Utah brewers earn 24 medals — including 5 golds — at beer competition

(Photo courtesy of Red Rock Brewing Company) The colorful mural on the outside of the Red Rock Brewing production facility and beer store is filled with symbolism.

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