Coronavirus Update No. 3: Notable Utah Beer News

Level Crossing Brewing Company celebrated its one-year anniversary on March 28, 2020. It released Space Oddity, a Hazy Double IPA, to commemorate the milestone.
Level Crossing Brewing Company celebrated its one-year anniversary on March 30, 2020. It released Space Oddity, a Hazy Double IPA, on March 27 to commemorate the milestone. It's the first in the South Salt Lake brewery's Red Feather small-batch series.

Salt Lake County issued a stay-at-home order (full PDF) that took effect on March 30 and continues through at least April 13. It’s another effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

The order shuts down all non-essential businesses and directs individuals to limit their trips outside.

As you know, Utah breweries, bars, and restaurants have been shut down for dine-in service since March 16. Many are offering beer and food to-go.

A rundown of closed, restricted, and essential businesses. "If a business is not in the 'closed' section (in red above), it may be open; but employees and patrons should practice social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times, and employees should never work while ill." Credit: Salt Lake County Health Department
A rundown of closed, restricted, and essential businesses. “If a business is not in the ‘closed’ section (in red above), it may be open; but employees and patrons should practice social distancing of at least 6 feet at all times, and employees should never work while ill.” Credit: Salt Lake County Health Department.

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Utah Breweries: The Latest

RoHa Transom Dark Pale Ale
RoHa Brewing Project is releasing Transom Dark Pale Ale on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Here are a few items of note:

  • RoHa Brewing Project is releasing Transom Dark Pale Ale (5% ABV) in cans on April 3. “It’s a piney, hop-forward beer with a dark roasted malt build that comes in dark, but not black,” says Rob Phillips, RoHa co-founder.
  • Bohemian Brewery, which previously suspended operations, reopened on March 30 to sell beer and food to-go. Canned beer and a select to-go menu are available for pickup. In addition, Bohemian released its seasonal Kölsch. Hours 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • To bring some mid-week cheer, Roosters Brewing is debuting its newest beer on April 1. High Desert Hazy is a Session Hazy IPA hopped with New Zealand Southern Cross hops. The 5% ABV beer will be available to go at all three Roosters locations. It will find its way into grocery in the coming weeks.
  • SaltFire couldn’t wait for the calendar to say it’s summer. Summer Camp Crush, its New England Style IPA, became available on March 31. Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • 2 Row Brewing released a new Hazy IPA — Quarantine Buddy — earlier this week. The 6.8% ABV beer features Idaho 7 and Citra hops. A Triple IPA will follow the week after, according to owner Brian Coleman.
  • Many breweries throughout the world — and at least T.F. Brewing locally — will be participating in All Together. It’s a program in which breweries brew a specific beer with proceeds earmarked to support hospitality professionals. You might remember breweries — including Uinta and Salt Flats — did something similar to support California’s Camp Fire Relief Efforts.

 

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A Full Rundown

I’ve been keeping in touch with Utah breweries and compiled a rundown of how each is attempting to weather an unprecedented storm.

It’s always best to confirm the information with individual establishments. 🍻 Breweries: Please notify me of any inaccuracies. The date of the latest update is in parentheses.

2 Row Brewing

In addition to the new release mentioned above, 5% ABV growler fills are $4. But you’ll need to bring in your own growler (2 Row’s supplier is shut down). Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. (3/31)

Avenues Proper

Avenues Proper is offering curbside food service (menu). You’re now able to order food online. Its packaged beer-to-go store is also open, though you must come inside (one at a time) to purchase beer. Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Telephone: (385) 227-8628. (3/25)

Bewilder Brewing

Salt Lake’s “newest brewpub…turned food-to-go” reworked its website to put the focus on food. Bewilder is also filling growlers to-go and is selling gift cards. Telephone: (385) 528-3840. (3/25)

Bohemian Brewery

Bohemian, which temporarily suspended all operations, is once again open for beer (and food) to go. You’re also able to find Bohemian beers at various grocery stores around the state. Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. Telephone: (801) 566-5474. (3/31)

Bonneville Brewery

Bonneville Brewery is open for food and beer to-go. Hours: 12-8 p.m. Telephone:  (435) 248-0646. (3/25)

Desert Edge Brewery

Desert Edge said it is suspending operations indefinitely. (3/17)

Epic Brewing

Epic is open for beer-to-go. It also released its Pink Boots Imperial Pink Ale — available now at the Salt Lake bottle shop. (3/31)

Fisher Brewing

Fisher Brewing suspended operations indefinitely. (3/16)

Grid City Beer Works

Though not yet open, Grid City had planned to open its doors sometime in March. Those plans are now on hold indefinitely. (3/15)

Heber Valley Brewing

Heber Valley Brewing is selling beer to-go from 1-6 p.m. daily. It also released a Bombagranate Sour last week and Citrocumulus is back this week. (3/31)

Hopkins Brewing Co.

The Sugar House brewery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 4-8 p.m. It’s offering food and beer (growlers and crowlers) to go. It added a buffalo chicken wrap to its menu. Telephone: (385) 528-3275. (3/25)

Hoppers Grill & Brewing

Hoppers is offering food-to-go (updated menu) It’s also got SnoAle for sale and is working out a way to fill growlers. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 12-7 p.m. Order online via ChowNow. (3/31)

Kiitos Brewing

Kiitos Brewing is selling beers to-go from its beer store. Hours: 12-8 p.m., closed Sundays. (3/25)

Level Crossing Brewing

Level Crossing Brewing released Space Oddity on March 27 (limited quantities available as of March 30). It’s an “other-worldly Hazy Double IPA” that clocks in at 8.8% ABV. It’s brewed with comet, galaxy, apollo, enigma, ekuanot and strata hops. To top it off, Level Crossing “fermented this astronomical ale with orange blossom honey.” Get some beers to-go and check out the special anniversary glasses and growlers.

Call (385) 270-5752 to place a to-go order (here’s the menu). The South Salt Lake brewery is also delivering food (order online). (3/31)

Moab Brewery

Starting on March 18, Moab Brewery will be filling to-go orders. It’s unclear whether they’re selling beer to go. (3/17)

Mountain West Hard Cider

The Mountain West Hard Cider bottle shop is open for to-go ciders. Call ahead for curbside pickup (801) 935-4147. Mountain West is working with the DABC to get approval for small-batch ciders.  “Our hope is to launch a small batch for retail every month or so,” owner Jennifer Hamilton says. It’s also conducting weekly “virtual happy hours” online. (3/25)

Park City Brewery

It no longer has a taproom presence, but you can pick up Park City beers at various grocery stores around town. It recently released a “Mountain Mix Pack.” (3/18)

Policy Kings Brewery

The Cedar City brewery updated its hours: 4-7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Policy Kings is filling growlers to-go.  Here’s a list of available draft beers. (3/26)

Proper Brewing Co.

The Proper Brewing Beer Store is open from 12-8 p.m. daily. Pick up canned beers (5% and high point). “We just ask that folks limit themselves to entering the shop one at a time since it’s a small space that makes it hard to maintain a six-foot distance,” Proper wrote.

Its neighbor — Proper Burger Co. — is offering curbside pickup. By the way, since spring has sprung, so has Ostara. “We can’t have a release party as planned, but stop in and grab some delicious triple IPA with citrus to enjoy at a socially responsible distance,” Proper wrote. Hours: 12-8 p.m.

And a very happy birthday to head brewer Jack Kern. (3/31)

Red Rock Brewing

All menu items at the Red Rock pubs (Downtown, Fashion Place, Park City) are available to-go. Hours are 12-8 p.m. and here’s the online menu. For a limited time, take 50% off your curbside order (Code: RED50). The Red Rock Beer Store is selling beer-to-go. Credit cards only. Beer Store Hours: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.;  Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (3/25)

Red Rock is also able to sell packaged beer to go from its downtown pub. And it’s hiring! (3/31)

RoHa Brewing Project

As mentioned above, RoHa is releasing Transom Dark Pale Ale (5% ABV) in cans on April 3. “It’s a piney, hop-forward beer with a dark roasted malt build that comes in dark, but not black,” says Rob Phillips, RoHa co-founder. (3/31)

RoHa is selling beer to-go and filling new growlers purchased on-site. And it recently packaged a batch of Grapefruit Back Porch Pale Ale. Hours: 12-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Telephone: (385) 227-8982

Since its “Firkin Wednesdays” are on temporary hiatus, RoHa is seeking alternative ways to get people engaged.  In the next couple of weeks, RoHa will be trying to host live events around making firkins. Keep an eye on RoHa’s social media for additional details. (3/25)

Roosters Brewing

Online ordering is now available for Roosters Brewing 25th Street. B Street Brewery and Layton locations are to follow. Roosters is open for curbside food pickup (menus online). Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. (25th Street and B Street); 3-8 p.m. (Layton). (3/31)

As mentioned above, Roosters Brewing is debuting its newest beer on April 1. High Desert Hazy is a Session Hazy IPA hopped with New Zealand Southern Cross hops. The 5% ABV beer will be available to go at all three Roosters locations. It will find its way into grocery in the coming weeks. (3/31)

In light of the dining-in closures, Roosters has been able to shuffle some bottles around. Jacquie King says two cases of Nordic Porter and five cases of Hellevation are now available at the Layton location only. Stop by from 3-8 p.m. (3/25)

For every takeout order of $25 or more, Roosters is including a $10 gift certificate to be used on your next visit at any Roosters location or its partner restaurant, Union Grill.  (3/24)

SaltFire Brewing

SaltFire couldn’t wait for the calendar to say it’s summer. Summer Camp Crush, its New England Style IPA, became available on March 31. Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (3/31)

Salt Flats Brewing

The Salt Flats package agency is open and selling beer to-go. It’s also now producing and selling hand sanitizer. Here is a nice FAQ for Salt Flats Sanitizer. Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (3/31)

Shades Brewing

On March 26, Shades Brewing re-released its Key Lime Pie American-Style Sour Ale. You can also grab a take-and-bake pizza (cheese or pepperoni).

Earlier, Shades Brewing set up curbside “beer pick-up” tents in front of the brewery’s dock. It also built an “emergency pack” with 24 sorted beers ready to go for $50 plus tax, according to head brewer Marcio Buffolo.

Beer drinkers are still able to select their own beers, but the pack is designed for a quick transaction.

The “emergency pack” includes the following (2 each): Aphrodite Belgian Blonde Ale, Premium Lager, Imperial Lager, Grapefruit Revolution Hazy & Juicy IPA, Slick City Citrus IPA, Kveik Rotator, Plum Berliner Weisse, Misdirected IPA, Double Trub’l Double IPA, Fit Lager, Kveik. And one each: Fit Brut IPA and Fit Blonde. Hours: 3-7 p.m. (3/25)

Silver Reef Brewing

The Silver Reef store is open from 12-6 p.m. (except Sunday). You’re able to purchase beer and spirits to go. (3/19)

Squatters Craft Beers

Squatters has food and beer to-go at its downtown pub (menu, PDF). Hours: 12-8 p.m. Telephone: (801) 363-2739. (3/25)

Strap Tank Brewery

Strap Tank Brewery in Springville temporarily closed. (4/1)

Its Lehi location is temporarily closed as of March 29. (3/31)

Talisman Brewery

Talisman Brewery in Ogden is open normal business hours for beer-to-go. It’s offering $12 growler fills, and creating a mixed six-pack of its 5% beer for $20. On March 25, Talisman released a new Hazy IPA. Spindrift (5% ABV) features mosaic and Simcoe hops. It’s available to-go in crowlers and growlers. (3/25)

T.F. Brewing

The T.F. Brewing beer store is open from 12-8 p.m. Crowlers are available to-go as well (check the website for current offerings). Telephone: (385) 270-5972. Email Orders: info@tfbrewing.com (3/25)

Toasted Barrel Brewery

Toasted Barrel is selling beer to-go. It’s even dipped into its cellar to “make your life a little better in this crazy time.” A fresh batch of Black Currant Sour is scheduled to hit the fridge on March 25. Its bottle shop hours this week: Wednesday through Saturday 2-6 p.m. Check Toasted Barrel’s social media for the latest. (3/25)

Uinta Brewing

The General Store remains open for beer — and merchandise — to-go. It also began selling this year’s edition of Birthday Suit, a lemon blackberry tart ale with lactose. Hours: 12-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Telephone: (801) 467-0228.

Check out UtahBeerStores.com, a new website designed by Uinta for Utah breweries to update their own information (hours, address, available beers, etc.). (3/25)

UTOG Brewing

UTOG released its first mixed pack. The 12-pack includes Mandarina Kölsch, Power Play Pilsner, Son of a Peach Hefeweizen, and a Brewer’s Choice. It’s available at the brewery’s beer store. Hours: 12-5 p.m. Telephone: (801) 725-2402. (3/31)

Vernal Brewing

Vernal Brewing Company is open 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., with beer to-go. Telephone: (435) 781-2337. (3/19)

Wasatch Brewery

Wasatch Brewery in Sugar House is offering curbside food pickup (menu, PDF) and beer to-go from 12-8 p.m. daily. Telephone: (801) 783-1127. The West Side Tavern is open seven days a week from 12-8 p.m. for beer to go. Telephone: (801) 466-8855 (3/31)

Zion Brewery

The Zion brewpub in Springdale is open for takeout and delivery only. Station II in downtown St. George is open for growlers to-go. (3/25)

Zólupez Brewing

You’re able to find sampler 12-packs of Zólupez beer at various grocery stores around the state. (3/25)

The Bayou

The Bayou is open for curbside to-go orders. It can also sell beer to-go, so long as they’re 5% ABV or lower. It’s only accepting payment over the phone. Here’s a full FAQ page. Hours: 12-8 p.m. Telephone: (801) 961-8400. (3/19)

Beer Bar

Beer Bar closed its doors temporarily. (3/17)

Beerhive Pub

The Beerhive Pub is temporarily closed. (3/16)

Craft by Proper

The Utah-only beer bar closed its doors temporarily (3/17)

Slackwater Pizzeria & Pub (Ogden & Sandy)

Slackwater Sandy is temporarily closed, as is Slackwater in Ogden. (3/22)

The Beer Nut Homebrew Shop

The Beer Nut is temporarily closed. Keep an eye on its social to learn when it might reopen for mail order and pickup. (3/28)

Salt City Brew Supply Homebrew Shop

Salt City Brew Supply remains open and fully stocked. Call ahead with an order and the folks at Salt City will pull it for you. Telephone: (801) 849-0955. (3/31)

Brewvies Cinema Pub

Brewvies is temporarily closed but you are able to purchase gift cards online. When you load $25 or more on a card, Brewvies will give you a movie pass that’s valid for any future date. (3/25)

A reminder: UtahBeerStores.com is a new website (created by Uinta Brewing) that allows for individual breweries to update their own business information. Breweries: Go there to claim your spot and update your info.

As of March 31, Utah had 887 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

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