Utah brewers received seven awards at the three-day Great American Beer festival last weekend:
Epic Brewing's 825 State Stout brought home a Bronze-Dave and Kevin announced it on Epic's Facebook page and beer hounds promptly cleared the shelves. You can still find it at state stores, though, and Epic will have more in 2 weeks. Plus, Epic is coming out with new fall beers: Fest Devious #1 is a copper colored Marzen Lager. Fest Devious #2, a harvest ale made with local organic fresh herbs will be out in 2 weeks. Fest Devious #3 will be another Marzen which our Head Brewmaster is still dreaming up.
As the bottle says: "Fall can lead to deviant behavior and this beer's identity crisis. Don't fear the style, you are up for anything right? Fall into the mood of celebration."
Meanwhile, Squatters and Wasatch (Utah Brewers Cooperative) returned to Utah as Mid-size Brewery of the Year, joining America's most celebrated microbreweries. (Past winners include: New Belgium Brewing, Pyramid Breweries, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, New Glarus Brewing Company, Widmer Brothers Brewing Company and Flying Dog Brewery.) The Utah brewery was also awarded three medals, a Gold for Wasatch's popular seasonal Summerbrau in the Dortmunder or German-style Oktoberfest Category; a Gold for Squatters Wit Bier in the Session Beer Category (one of the fastest growing categories at the competition with 30 entries) and a Bronze for Hell's Keep in the Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale Category against an imposing 54 entries.
So. Fall in. Go get your face in some great suds.