Episode 31 of the Utah Beer News Podcast strays from its typical format. As listeners of the podcast know, generally, I like to sit down with brewers and let them share their stories. But for this episode, it’s just me. I don’t have a guest, but I hope you’ll give it a listen.
Episode 31 of the Utah Beer News Podcast features analysis of our recent survey, details on recent (and upcoming) features, a rundown of the most-read articles in 2019, news and notes from the world of Utah Beer and more!
Episode 31: A Utah Beer News Grab Bag
Here’s what you can expect in the podcast episode (approximate timestamps in parentheses):
- Utah Beer News Survey: Results and Analysis (1:58 – 14:30)
- Nearly 200 Utah beer drinkers responded to our annual survey at the end of January. You can read about some of the key findings, but I go into additional detail in the podcast episode.
- Get the complete rundown of favorite beer styles and favorite local breweries.
- Gather insight into a few trends people are stoked about — and several trends they wish would disappear.
- Listen to me answer some constructive feedback I received as part of the survey.
- Recent & Upcoming on the Site (14:40 – 17:00)
- If you’re an infrequent visitor to utahbeernews.com, here’s what you’ve missed (and what you can look forward to).
- Most-Read Articles of 2019 (17:10 – 21:35)
- A snapshot of the five most-read articles on utahbeernews.com in 2019. The articles feature brewery profiles, law changes, beer and board games, and more.
Thank you for supporting Utah Beer News. It’s still somewhat of a passion project that I do as part of my consulting business — Tim Haran Digital.
Utah Beer News is nearly two years old now. I truly hope you consider it to be a valuable resource as you continue to explore Utah’s vibrant craft beer scene. My hope is that through articles, podcast episodes, and other digital means, Utah Beer News serves as a “publication of record” for Utah beer.
The modern-day scene is nearly 35 years old now. Yet in the last 5-7 years (and the last 3-5 years, especially), we’ve witnessed astounding growth throughout the state.
- Utah is now home to more than 35 breweries, brewpubs, tasting rooms, etc.
- We have full bars dedicated to craft beer.
- Grocery store shelves are filled with local, regional, and national craft brews.
- Liquor laws slowly but surely are catching up (though we still have a ways to go)
- And we have a very passionate community that cares about quality craft beer and supporting its local brewers.
It’s a Golden Age for craft beer in Utah. It sometimes can be easy to take for granted. I grew up in Utah and have seen how far we’ve come in certain areas — and how far we have to go in others. But I believe the Utah craft beer scene is on a trajectory for continued greatness.
As always, if you have questions, comments, or concerns, I invite you to email me directly.
Thank you again for your support and I sincerely appreciate you helping to spread the word about Utah Beer News on social media or over a pint as you chat with friends at your favorite watering holes.