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Hops on the Hill: Uinta Brewing Co and Swagger

Hops on the Hill: Uinta Brewing Co and Swagger
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Gear up for our third installment of Hops on the Hill Tuesday night, July 31. Our third craft brewery in our set of five shows up tomorrow night with Swagger – just the band – performing. Uinta Brewing Co. will be bringing out a collection of brews from their arsenal to pair up with Chef Zane’s killer cuisine.

The series started July 17 and will continue on till mid-August – the 17th to be exact. The night starts at 4:30 p.m. for delicious creations alongside Uinta’s beers. Last week Epic Brewing came out, and the first week Wasatch Beers was the selection of choice.

Uinta Brewing started in 1993 in a renovated mechanics garage in Salt Lake City and demand escalated for their craft beers. In 1996, the first production line was installed and by 2001, Uinta had outgrown their small garage, moving into their current location.

The company has three lines of craft beers. The first, their Classic Line includes their most popular and original beers – think the classics. The Organic Line is their next specialty brew. The beers are brewed USDA Organic certified with seven brews – three of which are seasonal. The final line of brews is called Crooked Line. It’s a series of four mainstay extra special beers made in 750ml bottles to share with friends. Uinta’s 19th Anniversary brew is in this line and is called the Birthday Suit. The specialty brew is Sour Cherry Ale.


Uinta’s motto – Earth, Wind and Beer – isn’t really a nod to the band, Earth, Wind and Fire, as much as it’s a nod to Mother Nature herself. Uinta was the first company to be completely powered via wind energy. The company also takes all spent grains from their brewing process and donates it to local farmers who need it to feed livestock. Uinta also runs a brown glass recycling program so their bottles don’t end up in landfills. So their motto, in turn, means more than just their love for beer, but their love for the earth, and their energy consumption based off of wind power.


For tickets to the pairing adventure, check out our Facebook page. Tickets run $30 in advance, $35 at the door and $125 for the series.