Uinta Brewing Company - King's Peak Porter

Uinta Brewing Company - King's Peak Porter

Beer Club featured in U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club

Country:

United States

Alcohol by Volume:

5.3%

Uinta Brewing Company - King's Peak Porter

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.3%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 23
  • Serving Temperature: 45-50° F
King's Peak Porter has a deep mahogany hue that is serenaded by a full-bodied malty flavor and a dry, roasted body. Note hints of chocolate throughout. Topped with a thick tan creamy head, our beer panel concurred that this decadent porter has a more defined hop character than what is common for this style, yet it’s working for us! It’s no wonder that King’s Peak won the 1997 Gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the German style Schwarzbier category and the 1999 Silver medal at the World Beer Cup in the German porter category. A dash of trivia for our geographic buffs. King's Peak, located in the Uinta Mountains, holds the honor of being the highest point in the state of Utah at 13,528 feet.
The Uinta Brewing Company was established in 1993 with the charter of crafting full flavored, fresh and unique domestic ales in a state that could most likely really use them! Sounds like a winning game plan to us! The name of the brewery was derived from Utah's highest mountain range, the Uinta Mountains. The names of Uinta’s product line have been inspired largely by Utah's heritage and inspiring landscapes.

Uinta began bottling its award winning beers in 1996 in order to quell the massive requests they were receiving for bottled beers. They recently moved into a brand-new 26,000 square foot state of the art brewing facility and now feature the Brewhouse Tavern.

The brewery’s new nesting grounds are fully equipped with the latest in brewing technology, including the highly regarded Krones bottling line, Utah's only Anton Paar Beer Analyzer, an instrument used to determine the exact alcohol content of a beverage, and a 40-barrel brewhouse that uses only customized stainless steel tanks in order to guarantee the quality of their beers.

Uinta’s brewery was designed specifically with conservation and efficiency in mind. As a reflection of the company's philosophy, the brewery is 100% wind powered. Say what? That’s right boys and girls. Pretty neat, huh? By enjoying Uinta beers, you’re playing a part in preventing the release of 357,120 pounds of carbon dioxide per year — the equivalent of planting 71 acres of trees, or not driving 348,400 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.

In addition to the two beers our panel favored and opted to share with you this month, Uinta also brews Cutthroat Pale Ale, Golden Spike Hefeweizen, Bristlecone Brown Ale, Uinta Club Pilsner, and an India Pale Ale.

For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (801) 467-0909 or check out their web site at www.uintabrewing.com.
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