Despite Utah’s bad rap when it comes to beer, Bohemian Brewery gives thirsty Salt Lake Community College students a solid option for a local brew.
Bohemian Brewery brews flavorful, crisp, full lagers that are canned and ready for when beer enthusiasts want them most. Based out of Salt Lake, Bohemian Brewery has modeled their company around brewing quality craft beers, and catering to the lifestyle of Salt Lake City.
Bohemian Brewery is a standout example of what can be done within the constraints of Utah’s state liquor laws and is a respectable option for students at Salt Lake Community College. Bottom line, Bohemian Brewery is a company ideal for the person seeking a crisp lager that is a step above standard American beer.
While you won’t find IPA’s or pale ales or anything other than lagered beer with Bohemian’s name on it, Bohemian produces admirable lagers. The ownership has roots from the Czech Republic, and consequently knows a thing or two about brewing lagers.
For those looking for a hop filled high point double IPA, Bohemian is not the right solution; however, Bohemian Brewery produces drinkable, clean brews that are excellent session beers.
Bohemian Brewery’s two most famous beers are the Viennese Lager and Czech Pilsener
These two lagered beers are brewed in a style not unfamiliar to most Americans; however, they have a more refined and striking finish. Bohemian Brewery boasts a long brewing process, which could be the explanation for the slightly thicker feel the brews have.
Viennese Lager is Bohemian Brewery’s top selling beer and is certainly a step above your average lager. An amber colored beer, brewed with a combination of pilsner malt and dark roasted malt that has a noticeably hoppy finish, the Viennese Lager is a fine example of why lagers can be considered craft beer.
The Viennese Lager is drinkable for a craft beer, but has a heavier feel than most lagers and a distinguished bitter aroma and taste of hops. The beer is strongly carbonated which makes it fun to pour and refreshing to drink.
Following Viennese Lager in popularity is the Czech Pilsener
A lighter, crisper, just as drinkable beer, the Czech Pilsener is carefully brewed and lives up to what a pilsener should be. Made from Pilsen malt and Czech yeast from Prague, Bohemian keeps this beer very authentic. It is a golden color, which pours nicely with plenty of foam.
While it has a somewhat bitter aftertaste that is associated with pilseners, it’s not too bitter, which results in a very satisfying finish, with just the right amount of hops to malt. The Czech Pilsener has a heavier feel to it with plenty of flavor, and will definitely satisfy, but remains a drinkable, casual beer to session with a group of friends.
Both the Viennese Lager and the Czech Pilsner are available in cans, which is a part of Bohemian Brewery’s business plan. Bohemian Brewery claims that cans are friendlier to the environment and easier to take on an adventure.
Bohemian beers can also be purchased on tap at their brewery location on 7200 South in Midvale or at a bar
The brewery location has a full menu. It has a tavern feel and is well known for its brunch. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends, it is a great place to sample the beers and grab a bite to eat.
Bohemian Brewery is a company that has a reputation for producing quality beer and quality service. With cans that are friendly to the environment and somewhat friendly on the wallet (as far as craft beer goes) Bohemian Brewery is a great alternative to generic beer for SLCC students.
Lager style beer with a heavier feel, packaged and ready to go in a convenient can, Bohemian Brewery beers are drinkable, fun and local.