Uinta Brewing Company / Four+ Brewing Company - Rype
Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 18
Serving Temperature: 45-50° F
Suggested Glassware: Weizen Glass or Flute
Malts: 2-Row Pale, Malted Wheat, Caramel Malt
Many of the wheat beers that have risen to popularity recently have a hazy, murky appearance when poured, but this wheat beer is clear due to being filtered. On the nose, expect heaps of coriander, showcasing its herbal and spicy character. The herbal intensity of the aroma is high, with notes similar to rosemary and thyme, and a menthol-like tingle left in the nose, with all of this enveloped by notes of overripe oranges. These herbal and orange notes are detectible in the flavor, including a very late menthol-tingle. “Orange tingled wheat beer” says the label—we thought this was either a typo (‘tinged’) or a cute marketing gimmick, but it turns out to be an accurate description as there’s a gentle numbing effect similar to what you get when you bite through an orange rind. Finishes clean and crisp with herb garden notes in the fade. Try with a balsamic vinegar and oil-topped garden salad, followed by rosemary chicken served over saffron rice, or mint-heavy Vietnamese Spring rolls.
The Uinta (pronounced "you-in-tah") Brewing Company was established in 1993 with the intent of crafting fresh, flavorful domestic ales in an environmentally friendly, sustainable manner. The brewery is named after a major east-west-running mountain range located in the Rocky Mountains, and the word "Uinta" comes from the Ute Indians, the tribe from which Utah derives its name.
In 2001, having outgrown their original facility, Uinta Brewing Company moved to a 26,000-square-foot state-of-the-art brewery built with energy efficiency and conservation in mind. The brewery's new nesting grounds are fully equipped with the latest in brewing technology—including systems that ensure that the facility is 100% wind powered. That's correct folks: powered entirely by nature herself! Pretty sweet, huh? Look at it this way. By enjoying Uinta beers, you're playing a part in preventing the release of 440 tons of carbon dioxide per year, the equivalent of planting 174 acres of trees, or not driving 951,270 miles per year. The new building reflects Uinta Brewing Company's efforts to be a leader in the brewing industry while remaining committed to conservation.
Then, in 2004, Four+ (read: four plus) Brewing Company was launched out of the same building. Four+ B.C. makes unique, craft-brewed beers with a youthful, playful, and witty design. The “Four” refers to the primary brewing ingredients: malted grains, hops, water and yeast. The “+” describes the unique element added by way of the brewer’s art, that certain something that turns these simple ingredients into the glorious good beer that we know and love.
For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (801) 467-0909 or check out their web site at www.uintabrewing.com or www.fourplusbrewing.com.
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