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With a Little Help From Their Friends

When beer makers and beer nerds have each others' backs.

So Long, Locals?

Some of your favorite local beers could soon disappear from liquor store shelves.

On the Grid

Utah's newest brewery, Grid City Beer Works, offers options that set them apart.

With a Little Help From Their Friends

When beer makers and beer nerds have each others' backs.
In the midst of the chaos that has taken over a good portion of our once-normal lives, it's good to see that our local brewing institutions are still trudging forward—regardless of all the setbacks they've endured.

The Benefits of a Robust Beer Scene

As breweries compete, what was old is new again.
Salt Lake City's beer selection as of late has become more than a single beer nerd can handle. There are so many good breweries that everyone has to set themselves apart to keep us consumers from getting bored.

A Beer By Any Other Name

Two brews that aren't what they first seem to be.
Words can occasionally have more than one meaning. For example, "bark" can be a tree's outer layer, or the sound a dog makes. Beer can sometimes fit into this mold as well. Stylistically, you might know your lager or ale in one way, but when you order something called a "lager" or "ale," you might get something else entirely.

A Stroll Through the Avenues

Avenues Proper's secret fringe beers.
With all of the breweries popping up downtown, it's easy to forget about the fringe brewhouses in the city.

Crafty Brewers

Two beers that take the word 'craft' to heart.
The more a brewery grows, the easier it is to become complacent about the "craft" part of "craft beer."

What's In a Name

It ain't all about romance in this beer nerd's life.
When my wife selects wine, she lets the artwork on the bottle speak to her. It's not exactly scientific, but it gets the job done—and it makes for a classy looking cellar. When I choose beer, I always look to see that there's beer in the bottle or can.

The Milky Way

How breweries incorporate dairy into their beer.
Here are a couple of local examples that do a great job of becoming something they are not.

Porters on an Epic Scale

Epic Brewing comes strong with two unusual porters.
You see a lot of local stouts in the market. The unmistakable roastiness is often greeted by beer lovers of all stripes as a welcome diversion from lighter ales and lagers.

Spring Dreams

Here are two beers that bring us back to sunny days.
It's only January, and I'm already looking toward late spring for a little sensory satisfaction. It's probably all those damn savory proteins that I've been shoveling in my pie hole as of late.

Craver Savers

January might be bland but these beers aren't.
This week, I thought it would be nice to profile some anti-winter warmers—something lighter to help you avoid the bloat while keeping your craft beer cravings intact.

Anytime Beers

You can try these brews no matter the season.
There are some beer styles that just work for any time of the year. Whether it's cold or sweltering, beers like these are a solid bet, no matter what your calendar is screaming at you.

Winter Warmers

Stouts and porters are the perfect way to end the year.
Stouts and Porters tend to fill up refrigerators and cellar shelves this time of year.

Bewildering Support

How a new brewery came to be, with a little help from its competitors.
It's indisputable that 2019 will go down as one of the biggest years of change in the history of Utah's craft beer scene.

Santa's Lil Helpers

Two beers to help guide you through the holiday madness.
As soon as I realized that I was getting my ass handed to me by real world stores and their online counterparts, I knew that I needed some help.

F.I.T to Be Tried

Take a walk on the healthier side of craft beer.
Generally, when you start your "resolutions," beer goes out the window.

Thanksgiving Day Beers

Fill your holiday food gaps with these flavorful brews.
As the weather gets cooler, the beers get darker and heavier.


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