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Photos: Utah brewers win gold at Mountain Brewers Beer Festival

By Kathy Stephenson

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Jun 09 2014 08:40 am • Last Updated Jun 09 2014 09:57 pm

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.

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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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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)

Bohemian Brewery

Bronze » Viennese Amber Lager — Vienna Lager

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Bonneville Brewery

Silver » Redline Irish Red — Irish-Style Red Ale

Bronze » Antelope Amber Ale — (Special) Best Bitter

Desert Edge

Bronze » Desert Hell — Helles Lager

Bronze » Augustus Amber — Ordinary Bitter

Bronze » Latter Day Stout — Dry Stout

Bronze » Downhill Dunkel — Dunkelweizen

Epic Brewing

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

Moab Brewery

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

Uinta Brewing

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

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