Your Utah Craft Beer Events Planner (May 4-5)

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Tour de Brewtah

If you subscribe to the Utah Beer News e-newsletter, you know we’re embarking on what I like to call Beer Season (I’m sure others do, too).  Well, it doesn’t get much better than this. There’s bound to be one or two Craft Beer Events along the Wasatch Front this weekend to satisfy your tastebuds.

Utah Beer News | Handcrafted Craft Beer Content to Sip & SavorTake a look and be sure to let us know which craft beer events you’ll be hitting up. Yours isn’t mentioned below? Tell us about it…and then be sure to kindly suggest to the host brewery that they send event info our way next time.

As always, it’s best to verify details with event organizers ahead of time.

10th Annual Tour de Brewtah

The popular bike-meets-brewery event takes on a space theme this year. Tour de Brewtah Spaced-X — May the Fourth Be With You — blasts off from The Gateway.

Cyclists start pedaling along one of 10 pre-determined routes stretching from Ogden to Midvale, sipping a brew at three stops. Pre-registration is encouraged and tickets are $40. New this year: An all-ages beer festival at The Gateway beginning at noon.

  • DATE: May 4
  • TIME: Noon-8 p.m.
  • LOCATION: The Gateway, 18 N. Rio Grande St., is “Mission Control,” but the Tour takes cyclists from Ogden to Midvale.
  • MORE INFO: Read our article, visit the Tour de Brewtah website or its Facebook event listing

Red Rock New Beer Launch Party

Red Rock Biere de Mars Release - Beer Events - Utah Beer NewsRed Rock Brewery is a stop on the Tour de Brewtah. It will celebrate by hosting a space-themed party and releasing Biere de Mars, a Belgian-style ale with spices, and White Rainbow, its popular White IPA. Other beers will be available as well for $5.

The event is 21+ but dogs of any age are welcome. Lucky Slice food truck will be on-site and Moodlite will be performing.

Saturday Cycles will be on-hand offering mobile repairs (for your bike). Oh, and don’t forget to dig out your space gear — there’s a costume contest, too.

  • DATE: May 4
  • TIME: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Red Rock Brewery, 443 N. 400 West
  • MORE INFO: Facebook

Little City Fleet Nights

Fleet Nights - Beer Events - Utah Beer NewsFleet Nights is a new “weekly beer garden in the heart of Salt Lake City’s Granary District.” Each week, the all-ages event organized by Little City will feature a Utah-based craft brewery and a local food truck.

The season-opener on Saturday includes RoHa Brewing Project and Facil taqueria. Future weeks include beer from Shades Brewing (May 11), Kiitos Brewing (May 18) and Talisman Brewing (May 25). Follow @littlecityinc on Instagram for the full lineup.

  • DATE: May 4
  • TIME: 4-10 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Little City, 855 S. 400 West
  • MORE INFO: Facebook event listing. Follow @littlecityinc on Instagram for the full lineup. Events are planned weekly through Sept. 4.

Firefighter Appreciation Day at Black Sheep

Firefighter Appreciation Day - Beer Events - Utah Beer NewsSpeaking of RoHa Brewing Project, they’re helping support the inaugural Firefighter Appreciation Day at The Black Sheep Bar & Grill on Foothill Drive. Wasatch Brewery and Toasted Barrel Brewery are also taking part.

RoHa, who’s no stranger to supporting firefighters, collaborated with Salt Lake City Firefighters Local 81 on Maltese Cross Red Ale.

Participate in a silent auction to benefit Shriners Hospital for Children. Enjoy $2.50 pints on select draft beers, as well as $5 BBQ sandwiches, burgers, and bratwursts. This is a 21+ event.

  • DATE: May 4
  • TIME: 1-6 p.m.
  • LOCATION: The Black Sheep Foothill, 1400 S. Foothill Dr., Suite 166
  • MORE INFO: Facebook event listing

Cinco de Mayo at Shades

Get a jump on Cinco de Mayo by visiting South Salt Lake’s Shades Brewing for “margarita beer specials” and live music. 21+ only.

  • DATE: May 4
  • TIME: 7-10 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Shades Brewing, 154 W. Utopia Ave.
  • MORE INFO: Facebook event listing

Lauter Day Brewers Big Brew at Kiitos

National Homebrew Day is May 7. But each year, the Saturday before the hallowed holiday, homebrewers from around the nation fire up their boil kettles and brew a batch of fresh wort (which will soon ferment to become delicious, delicious beer).

It’s a Big Brew! To help celebrate, the Lauter Day Brewers homebrew club is organizing “the biggest, baddest Big Brew Day celebration for a thousand miles.”

The Lauter Day Brewers will demonstrate all-grain brewing on Kiitos Brewing’s 20-gallon pilot system. They’re brewing the Trans-Atlantic Blonde, the official homebrew recipe for Big Brew Day.

Even more, Kiitos will be giving each attendee five gallons of fresh wort (while supplies last). If you want some, be sure to bring an empty vessel (bucket, carboy, keg, etc.) with you. And Solstice Malt plans to give away some local malt, too.

Don’t forget your chair and a tasting glass.

  • DATE: May 4
  • TIME: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Kiitos Brewing, 608 W. 700 South
  • MORE INFO: Facebook event listing
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Fisher Mansion Beer Garden

Fisher Brewing Co. is celebrating Utah Bike Month by hosting a weekend of “beer, bikes, music, and good times” at Historic Fisher Mansion.

Entry is free and open to all ages. The Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective will be on hand to valet park all bikes.

Enjoy $5 pints, a bite from a local food truck, and live music in a unique setting. Plus, learn about environmental issues affecting the Jordan River. Seven Canyons Trust and the Jordan River Commission will be available to discuss ongoing projects.

On Sunday, Level Nine Sports will offer a bike repair station and show off demo bikes.

Visit the Facebook Event Listing for a complete schedule of the weekend’s events at the Fisher Mansion.

  • DATE: May 4-5
  • TIME: Noon-8 p.m. each day
  • LOCATION: Albert Fisher Mansion and Carriage House, 1206 W. 200 South
  • MORE INFO: Facebook event listing

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5th Annual Lagerpalooza

Last but definitely not least, the 5th Annual Lagerpalooza is a perfect way to cap your beer-fueled weekend. The homebrew competition and outdoor festival showcases local lagers. Be the first to taste last year’s Lagerpalooza winner — a Baltic Porter — and enjoy lagers from Bohemian Brewery, T.F. Brewing, Hopkins Brewing, and Wasatch Brewery. All ages are welcome.

  • DATE: May 5
  • TIME: 4-8 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Bohemian Brewery, 94 E. Fort Union Blvd.
  • MORE INFO: Read our article and check out the Facebook event listing

Phew! What did we miss? Or what event(s) are you planning to attend? Let us know in the comments.