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Monday, November 16, 2020

Here For the Local Beer Since 2005


Fifteen years ago today, I started a little project to help promote Utah's craft beer scene and advocate for the fans of it. Back in 2005 social media wasn't a thing, and people rarely spent the time combing though individual websites looking at the latest beer info. The Utah Beer Blog tried to fill that gap. I've had a lot of fun doing it and made some life-long friends along the way. Nobody is more surprised than me, that this little experiment is still going on; a bit diminished, but still trudging on. 

To help celebrate, the Utah Beer Blog has partnered with four local breweries to make a quartet of special beers to say, thank you! to all of you that have bothered to waste your precious bandwidth on 15 years of this beer nerd's bullshit. 

Through the end of November you can look forward to periodic releases of our celebratory beers. These beers will be announced here when they are ready, along with brewery and beer style. We had a lot fun collaborating on these brews and look forward to sharing them with you all in the coming days. And if four new beers isn't enough for you, a portion of the sales from each beer will be going to to help out the Utah Food Bank. 

If you ever have the time I invite you check out the Utah Beer archives (column to the right). It may provide you some insight to the past decade and a half or simply remind you of some of the great things you may have forgotten. 

Again thanks for your words of support and your critiques over the last 15 years. Utah is a unique place to be a craft beer lover, and there's no place I rather be.  

Cheers!

5 comments:

Diamond Mind said...

When do we get the cheese beer??

Tim Haran said...

Wowie! 15 years! Awesome accomplishment, Mikey. Appreciate all the good work you do for the Utah beer community. Cheers to many more years!

Unknown said...

Congratulations Mikey! Let's not forget the brains behind the operation, thanks Mrs. Mikey :)

Unknown said...

Oh just you wait, Mark.

Thanks, Tim.

Mrs. Mikey gets ll the credit, I get all of the blame.

kent said...

Holy sh!t 15 years! Congratulations to you and Ms. Mikey. Can't wait to celebrate with in person beers ASAP.