Beer happenings in Utah

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  1. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Well-Known Member Contributor

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    #1 Salt lake is looking to pass laws to reduce restrictions on breweries. More small breweries for SLC if this passes!
    https://www.utahbeer.blogspot.com/2015/10/salt-lake-city-wants-more-breweries.html

    #2 Oklahoma is getting rid of their 3.2 beer laws. There are only a few states left with the 3.2 laws like Utah and Oklahoma is the largest consumer of the remaining states. This is going to put a lot of pressure on large brewers about making beer for Utah and how profitable it will be. Utah is going to really get pressured to change this law. Would love to see full strength beers on tap in Utah.

    https://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/sc...cle_23ed3f43-fd3d-5f8f-815d-90d53c6d3868.html

    #3 Provo is getting their first brewery. Although it looks a little podunk to me I am still excited. Although I find it funny that I have wanted a brewery in Utah county for so long and they finally get one right after I move to SLC.

    https://maplemountainbrewing.com/about.html

    Gameface, all of this adds up to you starting your own small brewery??? Maybe name it JazzFanz brews since it was all your inspiration right? Your setup looks much better than the maple mountain brewery. Although I do love a good jalapeno beer and a good red beer.

    On a side note anyone try any of these Gose beers that have hit Utah lately? I am loving them, such a strange taste at first but salty sour beers are so good. Avenues proper, Uintas and the two from Anderson Valley that just hit the shelves.

    Oh we are also getting our first cider place in SLC too.

    https://mountainwestcider.com/hard-cider-in-utah/
     
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  2. dong2ha

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    provo having a brewery is unbelievable. damn


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  3. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    I'll be very pleased if the 4%abv beer laws go away.
     
  4. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Wait, Oklahoma has 3.2% alcohol beer also? I never knew that.
     
  5. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Their liquor laws have been traditionally really similar to Utah's.

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  6. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    fixed
     
  7. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    I think it's very underestimated how much better the variety and quality of beer available will be once we abandon the 4%abv restriction. Local breweries will benefit the most, and it will affect their out of state success more than it does their in-state success.
     
  8. VINYLONE

    VINYLONE Bringin' the diversity! Contributor

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    Dude. Do it. If you're looking for a change in life and the small business environment is positive in the state of Utah, why not? I mean, you have a passion for the suds and if I know one thing is that people love beer. If these aforementioned changes happen I see a boon happening in your state.
     
  9. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    That change would be encouraging in that regard but I honestly have no desire to open a brewery. I'm bad with money and I would make a terrible manager. I would have to hire actual professionals to do those things and that isn't usually realistic for a startup microbrewery.

    If I won 100 million in the lottery I'd open a brew pub with the plan of doing it over the top and ending up with 250 million in debt before declaring bankruptcy.
     
  10. VINYLONE

    VINYLONE Bringin' the diversity! Contributor

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    I like your honesty.
     
  11. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Well-Known Member Contributor

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    @Gameface

    Want to make some good money and make beer in China?
     
  12. Gameface

    Gameface I actually REALLY like Gobert! Contributor 2018 Award Winner

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    Is it that easy?
     
  13. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Well-Known Member Contributor

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    There's a huge demand for good beer here and not a lot of it. I would say Utah has better craft beer and more breweries than Beijing which is 23 million. Not a good to start obviously. There is a lot of money in the city and money in good beer.
     

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