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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Two New Breweries Open This Week

You know you've got a strong beer culture when two new breweries hit the scene just days apart. That's what happening this week as Level Crossing and Utah Ogden (UTOG) Brewing companies  open their doors just days apart.

Concept wise both breweries are pretty much on track with what people are looking for from their beer destinations. Each place is making high and low point beers in cans and on draft - in comfortable re-imagined urban storehouses and have opted to go with in house kitchens versus food trucks.

UTOG Brewing Co. will have their grand opening today in Ogden. This new addition to Northern Utah's beer scene boasts a large spacious dinning area with a full bar and liquor license to go with it. The brew house is sunken below the pub area and has an easy to access walkway around the perimeter if you'd like to see the beer making happen. UTOG also has a
package agency license with beer to go and swag.

Beers offered for grand opening: Golden Grant, Citra Pale Ale, Session IPA, Hops Deep IPA and Buffalo Soldier Black Rye IPA.

Interesting note: Linguist Field home of the Ogden Raptors Baseball Team is located directly behind  UTOG for easy free views of the parks events. (coming soon).

Level Crossing Brewing Co. opens it doors to the public this Saturday March, 30th. Though one of their beers has been out in the market for the last couple of weeks this will be the first debut of all of their current beers. The South Salt Lake space offers huge windows both inside and out which give the space a huge feel. Level Crossing has a dozen tap handles that will probably be half full by Saturday. High point beers will be coming soon (still awaiting federal label approval) and will feature head brewer, Chris Detrick's infamous Rye IPA. Level Crossing also has a full bar license. 

Beers offered for grand opening: Amber Ale, You-Tah Uncommon, American Wheat, Oat Pale ale, Double Dry Hopped Oat Pale,
Kentucky Common (Jack Mormon Coffee edition). 

Interesting note: Level Crossing features a separate tasting room for groups and tours and also features an indoor mural by famed artist, Jann Harworth who co-designed the Beatle’s Sgt Pepper Album cover [for which she received a Grammy]. Pretty cool, eh?

I hope to have tasting notes on most of these beers for you tomorrow on New Beer Friday. Welcome to the Utah Beer family!


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