Mountain West Hard Cider: Complementing, Not Competing

Mountain West Hard Cider: Complementing, Not Competing
By

Mountain West’s Head Cider Maker, Joel Goodwillie, has been a working vinologist and winemaker for half of his life. “I primarily got my education in wine from the Gallo family,” Goodwillie says. “The Gallos changed America’s wine culture in the ’70s, making wine more approachable to a wider audience.” … read more

Being Mañanero and the Gift of Rising Early: An Interview with Douglass “Chopper” Styer

Being Mañanero and the Gift of Rising Early: An Interview...
By

Mañanero started in 2002 as a one-man project. The name was generated by coworkers as a joke. The literal meaning of “early riser” and the slang translation stuck with Chopper, so he put the name to use. … read more

Step Out of the Sun and into Shades of Pale Brewing

Step Out of the Sun and into Shades of Pale...
By

Sequestered deep inside the old Hi-Grade Meats compound at 2160 S. West Temple is Shades of Pale Brewing. You know the place: Its sign had those two smiling cartoon pigs, eager to be turned into hotdogs. The pigs are gone, and now a Shades of Pale sign beckons. … read more

To Guild or Not to Guild: Acacia Coast on the Importance of Supporting Local Breweries

To Guild or Not to Guild: Acacia Coast on the...
By

We all love beer—that’s a given—and more and more, consumers are becoming interested in what goes into the making of their beer, from breweries to brewers. Yet another level deeper

 
 
Beer of the Month: Not Your Mama’s Milk Imperial Milk Stout

Beer of the Month: Not Your Mama’s Milk Imperial Milk...

Vernal Brewing Company’s Not Your Mama’s Milk Imperial Milk Stout is a great example of Milk Stout that takes advantage of what the stout and lactose have to offer. … read more

SLUG Skate Photo Feature: Seth Haupt

SLUG Skate Photo Feature: Seth Haupt
By

Seth Haupt – Backside Hurricane – Provo, Utah The skateboard scene is thriving in Utah. There are so many people out there killing it that it’s nearly impossible to know

SLUG BMX Photo Feature: Manny Kilpack

SLUG BMX Photo Feature: Manny Kilpack
By

Manny Kilpack – Gap to Buffalo – SLC, Utah With the release of Shawn “Elf” Walters’ latest instant classic DVD project Dollar Bet, Salt Lake City has been put on

Mike Brown: Repo Ride-Along!

Mike Brown: Repo Ride-Along!
By

I asked Josh if I could go on a repo ride-along with him for the day and get the low-down on Tow Town. It was a ton of fun! It started with Josh picking me up, and we smoked cigs in the cab of the tow truck while we caught up. … read more

Gallery Stroll: Stranger No More

Gallery Stroll: Stranger No More
By

Strangers in a Strange Land features over 20 artists, many of whom have deep roots in social justice and human rights work. … read more

CONTRIBUTOR LIMELIGHT: Alexander Ortega – Editor

CONTRIBUTOR LIMELIGHT: Alexander Ortega – Editor

Since 2010, Alexander Ortega has risen through SLUG’s ranks, assuming the titles of Contributor Writer, Senior Staff Writer, Copy Editor, Junior Editor, Editorial Assistant, Managing Editor and now Editor. … read more