SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery is back— spring edition. SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery is a festival that celebrates Utah’s local breweries and distilleries, at which attendees can sample a variety of craft beverages in one place.SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery spring edition will take place on Saturday, May 18 at Historic Trolley Square from 2-7:30 p.m.
Local breweries will be competing for two awards in the Best New Brew Category. This category is reserved for local brewers that have chosen to release an exclusive beer at SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery. This is the second year awards have been given at SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery.
Brewstillery attendees will vote for their favorite exclusive brew for the People’s Choice award, and SLUG “Beer of the Month” columnists Chris and Sylvia Hollands will judge for the “Best New Brew” award.
There will also be a cocktail competition—participating distillers will create craft cocktails in hopes to wow the crowd and take home the People’s Choice award as well as the Singular Contribution to Utah Spirits award—given for the best spirit brand of the event—which will be chosen by SLUG Magazine’s Editor, Alexander Ortega, and Ryan Manning, who has developed and managed bar programs at Takashi and Under Current.
Last spring, SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery award presenters were RDA Chief Operating Officer, Danny Walz and then District 4 SLC Council Member (now Utah State Senator) Derek Kitchen.
This spring, SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery is excited to announce our 2019 award presenters: Mayor Jackie Biskupski and District 4 SLC Council Member Ana Valdemoros. Voting begins when gates open at 2 p.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. Awards start promptly at 5 p.m.
SLUG Mag’s Brewstillery introduces attendees to the growing craft beer and spirits industry that Utah has to offer. Samples and drinks will be available with tokens that are purchasable onsite. While sampling brews and spirits, attendees will also get a taste of local food and art, as well as performances by local musicians.