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Published: 02/09/2015
(Salt Lake City, Utah) – February 9, 2015 – Squatters Craft Beers adds to their seasonal lineup with two new beers: Takeout Rye IPA, and Wellied Irish Stout, available during the icy months of winter.
Takeout is a spicy, hop-forward winter India Pale Ale made with rye. "IPA has been my favorite beer style for decades, and I love the flavor characteristics of rye. So for me, Takeout IPA is a match made in beer heaven”, expresses Peter Cole, Squatters founder. “It has a lovely malt, hop balance and the spicy, almost peppery aromatics give my tonsils the most delightful thrashing as it makes its way toward its final resting place."
The rye, dark wheat malt and other specialty malts show off a nice spicy rye character, and is dry hopped with Zythos and Calypso hops producing a floral, fruit aroma. Surprisingly, Utah likes craft beer and knockin’ rocks, with growing leagues in Park City, Salt Lake, Ogden and Logan. "After a strenuous evening of curling with my English mate Simon, we’re ready to lash a few Takeout IPA’s... the first one generally doesn’t even touch the sides!" laughs Peter. “We like to say - throw your broom down and hammer one.”
Squatters has been marching with the Hibernian Society of Utah, in Salt Lake City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade since 1992. “Irish stouts have always flowed from the taps in our pubs over the years on St. Patrick’s Day, so we thought it was time to bottle the tradition”, expresses Brewmaster Dan Burick.
“Our entire brew house crew helped create Wellied; we even had them be our models in the photograph for our packaging, yes in their boots getting a bit wellied” smirks Burick. (Wellied is Irish slang, referring to a lovely toasted state.) Wellied is an easy-drinking session dry Irish stout that is rich, dark and complex with pronounced roasted barley characteristics. “We used a unique acidulated malt that has a pleasant tart finish,” Burick explains, “which is smoothed out by flaked barley. This beer is a boots up tradition!”

Like knockin' rocks? Stay warm on the ice this winter with Takeout Rye IPA-a spicy, hop-forward winter ale that is right on the button.
• STYLE: RYE IPA • 6.25% ABV
• 50 IBUs
• COLOR: Deep Copper
• Available January - March • 12 oz. bottles
Don't let the boots fool you. This easy-drinking Irish stout is rich, dark and complex-thanks to a good long mash rest and heaps o'roasted barley. As we say in the brewhouse, "Give it a lash."
• 15 IBUs
• COLOR: Black
• Available January - March • 12 oz. bottles
About Salt Lake Brewing Co. (Squatters Craft Beers and Pubs & Wasatch Brewery and Pubs)
In 1986, Greg Schirf opened Utah’s first microbrewery, Wasatch Beers and Brewpub in the resort town of Park City. A few years later Jeff Polychronis and Peter Cole founded Squatters Pub Brewery Salt Lake’s original brewpub in 1989. The company currently operates five brewpubs. In 2000, Squatters Craft Beers and Wasatch Brewery merged their microbrewery operations for draft and bottle production, creating Utah Brewers Cooperative. To date, Squatters and Wasatch have brought home 17 World Beer Cup Awards and 30 Great American Beer Festival Medals. In 2010, Utah Brewers Cooperative received the prestigious U.S. Mid-size Brewery of the Year award from the Brewers Association.
Squatters and Wasatch bottled and draft beers are available in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. For more information, please visit and