The Night Shift

The Night Shift
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Making beer is a time-consuming process and some companies make so much of it, they have to be running at odd hours to meet demand—sometimes continuously. While most of Utah’s brewing companies aren’t boiling away 24/7, many do have a brewer or two who work a late night or early morning shift. SLUG wanted to see how these beer makers work so we sent three of our favorite photographers to capture the odd shifts at five Utah breweries. … read more

SB 314: Fun-Killer

SB 314: Fun-Killer
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During the last legislative session, Sen. Valentine introduced Senate Bill 314. This bill proposed several changes to Utah’s already convoluted liquor laws and was objected to by the Downtown Alliance, the Utah Hospitality Association and written without consulting the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Because legalese is not most people’s first language and some of the changes were very subtle, here’s a quick rundown of SB 314’s effects. … read more

Localized

Localized
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August’s Localized brings two hip hop aficionados to the Urban Lounge stage on Friday, Aug. 12. Dusk One, who co-founded local hip hop group MindState, plays alongside DJ Knucklz’ newest project, Zebrafish. Masters of Death opens the show. A mere five bucks gets you in. … read more

The Odd Beer Out

The Odd Beer Out
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Drinking delicious, locally made beer has become a no-brainer. With so much to choose from, even here behind the Zion Curtain, the consumer’s cup literally runneth over in a marketplace full of options. However, the standard styles—pilsner, stout, amber ale and hefeweizen to name a few—are no longer enough. Increasingly, brewers all over the world are pushing the envelope of what is considered normal for beer, and the results are as tasty as they are groundbreaking. … read more

The Shooter’s Sandwich: Updating the Perfect Traveling Food

The Shooter’s Sandwich: Updating the Perfect Traveling Food
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Let’s talk about how the Shooter’s Sandwich might be modified, but to do justice to the improvements, we first have to understand the original. … read more

“Waiter, There’s a Fish in My Drink”: Is Your Beer Vegan?

“Waiter, There’s a Fish in My Drink”: Is Your Beer...
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Is your favorite crushable pint of beer vegan-friendly? This article is a rough attempt to clarify the issue by providing insight into the brewing process. … read more

Out-Nerd Your Beer-Nerd Friend at SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery

Out-Nerd Your Beer-Nerd Friend at SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery
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Consider this your guide to out-beer-nerding your friend when indulging in the flavor smorgasbord at an event like SLUG Mag’s upcoming Brewstillery. … read more

Icelandic Feast in the City of Salt @ Caputo’s Annual Chocolate Festival 11.13

Icelandic Feast in the City of Salt @ Caputo’s Annual...
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SLUG was lucky enough to attend a special dinner (the Icelandic Feast in the City of Salt) that was part of the eighth annual Caputo’s Chocolate Festival. … read more

Tradition: Comfort Close to Home

Tradition: Comfort Close to Home
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Tradition opened its doors in April of 2017 with hopes to share personal-experience-inspired versions of comfort food within the SLC dining scene. … read more

The Spirits Frontier: Clear Water Distilling Co.

The Spirits Frontier: Clear Water Distilling Co.
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Clear Water Distilling will be Utah County’s first distillery since before Prohibition, possibly the first ever to hold a federal license. … read more