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A cold 101: A beginner’s guide to making, drinking beer

Beer 101 » More craft breweries are opening up, and more devotees are taking up home brewing. For the rest, here’s a baseline for all things beer.

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When measured like the rest of the world, Utah’s beer has 4 percent alcohol by volume. It’s the lowest nationwide, but it’s not far behind the national average of mainstream beers — about 5 percent. And beer drinkers can still order stronger brews in bottles, or pick them up at the liquor store. At the store, the toughest part, Burick said, is deciding which ones to bring home.

"There’s so many beer styles out there," he said. "And they just continue to evolve."

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