Utah Beer Festival 2021: 50+ Breweries Pouring at The Gateway

Utah Beer Festival 2021
The 2021 Utah Beer Festival takes place Aug. 21-22 at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City. The two-day event will feature about 250 different beers from more than 50 local and regional breweries.

The Utah Beer Festival is pitching its beer tents in a new home in 2021. The state’s largest beer-sampling event will take place at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City Aug. 21-22.

It’s always a hot ticket. But this year, after a coronavirus-caused hiatus in 2020, the thirst for an in-person beer festival is palpable.

A few facts about the 11th Utah Beer Festival:

  • 64 beer tents
  • About 250 beers, ciders, and seltzers
  • 300,000+ ounces poured in 2019
  • Expected attendance: 10,000 (about 65% of total attends on Saturday)
  • Event benefits The Galena Fund to support local journalism
  • A pre-party will take place at The Depot on Aug. 20
  • Here’s a “how-to” FAQ guide, courtesy of Salt Lake City Weekly

🎥 Virtual Taproom: Utah Beer Festival Organizers

Utah Beer News caught up with Pete Saltas, publisher of Salt Lake City Weekly, which organizes the Utah Beer Festival organizer. Saltas joined us in our Virtual Taproom. We talked about what the 10,000 or so attendees can expect.

🎙Episode 63: 11th Utah Beer Festival (2021)

If you’re on the go and can’t watch the video, give a listen to the audio-only version of our conversation with Pete Saltas as part of the Utah Beer News Podcast.

Know Before You Go

Here’s a cheat sheet to help you get the most out of your festival-going experience. For more details, visit UtahBeerFestival.com.

If you see me stumbling around the festival, please say hi. I’d be happy to give you a Utah Beer News sticker! 🍻

From the Archives

And here’s some information from previous Utah Beer Festivals.

About the Utah Beer News Virtual Taproom

Utah Beer News conducts 15-minute (or so) video interviews with brewers, breweries, and everyday imbibers. These brief conversations are recorded virtually. They are uploaded to the Utah Beer News YouTube channel.

Instead of the more in-depth interviews and brewery histories typical of the Utah Beer News Podcast episodes and Brewery Profile articles, these bite-sized conversations feature so-called “newsy” information. We talk about new beer releases, upcoming events, and general happenings in and around Utah’s craft breweries.

If you’re a brewer or brewery representative — or even an everyday imbiber with a story to share — and would like to participate in an upcoming episode, please fill out the contact form.