Utah brewers and beer lovers sampled more than 80 beers from 15 states in the 2014 Mountain Brewers Beer Festival in Idaho Falls over the weekend.
The annual festival also featured food, music and The North American Beer Awards competition, which allowed regional breweries to measure up against some of the best in the country.
Utah beer brewers brought home 29 medals — including five gold. Beer was judged in more than 80 different categories. Utah winners include:
Avenues Proper and Publik House
Bronze • RoggenSchwarz — Schwarzbier (Black Beer)
Bronze • Viennese Amber Lager — Vienna Lager
Silver • Redline Irish Red — Irish-Style Red Ale
Bronze • Antelope Amber Ale — (Special) Best Bitter
Bronze • Desert Hell — Helles Lager
Bronze • Augustus Amber — Ordinary Bitter
Bronze • Latter Day Stout — Dry Stout
Bronze • Downhill Dunkel — Dunkelweizen
Gold • Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale — Belgian-Style Pale (Golden) Strong Ale
Silver • Straight Up Saison — Saison
Hoppers Grill and Brewing
Silver • Helles Festbier — Helles Lager
Silver • This is the Pilsener — Bohemian-Style Pilsner
Gold • Rocket Bike Lager — California Common
Silver • DeadHorse Amber Ale — Ordinary Bitter
Silver • Squeaky Bike Nut Brown — English-Style Mild Ale
Bronze • Desert Select Export Stout — Foreign-Style Stout
Bronze • Desert Select Tripel — Tripel
Red Rock Brewing
Gold • Redrock Blonde Ale — Golden or Blonde Ale
Silver • Redrock Reve Belgian Tripple — Other Belgian-Style Ales
Bronze • Redrock Paardebloem — Biere de Garde
Bronze • Bamberg Rauch bier — German-Style Rauchbier
Gold • Cutthroat 8B — (Special) Best Bitter
Gold • Anniversary Barley Wine 10E — American-Style Barley Wine
Silver • Monkshine 12F — Belgian-Style Pale(Golden) Strong Ale
Silver • 21st Birthday Suit — Gueuze Lambic
Utah Brewers Cooperative:
Silver • Wasatch Last One In — Dortmunder/Export
Silver • Squatters Wee Peat — Scottish-Style Export
Bronze • Squatters Hell’s Keep — Belgian-Style Pale(Golden) Strong Ale
Bronze • Squatters Bumper Crop — Herbed/Spiced
O More than 10,000 employees now work in Utah’s beer industry and their handiwork is impressing thirsty consumers, vendors as well as award judges.
On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Brewers Cooperative’s Greg Schirf, “Beer in the Beehive” author Del Vance, Red Rock Brewery’s Kevin Templin and Tribune reporter Kathy Stephenson join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the burgeoning and profitable brewing scene in Utah.
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