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Squatters Releases HUGE New Beer for 20th Annibrewsary

Published: 09/01/2009

Squatters Releases a HUGE New Beer

for 20th Annibrewsary


Salt Lake City - September 1st Salt Lake Brewing Co. aka Squatters Pubs and Beers will raise a pint and toast to 20 years in the pub business. To celebrate, they are not only throwing a staggeringly long birthday bash at the pubs; they are releasing a huge new beer: HOP RISING.



One of the most aggressive beers ever released in Utah, Hop Rising a double India Pale Ale, clocks in at

85 IBU's and 9% alcohol. "We use three different malts to create enough flavor to perfectly balance three varieties of hops," explains Jon Lee, Squatters head brewer "then, because we couldn't help ourselves, we dry-hop it; resulting in an amazing two pounds of hops per barrel!" The combination of robust malty flavors and huge hop bitterness provide a well-balanced beer - a hop lover's dream.


About the Staggeringly Long Birthday Bash

Founding owners Peter Cole and Jeff Polychronis will roll back beer prices to a bloody cheap $2.50 a pint September 1st thru September 7th. There'll be 1989 food prices too, here are a few oldies: Buffalo wings; Jock Strap Soup; Kronski's Kielbasa; bangers and smashers; and Quesadilla Wences.

20th Annibrewsary Commemorative Beer Bottle

Brewmaster Jenny Talley has brewed a traditional German Marzan Oktoberfest bottled in a commemorative bottle for patrons to take home. The 41.5 oz. flip-top bottles are printed with the 20th Annibrewsary logo and can be used as refillable growlers. 5.5% alcohol by volume Oktoberfest beer and commemorative bottles will only be available in Squatters Pubs for $16.99. Only 250 limited edition bottles have been created.


Birthday Bash Locations:


Squatters Pub Brewery

147 West Broadway (300 South)

Salt Lake City



Squatters Roadhouse Grill & Pub

1900 Park Avenue

Park City


About Double IPA's

Double India Pale Ales (abbreviated Double IPA's) is a very strong, hoppy style of pale beer. These beers are essentially made with higher amounts of malt and hops and typically have alcohol content above 7% by volume and 60+ IBU's. 


First brewed on the west coast by Vinnie Cilurzo in 1994, when he accidently added 50% too much malt to his mash tun, then corrected the mistake by adding 100% more hops - and a new style was created.


One of the fastest growing styles in the craft beer industry, it even has its own festival. The first Double IPA festival at a pub in San Diego featured a dozen total entries, this year's event shut down the street and included 46 Double IPA's.





Salt Lake Brewing Co. (SLBC) operates three restaurants in Utah; Squatters Pub Brewery in downtown Salt Lake City, Squatters Airport Pub at Salt Lake City International Airport and Squatters Roadhouse Grill  and Pub in Park City. SLBC maintains a strong community commitment by purchasing goods and services from locally owned businesses and has exemplary environmental practices whenever possible.


Squatters is celebrating its twentieth year of "Damn fine beers". Squatters' bottled and draft beers are available at their brewery located at 1763 South 300 West in Salt Lake City; Utah liquor stores, restaurants, clubs, hotels, resorts, grocery and convenience stores throughout Utah; and parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada and Arizona.