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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!

Friday, May 03, 2019

New Beer Friday 5/3/19


Hopkins - Sugar House Pilsner: Bready and slightly grainy taste that is mixed with a little bit of a sweet harvest and stone fruit tastes with a little bit of caramel. As the taste advances more, grassy and herbal hops hit the tongue with a little bit of a floral hop coming in as well. Smooth and crisp; it leaves a zip of bitterness in the finish. 4.0%. Available at Hopkins.

Hopkins - Guava Goddess: I'm guessing this is golden ale? It has a clean malt base and it has some citrus, melon and grassy hops. The guava emerges next and it works pretty well with the hops; creating a nice, but subtle fruitiness. 4.0%. Available at Hopkins

Red Rock - Bier De Mars:  The aroma is a mix of Belgian yeast esters, candi sugar, clove, caramelized malts, with a touch of bread and citrus. Taste wise it starts off with some sweet caramelized malts with some candi sugar and a bit of fruity Belgian yeast esters. Through the middle, a bit of dark fruit comes through alongside some anise and some farmhouse flavors. The finish is a mix of anise, plum, a bit of bready and caramelized malts, and some Belgian yeast flavors. 7.0%. Available Saturday at Red Rock's Beer Store.

Policy Kings - Policy Sam IPA: Missed this one. 4.0%. Available at Policy Kings.

Bohemian - Lagerpalooza Baltic Porter: This beer smells big of freshly brewed black coffee with dark chocolate playing a part as well. The taste starts with big coffee upfront fades slightly and combines with the dark chocolate to create a great flavor combination. The doughy malts join the coffee and chocolate mid-palate and while all these flavors work through to the swallow dark fruit makes it's appearance. This is great representation of the style.7.3%. Available at Bohemian on Sunday, May 5th. 

UTOG - Sour Time: Missed this one. 4.0%. Available at UTOG

Toasted Barrel - Barrel Aged Flanders Red: The smell is very subdued, almost faint. There are some tart cherries, some vinegar sour notes and maybe some soft grape skins way down deep.
The taste is much more bold than the smell. The tart vinegar, sweet/sharp cherries and grape skins hit with a nice sour blast, but not too sour. A nice sugared candy sweetness comes in briefly towards the end; before the sharp lemon zest and tart cherries boomerang back. The beer finishes on a nice dry sour note. One of my favorites from Toasted Barrel. 6.3%. Available at Toasted Barrel.

Cigar City - Oatmeal Raisin Stout: Do you like oatmeal raisin cookies? If you do, this is a no brainer. My only description for you is that it tastes like oatmeal raisin cookies. It's simply scrumptious. 5.5%. Available at DABC and Bayou 

Besides these wonderful brews, there's a shload of beer related events to occupy your time this weekend as well.

Not only is it Star Wars Day on Saturday, but it's also the 10th Annual Tour De Brewtah! Take bicycles and beers combined them with a wonderful day and you get one of the best social events of the year. And if that's not enough, there's a beerfest afterwards to at the Gateway downtown. Get setup at https://www.tourdebrewtah.com/ (must be 21+)  Beer fest is all ages.
 
No matter if you're on you bike or not Red Rock's beer store will be releasing their newest brew, Bier De Mars. If that's not enough, Red Rock is also re-releasing their White Rainbow, White IPA. 443 n. 400 w. at 11am.

Fisher Brewing will be having a bash at the historic Fisher Mansion Saturday and Sunday. Look for pints of Fisher beer, music, bike valet, food trucks and it's free to enter. 1206 w. 200 s. Starts at Noon both days.

Lagerpalooza is happening at Bohemian Brewing Company. This is Utah's lager only homebrew competition. The judging will be completed and awards handed out May 5th during the Lagerpalooza event with last year's winning beer being served, as well as food, music and games. Local homebrewers will be there brewing also, so if you love beer, this is a great place to be.

Fleet Nights begins in SLC. Every Saturday night from May through September, rotating craft brewers will be pouring beers along with food trucks to fill your belly. Look for the shipping containers in the vacant lot at 855 s. 400 w.

Don't forget it's also the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Hit up the No Name Saloon's derby party where Mint Juleps, derby food, swag and a hat contest will be happening. They're off at 4:50 p.m. See (must be 21+).

Cheers!