Originally Posted by guroo270
I do not know any good microbrews in Utah, and liquor in Utah is always a little tough. I will however offer suggestions on my favorite micro brews (that are readily available).
Breckenridge Brewery 471 small batch IPA
Second that IPA recommendation! I got a free tour of their brewery last month, and walked out with a free case what I thought was 1/2 Christmas Ale and 1/2 Lucky IPA. I was down to my last 6 pack in the box last night, and low and behold, it wasn't the regular IPA, but the small batch double 9.2% abv IPA. Love those guys!
I'm not sure why you started at the state liquor stores for microbrews? Most big chain grocery stores sell a decent selection, and killclimbz 3.2% comment is incorrect. As far as where to get good Utah microbrews, here's some help:
Bohemian Brewery in Midvale - buy their outstanding Czech/Bavarian brews right at the brewery. They actually make lagers, which many microbrewers avoid. Na Zdravi! 94 E. 7200 South (www.bohemianbrewery.com
lists what stores carry their brews)
Great deals on Squatters microbrews can be found at any SLC Costco. No, it's not all 3.2% swill. 1st Amendment lager and full suspension pale ale are very worthy, and come in at 4.0%. Really, if you are buying a microbrew, you are buying it for taste first, right? If ethanol content is your prime concern, buy cheap malt liquor.
You can find Moab Brewery's Scorpion Pale Ale in the local grocers (Smiths, Albertsons, Fred Meyer). Can you tell I'm a hophead yet?
Last but not least, make it yourself with the help of the Beer Nut on 1200 S. State in SLC.