Local Utah Breweries + Distilleries Round-Up
Did you know Utah is home to a long list of local distilleries and breweries? LUX loves supporting local, and we pride ourselves on our list of businesses, friendships, and partnerships with these vendors. Summer is the perfect time to try new cocktails, beers, and seltzers. Here is a list of some of the local Utah spirits we love!
Westwater Hard Selzer
Whether you are wrapping up an epic journey on the trail or just soaking in the day’s lighter moments with friends, Westwater Hard Seltzer has an easy-sipping vibe with a refreshingly simple taste. Available in Raspberry, Mango, and Lime flavors.
Squatters Grandeur Peak
Clean, crisp, and crafted with adventure in mind. These spiked sparkling waters are available in Utah Cherry, Ruby Red Grapefruit, Peach, and Mango Paradise flavors.
Grid City Bubble Works
Grid City is a new Utah food and beverage staple! They believe no matter what ABV you want to drink your beer at, or what style of beer it is you call your favorite, your beer drinking experience is a personal preference and should always be extraordinary. They host a variety of flavors from Aperitif, Cucumber Lime, Hoppy Hard, and Rosé.
Wasatch Brewery has been misbehaving since 1986, brewing playfully irreverent, award-winning beers. Check out their lineup and find the perfect beer for you!
Brewing since 1993, Uinta Brewing has a passion for beer that instigates experiences worth reliving. Check out their expansive list of brews!
Shades of Pale Brewing
Shades Brewing offers a robust portfolio of spectacular beers. Shades brews flavorful, award-winning craft beers in the heart of Salt Lake City. Not the conventional setting to establish a brewery, but they don’t do conventional. Their brews are unorthodox in both ingredients and experience. Their flavors are revolutionary, not the next tap down.
Five Wives Vodka
Five Wives Vodka, made from Utah mountain spring water, is a 100% distilled corn spirit and gluten-free. It is distilled in a stainless steel column still and diluted to 40% (80 proof). The spring, hidden in beautiful Ogden Canyon, is inaccessible by vehicle so the water is hiked out five gallons at a time.
Five Wives is a Utah favorite and was voted by Salt Lake City Weekly as the “Best New Spirit” in Utah for 2012. It has won silver medals in the San Francisco, Denver International Spirit Competitions, as well as the Spirits of the Americas.
Made in small batches, their premium vodka is distilled, gravity-filtered through a custom designed carbon clarifier, and bottled to proof in their distillery with the purest mountain water. This versatile spirit has classic smooth neutral flavors, a creamy mouthfeel, and mild mineral undertones. Bottled at 82 proof, this vodka is perfect for drinking chilled neat, or makes a lively addition when mixed in your favorite cocktails. At Sugar House Distillery, they take pride in knowing that the bottle you hold in your hands has been made with care. No additives. No artificial colors or flavors. Finished with a little water and a lot of skill.
High West Distillery
High West Distillery was founded in 2006 by a former biochemist. He was inspired to open his own distillery after seeing the parallels between the fermentation and distilling process and his own work in biochemistry during a trip to the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky. In 2004, his family relocated to Park City, Utah to begin their new venture, where they began distilling in 2007. They chose Park City because of their love of the Old West and Utah’s little-known whiskey history. High West’s products have received numerous accolades and awards. In 2016, Whisky Advocate, America’s leading whiskey magazine, named High West its “Distiller of the Year.”
Outlaw Distillery opened its doors January 1, 2015 as only the FOURTH distillery in the state of Utah. Located in Midvale, UT just outside of Salt Lake City, Outlaw Distillery sought to create some of the finest, hand crafted spirits with a focus on premium local ingredients and a modern approach to tried and true distilling standards. As one of the few true “Grain-to-Glass” distilleries, Outlaw prides itself on doing every step of the liquor making process, every aspect is done in-house. With no artificial flavors, no artificial colors, no artificial sweeteners and only the best hand selected local ingredients, Outlaw Distillery is honored to bring you only the best truly handcrafted products.
Beehive started with the notion that gin wasn’t being given the love it deserved. Real gin—a blast of juniper followed by the complex intrigue of all the other botanicals—was being challenged by pretenders. Gin shouldn’t taste like a citrus drink, and it shouldn’t taste like cleaning fluid. They’ve given gin some well deserved attention. Small batches on a small still. Botanicals measured and macerated by hand, distilled, bottled and labeled in their Salt Lake City distillery. Utah, say hello to Jack Rabbit Gin. It’s been a long time coming.
A few years back a small group of entrepreneurs from Utah gathered to start the weekend with a craft cocktail hour. They discussed what they thought made the ideal drink and how it might taste. After repeating this ritual over the years, they finally had the guts to bring to life their passion for the highest quality spirits and recipes from centuries-old pioneers.
It was important that they build a world-class distillery in Salt Lake City with the integrity that mirrored their lifestyle. So they agreed, just as they live purposefully and joyfully among the Wasatch mountains of Utah, they would distill the liquid treasure and gift that comes from their local artesian well. Combined with regionally sourced grains and house select yeasts, Dented Brick® now offers small batch spirits made for the most discerning palates.