer’s batch specials: Wasatch Schwarzbier and Tropical Rye Lager.

Utah Brewers Cooperative: Brewery Tours by appointment. Guided tour includes 4 tastes, a 12 oz draft of their choosing and a take home glass for $5. (801)-466-8855.

Cheers!