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  • Orange Ya Glad for Citrus Beers?
  • Orange Ya Glad for Citrus Beers?

    Two orange-influenced IPAs to get summer started.
      Most hops found in American craft beers have a citrus quality to them. This simply comes from market demand and the overall quality of flavor.
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  • Commercial Breaks
  • Commercial Breaks

    Big breweries can't duplicate these small batch flavors
      RoHa Brewing Project - Barrel Aged Kensington: In case you're not up on local beers, RoHa's Grand Kensington is an Imperial Saison, with bigger than normal alcohol for the style.
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  • Darkly Suggestive
  • Darkly Suggestive

    Two beers that evoke the differences in dark flavors
      If there's one local brewery that exudes counter-culture rock and roll, it's Saltfire. With beers that claim names like Punk as Fuck and Frankly Mr. Shankly, you get a clear vibe that this brewhouse is fond of its music.
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  • Flavor Savers
  • Flavor Savers

    Need a palate reboot? These sips just might do it.
      Shades has built a business making beers that mimic other foods or dishes. So, when the words "Taco Tuesday" appeared on one of the brewery's labels, some beer nerds cocked their heads to the side in confusion. A beer that tastes like tacos?
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  • Indeed They Do
  • Indeed They Do

    Indeed Brewing Co. provides SLC with a taste of Minneapolis
      Ever since Utah allowed beer alcohol content to rise from 4 % to 5 % in 2019, the selection of out-of-state beers has jumped up dramatically.
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  • Imperial Adventure
  • Imperial Adventure

    This week's beers are fit for building a beer empire.
      We Americans love to take anything in its standard form, embrace it and then amplify it to make it a novelty. It's what we do, and for the most part, we do it well. Beers in particular have benefited from this approach.
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  • Outliers
  • Outliers

    Good things await at the edges of the city.
      Salt Lake City has a solid core of breweries in its central district. That cluster of beer options can tend to outshine some of the city's peripheral breweries. This week, we look at two breweries on the edges of the city that may not immediately be on your "beerdar."
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  • The Less Than Usual Options
  • The Less Than Usual Options

    Craft beer innovation combined with skill
      When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. And when life gives you hops, you are bound by beer nerd law to make an India Pale Ale.
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  • Bitter Ends
  • Bitter Ends

    No astringent-tasting ales for the IPA haters this week
      I found a couple of non-IPA beers this week. So this one is dedicated to you, the anti-hop heads and the haze-resistant bros.
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  • The More the Merrier
  • The More the Merrier

    In a sea of IPAs, what's two more?
      It used to be that a brewery would make a single and a double IPA and leave it at that. Nowadays, most breweries have an entire section in their portfolio dedicated to a variety of IPAs.
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