A great thing about having a beer blog is that my friends know it and are often willing to bring me back some beer from their travels. My friend Tristen was just in Moab, Utah on a dirt biking trip. Before he left, he offered to bring me back some beer. I was a little skeptical because I’d heard that in Utah, what with the whole Mormon abstinence thing, beer could be a bit scarce. Tristen managed to find and bring back beer from a couple of the very few brewpubs in Utah. We drank it last night after work, while watching the Canucks lose, and it was delicious. Thanks Tristen, you are a good man.
We sampled Provo Girl Pilsner and Full Suspension Pale Ale from Squatters Brew Pub, as well as 1st Amendment Lager and Polygamy Porter from Wasatch Brew Pub. I’m not sure what I expected, but I found all four beers to be quite good. In fact, I wish more BC brew pubs bottled their beers for general consumption. I got an especial kick out of the Polygamy Porter slogan, why have just one? The beer itself was a nice roasty, chocolaty porter. I also really enjoyed the Full Suspension Pale Ale, which had a tremendously hoppy floral aroma while not tasting particularly bitter at all. It is good to know that the citizens of Utah can turn to these brews in times of need.