When it comes to alcohol, Utah gets somewhat of a bad rap, but with a growing number of microbreweries in the State, it's time to give credit where it's due. We're proud to share a few of our favorite beers brewed right here in Utah.
Established in 2006, Epic Brewery is relatively new to the scene. These guys specialize in producing only high point beer, and they do it well. The Rio's Rompin' Rye, Copper Cone Pale Ale and Spiral Jetty IPA are just a few of their wide selection of strong ales. The Spiral Jetty is quite possibly one of our favorite IPAs out there - highly recommended.
Uinta gives us some great classics, but it's their new series of beer called the Crooked Line that earns them a spot on our list. The Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner and Detour Double IPA are part of this line and aren't for the faint of heart or those looking for a light beer. Both of these brews come in a 750ml bottle and are 9% plus, so be warned, they pack a punch. Not only does the Crooked Line offer great tasting beer, but the artwork on the labels created by local artists is very nice as well.
As you can tell by our selection, we are pretty big fans of IPAs and Pale Ales. Squatters is a brewery based here in Salt Lake City and offers Hop Rising and a signature India Pale Ale. Both are tasty, but beware the Hop Rising that's 75 IBUs and 9%. In other words, this beer will knock you on your ass if you aren't careful.
There you have it - a small selection that hopefully lends a bit of credit to our local brewers and debunks a few myths about Utah beer. Keep an eye out for these tasty brews and give them a try if you get the chance.