Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The 5th annual Utah Beer Festival

Huzzah! It's beerfest time again. Saturday, August 16th is the date for the the 5th annual Utah Beer Festival. This year's festival will be held at Washington Square (SLC's City & County Building) from 3pm-8pm (Early/VIP tickets: Gates open at 1:45pm, Beer at 2pm)

One of the advantages of having the fest at Washington Square is the amount of trees. it will likely be quite hot and the decision to hold it on the east side of the building (instead of the west) will help shade attendees from the sun as well.

General Admission Ticket: $15 ($25 day of) Includes admission, 5 tokens and taster mug.

Early Beer Drinker Ticket: $25 Includes an hour early admission into the festival, 8 tokens and taster mug.

VIP Ticket: $50 Includes all GA benefits, access to VIP lounge,  hour early admission into the festival and exclusive beer and food pairings by Whole Foods. Limited amount of tickets.

VIP Designated Driver Ticket: $20 Access to VIP Lounge, hour early entry, Whole Foods appetizer buffet.

Designated Driver Ticket: $5 Admission only.

Tickets have been dropped off to your local breweries today! $15 no service fees! Get them before they're gone. List of locations at utahbeerfestival.com.

The following breweries will be pouring their beers - both high and low point. As far as I know this isn't the final list, we'll update it as the date gets closer.


Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake, UT
Red Rock Salt Lake, UT
Moab Brewery  Moab, UT
The Annex by Epic Brewing Salt Lake, UT     
Epic Brewing Company Salt Lake, UT     
Desert Edge Brewery  Salt Lake, UT     
Bohemian  Salt Lake, UT     
Bonneville Brewery  Tooele, UT       
Squatters Craft Beers  Salt Lake, UT
Wastach Brewery   Salt Lake, UT
Vernal Brewing Co. Vernal, UT
Avenues Proper  Salt Lake, UT
Wing Nutz: Nut Job Beer Salt Lake, UT
Hopper's Grill & Brewing Co. Midvale, UT

Any thoughts about last year's festival at the Gallivan Center?

Cheers!

Photo: Professional Douche Bag - Do not attempt!

7 comments:

Rico said...

I love me some local Utah Craft beer, but I'd really like to see some out of state breweries added. Glad they're moving it to Washington Square though. More shade will definitely be nice.

Mikey said...

Rico, your in luck. Payette Brewing was just added to the list. More will coming for sure.

Steven Bennett said...

I love Payette Brewing! Rodeo is all you can get here I think but they have some great beers. I'll take an Outlaw if its there.

Rico said...

Excellent! I've only tried Rodeo, and I love it. I've been wanting to try the Outlaw IPA. Can't wait!

Mikey said...

Outlaw and their Pale Ale is here as well.

RaucusBacchus said...

I actually had a better experience at Gallivan. VIP (including AC) rules for avoiding the heat and also surveying the landscape in lining up an approach vector to vendors. Lines weren't bad on the GC grounds like they have been in the past on the square, but this could be simple due to improved organization over the years. Regardless, I'll be there and look forward to sampling Utah's finest. Cheers! ~m

rob@microbusbrewery.org said...

Since we skipped the Evanston Beer Fest this year, I was thinking of hitting the Utah Beer Fest. I haven't been to it since the first year (since Herr Valentine instituted the token system). Is it worth buying the VIP ticket, assuming there are still some available?