Utah’s One Thing: James Fowler founder of Sugar House Distillery


At the end of every New Utah interview we like to ask our guests, “What is the one thing that you would tell someone visiting Utah they had to do before leaving?”

While visiting James Fowler, found of Sugar House Distillery, for episode 68 we asked him what his one thing someone visiting Utah should be? James said to visit the Delicate Arch in Moab and hike it. He said that it represents our state. James said, “with visitors every day it is easy to get negative about the laws, but it’s easy to talk about the beauty.

Click on the picture for some great advice if you plan to hike the Delicate Arch in Moab:


And we are going to add to stop by Sugar House Distillery while you are in town too at  2212 S W Temple #14, Salt Lake City, UT!

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Music by Folk Hogan, Bootleggers Dance

Episode 68 Non-Alcoholic Beer… No one wants it.


First of all, we at the New Utah Podcast, do NOT endorse giving booze to homeless.

This week we got to take a tour at Sugarhouse Distillery! We started off our night with owner, James Fowler, giving us a tour through the process of production for their vodka, rum, and bourbon/whiskey. Then he sat down with us in his shop and chatted with us. Did you know that Sugarhouse Distillery was one of the first 3 distilleries to open in Utah after the prohibition!? They are also a grain to glass distillery. What is that you ask? Take a listen. James gives a list of other local distillers that are also on the grain to glass list. He does apologize if he left anyone out. Mic pressure you know.

Sugarhouse Distillery is very unique in Utah. James outsources his grains from local farmers down in Delta, up in Brigham City, as well as other cities. If he has used all local he can then he reaches out of state. The farmers have even developed a relationship in that they have started to grow in the off season for him as well.  We love that this distillery understands the importance of local and the importance of the purity of their product.

Sugarhouse Distillery is in the process of going through a re-branding and bottles are starting to leave their production line this week! Hopefully they should be on shelves in the liquor stores soon. This also means it’s a good time to scoop up the old flat bottles! (collectors items you know!)

Follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay up to date with new product releases and specials.

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We’ve talked about it before. This month is suicide prevention/awareness month. Here are the numbers again for you for the hotline if you or someone  you know needs an ear to listen:

National: 1-800-273-8255

Utah:  (801) 587-3000

Events this week:

Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk at Liberty Park at 9am on the 16th

Urban Arts Festival at the Gallivan Center this weekend 16th and 17th.

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Music by local Utah Band: Bootleggers Dance by Folk Hogan