International Beer Day: Celebrate with locally brewed beer at these 3 spots

Friday , August 04, 2017 - 5:04 PM1 comment

JACOB SCHOLL, Standard-Examiner Staff

It’s International Beer Day — and what better way to cap off a 90-degree Friday than with a ice-cold, locally brewed beer? 

Northern Utah has plenty of local breweries that whip up tasty, refreshing beer. If you’re looking to wet your whistle and cool off with a local brew, check out these breweries to get your fill of local beer. 

Talisman Brewing Company

Started by Rusty and Joann Williams over a year ago, Talisman Brewing creates a wide variety of beers that caters to many types of beer drinkers.

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If you like IPAs, you’ll enjoy The Dragda, which the brewery describes on its website as “a pleasant balance of malty sweetness and hop bitterness.”

If you’re looking to try something different, maybe the Killer Grove is more your style. This honey wheat beer is infused with blood orange, giving the beer a sweet, yet slightly tart taste. 

Location: 1258 South Gibson Ave., Ogden

Roosters Brewing Company

With locations in Ogden and Layton, Roosters Brewing is a great place to get some food and grab a pint. Roosters offers a variety of bottled and draft beers that are sure to please. Patrons can choose from beers like the crisp, slightly sweet Roosters Honey Wheat; the strong but smooth Niner Bock; or the light, malty Patio Pilsner. 

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A few brews are only available at the Layton location — the hoppy, aromatic Diamondback Ale and the Polygamy Pale Ale, a copper ale with toasted malts. 

Locations: 253 Historic 25th St., Ogden; 748 W. Heritage Park Blvd., Layton

Ruby River Steakhouse and Brewing Company

While it is known as more of a steakhouse with a few locations around Utah and Nevada, Ruby River also makes a handful of beers it showcases in its restaurants. Ruby River offers six types of brews and has won awards for its Hefeweizen, Salt Lake Steamer and Rockwell Porter beers. If soda is more of your thing, the steakhouse also makes its own root beer and cream soda. 

Location: 4286 Riverdale Road, Riverdale

If you’re willing to take a drive before grabbing a beer, take a look at this list of breweries from the Utah Brewers’ Guild to find a brewery that’s right for you. 

If you’re looking for a spot to get a pint — whether it’s local or not — here’s a look at five of the best places to go in the area, according to our readers.

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