So long summer. Hello, fall. Before we know it, we'll be carving turkeys and hanging holiday lights.
But I don't want to race through the next two months (retailers are doing that for us).
We're living in an age where life moves at warp speed. And you know what Ferris Bueller says about that.
It's important to look ahead, sure. But I believe it's critical that we occasionally glance backward and, more importantly, live in the present — ideally, with a delicious beer in hand.
Two of Utah's longtime breweries are celebrating significant milestones this year. Squatters Craft Beers, which burst onto the scene in 1989 to open Salt Lake's first modern-day brewpub, marked its 30th anniversary earlier this month with a beer festival.
More than a dozen local breweries poured at the Sept. 8 event. Of those, nearly two-thirds weren't pouring anything a decade ago.
One brewery to which that last sentence doesn't apply: Red Rock Brewery, whose Twitter bio proclaims it to be "Utah's longest locally owned brewery," is celebrating 25 years in 2019. It will be raising glasses with neighbor Mountain West Hard Cider at the annual 4th West Oktoberfest this weekend.
Congratulations to two breweries that helped pave the way for Utah's current craft brewing explosion. Oh, and definitely a beer business that shouldn't be overlooked (especially for homebrewers) — The Beer Nut is celebrating 25 years as well. 🍻
Currently Drinking: As I write, I'm sipping the new La Nymphe from Hoppers Grill & Brewery. How about you?
Giveaway Time: It's been a few months since we've done a giveaway. The wait is over! Scroll down to learn how you can win some swag from last year's Great American Beer Festival. The 2019 installment is happening Oct. 3-5. Any readers attending the festivities? If so, I highly recommend visiting PorchDrinking.com to plan your adventure. It helped me a lot last year.
Brewery Folks & Fans: As always, please feel free to send notes our way if you'd like us to help spread the word about your news and events.