Guild Blog

  • Welcome to the Utah Brewers Guild's newest member! Javier Chavez, Jr. is bringing new flavors and a nano approach to brewing in Ogden. Cerveza Zólupez Beer Co., which has both a packaging agency and a manufacturer's license, had its grand opening last Saturday. Cerveza Zólupez Beer Co. sits adjacent ...

  • Jon Lee and I sat down back in August to discuss topics from quality to production and his work at Squatters. He started at the company back in 1997, hired to clean and fill kegs. He moved his way through the ranks, cleaning, filling, doing cellar work and then advanced to brewhouse operations. He d...

  • Ginger Bowden welcomed me to her brewery in Vernal, Utah last week. It's a stylish building with a brewhouse in the back and a restaurant and bar in the front. Before taking me on a tour, she took me out to the attached garden that supports the restaurant. Cucumbers hung from a trellis, squash fille...

  • Jacquie King is head brewer at Roosters Ogden and has recently taken the helm as the board president of the Utah Brewers Guild. She and I sat down last week to chat about her favorite beers, Roosters' new location, and her new role at the UBG.

    From beers like the toasty O-Town Nut Brown to the cris...

  • Join us on Nov. 7 at 6:00pm for a hop sensory course with Meagen J. Anderson of Mill95 Hops. The objective of this brief interactive seminar is to establish the fundamentals of recognition for 15-20 hop and beer derived flavor compounds, and to establish a shared language for those flavors.  We will...

  • I visited with Jeff Van Horn, the head brewer at Moab Brewery last week. He invited me into the brewery and we had some time to chat about unique challenges facing Moab Brewery, favorite styles and the future of the craft beer industry as Jeff sees it.

    For starters, it’s not always easy to source m...

  • An exciting educational opportunity is up ahead! Neil Witte, the Quality Ambassador for the Brewers Association will be in town on October 17 to provide UBG members with a seminar on what quality means to today's brewer and the industry as a whole. Quality programs are explored through the lens of t...

  • I headed out on a visit to 2 Row Brewing this week where I had the chance to meet Brian the owner and check out his brewing facility. 2 Row is located in Midvale, Utah and is a family business. I've been trying to get around to meet many of our Utah brewers in person since I started the position las...

  • UBG has a new executive director! Nicole Dicou started with the Guild in early July 2018. Her professional experience in non-profit management and love for craft beer perfectly suits her to this position. Before working at the Utah Brewers Guild, Nicole was associate director of Equality Utah, the s...