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Salt Lake Brewpub Tours

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Red Rock Brewing Company
Start your tour at Red Rock Brewing Company, a classic brewpub in the heart of Salt Lake. The old warehouse was restored more than a decade ago, turning the grubby brick building into a refined open space with dark wood furniture and exposed fixtures. The bar is always buzzing with locals and in-the-know visitors looking for outstanding beer and surprisingly inventive menu. The brewery itself is barely separated from the dining area, making it easy to peer in on the action!

Best Beers
: The pub’s number-one seller, Amber Ale, is a must. The northwest style pale ale is made with Cascade hops, giving it a medium body and color. The Nut Brown, a quintessential dark ale, is also a hit.

Alternatives?
Red Rock brews tasty cream soda and root beer.

Awards
: In 2007, Red Rock was voted the “Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year” at the Great American Beer Festival. And just last year, its Bamberg Rauch Bier (Smoked Beer) won gold at the North American Brewers Association.
Squatters Pub and Brewery
Walk all of two minutes from Red Rock, and you’ll stumble upon another popular local brewery.  Squatters Pub and Brewery opened after owners Peter Cole and Jeff Polychronis took a yearlong crawl, visiting more than 40 breweries out West. The pair then began the Salt Lake Brewing Company, and it wasn’t long before Squatters was born. The laid-back décor and effortlessly cool vibe makes Squatters a go-to hang-out after a long day of work. We recommend you beeline to the patio on a sunny day.

Best Beers
: Captain Bastard’s Oatmeal Stout is a bold choice. Rich flavors of oatmeal, barley, caramel and chocolate take over and give the beer a smooth finish. For something a bit more drinkable, opt for the Full Suspension Pale Ale, which is dry-hopped and unfiltered.

Seasonal Ale
: Cherry Luv has a subtle malty essence sans the bitter aftertaste. Red cherries are used in the fermentation process, giving it a delicate accent.

Awards
: Squatters India Pale Ale has racked up the awards throughout the years at the Great American Beer Festival. On a greener note, the Recycling Coalition of Utah voted Squatters the environmental company of the year in 2004.


Uinta Brewing Company
A ten-minute drive (you’ll have to jump on the highway) will bring you to the Uinta Brewing Company. When you see a large stone building with a bold red stripe at the top, you’ve arrived at the first distributing craft-brewed brewery in the city. Whew. The pub attached to the brewery was set up so visitors can watch the entire process unfold. After a tour of the facility, spend the afternoon playing pool and chess and tasting each of Uinta’s delicious beers.

Best Beers
: Start with Cut Throat Pale Ale; it is Utah’s favorite beer (state’s best seller) and the Uinta’s flagship brand. Another good choice is the golden and highly flavorful Blue Sky Pilsner.

Awards
: The North American Brewer's Association gave the following brews gold medals in 2007: Kings Peak Porter, Gelande Amber Lager and Cutthtroat Pale Ale.

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The brewery is also fully powered by wind energy.
Bohemian Brewery
Head north on interstate 215 for approximately 15 minutes, and you will find yourself at the lovely little Bohemian Brewery. Take in the authentic ski-lodge decor, which feels cozy and inviting, before you snag a table or seat at the bar. The brewery opened in 2001, and the owners hail from the former Czechoslovakia, so don’t expect to find anything other than lagers on tap. That means the brews are fermented for more than eight weeks at a nearly freezing temperature, which gives the cool refreshment an ultra-clean finish. You may want to plan your visit to this brewpub near dinnertime because the menu is excellent.

Best Beers
: Choose one of the four handcrafted brews; whichever you decide, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Awards
: Voted “Best Brewpub” by Salt Lake City Magazine in 2009.

Eats
: Pair your lager with the Brewmaster Basket, a pilsner-battered halibut served with crispy fries.
Wasatch Pub & Brewery
Next stop: Park City. The 45-minute drive is worth it for what you will experience at Wasatch Brew Pub & Brewery. Locals have adored the spot since it opened in 1986, brewing a cult following along with award-winning beer. Within the Wasatch Brew Pub, you’ll find an on-site brewery, restaurant and bar called The Brew Pub Cantina. Head to the Cantina for a mellower crowd and some excellent deals, such as $2 microbrew drafts.   

Best Beer
: 1st Amendment Lager has a crisp malt flavor and was given the World Beer Cup’s “Gold Award.”

Best Beer Names
: Wasatch serves the Polygamy Porter along with the slogan, “Why have just one?” Another great one is the pub’s higher alcohol brew called The Devastator.  

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There is another Squatters location in Park City in case you missed the first stop! (1900 Park Ave., 435-649-9868)
Roosters 25th Street Brewing Company
The sixth and final stop is a bit of a trek north (just over an hour). Head to Roosters 25th Street Brewing Company in Ogden if and only if you are a true lover of all things beer. The age-old building that houses this eclectic brewery was recently restored, allowing visitors to view the brewing process through glass walls. Take a seat at the bar after admiring the modern fixtures and cool local artwork. And don’t plan on leaving before the sun goes down, Roosters is known to be a hot spot for nightlife.

Best Beers
: The Bees Knees, an unfiltered wheat beer with a delicate hint of honey, was Rooster’s original brew. The Two-Bit Amber is another stellar choice.

Specials
: Taste the wide selection of Rooster brews with the sample trio, which is priced at just $1.50!

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Be sure to stroll down the picture perfect, Historic 25th Street while you are in Ogden.

Take a tour among Salt Lake’s oldest and best-known breweries!

Red Rock Brewing Company
254 S. 200 W.
Salt Lake, UT
801-521-0295

Squatters Pub and Brewery

147 West Broadway
Salt Lake, UT
801-363-2739

Uinta Brewing Company

1722 Fremont Dr. S.
Salt Lake, UT
801-467-0909

Bohemian Brewery

94 E. and 7200 S.
Midvale, UT
801-566-5474

Wasatch Pub & Brewery

250 Main St.
Park City, UT
435-649-0900

Roosters 25th Street Brewing Company

253 Historic 25th St.
Ogden, UT
801-627-6171

Spill It: Tell Us What You Think!

Pete Rock
Bohemian Brewery is incredible. The food is amazing and the beer is very European. You won't be disappointed!
2/22/2011 3:08:51 PM

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