Congratulations Utah, today is the first day of the rest of your life. One day you’ll look into the eyes of your great, great, grand children and tell them of the first day that Utah got 5% beer. I imagine that day will be in the year 2105… I mean it took us 86 years to go from 4% to 5%, so getting to that magical 6% number should take about that long as well. That’s assuming the LDS Church hasn’t abandon Utah for Kolob by then.
All joking aside this is a big day for many of you. This will be the biggest New Beer Friday ever with over a hundred new beers hitting shelves and draft handles today. A good majority of those being reformulated versions of beers you love and are already familiar with. You will also be seeing a flood of new craft, macro and international brands starting today. This is not everything, but it gives you a good idea of what’s out there. You’d better strap in.
Normally I find a way to get ahead of the game to get you tasting notes early. Because of the fierce amou …
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