First One Down Winter Warmer Ale – Wasatch Brew Pub and Brewery

From Park City Utah’s Wasatch Brew Pub and Brewery comes their “First One Down Winter Warmer Ale”.  This beer was dated as enjoy by February 26, 2016 but consumed on April 13th, 2016 so it was not as fresh as it would have been.  The beer poured a deep ruby colour with a light brown head.  The aroma consists of floral and herbal hops, citrus, malts and earth.  The flavour is of earth, bread, caramel, citrus, resin and hops bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.1%.  This bottle may not have been fresh but it tasted good to me.  When it launches for next winter make sure to try this beer out.  If you are adventurous and find it still try it now.

Commercial Description:  You were first one down.  Congrats – you got all that sweet powder.  We hope you savored every moment.  Because tomorrow’s another day.  And we’re going to beat you to it.

Food pairing as per brewery:  Cuisine De Chalet


20th Birthday Suit (Sour Brown Ale) – Uinta Brewing Company

Limited Release

From Uinta Brewing Company out of Salt Lake City, Utah comes the “20th Birthday Suit (Sour Brown Ale)” a beer in their Crooked Line.  This beer was brewed in celebration of Uinta’s 20th Birthday.  The beer poured a dark brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of roasty malts with some funk and tartness.  The flavour is of roasted malts, earthiness, funk, sour fruit, woody, toffee and lemon juice.  The alcohol content comes in at 7.4% with and IBU of 20.  This is a very interesting sour ale with lots of interesting flavours.

Commercial Description:  Brewed in celebration of Uinta’s 20th Birthday, this American Style Sour Brown Ale flaunts significant acidity balanced by flavorful Abbey and Chocolate malts and a modest amount of hops. A distinct tartness on the palate combines with notes of toffee and earthiness.


Polygamy Porter – Wasatch Brew Pub and Brewery

From Park City Utah’s Wasatch Brew Pub and Brewery comes their “polygamy Porter”.  The beer pours a deep brown colour although not opaque with a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, caramel and chocolate.  The flavour is of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some mild bitterness.  The alcohol content comes in at 4%.  This is a tasty beer and I am so happy that I was able to pick it up in Oregon when I was there!

Commercial Description:  This dark, medium bodied ale offers the drink-ability of a much lighter beer. The inviting chocolate and malty flavors fade into a slightly dry, silky smooth finish. Why have just one? 4.0% alcohol by volume.

Why Have Just One, Bring Some Home To The Wives


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Hop Rising Double India Pale Ale – Squatters Pubs and Beers

From Salt Lake City Utah…. yes you saw that right I said Utah comes the “Hop Rising Double India Pale Ale” brewed by Squatters Pubs & Beers.  The beer pours a coppery orange with an off white head (warning when I cracked this beer it foamed like crazy).  The aroma consists of alcohol, sweet fruits, hops and malts.  The flavour is of sweet fruity citrus, caramel, hops bitterness, malts, pine, resin and a mild alcohol finish.  The alcohol content of this beer is 9% while the IBU comes in at 75.  Beer on tap in Utah can only be 4% by volume or 3.2% by weight by law
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Brainless Raspberries (Release #1) – Epic Brewing Company (Utah)

Limited Release

From Epic Brewing Company out of Salt Lake City, Utah (not to be confused with the brewery in New Zealand with the exact same name) comes their limited release bomber “Brainless Raspberries (Release #1)” a Belgian Style Golden Ale.  The ale pours a reddish/orange colour with a lightly pink head.  The aroma is basically just tart raspberry jam.  The flavour consists of tart raspberries, malty undertones with a decent sweetness and maybe a hint of yeast.  The alcohol content of this brew is 9.7% but you will not taste the alcohol or feel its warming effects.  This would be a great beer to have with your dinner but not one to drink larger quantities due to the sweetness.

Commercial Description:  We put our Brainless® Belgian-style golden ale into stainless steel tanks for 10-12 days with raspberry puree for a secondary fermentation.  Hints of raspberry bubble gum flavors from the Belgian yeast and fresh raspberries tease the pallet.  The raspberries give a generous color contribution including a trace of pink to the lacing, as well as a pleasant tartness that lasts until the final sip.


The Malts/Sugars/Fruits:  Premium Weyermann Pilsner, Ultra-Premium Muntons Maris Otter, Light Candy Sugar, Briess 2- Row Carapils Malt, Flaked Oats and Muntons Wheat Malt.
Raspberry puree
The Hops:  In the Boil: Premiant, Tettnang and Saaz