Check out Fisher Brewing – The Best Brewery in Salt Lake City
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Fill My Passport invited Carol of Wayfaring Views to write about her experience enjoying an incredible local brewery in Salt Lake City.
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Fill My Passport invited Carol of Wayfaring Views to write about a favourite brewery in Salt Lake City. All opinions are hers and were not influenced by Fill my Passport.