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

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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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Utah’s One Thing: Melinda Meservy of Thyme and Place

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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?”

Of course we get a lot of the same answers on the one thing that people should do in Utah before leaving, because yes, we are known for Temple Square, our National Parks, and the mountains. When Melinda of Thyme and Place joined us for our year end episode 52, she brought to the table that someone visiting Utah needs to try some High West Whiskey! We couldn’t agree more. If you get a chance head up to the distillery, but if not you can get it at most, if not all, local restaurants and bars that serve alcohol! She did also throw in there to head south as well, but we know that is a given!

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Utah’s One Thing: Alan Scott of WaterPocket Distillery

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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?”

Episode 51 Alan Scott, of the brand new and shiny Waterpocket Distillery, told us that the one thing that people should do when visiting Utah is to head to Capitol Reef to his business name sake, the Waterpocket Fold.  He described it as a “miracle at your finger tips,” and “world class landscape.” And if you are short on time Alan did suggest heading up Little Cottonwood Canyon!

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Episode 51: Utah’s OTHER Waterpocket

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This weeks episode should be titled, “Living out of a suitcase makes you weird…”

This week we we got an awesome insight into Alan Scott, one of the co-founders of Utah’s NEWEST up and coming distillery, WaterPocket! He also brought us some of their whiskey! Which we are always grateful for.

WaterPocket Distillery has been distilling since February but they are getting ready to have their grand opening June 2nd in West Valley Utah! That means they will be ready to sell out of their production shop. You know, laws and things like that that has to be done so you can officially open. WaterPocket Distillery is what happens when you get the drive and experience of one man (Alan) and the genius and background of one woman (Julia) and they put their heads together.  Why the name WaterPocket you ask? Well, you’ll just have to listen! Yes, there are other distilleries in Utah, so what makes them unique? They will be producing a couple of regular spirits, but they will also be curating their own liqueurs. That is HUGE because there is no other liqueur producer in Utah doing that! We are intrigued and very excited and cannot wait to go visit. This looks like a long and happy relationship between the New Utah Podcast and WaterPocket Distillery. You can follow their journey on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Take a listen and let us know what you think of distillery number 13 in Utah!

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Events around town this weekend include:

Living Traditions Festival the 19-21st at the City Hall building in SLC.

Chubby’s Cafe in Saratoga Springs is hosting their first crawfish boil on the 20th.

Lantern Festival in Tooele at the Motorpark Complex on the 20th where you can send off your hopes and dreams into the night sky.

Don’t forget NEXT week is Mountain West Cider’s new cider release party on the 24th for Desolation Prickly Pear Cider! Proceeds benefit the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance! We love a good cause.

Let us know if you have any events upcoming! We know summer is going to be full of them!

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