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Bottled winter beers with plenty of wellie

Squatters Craft Beers in Utah, US, has added two new beers –Takeout Rye IPA and Wellied Irish Style Stout – to its seasonal lineup for the winter months.

Like knockin' rocks? Stay warm on the ice this winter, the brewer says. Takeout Rye IPA (6.25% ABV) is a spicy, hop-forward winter ale dedicated to the fine art of curling.

“Curling is the number one indoor sport in the world and we wanted to pay homage to the colorful sport,” says Brewmaster Dan Burick. “Also, Irish stouts have always flowed from the taps in our pubs over the years on St. Patrick’s Day, so we thought it was time to bottle the tradition. Squatters has been marching with the Hibernian Society of Utah, in Salt Lake City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade since 1992.

“Our entire brew house crew helped create Wellied; we even had them be our models in the photograph for our packaging, yes in their boots getting a bit wellied,” smirks Burick. Wellied is an easy-drinking session dry Irish stout (4% ABV) that is rich, dark and complex with pronounced roasted barley characteristics.

“We used a unique acidulated malt that has a pleasant tart finish,” Burick explains, “which is smoothed out by flaked barley. This beer is a boots up tradition!”

Squatters beers are available in in 12oz bottles in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. For more information, visit

About Salt Lake Brewing Co. (Squatters Craft Beers and Pubs & Wasatch Brewery and Pubs). In 1986, Greg Schirf opened Utah’s first microbrewery, Wasatch Beers and Brewpub in the resort town of Park City. A few years later Jeff Polychronis and Peter Cole founded Squatters Pub Brewery Salt Lake’s original brewpub in 1989. The company currently operates five brewpubs. In 2000, Squatters Craft Beers and Wasatch Brewery merged their microbrewery operations for draft and bottle production, creating Utah Brewers Cooperative. To date, Squatters and Wasatch have brought home 17 World Beer Cup Awards and 30 Great American Beer Festival Medals. In 2010, Utah Brewers Cooperative received the prestigious U.S. Mid-size Brewery of the Year award from the Brewers Association.



2 March 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor