Festival Press

Porch Drinking

We have always loved that quote and if it’s the truth, we believe the Utah Beer Festival is proof the recent spike in craft beer popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed in the Beehive state. Beer enthusiasts will invade beautiful downtown Salt Lake City in the middle of August looking to quench their thirst while trying the best beer the state has to offer… Read More

Slug Magazine

Two years ago, SLUG gave me my first test assignment: Review the Utah Beer Festival (UBF). Ever since then, I’ve been hooked, waiting for August to roll around so I have the chance to listen to kickass local blues and folk music, try 100-plus samples of delicious, cold beer and soak up the sun while mingling with friends. The annual UBF is a local gem and continues to grow in size and scale. Read More

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah beers will come from a number of Utah brewers — from Bohemian and Bonneville to Uintah and Wasatch. The brewers look forward to the event as much as the consumers.

“It’s always exciting to talk with people who are trying our beer for the first time or have traveled specifically for the event,” said Matthew Allred, communications director for Epic Brewing. Read More

Salt Lake Tribune

Saturday the festival and 7,000 attendees occupied a big part of the Fairpark, where it moved this year. The festival outgrew its previous editions at Gallivan Center and Washington Square.

Some 57 brewers participated including national brands like Samuel Adams, Coors and Henry Weinhards, as well as established Utah players like Squatters, Uinta, Desert Edge, Epic and Red Rock. Read More

Gastronomic Salt Lake City

Finally, while it’s a few months away, mark August 19th and 20th in your diary; City Weekly’s annual beer festival is back for its 8th year. This years event now spans two days and includes beer, food, beer, music, beer and um beer. Read More

Visit Salt Lake

This year beer-lovers will enjoy more elbow room, as the festival has been moved to the spacious Utah State Fair Park. AND there’s more beer on offer than ever before. AND the festival raises funds for the Human Society of Utah, so you can feel extra good about quaffing that cold one. Read More


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