April 03, 2020

It's time to rally around Utah's breweries - Nicole Dicou in the SL Tribune

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Check out director Nicole Dicou's op-ed in the SL Tribune from this past week. 

If you love cracking open a local lager that’s been brewed with an artisan’s touch, Utah is a pretty great place to live. Especially recently. Today our state is home to more than 30 craft breweries. Amazing, right? Now consider this: Two-thirds of them opened in the last five years alone. Even if you’re not a beer fan yourself — just a Utahn who wants to see our economy thrive — you can likely appreciate this surging industry.Dreams, life savings, sweat — they’ve all been put on the line to grow businesses that create jobs, revive neighborhoods, give people a place to connect and elevate our state’s food and beverage culture. Utah’s intrepid, homegrown brewers are finding success in not just our large population centers where you might expect. They’re flourishing in smaller towns, suburbs and tourism areas — even as many navigate their companies through their early years. Read more...