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Beer Brothers

Adding one element can change an entire beer.

5% Alcohol, 100% Flavor

As the ceiling is raised, so is Utah's game.

Worth Their Salt

Two new offerings from the reliably great Salt Flats Brewing Co.

Beer Brothers

Adding one element can change an entire beer.
It's not often that I get a chance to try two fresh batches of the same beer made two different ways.

The Era of 5% Is Here

Navigating Utah's new and stronger beer world.
A lot of emotion and heartache went into this meager 1% jump in the potency of your beer; many of you have expressed to me that you are fully on board, and that this change is long overdue.

Five Times the Fun

This year's Big Bad Baptist variants are a party for the mouth.
Over the last few years, Epic has been offering different variants of this beer to stay on the cutting edge of what can be achieved in chasing new flavor profiles. The brewers came up with some interesting blends; here's what you can expect.

Beer Olympics

Utah's breweries bring home bronze, silver and gold.
Every week, I embed myself into pubs and breweries for hours at a time to bring you life-changing information about the suds that are important to you.

Sweet and Sour

Bouncing between these flavors can be quite a ride.
Their sweet and sour contrasts of beers are so extreme, you'll be begging your palate's coach for another lap around the beer pool.

Midvale Rising

Two breweries take a swing at Old World beer styles.
This week's beers take a deep dive, mimicking beloved brews from the Old World.

Malternative Lifestyles

Two examples of beers with a distinctive malt kick.
This week's beers offer up a nice exercise in the use of malts.

The X-Factor

Exploring the qualities that make for unique beers.
It doesn't take much to turn a simple beer into a style bending work of art.

Heber Fever

Utah's 39th brewhouse brings small batches to Wasatch County.
Heber Valley Brewing Co. launched in August in a low profile brewhouse on the northern end of downtown Heber

Still Good For What Ales You

After 30 years, Squatters continues its pioneering local brewing legacy.
Cole and Polychronis had no idea that they would be the first to ignite a flame that would continue to engulf the state over the next three decades.

Time to Help a Beer Nerd Out

Want to know more about a local brew? Send in your requests.
Enjoying all that Utah's craft beer scene has to offer is, well, intoxicating to say the least.

Dog Day Refreshment

Two new offerings with big flavor and big drinkability.
When the full heat of summer hits us high desert folk, we chase the beers that offer big flavor while still maintaining those hydrating elements.

Opposites Attract

Two beers that represent distinctly tasty ends of the brewing spectrum.
Their sunny, golden hues brighten my mood every time I see them; even the ascending bubbles are akin to a Zen garden in a glass.

High Noon for Low Point

If 4% beers are soon to vanish, grab a couple of the best examples.
I thought it might be nice to highlight some of the better examples of what's floating around out there.

Chichi Beer

Does a flamboyant name make it a great brew?
Your tongue may get a workout in more ways than one.


Thirst-quenching craft Mexican lager is alive and well in O-town.
If you've been away from this south-of-the-border classic, you're probably missing out on one of the most flavorful ways to beat the heat.


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