Craft beer is such a wonderful drink compared to some of the larger commercial brews. Not only are the flavours more unique, but when you visit and sample the locally made varieties, you are supporting smaller businesses, with many being family run. Carol of the lovely blog Wayfaring Views knew of a wonderful brewery in Salt Lake City and wanted to share it with you our readers so you knew what brewery in Salt Lake City Utah to visit the next time you’re travelling through.

Check out this top notch brewery in Salt Lake City
Check out this top notch brewery in Salt Lake City

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The Best Brewery in Salt Lake City Utah

If you aren’t familiar with Salt Lake City Utah, you would be forgiven for thinking that you can’t get a good beer there. Utah has a conservative Mormon culture that frowns upon drinking. But Salt Lake City is another matter entirely. It’s been on the vanguard of craft brewing for twenty years and they have an inventive and growing beer culture. Learn more about it with this complete guide to the beer scene in Salt Lake.

Check out this top notch brewery in Salt Lake City
Check out this top notch brewery in Salt Lake City Credit: Wayfaring Views

A. Fisher Brewing: Re-booting the Family Business

One great find is A. Fisher Brewing. A. Fisher is a one-year old re-boot of Salt Lake’s original brewery. The brewery ran between 1884 and 1957 and at their peak, they brewed 75,000 barrels a year. They managed to weather prohibition and subsequent restrictions on alcohol content in beer before selling out to a rival in the ‘50’s.

A Fisher Brewing - a wonderful brewery in Salt Lake City Utah
A Fisher Brewing – a wonderful brewery in Salt Lake City Utah Credit: Wayfaring Views

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Fast forward to today and family business has been restarted by Fisher’s great-great-grandson. They are located in the light industrial Granary District which is slowly gentrifying itself from a worn-out warehouse district into a hip spot for artisan food and drink.  Today’s brewing operation is on a deliberately smaller scale than great-great grandpa’s business. They brew on-site and offer a rotating tap of ales and lagers. Their “Hospitality Ale” and the “Shades of Pale” are particularly popular.

A. Fisher Brewing has some incredible craft beer on offer here in Salt Lake City
A. Fisher Brewing has some incredible craft beer on offer here in Salt Lake City Credit: Wayfaring Views

Visiting A. Fisher Brewing

The tap room is pretty cozy, with a simple seating area and open views to the brewery vats. In addition to the beer, they also schedule a rotating assortment of food trucks featuring world cuisine. So, you can get some falafel, tacos or Chinese food with your beer.

Fisher has a very cozy, friendly atmosphere. The brewery’s owners and Brew Master are on-site and behind the bar in the evenings. They are happy to talk about their beer—and their history— with curious customers. And if you are nerdy enough (and I was), they will show you their antique beer bottle collection and tell you stories about where the bottles were found and how they ended up back in the brewery.

A. Fisher Brewing has some incredible craft beer on offer here in Salt Lake City
A. Fisher Brewing has some incredible craft beer on offer here in Salt Lake City
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This brewery serves up more than just a tasty beer. A. Fisher serves up family and history and a pride in the quality of their craft. You sure can’t say that about Coors.

Visit A. Fisher: 320 West 800 South. Open from Sunday-Thursday 11 am-10 pm and to 1 am on Friday and Saturday.

 

 

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Check out this Incredible Brewery in Salt Lake City Utah
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