(L–R) Anton, Niloo, Bryce and Andy cheers the SLUG Mag team for throwing together such an awesome event. Photo: Talyn Sherer

SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery 2018


SLUG is back for the second year in a row to roll out all the greatest beers that Utah has to offer. This year we kicked it up a notch by adding a local lineup of distilleries to the caucus, making this a paradise for lovers of the local drinking supply. To top it off, we invited out some Utah artisans to display and sell their wares as a way to help you take your mind off the endless supply of delicious liquids at your fingertips. Whether you came to dance, drink or throw some axes in a way to vent your weekly frustrations, we got you covered. For those lucky enough to attend this year’s event, you were fortunate to discover some flavors both new and old with each and every distiller and brewer bringing out the best of the best and showing the country what Utah has to offer. Despite the stereotype of Utah being a land that is dry of alcohol, we locals know that our beer and liquor scene is booming now more than ever. It may be best to keep it a secret a little while longer so we can bask in all the goodness these creative minds have to offer before the out-of-towners show up and mess with our vibe. Cheers! –Talyn Sherer

Check out SLUG’s video recap of Brewstillery 2018 here.

Best New Brew: Mountain West Hard Cider‘s Garden Party
People’s Choice Best New Brew: Zion Brewery‘s Strawberry Rhubarb Gose
Singular Contribution to Utah Spirits: Waterpocket Distillery‘s Long Lost Oread
People’s Choice Best Brewstillery Cocktail: Ogden’s Own Distillery‘s Blackberry Gin Collins with Madam Pattrini Gin

Participating Breweries: 2 Row Brewing, Bohemian Brewery & Grill, Bonneville Brewery, Desert Edge Pub and Brewery, Epic Brewing Company, Fisher Brewing Company, Hoppers Grill & Brewing Co., Kiitos Brewing, Moab Brewery, Mountain West Hard Cider, Park City Brewery, Proper Brewing Co, Red Rock Brewing, RoHa Brewing Project, Roosters Brewing Co., SaltFire Brewing Co, Squatters Craft Beer, Strap Tank Brewing Co., Talisman Brewing Company, Uinta Brewing, UTOG Brewing Company, Vernal Brewing Company, Wasatch Brewery, Zion Brewery

Participating Distilleries: Alpine Distilling, Beehive Distilling, Black Feather Whiskey, Dented Brick Distillery, Distillery 36, Hammer Spring Distillers, High West Distillery, Holystone Distilling, Kid Curry Spirits, Ogdens Own Distillery, Outlaw Distillery, Sugar House Distillery, Waterpocket Distillery

Sponsors: 24tix.com, ALT 101.9, KRCL 90.9FM, KUER 90.1, MINI of Murray, Momentum Recycling, Photage, Salt Lake magazine, Social Axe Throwing, QSaltLake Magazine

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