Saltfire - Gin Barrel Aged IPA: Nice juniper aroma. Right off the bat, the barrel pops with more generous berry notes. Then the spruce part comes in, it is more subdued, but it swirls around the berries like a Christmas tornado. Tangerine peel and orange zest round out the end. This is the second gin barrel aged IPA to come from a local brewery (shades had the first). You wouldn’t think a gin barrel aged IPA would work very well, but the juniper aspect is perfect with the hops used. 8.0% - Available at SaltFire starting today.
Uinta - "Get in Looser, We're Going Hopping": This Kolsch is hopped with the same blend that the recently released Pink Boots beer was made with. The hops dominate this beer. There’s lots of melon, grapefruit and berries. It reminds me a lot of a session brut IPA. Quite tasty! 4.0% - Only available at Uinta.
Desert Edge - Pro Tem Pale Ale 2: This unfiltered pale ale has a hazy copper color. It features Idaho 7 and Kashmir hops. These bring forth a piney, floral and citrusy flavor. Light malt flavor, with high bitterness. It finishes dry. 4.0% - Available at Desert Edge.
Firestone Walker - 805: This copper colored ale has an aroma of malt and hay. Flavor wise it has light mulch combined with floral hops with a grassy aftertaste. It’s a pretty basic beer, nothing too spectacular. I will point out that it skunked after about a minute in the sun yesterday, so beware of that. 4.7% - Available at DABC, Beer Bar, Garage on Beck
Craft by Proper officially opens today! Sugar House's newest pub is billed as "Utah's only - Utah only - beer pub". Look for 36 taps and 80 to 90 different bottles and cans of all sizes to satify your Utah beer cravings.