Utah's dynamic brewing scene is always changing and adding brewers and products. Here's what's on tap in April:
Roha opens • Salt Lake City's newest craft beer maker, Roha Brewing Project, opens Friday, April 21, . The brewery, 30 E. Kensington Ave., marks the return of Chris Haas, formerly the head brewer at Desert Edge Brewery at The Pub and one of Utah's brewing pioneers. For the project, Haas has collaborated with partners Rob Phillips, an engineer and home brewer, and Josh Stern, a chef and self-proclaimed beer nerd. The brewery and package agency is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., allowing customers to enjoy a beer on site or to take home. For its opening, Roha has five debut beers: Back Porch Pale Ale, Three Deep American Ale, Thursday India Pale Ale, Big Green Couch Double India Pale Ale and Kensington Grand Saison. Depending on the alcohol level, the beer is available on draft, in 12-ounce cans or 22-ounce bottles. T-shirts, hats, beanies, pint glasses, growlers, bottle openers and koozies also available.
Cider for a cause • Desolation Prickly Pear Hard Cider is the newest product from Mountain West Hard Cider and pays homage to southern Utah's iconic Desolation Canyon. The addition of prickly pear fruit to cider during fermentation imparts subtle flavors of melon and citrus. It also gives the cider, which is 6.9 percent alcohol-by-volume, a slight rosy color. Mountain West will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle to the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA). It is available at the Mountain West Hard Cider tasting room and production facility, 425 N. 400 West, Salt Lake City, and at select Utah bars and restaurants. A 16.9-ounce bottle costs $5.99.