nathan-spenser-and-ricardo-romero-band-1-4An Idea Before it’s Time

Toes were tapping and hearts grooving to the sounds of the Nathan Spencer and Ricardo Romero Band.   It was a night filled with stupendous food and really fantastic beer at Bandits Bar and Grill’s Brew master dinner in late July.    With the band’s interest in coming out to Shades of Pale and Bandit’s blessing,  a night was born.

Here We Go

One of our team members found a taco cart interested in getting the night started with us.   Juanita, a failed tacopreneur, was employed by a thriving taco cart and wanting to start her business again.  Juanita stated she’d lost her cart after the construction in Sugar House overtook her cart parking.   Now, several years later, Juanita had talked the taco cart owner into financing another taco cart for her, which is being built.  In the meantime she wanted to start creating a clientele and said she’d love to build up a taco night with us.

The Rest of the Story

All went well the first night.  Tacos were sizzling, the beer was pouring,  and you all were grooving to the sounds of American Rhythm and Blues.   At five thirty on the second Tuesday Alex was in a panic.  Where was the taco cart?  The band was ready and there was no Juanita.    She was also not answering the phone.    At quarter to six Alex was racing to the grocery store.

In a Flash

Did you know you could cook your own food at the brewery?  Yep!  Zach, our brewer, gifted us a grill.    We are currently not licensed to cook for you, but, you can cook for you.   A willing patron was willing to cook himself and all that was here some hot dogs.  It was free hotdogs for all, but for now Taco Tuesday is on hold.

What the Future Holds

Unfortunately, this was not the first time that a food vendor has not shown up.   We are currently upgrading our facility with a kitchen, so we can make and serve food.  Stay tuned for the grand opening and the re-launch of Taco Tuesday with Music.

Taco Tuesday with Music

Taco Tuesday at the Tap Room.




The Nathan Spenser and Ricardo Romero Band

Enjoy the sounds of American Rhythm and Blues over a delicious taco from Juanita’s Taco Cart.   Juanita is a food entrepreneur who lost her spot and her cart when Sugar House closed the 2100S. 1100 E intersection for construction.  Juanita has gotten a job with a local taco cart and is saving diligently to buy another taco cart and start her business again.


Come on out to enjoy a great & affordable meal.  Spend time with friends, and support some people with dreams.



chiller.brewery.alexandraortiz.photo-1” I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” – Martha Washington
Good news bad news – but mostly good news. The bad news first. Our chiller has been down. It’s been a rough summer. First our yeast house got 6 weeks behind in creating yeast which put us behind, but we’ve started our own yeast propagation program so that won’t happen again, Then we had a mechanical which was causing some instability in the beer which resulted in us having to dump a lot of beer down the drain. That was painful and put us even further behind. Our deepest apologies as we’ve just about run everyone out of beer. Then our chiller went out. We were able to replace it with a pre-owned unit which lasted one day. We’ve been down with no chiller for one week and beer in the tanks. We’re really behind now. Couple batches of beer are being poured down the drain. What’s the good news? We’ve got NEW BEER! It looks like we will be able to save a couple of batches. Since it’s fermenting at a new temperature, it’s not the same beer but it tastes really good. So – you’re gonna have to come on down and try out the new batches as they won’t be bottled and will only be available on tap at the brewery.
More good news: one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. These old units in the attic which were destroyed by the copper thieves will serve to offset the cost of the new chiller which is being installed today.
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Face Book Event - Flavors of Labor-01

We had such a great response to the South Salt Lake Art Council’s Mural Project, we decided to keep the momentum going!  We’re going to celebrate your “labors of love” with the Flavor of Labor Open House.  What is it?  Think of it as our own little “artists’ market”. This event, open to the general public,  and if you are an artisan or a business owner this is your opportunity to showcase AND SELL the unique goods and services your business provides.

The open house, located in the courtyard at Shades of Pale Brewery, will include beer, cocktails, food trucks, a silent auction and live entertainment.    This is a FREE event to the public.   You must be over 21 to attend.

We would love to have you be a part of the event as a spectator,  business or artisan.   If you would like to participate as an artisan or business, your involvement will give your business publicity and will enhance the silent auction to benefit the South Salt Lake Arts Council, which as we all know, benefits all of us!

 Each participant will have an 8’x8’ space to display items for sale.  Participants are responsible for their own displays, tables and sales for the event.  Pre-register by Wednesday, August 17th for a $30 fee and a donation for bidding at the silent auction. Registrations received after August 17th will be charged a $45 fee and a donation for bidding at the silent auction. All donations for the silent auction must be delivered to Shades of Pale by Monday, August 26th. Donations can be goods, services or gift cards.  The deadline to register is August 26th.

 To register, complete the attached registration form and email to Julie Joos at c9groupllc@gmail.com.  Registration fees may be paid in cash or online by August 17th.   But don’t wait!  Space is limited and given on a first-come, first-serve basis!

Still need to know more?  For additional information about the event, please contact Lesly Allen with the South Salt Lake Arts Council at 801-718-2003 or lallen@southsaltlakecity.com.  We hope to see you all there!





And send Julie  Julie Joos at c9groupllc@gmail.com and email  with the following information

flavor of Labor invitation