Utah Beer Guide

Back in the mid-80s Utah was a sad place to be if you were a beer drinker. Between 1968-1986 absolutely no beer was commercially brewed in the Beehive State. The 19-year drought was caused in part by Utah’s confusing liquor laws, but also because of Congress failing to grant small breweries tax help in the 1960s. Utah’s final remaining brewery, Fisher Brewing Company, closed its doors in 1967 due to market forces and the rise of the big three beer manufacturers: Miller, Coors and Anheuser-Busch.  Lucky for us Utahns, Greg Schirf ended the dry spell when he opened Schirf Brewing Company (aka Wasatch Brewing) in Park City, UT on Oct. 15, 1986.

Today Utah is proud to call itself home to 19 microbreweries—many of which produce award-winning brews year after year. So the next time someone tells you that there is nowhere to get a drink in the land of Zion, whip out this handy guide and let the naysayers know what’s up.

Utah Breweries:

Bohemian Brewery
94 E. 7200 S.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 566-5474

Desert Edge Brewery
602 S. 500 E.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 521-8917

Eddie McStiffs
57 S. Main St.
Moab, UT
(435) 259-2337

Epic Brewing Co.
825 S. State St.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 906-0123

Grogg’s Pinnacle Brewing
1653 N. Carbonville Rd
Helper, UT
(435) 637-2924

Hoppers Brewpub
890 Fort Union Blvd.
Midvale, UT
(801) 566-0424

Moab Brewery
686 S. Main St.
Moab, UT
(435) 259-6333

RedRock Brewing Co.
• 254 S. 200 W.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 521-7446

• 1640 W. Redstone Center Dr.
Park City, UT
(435) 575-0295

Roosters Brewing Company and Restaurant
• 253 25th St.
 Ogden, UT
(801) 627-6171

• 748 Heritage Park Blvd
Layton, UT
(801) 774-9330

Ruby River
4286 Riverdale Rd
Ogden, UT
(801) 622-2320

Shades of Pale Brewing Co.
1950 Woodbine Way #5
Park City, UT

Squatters Brewpub
• 147 W. Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 363-2739

• 1900 Park Ave.
Park City, UT
(435) 649-9868

• Concourse C Terminal 2/
Salt Lake International Airport
(801) 575-2002

Tracks Brewing Co.
1641 N. Main St.
Tooele, UT
(435) 882-4040

Uinta Brewing Company / Four +
1722 Fremont Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 467-0909

Utah Brewers Co-op
1763 S. 300 W.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 466-8855

Wasatch Brewpub
250 S. Main St.
Park City, UT 
(435) 649-0900

Zion Canyon Brewery
2400 Zion Park Blvd
(Basement of The Majestic View Lodge)
Springdale, UT 
(435) 772-0404

Utah Bars with Killer Selections:

Beerhive Pub
128 S. Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 364-4268

The Bayou
645 S. State St.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 961-8400

677 S. 200 W.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 355-5500

Fiddler’s Elbow
1063 E. 2100 S.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 463-9393