Bundled within the peaks of Park City, Utah is Wasatch Brewery, Park City’s first brewery since prohibition. Wasatch Brewery has been faithful to their customers since its foundation in 1986 and loyal to its domain as it is named after the local Wasatch Mountains. Several years following its inception, Wasatch owner, Greg Schirf, passed a bill through Utah Legislator to make brew pubs legal in Utah. Upon this successful passing, Wasatch started to operate its first brewpub. Wasatch Brewery brews with a simple mission - to make the best ales and lagers possible. Through this facile approach, Wasatch has been able to crank out year-round, seasonal, and specialty beers that have earned awards from festivals such as the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. For this tasting, we sampled three beers: Summerbrau Lager, White Label Belgian Style Wit, and The Devastator Double Bock.
Wasatch describes this beer as the perfect companion for any summer celebration and we couldn't agree more. Summerbrau Lager is a Czech-style pilsner with a golden straw color and tiny bubbles. This crisp brew has bright lemony citrus aromas and a slightly toasty, bready malt flavor with with a brisk hop bitterness at the finish.
Wasatch White Label is a classically brewed Belgian styled wit. Pouring a slightly hazy straw color with big active bubbles, aromas of orange peel and spice hit the nose. Flavors of clove, coriander, and a malt sweetness coated the palate and was backed by a slight bitterness.
In the spirited, German tradition of naming double bocks using the suffix 'ator,' Wasatch Brewery brings to you The Devastator. This fuller bodied brew pours a bright mahogany with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted malt, and some cherry come through with flavors that follow the nose along with a welcomed but unexpected hop bitterness. Overall, this double bock was a pleasantly sweet beer with a fairly smooth finish.