I stopped in at the Red Rock Brewing Company in Salt Lake City, Utah for a beer. I tried the Nut Brown Ale which is noted on the beer list as the most awarded of their beers. It also explains that this beer is a departure from English brown ales in that it uses American hops and is hoppier. Well, for my tastebuds I prefer the English nut brown ale taste with the rich malt flavor and less hoppiness. Your mileage may vary.
I stopped in at Squatters Craft Beers in Salt Lake City, Utah for dinner. The carnitas taco salad was excellent. I paired the Respect Your Mother Organic Amber which I found to be delicious. Later I tried the Vienna Marzen which started out nice but went downhill as it warmed up. Nevertheless, this is a great place for a meal and a beer.
I stopped in at Uinta Brewing Company in Salt Lake City, Utah and although the brew pub was closed for renovation/expansion (yay) I brought a bottle of Monkshine Belgian Golden Ale to sample. What a treat. This beer is delicious.
I stopped in at The Annex by Epic Brewing in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout was outstanding. A great sipping beer. Huge flavor – coffee, chocolate, rich, malty. It is very strong – a short pour was plenty. Also the bratwurst with local sauerkraut and the house made pickles was delicious. I would eagerly recommend Epic Brewing and The Annex.
I stopped in at avenues Proper in Salt Lake City, Utah for a quick beer. The Ro Rye rye ale was okay. The prop corn had something of a licorice flavor.
I stopped in at Wasatch Brewery in Salt Lake City, Utah for a quick beer. The premium ale was a great blend of malt and hops. Very enjoyable.
I stopped in at Desert Edge Brewery in Salt Lake City, Utah for a quick beer. The Utah Pale Ale was a very solid pale ale. I enjoyed it. The pub looked like a good place for normal pub fare as well.