Utah Beer News
Utah Craft Beers to Sip During the Holidays
Dave Baker and Tim Haran savor the last days of warm weather while discussing — and tasting — seven Utah craft beers perfect for the colder days ahead. We also highlight a few beer-themed events happening in Utah between now and the end of the year. Green Urban Lunchbox Hard Cider ReleaseSLUG Mag's BrewstilleryUtah Brewfest Read the accompanying article. Enjoy the episode! Episode 11 | November 5, 2018
Meet Utah Homebrewer, Bassoonist & Pilot Ryan Van Liere
Ryan Van Liere — known to many as The Flying Bassoonist — is a Utah-based homebrewer who also happens to play the not-so-common bassoon and pilot/build aircraft. Utah Beer News sat down with Van Liere to learn how he got started in homebrewing, where he found his love for craft beer, and what he thinks of the Utah craft beer scene. One quick clarification from the audio interview: Epic's Big Bad Baptist (not Son of a Baptist) is one of Van Liere's beers of the moment. Enjoy the...
Shades Brewing's New Branding & Kveik Updates
In some ways, it's always been simply Shades Brewing. It's rare for someone to refer to the South Salt Lake brewery by its formal name — Shades of Pale Brewing Company. So Shades is going all-in to better leverage what it believes to be strong name recognition and brand equity. Utah Beer News talks with Shades CMO Dave Murray about the shift, which goes deeper than merely a name change and label reboot. Instead, it's positioning Shades as an identity, a personality. We also chat with...
Craft Beer Educator Eric Meyer of Purgatory Bar
Eric Meyer manages Purgatory bar in Salt Lake City. Even though it's known for fun, unique cocktails, Purgatory's laid back atmosphere, upscale food, and attention to its beer menu draws a beer-drinking crowd. Its selection includes 60+ varieties of bottled/canned beers and 20 tap handles. Utah Beer News sits down to chat with Meyer about beer and taste a few local brews. Included in the episode: Certified Cicerone® And much more. Enjoy the episode! Read the accompanying article. Episode...
Fall Beers Oktoberfest to Pumpkin Spice
Dave Baker and Tim Haran discuss the origins of Oktoberfest while sipping and evaluating five fall beers. Don’t shed a tear for summer’s end. When the calendar — and eventually the weather — flips to fall, you have plenty of reasons for autumnal adoration. And it’s not just those who enjoy sweater weather after a sweltering summer. Beer drinkers can rake in piles of deliciously different fall beers. Fall drinking means letting the leaves be your guide. You can switch to suds with a little...
2 Row Brewing's Brian Coleman
2 Row Brewing, which opened in 2015 in Midvale, Utah, helped to usher in a new wave of breweries in the Beehive State. Brian Coleman, founder and president, sat down with Utah Beer News to talk about his love for brewing. Our wide-ranging interview touches on several beer-related topics: And much more! Be sure to check out the accompanying website article as well: 2 Row Brewing: A Breath of Fresh Beer Enjoy the episode! Episode 6 | August 27, 2018
Utah Beer Event Grab Bag
It's not a question of which beer event to attend. But rather how many can I squeeze into my day? This episode of the podcast takes listeners on a Hops Hunters Hike and to downtown Salt Lake City for the annual Pie & Beer Day festivities. It also crosses state lines to visit the Evanston Brewfest. The episode accompanies an article that discusses even more beer-related events. Check it out. Read the accompanying article. Enjoy the episode! Episode 5 | August 6, 2018
Utah Summer BBQ Beers
Utah Beer News discusses a handful of craft beers perfect for your next summer BBQ or other gathering. David Baker and Tim Haran talk about six beers, each of which is readily available at your local Utah grocery store. David writes about four additional beers in an article on UtahBeerNews.com. Don't go to your next get-together unprepared! Listen to what beers you should be taking with you to be the hit of your BYOB BBQ. Read the accompanying article. Enjoy the episode! Episode 4 | July...
Mountain West Hard Cider
In June, Mountain West Hard Cider invited Utah Beer News to tour their cidery in the Marmalade District of Salt Lake City. Mountain West is the first established cidery in Utah. I chatted with Laci Brown — aka “Ciderella” — and Jess Pechmann. During our conversation I learned a lot about the cidering process and the products Mountain West offers. We also talked about how Mountain West works diligently to build a community around its ciders. Read the accompanying article. Enjoy the...
Hops on the Hill at Stein Eriksen Lodge
Hops on the Hill pairs craft beer with delectable food and spectacular mountain views. It takes place each Tuesday from July 17-Aug. 28, 2018 at Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah. The weekly menu also features live music, casual conversation, and a break from the Salt Lake valley heat. Complete details: https://www.steinlodge.com/hops.html Read the accompanying article. Enjoy the episode! Episode 2 | July 19, 2018
Shades Brewing and Kveik Yeast
Utah Beer News visits Shades Brewing Company in South Salt Lake to talk about the brewery and to discuss some interesting beers they're making with kveik — an ancient yeast. Read the accompanying article. Enjoy the episode! Episode 1 | July 11, 2018