Utah brewers brought home two dozen medals — including five golds, eight silvers and 11 bronzes — from the International Beer Awards competition, held this past weekend in Idaho Falls.
Red Rock Brewing Co., of Salt Lake City, was the big winner, awarded five medals — including two golds for its Marvella Tripel and Citra Pils, an American-style Pilsner.
Other first-place awards went to Epic Brewing Co. and Shades Brewing Co., both in Salt Lake City, and Hoppers Grill in Midvale.
Two of Salt Lake City’s newest brewers — Kiitos and TF Brewing Co.— were medalists, as were two Ogden breweries — Roosters and Talisman. The showing marks a good sign for the future of brewing in the state, especially as producers prepare for Nov. 1, when higher-alcohol beer will be allowed in Utah grocery and convenience stores.
Sanctioned by the North American Brewers Association, the competition featured nearly 2,000 beers, ciders, meads and sodas from around the country in 20 categories and numerous subcategories.
Here’s a list of the winning brews from Utah.
Marvella (Tripel) • Red Rock
Imperial Stout • Epic Brewing
Citra Pils (American-style Pilsner) • Red Rock
This is the Pilsener (Bohemian-style) • Hoppers Grill
Kveik Series Pina Colada (specialty/experimental) • Shades Brewing
Czech Your Head (Bohemian-style Pilsner) • Proper Brewing Co., Salt Lake City
Sir Malcolms Stout • Bonneville Brewing Co., Tooele
Ninerbock (Doppelbock) • Roosters Brewing, Ogden
Clear Daze Juicy IPA (American-style strong pale ale) • Uinta Brewing Co., Salt Lake City
Comin In Hop (sessions-style India pale ale) • Talisman Brewing Co., Ogden
White Rainbow (Belgian-style India pale ale) • Red Rock
Croggy Brett Saison (Brett beer) • Uinta
Terpene IPA (specialty/experimental) • TF Brewing
Rita is a Hose Monkey (Bohemian-style Pilsner) • TF Brewing
American Light Lager • Shades
Deuce Coupe Copper Lager (American-style amber) • Salt Flats Brewing, Salt Lake City
Cutthroat Pale Ale (English-style) • Uinta
Antelope Amber Ale (ordinary bitter) • Bonneville Brewing
Uplifted (Scottish-style) • Talisman
Alt Bier • Bohemian Brewery, Midvale
Barley Wine • Kiitos Brewing Salt Lake City
Biere de Mars (Biere de Garde) • Red Rock
Brainless Belgian (strong ale) • Epic Brewing
Zwickelbier (sessions beer) • Red Rock