We opened in 1972 serving Coors to college students. We’ve evolved, expanding our Trolley Square location numerous times enabling us to offer a large menu and a wide range of hand crafted beers. Back in the day when we added food to the equation, we were guided by the idea that there was no reason we couldn’t cook at a high technical level and use only fresh ingredients. Back then, we were the exception, not the rule. Things have changed, now more restaurants are from scratch or say they are but we believe we do it better. Why? Most brewpubs seem to be guided by a “corporate mindset” which tends to error by cooking for the widest possible audience. Our approach is less formulaic, a little offbeat. Our core menu has evolved over the many years with thirty five year old favorites hanging on in addition to our more modern offerings. We have a specials menu that changes bi-weekly. This supplemental menu allows us to explore current trends, continuing the tradition of trying to be in the forefront.
In 1995, we expanded into the craft beer business. We won Utah’s first GABF gold medal for our Happy Valley Hefeweizen and have won many medals since. We craft our beers to be a little more aggressive in terms of hops but maintain an appropriate balance for the many different styles we brew. Always on tap is an Irish dry stout on nitro, the hefeweizen, a pilsner and a pale ale. We offer seasonal beers, as well, that showcase nearly all styles.