Mountain Brewer’s Festival 2010

Shades of Pale at Mountain Brewer's Festival 2010 with Mike Riedel from Utah Beer BlogMountain Brewer’s Festival, June 2010.  We were not open yet.  At this time we had rented a glorified garage in Park City to begin recipe development and were working week ends and evenings.   One day we got an invitation to Mountain Brewer’s Festival.  Those volunteers are “on it”!  It had not occurred to us to go, but we took them upon it.  The rest is history.
1st Photo on the Left:  Trent and Mike Riedel from Utah Beer Blog. 2nd Photo: Trent manning the booth at our first beer festival.  3rd Photo – We didn’t have a jockey box so Trent decided to construct our own.  It was quite the invention.  It was a 55gallon drum on wheels.  It worked perfectly until you had to change out the kegs and all the ice fell to the bottom.  Lol.

Once again: We’ll be there.  Join us!  June 6th, Idaho Falls.  One price, unlimited drinks.  Over 100 breweries.

Shades of Pale at Mountain Brewer's Festival 2010Shades of Pale at Mountain Brewer's Festival 2010 - Home Made Keg Fridge and Jockey Box

Geeking out over equipment. So what’s a depalletizer?


Isn’t this a beautiful sight?  The line started as Trent’s vision and was bought in pieces.  They are all pre-owned and came from various places.  Trent and Ashley completed our design and integrated the parts into a working whole.  For months Trent scoured the web for a depalletizer.  He knew loading the bottles onto the line would cause a bottleneck.

Update: Brewery Remodel SLC facility

Clean Up Continues at Shades of Pale's Commonwealth Bldg

Clean Up Continues at Shades of Pale’s Commonwealth Bldg

“We dream of having a clean house – but who dreams of actually doing the cleaning? We don’t have to dream about doing the work, because doing the work is always within our grasp; the dream, in this sense, is to attain the goal without the work. ” Marcus Buckingham

Living the dream! In all seriousness clean up at 131 Commonwealth (The glass stripper bldg) continues.  In the photo above you can see some of the bags of garbage we’ve thrown out.   We still need to do some light demolition in the future shop, but the main building is almost clear.  We are so excited to have a space to do some barrel aging and host private events.   It will be a great complement to the tap room.  We’ve started looking into ideas of how to create a “flex” space with movable walls.

If you have ideas to share, stop by and see us.    Though our tasting room and the gift shop is not open to the public yet,  we are brewing and can sell beer out of our cold room.  You can also find us on facebook, instagram, and g+.