So much beer, so little time…

I’m afraid I won’t have time to post complete notes from our drinking adventures in Utah, so I’ll just put the photos up.  It was interesting getting used to the brewpub laws again:

– no beer over 4%, unless you bottle it, sell it to the beer store, then buy it back to serve in your establishment
– the wait staff can not serve you beer if you aren’t buying food (or demonstrate intent to buy)
– if you sit at the bar, this rule does not apply
– the wait staff can not offer to get you another drink – the customer must initiate
– and then there are the private clubs…

Despite this, it was really fun, and we had some terrific microbrews in downtown Salt Lake City.  Barbara was really excited about going, and she’s really learning what she likes – her descriptions were very good, and she was tuned into the finer nuances of beer tasting.

The first night, we went to Desert Edge Brewery (which I’ve already posted about) in Trolly Square along with another beer drinking, bird watching librarian (I didn’t believe it myself until she told me!)  We all enjoyed the Creme Ale and the British Mild best.

Desert Edge Sampler    Desert Edge Entrance

Barbara and I went to Red Rock on Wednesday night – the stout was a clear winner.  I highly recommended it to the Canadians on their night out (Thursday.)

Red Rock Brewery Beer List

On Thursday, we went to Squatter’s (downtown; on Friday, we went to Squatter’s at the airport!)  I went for the 6% IPA, but our favorites were the Oatmeal Stout and the Wit.  However, at the airport we had Polygamy Porter and Hop Hed Red, which were equally as good as our two favorite from the night before.

Squatters - Salt Lake City Brewing Co.

I’ll try my best to get details, but tomorrow I’m off to Pittsburgh with D.  We need to get to the Sharp Edge Bistro as well as D’s Six Pax and Dogz (no relation!)

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