Squatters produces quality beers, but an appealing aspect of this Salt Lake based company is the downtown pub. Located on 147 West Broadway, it’s a great place for Salt Lake Community College students to start a night out on the town.
Bottom Line: Squatters brews average to good beers, but the appeal of Squatters is the access to their location downtown and the atmosphere of the pubs.
Some of the more popular beers from Squatters include, Provo Girl Pilsner, Full Suspension Pale Ale, Organic Amber Ale, Captain Bastard’s Oatmeal Stout, Hop Rising and Chasing Tale Golden Ale. Squatters offers twelve different beers year round as well as another handful of beers seasonally.
Provo Girl Pilsner is a golden pilsner lagered for 30 days that tastes like an ordinary pilsner. Overall, it’s a drinkable beer, but fell short in a few areas.
With an undertone of roasted malts and a mild amount of hops, this brew was somewhat disappointing. The roasted flavor, which is unordinary for pilsners, took away from the crisp, even hoppy style that most beer-enthusiasts expect when ordering a pilsner.
Despite the fun label of a blond Provo native wearing a parka and miniskirt, Provo Girl Pilsner is not the best Squatters has to offer, and those looking for a good pilsner in Salt Lake City should head south to Fort Union Boulevard and grab a pint of Bohemian Brewery’s Czech Pilsner.
The Organic Amber Ale, on the other hand, is an interesting brew that displays Squatters in a brighter light.
A red- and brown-colored ale with a rich smell, Squatters Organic Amber Ale is enjoyable from the moment it reaches your glass. While delivering on flavor and arousing the senses, this beer manages to put out just the right hop kick in balance with a satisfying malt character.
Squatters Organic Amber Ale is one of the most drinkable beers in Utah. It delivers the zest of hops that is desirable in a good brew without overpowering the pallet and has a crisp feel that makes this beer very easy to drink.
It is a very refreshing brew, with plenty of carbonation and a light feel, which makes it among the top session beers in Utah. Whether organic beer is something important to you or not, this is a beer worth trying.
One of the best attributes of Squatters is their large array of brews. From their Vienna Lager to their Hop Rising double IPA, there is style for all beer-enthusiasts.
As a consumer, you have to know what you like at Squatters. Not all of their beers are created equally. Despite the hit-and-miss quality of the brews, the downtown location is definitely worth a visit, and Squatters is overall a good brewery.