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Friday, May 18, 2018

New Beer Friday 5/18/18

Not only is it New Beer Friday; it's also New Brewery Friday! Saltfire Brewing Company, Utah's newest brewery is officially releasing their first batches of beer tomorrow. Along with these we also have a shload of sour beers to talk about; combine all this with Craft Beer Week and you have a damn full weekend. Check out the updated craft beer week calendar here.

Epic Oak and Orchard Strawberry Rhubarb: The nose has a strong, dry sourness that is masking a bit of  funky strawberry. The taste is berry tart with darker berries and some strawberry sweetness. Finishes bone dry. 6.9%. Available at Epic.

Kiitos American Lager: Light spicy herbal nose with an even lighter touch of bready to grainy malts. The taste starts light and bready with bitter, but mellow, herbal hops jumping in.  Some light yeast flavor and graininess in the finish. 6.0%. Available at Kiitos.

SaltFire Dirty Chai Stout: Releases 5/19 - 6.7%. Available at Saltfire

SaltFire Fury Kolsch: : Releases 5/19 - 6.0%. Available at Saltfire

SaltFire A Series of Singularities Idaho 7: Releases 5/19 - 6.9%. Available at Saltfire

SaltFire A Series of Singularities: Releases 2:  5/19 - 6.9%.  Available at Saltfire

The RoHa Brewing Project - Red Ace: Sweeter berry-like malts with hops that have a bit of lemon peel bitterness. 4.0% ABV. Available at RoHa.

Squatters Meteor Shower: This is being released on Sunday at Squatters' Brewer's Brunch. I'll have tasting notes later today at 3;30pm with Mick and Allen on KBER 101.

Talisman Anniversary Ale: I havn't tried this Belgian style ale aged in Pino Noir barrels. 9.5% Available at Talisman.

8 Wired Cosmic Chaos: This Sour Black IPA is a bit tart with cola, some raisins + chocolate, slight char with some orange peel bitterness. 7.5% Available exclusively at the Bayou.

8 Wired Fistful of Cherries: This Wild Ale has a nose of tart cherries, grass and vinious oak. The wine barrels are surprisingly pronounced  - pushing through the tartness. Tart cherries and Brett yeast complete the flavor profile. 7.6% Available exclusively at the Bayou.

8 Wired Gypsy Funk: I havn't tried this American style Wild Ale yet. 7.5% Available exclusively at the Bayou.

8 Wired Lord of the Atlas: This American style Barely Wine has a nose of Toffee, vanilla and booze. The taste is more toffee, with marmalade and bitter pine rounding it out. 12.0%. Available exclusively at the Bayou.

8 Wired Big Smoked Porter: Not tried this one yet. 6.2%. Available exclusively at the Bayou.

8 Wired iStout: I havn't tried this Russian Imperial stout yet. It's described as having roasted coffee and chocolate malt flavors which are balanced by a brisk bitterness and bold freshness from the hops. 10.0%. Available exclusively at the Bayou.

8 Wired Wireless Black IPA: Missed out on this one too. 6.2%. Available exclusively at the Bayou.

Amager/Mikkeller - Frederiksen Væsel Brunch: Collaboration blend with Mikkeller/Amager. A blend of Hr.Fredriksens (Amager) and Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Mikkeller) - then aged in bourbon barrels. 10.7%. Available exclusively at the Bayou.

Amager/Crooked Stave - Chad, the King of Wild Yeast: This sour ale has a strawberries nose with lemon zest, and herbal hops. The taste follows with lemon zest, strawberries, and melon with a touch of herbal hops in the back. 5.0%. Available exclusively at the Bayou.

Melvin Your IPA: This is possible the most bitter beer I've ever had. The aroma is danky, dank, dank herbal grass. The taste follows with dank pine resin and herbal hops. It finishes bone dry. If you're looking for an anti-haze bro beer, this is the one. 7.1%. I had it at Beerhive.

Cheers!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

SLC/Ogden's Craft Beer Week Events: Day 4

More modifications are in for today's events. If I missed anything, please share. Prost!

Thursday, May 17th


Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
Thursday 5/17: public beer class Red Rock Place 4-5pm. Light snacks and education pairing. $25/25 people 801-262-BEER
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - Peanut Butter Milk Porter
Bohemian Brewing:
Dry Hop Thursday-Limited Release Dry Hopped Kolsch w/Motueka New Zealand Hops.
Squatters/Wasatch UBC Brewery Tours: 4:30 & 5:30. West Side Tavern.  $10 for a tour, 4 samples, 1 full draft beer and a take-home glass.
Talisman Brewing:
Anniversary Ale release: Belgian style ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels at 3pm.
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day)
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Uinta Brewing
RoHa Brewing Project:
Night at the Brewstand. An intimate evening to share a beer with the RoHa owners in an open house setting, talk about the beer, and the gear, and really rub elbows with the tanks. Full line up of beer available. Tickets $5, available online starting May 6th, includes a beer ticket. Schwag giveaways! Scroll down to the bottom of the merch site below and click on Night at the Brewstand to order.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10
The first release of Epic’s new Drama Juice NEIPA (Growler).
Releasing new batches of Lupulin Burst NIEPA and fresh RiNo Bombers.
Hoppers Brewing:
Half off Appetizers from 2-6 everyday.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Day 3 of 2018's American Craft Beer Week - Utah

Some changes were made yesterday to today's line-up. The changes are below; I've found it helpful to call first before making your trips. Cheers!

Wednesday, May 16th

Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week.
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - Berliner Weisse with Blueberry and Blackberry.
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day).
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Desert Edge Brewing.
Bohemian Brewing:
Little Lebowski Release and Big Lebowski Movie night at Brewvies 7pm Showing https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-lebowski-20th-anniversary-watch-party-brewvies-tickets-45658953158
And 10pm Showing
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10
Second chance release of Big Bad Baptist Reserve (very limited).
Hoppers Brewing:
Half off Appetizers from 2-6 everyday.
RoHa Brewing Project:
Special Firkin
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.

Monday, May 14, 2018

2018's American Craft Beer Week Begins

 
It's day one of American Craft Beer Week. Here are today's events and offerings. I will likely get updates today, so keep checking back.

Monday, May 14th

Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2 off bottle of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week.
White Rainbow release.
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - American Light Lager.
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day).
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Talisman Brewing.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10.
Official release: Oak & Orchard – Strawberry Rhubarb.
Bohemian Brewing:
Just another Mango Monday! Mango Kolsch Limited release.
Uinta Brewing: Tapping of Kentucky Common.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.

Cheers!

Friday, May 11, 2018

New Beer Friday 5/11/18

Ummm... we have a lot of beers to deal with this week; the majority of these coming from new breweries entering the market. Both Double Mountain and Odell breweries hit the Wasatch Front this week - with them comes a great variety of tasty new suds. Buckle up for a lengthy read.

Kiitos Rye Pale Ale:  Nice spicy rye with a lot of orange peel bitterness. Some lemon and pine in the finish. 4.0%. Available at Kiitos.

Kiitos North east Style DIPA: Lots of citrus, pineapple and maybe a bit of papaya. The taste starts out a bit sweeter and finishes with just a bit of an alcohol kick. Definitely more complex than its more readily available younger brother.

2 Row Barrel Aged Dangeraux: This is a great pairing of saison and chardonnay. This isn't a sour beer, but the vinious qualities and the estery notes from the yeast trick the tongue into thinking your going down that road. I really loved this beer. 10.4% - Available at 2 Row, Slackwater

Double Mountain Hop Lion: Dank pine resin, generic citrus flesh, some muddled tropical fruitiness. The taste is pleasantly caramel like with some orange and grapefruit citrus peel. There’s an earthy quality as well with a mildly dank, leafy, :and piney hoppiness. 6.7% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar

Double Mountain Pale Death: Aroma of tropical fruits and Belgian esters. This taste has tropical hops up front with the yeast's fruity esters melding with the malt sweetness. 9.3% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

Double Mountain Aging Experimental 9 3/4 Sour: stout 9.0%

Double Mountain Oak Aged Cider: apple brandy and whiskey aged 9.7% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

Double Mountain Devil's Cuvee Kriek: Bing and Vann cherries create a tart, fruity aroma with hints of leather and a dry funk. The flavor is of course tart cherries with a nice level of low PH tartness. It finishes with a spicy/funky Belgian yeastiness. 9.5% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

Double Mountain No Collusion: This Imperial Stout is full of char, licorice and mild dark fruit. The back end is fairly bitter throwing the whole thing off. It's okay. 10.4% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

Double Mountain The Eleven: This English style Barley wine is full of burnt toffee cocoa and vanilla with a hint of citrus peel. This is probably the best barley wine I've had in months. You need this in your life. 13.2% - Available exclusively at Beer Bar.

Odell Green Coyote: I missed out on this Berliner weisse with tomatillios. I'm definitely seeking this one out today. 5.2% - Available at the Bayou, DABC .

Odell 90 Schilling: This is one of those beers that put Odell on the map. This amber ale is mildly malt with a moderate dose of floral and piney hops. 5.3% - Available at Beer Bar, Beerhive, DABC, Dick n' Dixie's

Odell IPA: In my opinion, one of the best IPAs ever. Big orange peel and malt aroma. The taste is bitter citrus right off the bat followed by a nice dose of caramel and tropical fruits. 7.0% - Available at Beer Bar, Beerhive, Dick n' Dixie's, DABC

Odell Rupture: They call this a "fresh grind ale". Juicy aroma with lots of grapefruit, orange peel and crackers. The taste has a big dose of pine resin, mango, orange juice and grapefruit peel. has a lingering resinous finish. 6.0% - Available at the Bayou

Odell Drumroll: This unfiltered American Pale Ale is a solid, easy drinking beer with great tropical fruit notes. 5.3% - Available at the Bayou

Odell Myrcenary: This DIPA has a nose full of pineapple, grapefruit and pine. The flavor follows with juicy grapefruit, booze and pine.

Odell Loose Leaf: Found this on draft at Beer Bar. The nose is piney with grapefruit. The taste has mild grapefruit, thin malts and pine. Some tart citrusy fruits round it out. 4.0%

Full Sail Summa' Time Lime Lager: Missed out on this one. 4.5% - Available at DABC

Wasatch Coconut Curry Kolsch: Reminds me of a vague Thai curry dish. Pleasant doses of both curry and coconut. 4.0% - Available at Wasatch's PC Brewpub and the UBC's West Side Tavern

Brewery Ommegang GOT Hand of the Queen: Missed out on this Game of Thrones Barley Wine 10.7% - Available at DABC.

Tune in to KBER 101 today at 3:30 as we discuss all of these beers and other beer topics.

Cheers!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Utah's 2018 American Craft Beer Week Calendar

Over the last few weeks I've been annoying the hell out of every local brewery contact that I've made, to ensure that you all have the best information available - so that you may attack American Craft Beer Week properly.

Every year, more breweries come into our lives - building upon the previous years. This year's calendar has a lot to offer. Not only do you get a full seven days of beer bliss, you also get a brand new brewery (Saltfire) stocked full of new beers. This 2018 event calendar is fluid and additions will be made all through next week, so keep checking back or keep an eye the Utah Beer Blog's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Cheers!

Monday, May 14th

Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2 off bottle of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week.
White Rainbow release.
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - American Light Lager.
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day).
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Talisman Brewing.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10.
Official release: Oak & Orchard – Strawberry Rhubarb.
Bohemian Brewing:
Just another Mango Monday! Mango Kolsch Limited release.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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Tuesday, May 15th


Red Rock Brewing:

$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)

$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week

Tuesday 5/15: Beer Dinner Pairing at Red Rock Place, 5pm, 3 courses and 3 library beers. $45 limited to 30 people. Call Red Rock Place: 801-262-BEER.

Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - Berliner Weisse Firkin x2. #1 raspberry and lactose  #2 blueberry and blackberry.
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day).
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Roosters Brewing.
Release of Kiitos Barrel Aged Imperial Red Ale.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10.
Hoppers Brewing:
$2.50 Drafts.
Half off Appetizers from 2-6 everyday.
Bohemian Brewing:
Twisted Tuesday-Oaked Out Pilsener Limited Release.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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Wednesday, May 16th

Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week.
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - Kyviek (dry hopped with Nelson).
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day).
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Desert Edge Brewing.
Bohemian Brewing:
Little Lebowski Release and Big Lebowski Movie night at Brewvies 7pm Showing https://www.eventbrite.com/e/big-lebowski-20th-anniversary-watch-party-brewvies-tickets-45658953158
And 10pm Showing
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10
Second chance release of Big Bad Baptist Reserve (very limited).
Hoppers Brewing:
Half off Appetizers from 2-6 everyday.
RoHa Brewing Project:
Special Firkin
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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Thursday, May 17th

Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week.
Thursday 5/17: public beer class Red Rock Place 4-5pm. Light snacks and education pairing. $25/25 people 801-262-BEER
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - Peanut Butter Milk Porter
Bohemian Brewing:
Dry Hop Thursday-Limited Release Dry Hopped Kolsch w/Motueka New Zealand Hops.
Squatters/Wasatch UBC Brewery Tours: 4:30 & 5:30. West Side Tavern.  $10 for a tour, 4 samples, 1 full draft beer and a take-home glass.
Talisman Brewing:
Anniversary Ale release: Belgian style ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels at 3pm.
Firkin tapping on at 1pm.
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day)
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Uinta Brewing
RoHa Brewing Project:
Night at the Brewstand. An intimate evening to share a beer with the RoHa owners in an open house setting, talk about the beer, and the gear, and really rub elbows with the tanks. Full line up of beer available. Tickets $5, available online starting May 6th, includes a beer ticket. Schwag giveaways! Scroll down to the bottom of the merch site below and click on Night at the Brewstand to order.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10
The first release of Epic’s new Drama Juice NEIPA (Growler).
Releasing new batches of Lupulin Burst NIEPA and fresh RiNo Bombers.
Hoppers Brewing:
Half off Appetizers from 2-6 everyday.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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Friday, May 18th

Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week
Friday 5/18: public beer class Red Rock Downtown. Same $ and people max 801-521-7446
Shades of Pale Brewing:
New beer released everyday this week - Citra Pale Ale
Bohemian Brewing:
Free Growler Friday (beer not included) Free growler for anyone that comes in on Friday.
Limited Release Vanilla Dunkel.
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day)
Food Truck on Friday (TBD)
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Hoppers Brewing.
Release of Kiitos American Lager.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10
Hoppers Brewing:
Special Firkin
$5 growler fills
Half off Appetizers from 2-6 everyday.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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Saturday, May 19th

Sugar House Pub Crawl:  Saturday 5/19 12:00-4:00pm. FREE.  The 3rd annual SH Pub Crawl with 10 locations. https://www.facebook.com/events/2157859997766211/
RoHa, Proper, Fisher Bike Tour: Self-guided brewery tour on a portion of the Ale Trail (#AleTrail); RoHa Brewing, Proper Brewing, Fisher Brewery. Special beer pricing for participants - get you card punched on this self guided tour and get free swag. More info to come!
Fisher Mansion Beer Garden: The boys at Fisher Brewing are taking over great, great, great Grandpa’s mansion for the weekend to throw a party Fisher style. The historic Fisher Mansion is located at 200 s. 1260 w. The guys will beer pouring their beers from noon - 7pm and will host two food trucks on each day (Saturday and Sunday). Live music will also be on hand. All ages and bicycles are welcome.
Shades of Pale/Barley's Angels: Beer Goddess Fashion Show. 7 local designers create and model beer themed fashions. 7pm.
Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week
Red Rock - Guest Firkin at Kiitos!
Bohemian Brewing:
Bohemian Radler Limited Release.
Talisman Brewing:
Discounts on swag all week (spotlighted item each day)
Firkin tapping on Saturday at 1pm
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Red Rock Brewing
Saltfire Brewing Grand Opening:
Noon - 9pm. Saltfire will debut with their Singularity Series IPAs. These IPAs are made with a single hop. Saltfire will offer two versions. The first will feature Idaho 7 hops and the other will feature Vic Secret hops. Keep checking back; two or three other beers may be released as well.
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10.
Roosters Brewing:
Special Firkin Release.
Beers with the Brewer - Rooster’s Jacquie King will be slinging her beers from 3pm - close. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick her brain and see she can pour a beer as well as she makes them.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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Sunday, May 20th

Fisher Mansion Beer Garden: The boys at Fisher Brewing are taking over great, great, great Grandpa’s mansion for the weekend to throw a party Fisher style. The historic Fisher Mansion is located at 200 s. 1260 w. The guys will beer pouring their beers from noon - 7pm and will host two food trucks on each day (Saturday and Sunday). Live music will also be on hand. All ages and bicycles are welcome.
Red Rock Brewing:
$3 draft of the day all week (different at all 3 locations)
$2.50 12oz drafts in all locations all week
Squatters Brewing:
Brewers Brunch - Pub Brewery. 11:00am-1:00pm. $30 for buffet brunch, and a 4oz sample each of Squatters' new beers- Hop Rising Tropical, Chasing Tail Orange, Provo Girl and the special first tasting of the new High Point Small Batch series coming out of The Pub.  The first beer will be Meteor Shower a 7% NEIPA.
All tickets will need to be purchased in advance and will be available through www.squatters.com/shop & www.wasatchbeers.com/shop
Kiitos Brewing:
Kitos will host firkins from other breweries all week. Today’s is from Wasatch/Squatters
Talisman Brewing:
Beer Yoga 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Bohemian Brewing:
Nerd Swap Meet 2-7pm (back parking lot of Brewery) https://www.facebook.com/events/1997460550534678/
Epic Brewing:
Epic Logo Tee’s are only $10
Hoppers Brewing:
$2.50 Drafts.
Uinta Brewing: To be announced.
Proper Brewing:
To be announced.
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