I forgot the title of the movie but three guys were sitting in business class of an American airliner whose flight had to be diverted to Salt Lake City.
Guy #1: Did you hear that? We are flying to Salt Lake.
Guy #2: What did you say? Diverted to Salt Lake City, Utah?
Guy #3 (just awaking): Salt Lake, I was there once. It was closed!
Beerviner, Peter Faden, recently tested Wasatch Summer Twilight (Kolsch style ale) that is according to him:
Very tasty, easy on the palate, goes down quick and easy...very refreshing.
His statement made me curious, I wanted to figure out what's behind this Cologne (Kölsch) style brew.
Wasatch became Park City's first brewery since Prohibition in 1986. Featuring hand-crafted brews and ales such as Polygamy Porter, 1st Amendment Lager, and Evolution Amber Ale, Wasatch Brew Pub and Brewery has become a staple of any visit to Park City.
I thought hmm.... established in 1986 - less than a quarter of a century experience in brewing ???
Schirf Brewing Company was formed when Greg Schirf found his way to Utah from Milwaukee, America’s beer capital, only to discover that his newly adopted home state did not have a brewery of its own. Recognizing a need and an opportunity, he committed to rectify this situation. In 1986, Schirf opened the first brewery in the resort town of Park City and named his beers after the majestic Wasatch Mountains that rise just east of Salt Lake City. In July 1989, Schirf Brewing opened its new company headquarters and the first brew pub in Utah at the top of historic Main Street in Park City.
What do they offer? Well, quite a neat variety of 'yummy sounding' beer types!
Lager, Porter, Amber Ale, Wheat Beer (with and without apricot, raspberry flavor), (Peter's) Summer Twilight, Double Bock, White Ale and Sommerbrau (the last three with higher alcohol concentration about 8 percent v/v)
I believe Schirf's brewmasters can offer you a cross-section of beer flavors you may encounter on a visit to Bavaria as well.
Therefore, I can only strongly recommend a visit at Wasatch's Brew Pub, Park City, Utah.
Salt Lake City might still be closed but Park City is wide open, at least for beer drinkers.