Your Utah Craft Beer Events Planner (Oct. 25-27)

Utah Ale Trail

Another weekend, another full slate of fun. There’s bound to be one or two Craft Beer Events in Utah this weekend to satisfy your tastebuds.

Fun Fact: This is the last full weekend before 5% beer hits Utah grocery store shelves. Scroll down to learn where you can score some deals on 4% products.

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.

2019 Utah Ale Trail Fall Crawl

The 2019 Utah Ale Trail Fall Crawl is Saturday. It’s cool to think Utah is now a state where you can embark on a legitimate multiple-stop “brewery crawl” … on foot!

Craft Beer Events: Utah Ale Trail Fall CrawlOne day, 18 participating breweries from Midvale to Ogden. It’s a low-key, no-ticket-required, start/finish-where-you-want event. Pick up your passport at your first stop and you’re good to go.

Buy a beer at three separate breweries, get your passport stamped at each one, and redeem your passport for deals on brewery merchandise and other goodies.

The Fall Crawl is organized by the Utah Ale Trail and the Utah Brewers Guild. Check out the website to learn what deals/discounts various breweries are offering for completed passports.

Participating breweries include: Bohemian Brewery, Desert Edge Brewery, Epic Brewing, Fisher Brewing, Hopkins Brewing, Kiitos Brewing, Level Crossing Brewing, Mountain West Hard Cider, Proper Brewing, RoHa Brewing Project, Roosters Brewing, SaltFire Brewing, Salt Flats Brewing, Shades Brewing, Talisman Brewing, Toasted Barrel Brewery, Uinta Brewing, and UTOG Brewing.

  • DATE: Oct. 26
  • LOCATION: 18 participating breweries from Midvale to Ogden
  • COST: No ticket required; beer prices determined by individual breweries
  • MORE INFO: Visit the Utah Ale Trail website or Facebook event listing. 21+

T.F. Brewing One-Year Anniversary

Craft Beer Events: T.F. Brewing One-Year AnniversaryJoin the fine folks at T.F. Brewing on Saturday to help them celebrate their one-year anniversary.

A lot’s happened since we welcomed T.F. to the neighborhood last October. The most-recent achievement is a silver medal for its Beechwood Rauchbier at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival.

T.F. will release a special beer to mark the occasion: Jellyfish, a hazy IPA.

  • DATE: Oct. 26
  • TIME: Noon (beer release); 2-6 p.m. live music
  • LOCATION: T.F. Brewing, 936 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City
  • MORE INFO: Visit T.F. Brewing’s Instagram for additional details. 21+

SaltFire Brewing Punk as F*ck Release Party

SaltFire Brewing and Raunch Records teamed up “as an unholy alliance” to create the South Salt Lake brewery’s first triple IPA.

“This bloody evil brew rings in at 11.5% ABV and will also be our first can release,” writes SaltFire.

The release party will feature live bands, food, and, of course, beer.

  • DATE: Oct. 26
  • TIME: 6 p.m. – midnight
  • LOCATION: SaltFire Brewing, 2199 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City
  • MORE INFO: Visit the Facebook Event Listing for additional details. 21+

Level Crossing Halloween Party & Costume Contest

Craft Beer Events: Level Crossing Halloween PartySouth Salt Lake’s Level Crossing Brewing Co. will open its doors on Saturday for a Halloween party and costume contest. Our friend “DJ Tui” will be “spinnin’ spooky vinyls.” There will be beer specials and a photo booth. Plus, give the new pizza oven a whirl.

  • DATE: Oct. 26
  • TIME: 7-11 p.m.
  • LOCATION: Level Crossing Brewing Co., 2496 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City
  • MORE INFO: Details on the Facebook Event Listing. 21+

Beer Releases

Here are noteworthy beer releases we came across (release date in parentheses). Feel free to add others in the comments.

  • SaltFire Brewing: Wet-hopped pale ale (Oct. 25). Note: SaltFire e-newsletter subscribers received notice that this will be released at 11 a.m. on Oct. 25 at the brewery. The password: Wet Works.
  • Red Rock Brewery: Buffalo Point, New England-style IPA (Oct. 25)
  • SaltFire Brewing: Punk as F*ck Triple IPA (Oct. 26)
  • T.F. Brewing: Jellyfish, hazy IPA (Oct. 26)

Say Goodbye to 4%

In addition, several breweries around town are offering deals this weekend on their 4% offerings in anticipation of Nov. 1. That’s the date Utah’s grocery and convenience stores will be allowed to sell beers up to 5% ABV. The limit increases for draft products as well.

  • Level Crossing Brewing Co. is promoting a “kill the keg” event through Oct. 31, discounting select 4% drafts at its South Salt Lake taproom.
  • Salt Lake’s Kiitos Brewing and Ogden’s UTOG Brewing are selling cases (24 beers) for $20 to help supercharge sales for several of their flagship beers.
  • Uinta Brewing touted an “End of an Era Beer Clearance,” with deals on its 4% beers at its Salt Lake General Store through the end of October.
  • Roosters Brewing in Ogden is selling $1 cans of two of its popular brews: Blood Orange IPA and Bee’s Knees Honey Wheat.

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