Utah’s Best Beerfest

Utah’s Best Beerfest
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I would personally like to invite you all to a beerfest! Utah’s best beerfest in fact. We have close to 60 breweries from all over the West coming to this beer festival. There will be approximately 220 different beers at our super beer soirée, but there’s a slight problem with our beer festival: We have to hold it in Idaho. I know, it’s a bit confusing, but if you look at it this way, it might make more sense. … read more

Epic Proportions: A Clever Way to Get What You Need

Epic Proportions: A Clever Way to Get What You Need
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With the complex and convoluted liquor laws in Utah, breweries have had to get creative in the methods they employ to get their products to the masses. “Because of the laws brought about by S.B. 314, we had essentially been excluded from selling our beers on Sundays and holidays,” says co-founder David Cole.  In order to overcome this setback, Epic opened up a sandwich shop inside their facility. … read more

Finding the Drink of the Gods: The Hive Winery and Mead

Finding the Drink of the Gods: The Hive Winery and...
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The idea for The Hive Winery originated when Jay and Lori Yahne, who both work as engineers, began experiencing difficulties with the recent economic crash. The Yahnes had been home brewing for around 15 years, so starting a business focused on brewing seemed natural. In addition to using local honey and fruit in their production, The Hive also sells a few local honeys and fruit spreads at their site in Layton. … read more

Stop, Collaborate and Brew It!

Stop, Collaborate and Brew It!
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You may have noticed a new advertising scheme that has developed over the past few years: co-branding and product collaborations. By utilizing this marketing tool, local and domestic brands can step outside their designated target audience and embrace those with similiar ideals. Brewvies, X96 and The Arts Fest are a few local organizations that have figured out the best collaborations are those that include alcohol. … read more

 
 
Heeeeeeere’s Johnny! The New Face of Moab Brewery

Heeeeeeere’s Johnny! The New Face of Moab Brewery
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Chances are, you’ve noticed a couple new beers in the cooler at grocery stores and gas stations. The bold red, white and blue bull’s-eye of Johnny’s American IPA and the vintage, checkered turquoise-and-white Rocket Bike American Lager stand out on the shelf, both in appearance and size. If you looked closer at the four-pack of 16 oz tallboys, you may have been surprised to see that they were from Moab Brewery. … read more

A Sustainable Future for Local Beer

A Sustainable Future for Local Beer
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Brewing beer itself is not the most environmentally friendly business—it’s a complicated process involving a lot of water, energy and movement of heavy materials. It invariably comes with a lot of waste, which is why a local brewery working hard to offset these costs, while bringing you a high quality product, means so much to people here in Utah. Uinta Brewing has been doing its part by working toward energy self-sufficiency for over a decade. … read more

Beer Match Challenge

Beer Match Challenge
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You’re a grocery store clerk, and your drunken shoppers have dropped all their beer right before beer o’clock. They want to get checked out lickety-split, and you need to satisfy the customer before the hour strikes. Since they’re too inebriated to function, it’s up to you to get the right beer with the right person out the door. It’s now time for the Beer Match Challenge! … read more

Desert Edge Brewery at The Pub

Desert Edge Brewery at The Pub
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Appealing to business professionals, casual eaters and college students on a budget, “The Pub,” as it is also known, is a great casual-dining gastro-pub that caters to a clientele as diverse as its menu. Opened in 1973, The Pub is considered a Salt Lake original and has kept its loyal following by staying true to its “from scratch” recipes, casual vibe and continuing its tradition of award-winning craft brews. … read more

SLUG Bug Red Beer Recipe

SLUG Bug Red Beer Recipe
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When SLUG asked The Beer Nut to create a recipe, we wanted something sticky, juicy and memorable. We formulated an American red ale, loaded with rich, malty goodness and a blast of citrusy hop flavor. At 5.9 percent ABV, this ale satisfies the desire for a rich, full-bodied beer without knocking you off your skateboard. (Note: Don’t drink beer on a skateboard—you could spill some.) We’ve compiled two versions of the recipe: an all-grain and a mini-mash/extract version. … read more

Saison Beer Recipe

Saison Beer Recipe
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Saison (meaning “season”) originated in Wallonia—the southern and predominantly French-speaking region of Belgium—as a refreshing and nourishing drink for farmhands and seasonal harvest workers (les saisonneirs) to drink in the summer. several local breweries have offerings in this style, including RedRock, Squatters, Epic and Hoppers (seasonally). Give those a try, or make one of your own at home—it’s easier than you think! … read more