Episode 63 Hard Cider in Utah


The New Utah Podcast was honored to be invited to record at Mountain West Cidery this week! It seems like it was just yesterday that Jen, co-owner, joined us for episode 18! This time we got Jeff, also an owner, and Jess their marketing guru!

First things first. Did you know that in Utah cider is classified as a wine? Yea, we didn’t either and it’s kind of dumb. The only way to change these silly laws is to get in with the legislative sessions like Jeff has been doing! If you are interested in helping, just reach out to them. Mountain West Cider is heavily involved in the community, which we love, and are currently wrapping up their second year of Gay Ruby for Utah Pride celebration. After we spoke to Jen last year they introduced Desolation to their line up, proceeds from bottle sells support the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. This bottling brings them to four; 7 Mile, Ruby, Desolation, and Cottonwood. They are working on a second release of Stillwater, which is their hard cider aged in High Whiskey barrels for 6 months! Yum! They are getting ready for their second annual 4th West Oktoberfest at the end of September, doing quarterly gallery strolls with local artists, an upcoming partnership with Subaru, and a third Thursday of the month exercise and cider night! They also book events at their space if you are interested.

Partnering again with Green Urban Lunch Box, look for their bottling this fall of their second edition mash up of apples! You can find them on ALL the social media’s; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and now SnapChat!



Hang on to your beards!! Our friends from Olio Skin and Beard Co. are presenting this years 4th Annual Beard and mustache competition at Snowbird to kick of Oktoberfest!

Craft Lake City will be in full swing at the Gallivan Center this weekend.

The Food Truck and Brewery Battle will be at the Gateway on the 12th from 5-10pm. Sample local fare and beer! Then vote for your favorite!

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Utah’s One Thing: Jen @ Mountain West Cider


At the end of every New Utah podcast 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?”

Jennifer, one of the founders of Mountain West Cider and guest of episode 18, gave us our first obvious answer! Duh, Visit the Mountain West Cidery!! Located on 425 N 400 W Mountain West is available for event rental, tours, and tastings!!

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Episode 18: Return from Whore Island.


Chris’ mouth is back from Whore Island and Jeremy’s hand is on the mend… OH and we made it to episode 18!

This week we had a lot to talk about. Tornado’s, debates, and a Zion ceiling? Really Utah liquor laws… you’re making us look like children.

Don’t forget that the Halloween Expo and Show is in 2 weeks and 3 days! We still have our promo code: THENEWUTAH that will get you 35% off any adult or family pass. Click on the picture to direct you to purchase tickets.


We love when our guests are also our events! Jennifer, owner/operator of Mountain West Cider , joined us for this weeks episode. We loved trying their three ciders; 7 mile, Cottonwood, and Ruby. Did you know their ciders are named after mountains in Utah?? Now you do! We can’t wait to make a trip to the cidery!


Mountain West Cider also brings us to this weeks big event! 4th West Oktoberfest brought to you by Mountain West Cider and Red Rock Brewing. A 3 day event at Mountain West Cider’s building on 425 N and 400 W, your taste buds will be happy between Utah’s own Poutine Your Mouth, Bumblebee KBBQ, and many others. Less we forget the amazing brews at your hands as well! There will be live music and GIANT Jenga!

Tickets are $7 a day. THE NEW UTAH is giving away 4 one day passes on our Facebook if you can tell us what we think the cider master title SHOULD be (hint, it’s in our episode)!


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