The Inaugural Made in Utah Brewers Fest at The Gateway, will be held Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 5 until 10 p.m. The sure-to-be-popular event will feature 10 local craft brewers showcasing their newest brews, popular local foods and cocktails from Utah distilleries, live music by local bands and unique giveaways for those dressed in costumes from their favorite beer drinking county. It’s an indoor, 21 + event and is located as 12 South 400 West near the Grand Hall, at the top of the stairs from Olympic Legacy Plaza. General admission is $5 if purchased in advance at MadeInUtahFest.com or $10 at the door.
“Every year in March we write about some new and old breweries and highlight their brewers. We want to give people the opportunity to meet these makers they read about, the faces behind their favorite brews and to give them the opportunity to try their newest creations,” says Richard Markosian, Made in Utah Founder and editor of Utah Stories. “You may have not had a chance to get to know some of the newest breweries such as Level Crossing or Cerveza Zolupez. Cerveza Zolupez is at the moment very small and based in Ogden but they create some excellent authentic Mexican beer.”
Participating breweries are: SaltFire Brewing, Vernal Brewing, Toasted Barrel, Shades Brewing, Red Rock sBrewing, Strap Tank Brewery, Level Crossing Brewing, Cerveza Zolupez Brewing,Talisman Brewing and Proper Brewing. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite beer.
Food vendors include Dali Crepes, Paizlees Grass Fed Beef, Petra’s Backstubchen, San Diablo Churros, Café India and Cupbop. “Our belief is that excellent beer must be accompanied with delicious food,” continued Markosian. “We are sorry that we cannot provide authentic German rotisserie chicken and potato salad, but we will make it up to you with Paizlee’s Grass Fed Beef brisket sandwiches, Petra’s authentic German pastries and pretzels, San Diablo Churros on steroids and more.”
They will also will feature New World Distillery and their Oomaw Gin, Rabbit and Grass Blanco Agave Spirits, Wasatch Blossom UT Tart Cherry Liqueur and Ogden Valley VODKA. Sugar House Distillery will feature a wide variety of their handcrafted, small batch spirits. Distillery 36 and Hammer Spring Distillery will be mixing cocktails. Castle Creek Winery, the largest Utah winery coming from Moab, will offer a large selection of their seasonal wines.
Live music will be provided by Vocal Reasoning, Bucket of Witches and Mathew and the Hope. Revelers dressed up in costumes from their favorite beer drinking country will be entered to win one of the giveaways that range from gift cards and gift baskets to Made in Utah gift boxes.
About Utah Stories: Utah Stories is the voice of local Utah. Our mission is to promote and protect the power of the individual. It’s our belief that The Internet can become a means for individual voices to be heard through all of the clutter, spin and noise in the current media setting. It’s our mission to promote and highlight individuality in a world becoming more homogeneous. To this end, we highlight individual success stories and promote the home- grown culture found in Utah through our stories and events. Utah Stories is the organizer of Made in Utah Summer and Winter Festivals.
About The Gateway: The Gateway is a 1.4 million square foot lifestyle destination in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Owned and managed by Vestar, the property is in the midst of a $100 million redevelopment—infusing retail and dining, entertainment, modern office space, arts and culture, a boutique hotel, and a full calendar of community-driven events.
About Vestar: As one of the leading privately held real estate companies in the United States, Vestar acquires, develops and manages shopping and entertainment destinations that serve as community focal points. Since its inception in 1989, Vestar has earned a reputation for integrity and responsibility in the fields of retail property development, operations, leasing and marketing. Vestar’s current portfolio of retail properties totals 30 million square feet throughout the western states. For more information, please visit vestar.com.