What's the best brewery in Utah

The best craft breweries in Utah

Utah has long been known for strict and weird alcohol laws. But in recent years the regulations have changed and the local beer scene has responded with persistence. Long-established breweries are getting stronger and smaller breweries are being built all over the country. With expert brewers and a love for the craft, microbreweries are buzzing, and beer culture is thriving in Beehive State, here are some of our favorites.

Wasatch Brewery

Wasatch Brewery has made history for nearly 30 years, paving the way for the Utah craft beer scene. Park City Brewpub was the first in the state, and the owners were instrumental in changing state laws to allow such a business to exist. Now Wasatch is very popular with its attitude filled beers that are inspired by local culture. Cleverly playing on Utah's history of polygamy in the 19th century, Wasatch created the Polygamy Porter: a dark, brown carrier. The Provo Girl is a light, crunchy German pilsner that is fun in a county notorious for its no-nonsense values. It sure is the life of the party.

Wasatch Brew Pub, 250 Main Street, Park City, UT, USA, +1 435-649-0900

Wasatch Brewery © Justin Fincher

Red Rock Brewing

The Red Rock Brewing Company was founded in Salt Lake City in 1994 and has successfully made a name for itself in the local and national craft beer scene in recent years. The brewery produces both draft beers, which must be under 4% alcohol under Utah law, and bottled beers, which can exceed this ABV limit. But each brew is carefully crafted and offers a unique, full-bodied taste. Customers can purchase the bottled beers in Utah State liquor stores, drink beers at a number of local bars and pubs, or pop into one of Red Rock's four restaurants for great dining, along with their perfectly crafted beverage.

Different locations, UT, USA

Uinta Brewing

The Uinta Brewing Company is a company that gives a name to the landscape and legends of the region. For over 20 years, this brewery has captured the hearts of Utah beer lovers. Named after the Uinta National Forest in northern central Utah, all of the brand's beers also have names that come from the state's wild, rugged terrain. One of their most popular is the Cutthroat Pale Ale, named for Utah's state fish. The Yard Sale Winter Storage is a playful name for an epic ski tumbler. Uinta is also exemplary of its sustainable business practices as it is the first 100 percent wind power business in the state.

Uinta Brewing Co., 1722 Fremont Dr, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, +1 801-467-0909

A selection of microbrows | Courtesy Moab Brewery

Moab Brewery

Moab is an adventurer's dream with endless access to hiking, biking, climbing, and a range of outdoor sports. In the midst of this adventurous air, the owners of Moab Brewery have created a craft microbrewery perfect for the wandering soul and the traveler looking for a no-frills, fantastic beer. Fan favorites are Dead Horse Amber Ale, Porcupine Pilsner and Johnny's American IPA. The brewery's in-house pub is a popular watering hole for tired and thirsty travelers after a day of exploring the surrounding countryside. It's an unpretentious place to soak in the unique setting, with some of the best beers in the state.

Moab Brewery, 686 S Main St, Moab, UT, USA, +1 435-259-6333

Desert Edge Brewery

To enjoy the handcrafted beer breweries from the next spot on our list, you have to visit their micropub, which is housed in a charming historic trolley garage. Their beers are only served on tap, never bottled, and the food is award-winning. Desert Edge Brewery has been part of the Salt Lake dining scene for over 30 years, offering casual treats, in-house beers and innovative, fresh produce. Another brewhouse that uses a play on words and local culture for zippy branding, Desert Edge has popular designs like Happy Valley Hefeweizen and Latter Day Stout.

Desert Edge Brewery, Trolley Square 273, Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, +1 801-521-8917

Bohemian Brewery

The Bohemian Brewery creates lager in European style. With tried and tested techniques and ingredients of the highest quality, the brewers make what they call "Old School Brew". The company has a wide selection of draft and bottled beers available in local bars and pubs and at state liquor shops. All are made according to traditional recipes, with an eye for the art and time to craft the perfect lager. The result is a line of beers that offers something for everyone, from a light, sweet, Hefeweizen to a caramel Altbier and a dark and fully aromatic Bock. Visit their restaurant for a selection of classic European dishes paired perfectly with a fresh brew.

Bohemian Brewery & Grill, 94 7200 S, Midvale, UT, USA, +1 801-566-5474

Epic Brewing's Imperial Stout © Peter Anderson

Epic Brewing Company

The Epic Brewing Company has been around for a little over a decade. With a good name, the brewery creates strong beers, bottled with an ABV that rises above the 4% limit of the drafts. The creators of these high-octave beers are intrepid foodies, adventurers, and beer lovers looking to take beer to the next level. Epic has three different lines of beers: classic, elevated, and exponential. All of them pack and are carefully created for perfect balance and flavor. For the enthusiast and connoisseur, it is a must to try some of Epic's brews, but be careful, the expert brewer makes them easy to drink, but the high alcohol content can sneak up on you.

Epic Brewing Co, 825 State St, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, +1 801-906-0123

squatter

Over the past 25 years, Squatters has become a staple of the downtown Salt Lake City dining scene. The company is dedicated to what it calls the "Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit". Working with local nonprofits, sustainable energy and transportation organizations, and industry improvement movements in Utah, Squatters is a respected member of the community. At its core, the microbrewery produces honest, passionate good beers that have been recognized for decades. The Chasing Tail Golden Ale, the Full Suspension Pale Ale, and the Hop Rising Double IPA are some of their favorite beers.

Squatters Brewery, 1763 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, +1 801-466- 8855


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