April is Salt Lake's Official Craft Beer Month

April is Salt Lake's Official Craft Beer Month, and we're ready to celebrate.

While some don't know, Salt Lake has a heady history in the hop arts. In the early 1900's, Salt Lake was one of the top beer producers in the West, and the tradition has continued. Thanks to some interesting liquor laws, Utah brewers have learned how to craft low-alcohol flavors to perfection. As Squatter's Brewmaster Jason Stock said: "We couldn't hide behind bruiser beers here, instead we had to focus on flavor."

Squatters Pub Brewery

With 30 breweries in Salt Lake, there's plenty to celebrate this month. Fact is, there are just enough days in the month to hit each one.

We're excited to celebrate Craft Beer Month in Utah. Look forward to more beer stories this month.

Utah Brewers Guild

In the meantime, here's a deep list of Craft Beer Month events and celebrations.

April 2: The proclamation announcement by Mayor Jackie Biskupski at Proper Brewing Company, 857 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Announcement will be made at 4:00 pm.

April 13: Epic new RINO "Juicy" APA release party at The Bayou.

April 14: Snow Basin Ski Resort Final Four Brewery Competition

April 14: RoHa collaborative beer launch between RoHa and the Salt Lake City Fire Fighters - Local 81. This Red Ale will launch at a party at Poplar Street from 2 - 6 pm, a portion of Maltese Cross Red Ale proceeds go to support the IAFF charities.

April 20: The annual Fluid Art event co-sponsored by the Utah Brewers Guild and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art.  More information

April 21: RoHa Anniversary Party—we will be hosting a closed parking lot party featuring all of our beers and a Firkin to boot! We encourage people to stop by, have a beer, a bite to eat from a local food truck, and celebrate our first year in business!

April 28: Tour de Brewtah through Salt Lake City and surrounding communities. More information

April TBD, 2018: Launch of the Utah Ale Trail website, developed by Third Sun Productions

Drinks and Bites at Epic Brewing

Fun Facts:

  • The Utah chapter of the Pink Boots Society brewed its first collaborative beer on International Women's Day. Named "Mash the Patriarchy," it is a black IPA that can now be found on taps around town.
  • Utah Craft Breweries all brew with the environment in mind. Kiitos built its brewery using a High Efficiency Brewing system, allowing it to achieve up to 12 brews in 24 hours with higher extracts and lower water and raw material usage. It allows them to save energy by using 40% less water and 15-20% less grain. Kiitos and Uinta are powered solely by solar and wind energy. Wasatch-Squatters revamped their water usage, using significant less water in their brewery process. "
  • There are currently 23 breweries in the state, with another 6-7 in planning stages. Utah produces over 200,000 barrels each year, making it 27th in production in the nation.

Prost!

Check out our top summer beers here.

Learn more about Squatter's Brewmaster Jason Stock here.