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Apr 15th, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Utah Beer: How much bounce per ounce?

I understand the state is "normalizing" its alcohol consumption laws, so I have a couple of questions before I visit next month.

Is it true that all draft beer served in Utah must be no more than 3.2% alcohol? How do the brewpubs get around this - or do they?

I've noticed the on-line menus of some restaurants offer "heavy" bottled beers with an alcohol content of 5% or more. Is this a common practice throughout the state?

I'm not a hardcore alky but I do like my brews. After a long day of hiking in the National Parks I'll be ready for a cold one - or two - and I want to make sure I get the most bang for my buck.
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Apr 15th, 2013, 12:03 PM
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http://abc.utah.gov/laws/law_faqs.html
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Apr 15th, 2013, 07:54 PM
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Brew pubs can only serve the 3.2 beer. It is actually quite good--actually brewed to be 3.2, not brewed to be 6 and then watered down (like national "chain" beers in the grocery store). Bars can serve 6% alcohol beer. Restaurants can too--but that generally means bottled beer.

Grocery stores sell 3.2 beer. You can get 6% beer in the liquor store--it is ridiculously expensive, unlike wine that isn't that much more than other states. If you are in Salt Lake, you can also buy Epic beer at the brewery--and maybe some of the other beers as well.

Epic is 6% beer in large bottles. One will do you! And it is SUPERB.
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May 1st, 2013, 05:19 AM
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My wife and I have visited numeroues Utah breweries and brewpubs in the past and if there was a low ABV in any of them, I could not tell as far as flavor is concerned. Epic in Salt Lake City is awesome.
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May 1st, 2013, 12:11 PM
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Try some Polygamy Porter. Their motto is "why stop at just one?"

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May 1st, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Yes, forgot about that. Polygamy Porter is one of the best Porters I have ever had. One of the coolest labels too!

Good Search for brepubs and breweries:

http://www.brewersassociation.org/pa...ind-us-brewery
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