A Hopping Good Time At Beerfest
Saturday was Policy King's fifth annual Beerfest.
We’ll get into Beerfest in just a minute, but first, let’s look at the beverage that has been around for a very long time.
From the Smithsonian Magazine archeologist Patrick McGovern "Has identified the world’s oldest known barley beer (from Iran’s Zagros Mountains, dating to 3400 B.C.), the oldest grape wine (also from the Zagros, circa 5400 B.C.) and the earliest known booze of any kind, a Neolithic grog from China’s Yellow River Valley brewed some 9,000 years ago". There are several different types of beer. The ale types include Pale Ale, Real Ale, and Mild Ale. There are also Stouts, Lambic, and Lager.
The last time I visited Policy Kings, co-owner Sarah Ridgel was kind enough to take me on a tour of their brew house, I’ll include those pictures here so you can see the process behind one of humanity’s favorite beverages.
I’ll attach the fundamental steps for brewing beer from The Beer Connoisseur here.
Now on to Beerfest.
The event which lasted from 3-9 p.m. included other Utah breweries, a live DJ, vendors, and the Delorean from Back to the Future.
Policy Kings brewed a special brew for the occasion that was really popular. It was a strawberry beer that kept people coming back for more than the two hours I was there.
Policy Kings is located at 223 North 100 West. You can find out more about Policy Kings at the link here.