The Biggest Small Beer Ever

Biggest Small Beer WebsiteThe Big Idea:

Craft beer in America is the envy of every other beer-making nation in the world. Its quality,creativity, and craftsmanship are unmatched both domestically and abroad. We believe it’s a shame that big beer still owns a lion’s share of the American palate. So we’re giving craft beer the spotlight and recognition it deserves by uniting with small and independent brewers for American Craft Beer Week in a movement to #MakeSmallBeerBig. This will help provide a single voice for the craft beer industry, as well as a platform to brew The Biggest Small Beer Ever Made—craft beer’s biggest collaboration in history.

The #BiggestSmallBeerEver

100 Craft Brewers across the country agreed to brew from the same recipe to commemorate American Craft Beer Week. Red Rock Brewery is representing Utah in 2016, with a special draft version of what we’re calling a Brown Porter.  The beer was brewed with Irish ale yeast and chocolate and crystal malts. It’s dark-brown in color and is low in bitterness. This beer is very smooth and pours with a big and fluffy tan head.

Try a pint today at all Red Rock brewpubs or by a growler to-go at the Red Rock Beer Store.

Glassware Matters


Drinking straight from the bottle is on the same level as leaving the front door open when I was a kid. My Mom would scold me, “Do you think we live in a barn?” And so I ask you, “Do you really think you’ll be able to appreciate your beer without proper glassware?” I don’t want to hear your smart ass answer. Go to your room.

All seriousness aside, there’s a whole world out there that exists for the sole purpose of harboring your beer while you move it to and from your lips. I’m talking about glassware! There’s a wide assortment of shapes and sizes uniquely fashioned to give you the best experience from a particular beer or style. Beer bars worth their malt take note of this, and stock their shelves not only with beer, but with appropriate glassware to pour it into.

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Paardebloem 2016

Paardebloem Post

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Spring is nature’s way of reminding us that no winter lasts forever. Eventually, the harsh elements of life must relent to new beginnings of brilliance. Or as the late Robin Williams said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party’!

Behold, my friends, spring has come; the 2016 Paardebloem is in its full glory and will release on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 11:00am at the Red Rock Beer Store located at 443 N 400 W.

Paardebloem (a Flemish term for dandelion) is a Gold Medal winning collaboration beer created by Red Rock’s head brewer, Kevin Templin and former Red Rock brewer, Chris McCombs (now of New Belgium Brewing Co). It’s a Belgian style ale that’s brewed with dandelion greens, toasted Pilsner malt, grains of paradise and peaches. It’s barrel aged for one year, then bottle conditioned. 9.2% ABV.

We will be selling approximately four-hundred 750 mL bottles to-go through the Beer Store at a limit of 2-bottles per person. Paardebloem will also be available in 375 mL and 750 mL bottles at our brewpubs located downtown, Fashion Place and Park City Junction (enjoy on premise only).

Gold Medal – World Beer Cup
Gold Medal – Great American Beer Festival
Gold Medal – Australian International Beer Awards

Pairing Food & Beer At Red Rock Brewing Co.


Last month, Lauren put together a beer and food pairing class for Red Rock Brewing Company, and had the arduous task of tasting her way through our beer and food menu.

Read more about her adventures in food & beer here:!

Buyer Beware

Money down the drain

Beer gets old, it’s not always made properly, it’s certainly not all delicious, and it can definitely leave a dent in your wallet if you’re not careful.

If you’re not willing to sacrifice your good taste in beer, you had better be pretty picky when handing over your hard earned dollars for it.

Read more about how to avoid the “bad stuff” at

Red Rock Rêve 2016

Reve 2016 smallThe seasonal release of Red Rock Rêve will begin on Saturday, February 13th, 2016.

Rêve is a Belgian style trippel, barrel-aged in medium toast French oak barrels for 12-months. It’s brewed with a combination of Pilsner and Pale malts. It’s then inoculated with Brettanomyces and bottle conditioned.

The appearance is a bubbly golden color with a bright white head.  It smells of Brett, fruity yeast and a bit of oak.

The flavor is tart up front, and has a slightly-sweet, yet dry finish.  10.3% alcohol by volume.

You can buy bottles of Rêve to-go from the Red Rock Beer Store located at 443 N 400 W, beginning at 11:00am, while supplies last (which won’t be long).

You can enjoy a bottle of this delicious beer with dinner at all three Red Rock brewpubs located downtown, Fashion Place, and Park City Junction.

Red Rock’s Imperial Red Ale Has Earned It’s Spot on the Table

Imperial Red Ale

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Red Rock’s Imperial Red Ale is now working its way into the UDABC stores on a limited basis.

Originally brewed to commemorate our 20-Year Anniversary, the IRA quickly became one of our top-selling beers at Red Rock Brewing. In fact, within our own beer emporium, it ranks second to the beloved Elephino IIPA.

This beer has a very complex malt profile, coupled with a bold hop bitterness that’s in world of its own. Stylistically, there’s not even a “category” for this beer within the conventions of beer traditionalists. To them, it’s a stronger-than-normal Red Ale.

Take one sip and you’ll quickly realize, it’s so much more than that. You become lost in a mental vortex of flavors that surround the toasted malts and resinous hops.

If ever a beer deserved a spot at the dinner table, this is it! 9.5% ABV.

Available at all Red Rock Brewpubs; a limited number of DABC Stores and the Red Rock Beer Store located at 443 N 400 W, Salt Lake City UT.

14 Days, 14 Breweries – Part 2

Road Trip P2

CRAFTY BEER GIRLS – Back for more, eh? If you missed part one, you can read it here. Been there, done that, and ready for part two? Then grab a beer and let’s get to it!

Dark Horse is one of those small town breweries turned hot spot thanks to the History Channel documentary Dark Horse Nation. I hadn’t know about the show until a local a few bar stools down told me about it. He also gave me a personal history lesson on the brewery, noting the doors used as tables and the expansion in the back. It seems he was there through it all. He also told me I arrived at the best time, about 2pm, in between the lunch and dinner rushes when all the tourists flood in. I found it kind of funny he freely shared his wealth of knowledge with the very type of person he was trying to avoid. He was such a nice guy.


The Crafty Beer Girls project is supported by Red Rock Brewery in Salt Lake City, UT.

The 411 on Nitro Beers

Nitro Beer Head

CRAFTY BEER GIRLS – Ask anyone to name a nitrogenated or “nitro” beer, and they’ll have no problem answering with “Guinness”.

It’s no secret the Irish brewery with hundreds of years of brewing experience also happens to be the king of nitro beer. If a bar has a nitro tap, it’s bound to be Guinness. But you may not have known this leader in the nitro market is also the inventor.


The Crafty Beer Girls project is supported by Red Rock Brewery in Salt Lake City, UT.

Santa at The Brewery 2015