Which Came First, the Kitchen or the Keg?

Which Came First, the Kitchen or the Keg?
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Beer and food pairings have become increasingly common in Utah as more and more interesting beers have come to the marketplace. RedRock Brewing Company brews some of the best beer in the state, and given the state of beer in Utah, that is no small feat. A reliably good restaurant is associated with the brewery and feeds the yawning dining room, which fills the deep, cellar-inspired restaurant space. … read more

Beer Reviews

Beer Reviews
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Well, folks, it’s another beer issue and another year in the ol’ brew log. In the past year, we’ve seen a startup brewery take the Utah craft scene by storm, local breweries take their craft to more states and local drinkers develop a craving for high-point brews and exotic styles. There is no better testament to the quality that Utah breweries can provide than this lineup here. … read more

Bikes & Booze

Bikes & Booze
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Whatever your preference, it can’t be denied that bicycles and booze make quite the pairing, and it just so happens that this salty city of ours knows how to keep the beer brewing and the pedals pumping in harmony. Whether you’re a hard-core pedal pusher or just a fun-lover looking to add a little endorphin rush to your weekend boozing, read on. … read more

America’s Next Top Wizard

America’s Next Top Wizard
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It was a rainy Saturday when we met at a local warehouse. There were six contestants present, each going through a series of elimination rounds in hopes of becoming America’s Next Top Wizard. Each contestant was responsible for not only completing every task presented to them by complete egomaniac Tyra (aka Chris Swainston), but also producing the best photos in each round in an attempt to avoid elimination. … read more

 
 
Velo Weekend: A New Summer Event For Cyclists

Velo Weekend: A New Summer Event For Cyclists
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Velo City Bags has been providing Salt Lake with handmade, vegan bicycle bags and accessories since 2008. The company was started by Nathan Larsen, a local bicycle enthusiast who commutes around Salt Lake. “He designed and produced a customized bag that was functional, unique and comfortable. Larsen has recently started a new non-profit project, Velo Weekend, looking to gather the bicycle community on June 24-25 for some friendly bike competitions and events. … read more

Go Skate Day

Go Skate Day

In case you needed a reason to go skate, the International Association of Skateboard Companies has deemed June 21 International Go Skateboarding Day. Skateboarders from all over the world will be using this day as an excuse to tell their bosses to fuck off, jump on a board and do what they do best: skate. SLUG’s making it easy for you with this list of GSD events. … read more

Mike Brown: Rob Packer

Mike Brown: Rob Packer
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For this year’s beer issue, I wanted to do brief interviews with some of my favorite local drunks. It sounded easy in my head, but coordinating such interviews proved to be a daunting task, like herding feral cats. The only local drunk I got around to interviewing for this article was my man Rob Packer, who probably came out of his mom’s vagina holding a Pabst. … read more

Princess Kennedy: Sketchy Princess

Princess Kennedy: Sketchy Princess
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One thing I love about SLC is the art scene. Dr. Sketchy’s is a nationwide sort of artist draw-a-thon that happens once a month at a bar where artists have a certain amount of time to sketch a live model on stage while enjoying good music and libation. I decided to venture down to Bar Deluxe a few months ago to take a look and see what Maggie Zukowski has brought to the Salt Lake chapter.  … read more

Gallery Stroll

Gallery Stroll
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When planning my Friday nights, two criteria rise above the rest: alcohol and art. These activities need not be mutually exclusive, hence my long love affair with the Gallery Stroll. This month, as SLUG celebrates all things beer, we’ll look at beer art, the art of beer, drinking beer while we look at art and beer as the motivator rather than the inhibitor. … read more

Product Reviews

Product Reviews

We have a beer-centric product review section this month, featuring reviews of the BeerCloud Mobile App, a Beer Tasting and Hop Appreciation Kit, a Chrome backpack perfect for stashing beers, the Wriskey bottle opener, and some hangover recovery patches from Zaca. … read more