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UTAH – A DRY STATE?

27 Oct

I wasn’t quite sure how to post all my Utah pictures considering there are over 130 of them, so I’m going to do some by topic. Today’s topic – BOOZE! Utah is considered by many to be a ‘dry’ state, but if you’re in Salt Lake City or Park City there is plenty of beer and other alcohol. We went to three beer breweries, and one whisky distillery. It was fun. Here are some photos. We went to Squatters, Red Rock, Wasatch, and High West. And I’d just like to say that everywhere we ate had excellent food.

First up is Squatters. We ate here in Salt Lake City after we first arrived. It was my second favorite when it came to beer.

Squatter's Brewhouse sampler

Yes, I ate meat, but it was Niman Ranch burger which means it came from a family run humane and sustainable ranch. AND IT WAS DAMN GOOD! And those are garlic fries. Mmmm.

Next was Red Rock in Park City the first night we were there. It was my least favorite, but it’s because their main focus is food, and not beer. And the candelabra thing the beer came in was HEAVY.

The beer sampler at Red Rock in Park City.

The last brewery was Wasatch in Park City, and it was our favorite beer. This one didn’t have a sampler of 6 3-oz tastes like the other brewhouses, but they had 5-oz samples for $1.75!! That is nuts! I had the Apricot Hefewiezen and the seasonal Pumpkin Spice which was fantastic. Here are photos of the beer stills.

Beer in the making

Beer making technology at work

After having lots of beer at lunch we then went to the High West Whiskey Distillery for dessert. We shared this butterscotch pudding thing which was fabulous and I ate it before I took a picture. Oh well. We had samples of their five whiskeys and two vodkas. I recommend the Rendezvous whiskey and the straight vodka, not the peach vodka, which was too peachy for me.

From left to right, Rendezvous, 21 year, 16 year, and a "bourye" blend of bourbon and rye whiskey.

It was a very libatious weekend.

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2010 in adventure, food and drink, fun, husband, travel

 

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