Utah Beer News
Utah Beer News strives to deliver stories from brewers, breweries, and everyday imbibers who share a passion for craft beer. Founded in 2018, Utah Beer News is written by and for craft beer lovers. Tim Haran, the sites primary author, grew up in Utah and spent several years as a newspaper journalist before switching gears to become a director of social media. Hes an avid homebrewer and enjoys learning and writing about the artistic and business aspects of the craft beer industry.
Whether you’re visiting Utah for the first time or you’ve spent your entire adult life drinking in the Beehive State, Utah Beer News strives to quench your thirst for knowledge about the state’s bustling beer scene.
To outsiders, Utah isn’t necessarily top of mind when it comes to the phrase bustling beer scene. Yet no fewer than nine craft breweries have opened, or are slated to open, since the beginning of 2017. Even more, longtime stalwarts that opened shop roughly a quarter-century ago continue to thrive.
More craft brews produced outside Utah are finding their way into state liquor stores and on bar taps. There’s plenty of higher-alcohol beers to be found, as well, though under state law, all beers on draft must be 4% ABV (so-called 3.2 beer in Utah) or less. In some ways, this is a good thing — Utah brewers get creative and knock out some outstanding lower-alcohol brews.
In addition to craft beers popping up at bars across the state, a handful of beer-centric watering holes cater to the craft beer drinker. These establishments feature dozens of brews on tap and hundreds of cans and bottles waiting to be cracked open.