“Earth, wind, and beer,” is the slogan for Uinta Brewing Company, and it elegantly illustrates where the company’s priorities are.
Bottom Line: From the most common lager to the double IPA, Uinta Brewing Company delivers high-quality brews that give Utahns a reason to be proud.
Uinta, a brewery based in Salt Lake City, has combined a love for beer with a sincere appreciation for the environment. Uinta brews over 20 different kinds of beer and does so in an environmentally responsible fashion.
All of Uinta’s beers are brewed with 100 percent renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power, which gives Utahns another reason to enjoy a tall glass of Uinta beer.
Cutthroat Pale Ale is a local favorite and is on-tap in many pubs and bars throughout the valley. Named after the state fish, Cutthroat is a pale ale that could be mistaken for an amber ale with plenty of color and a strong malt profile.
Caramel malt is the dominant flavor of this brew, and with an underlying hint of citrusy hops, it tastes well-balanced.
Thanks to the sweet malts and the surprisingly light body, this beer goes down smooth and leaves you wanting more.
Cutthroat Pale Ale is a very drinkable session ale that packs enough flavor to make you question if you’re still in Utah, and it is mild enough to let you keep on drinking. If you like pale ales and dark amber ales, this would be a great beer for your next weekend barbecue.
Another popular beer from Uinta is their Golden Spike Hefeweizen. As the name indicates with hefeweizen, this is a light beer with dominant flavors of wheat and citrus.
Hefeweizen is an interesting style of beer that has a tough time competing when it comes to flavor, but this beer holds its own. A hint of grapefruit and a finish of yeast are the most notable tastes, but true to style, this hefeweizen is incredibly drinkable.
A light-mouth feel paired with plenty of carbonation make this beer refreshing and a good choice for a warm summer evening.
Overall, this hefeweizen is well-done and above average.
True-to-form, Uinta delivers in the hefeweizen category and has provided a solid beer that’s fun and easy to drink.
If hefeweizen is your preference, this is a suitable option, but if not, I would recommend one of Uinta’s more substantial brews such as the Baba Black Lager or Trader IPA.
Uinta Brewing Company is a consistent brewery dedicated to making great beer. They pair flavor with drinkability and provide plenty of options for beer-drinkers in Utah.