It was a warm and beautiful day outside which was helped by a live DJ, good friends, and good drinks. Photo: Chay Mosqueda.

SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery 2024 @ Artspace City Center 06.15


A little heat never stopped anyone from catching a buzz on a summer weekend, especially when the buzz in question came from the crafts of all-local brewers and distillers. SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery 2024  featured over 30 brewers and distillers from all over Utah with a wide variety of unique drinks for all palates! Attendees purchased tokens which could then be exchanged for tastings of their craft beer and spirits. 

Of course, it’s hard to keep up drinking on an empty stomach—luckily, Brewstillery had more than enough savory (and sweet) treats for all to enjoy from a variety of food trucks, including BBQ (Korean AND American), corn dogs, tacos and coffee!

Though Brewstillery is a booze-forward event, that doesn’t mean it’s just for drinkers. Drinking or not, attendees watched captivating performers, from drag queen roasts and Heidi Butterfly and Chad Rockstar’s stilt walking to Benjamin Wiemeyer’s live painting demonstration and outstanding DJ sets from DJ Jon Jon Chen, DJ Stitch and DJ Andy Doors! At the Unplugged Wellness Retreats booth, attendees could beat the heat with an ice bath, or beat each other in a hopscotch challenge. 

While Utah has an outstanding number of breweries and distilleries, it’s also home to some very talented crafters. Brewstillery attendees lined up to have their portraits sketched at the Hand Drawn Photo Booth, purchase sweet new threads from Planet Sleaze, pick up some finely-crafted leather bags from Lyman & Brown Leather Goods and even snatch up some ceramics and embroidered goods! 

Whether you had your summer splurge on drink tokens with a special pink Planned Parenthood mug to boot, or were satisfied by the Red Bull supply and outdoor shopping experience, we hope Brewstillery 2024 was the highlight of your summer weekend outings (at least so far). Keep an eye out for the announcement of Brewstillery 2025!

An extra-special thanks to the following sponsors who made this event possible: 24tix, Artspace, Blocks SLC, Downtown Alliance, Mark Miller Subaru, Planned Parenthood, Salt Lake City Office of the Mayor (ACE Grant), KRCL and KUAA.


Participating Breweries: 2-Row Brewing, Chappell Brewing, Desert Edge Brewery, Fisher Brewing Company, Grid City Beer Works, Heber Valley Brewing Co., Hopkins Brewing Co., Level Crossing Brewing Co., Mountain West Hard Cider, Ogden Beer Company, Prodigy Brewing, Proper Brewing Company, RoHa Brewing Project, SaltFire Brewing, Salt Flats Brewing, Salt Lake Brewing Company, Second Summit Hard Cider Co, Uinta Brewing Company, UTOG Brewery

Participating Distilleries: Alpine Distilling, Beehive Distilling, Clear Water Distilling Co., Dented Brick Distillery, Distillery 36, New World Distillery, Ogden’s Own Distillery, Outlaw Distillery, Proverbial Spirits, Salt City Vodka, Simplicity Cocktails, Tsuki Saké, Vintage Spirits Distillery, Waterpocket Distillery

Participating Food Trucks: Cup Bop, Jamaica’s Kitchen, Lucky Slice, Maize, Smokabilly, Smokin’ Beehive BBQ, World’s Best Corndogs, Midway Coffee, Prime Corn

Participating Artisans:  Dancing Dunes Ceramics, GOFHA Game Bus, Hand Drawn Photo Booth, HeyThatsKewl, Hive Mind Apiary, K&K’s Bodacious Beer Biscuits, La Segunda SLC, Lyman & Brown Leather Goods, Meh Stitches, Middle of SomewearPlanet Sleaze, Salt Lake City Soap, Slam City Market, Unhinged

Participating Local Businesses/Nonprofits: Craft Lake City, NOVEL DAYBREAK, SLC Pride, Unplugged Wellness Retreats

Photos: Brayden Salisbury //

Photos and captions by Chay Mosqueda //

Photos and captions by Talyn Behzad //

Check out past years’ Brewstillery coverage:
SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery 2023 @ Artspace City Center 06.17
SLUG Mag’s 2022 Brewstillery @ Artspace City Center 06.18