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Lager, Faster, Stronger

Centuries after its introduction, the humble lager remains queen of summer cerveza.

High Marks for Low-Points

Sierra Nevada's 3 Weight does not equal deadweight.

The Beer Mile

For exciting new brews, look no further than Midvale.

Hazy Shade of Summer

There's a new, nebulous kid on the brew block.
The latest trend in IPAs is called the Northeast-style. These beers are by design cloudy and murky like a hefeweizen, but are both sweet and tart.

Appy Hour

Three beer-related apps to geek-out with.
When I first started this Beer Nerd adventure around the turn of the century, there weren't many options to guide you to your next big beer affair.

Pedal to the Medals

Sip on these award-winning Utah beers.
A couple weeks back, I had the pleasure of judging beers in the North American Brewers Association's 2017 North American Beer Awards.


Utah County's craft beer culture revs up.
When locals think about Utah County, beer isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Hell, it isn't the second, third or 20th, for that matter.

SLC's Sour Powers

Pucker up Utah: Sour beers are creeping into the mainstream.
The first time I tried a sour beer, I wasn't a big fan.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Discovering the wines of Toscana.
Given that this week's dining column highlights Cucina Toscana restaurant, I thought it would be a good time to get familiar with the wines of Tuscany.

The Chachas Effect

Lake Effect is SLC's bold new bar.
Despite the state of Utah's increasing insensitivity and seemingly downright distain for consumers and sellers of alcohol and those who enjoy imbibing, we've still seen a recent boom in cocktail bars.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Utah drinkers get the bum's rush.
Imagine this: You walk into a bar specializing in wine—aka a wine bar—but which also offers a large inventory of beer, cocktails, tapas and such.

Rock the Rosé

Finally, pink wine is fashionable.
Much to my surprise, having flown its flag for decades, rosé has suddenly become hip and trendy.

Sips of the Middle East

Discover the wines of Lebanon.
One of the fun aspects of visiting Middle Eastern restaurants is exploring not just exotic foods, but also wines, beers, coffees, teas and liquors.

Easter Cocktails & Mocktails

Springtime libations guaranteed to make your bunny hop.
In recent years, Easter has become a popular brunch holiday when we gather with friends and family to enjoy food and drink and the promise of warmer weather.

Cava Comes of Age

Spain's sparkling wine is a winner.
France's famous sparkling wines from the Champagne region—technically, the only ones that are supposed to be called "Champagne"—have become somewhat synonymous with all sparkling wines.

Vietnam by the Glass

Vietnamese cobra wine, salted limeade, sea horse whiskey and more.
When I was in graduate school in New York City, one of my colleagues hailed from Vietnam, and he introduced me to an exotic world (to me, anyway) of flavors and aromas that I'd never previously experienced. That included beverages I'd never encountered, too—both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Mr. Natural

Will Bucklin makes gnarly wines from ancient vines.
I'm pretty sure winemaker Will Bucklin would shudder at being called a hippie. I could be wrong, but I'm of the opinion that the proprietor of Sonoma's Old Hill Ranch winery (founded with siblings Arden, Kate and Ted) is probably uncomfortable with any label, except perhaps winemaker and/or farmer.

Bitters in the Beehive

Artisan bitters elevate Utah cocktails.
Not all that long ago, most Utah bars would have a lonely bottle of Angostura bitters behind the bar.


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