Haas Style Blog

  • Well here we go, this week was Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Panczki Day, whatever you call it. The time to celebrate the start of lent. Whether you are religious or not, lent could be a great time to start a trend.

  • Well here we are in another new year.  Happy 2018.  Time to start a new.  Do you make a new year’s resolution?  Well you should.  I am not talking about going to the gym every day or giving more time to charity (one of those you should definitely do, the other not so much).  

  • Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, drink more beer. Pretend I am singing.  WAIT, don’t.  The holidays are coming so let’s talk holiday beers.

  • Okay, I get asked a version of this question all the time: "How do you come up with a beer? How do you get a recipe for a beer? Where did you get the recipe for this beer? Where did you find the inspiration for this beer? How do you come up with this shit?"

  • I have been out and about lately talking about beer to people I meet. One thing keeps coming up in conversation over and over again: IBUs.  That’s right IBUs.  What are IBUs and how are they used?  Well let’s get into that.

  • Collab, the word for today.  Let’s talk about collabs or collaborations.

  • With everything that is going on politically and socially in this country right now, it is time for beer to save the day! Yeah, I said it -beer is the true and only unifier. Think about it: red, blue, black, white, brown, conservative, liberal-they all drink beer. Even here in this state (insert Mormon fishing joke here). Do yourself and our country a favor and share a beer across the aisle. Hell, share a beer on your side of the aisle. What is a better sign of love than beer?

  • There has been a lot of talk and discussion and rumbling and bitching about the new law put forth by our legislature. Oh, which one could I be referring to?  There are quite a few bad ones.

  • With the summer just around the corner and porch, patio, deck, and BBQ season in full swing, I thought I would talk about pairing beer with food. After all, given this beautiful weather, why wouldn’t you be having people over to your house at some point. Why not do a little beer and food pairing. With the multitude of beers style out there it can always be the perfect compliment to the food of choice.

    When I think of pairing beer and food I see that there are three different ways to go at it, no matter what the food is. Here are a few things to remember:

  • If you know me, you know I don’t like to hold my tongue about the things that bug me. I think this month we should do a little complaining. That’s right complaining. I want to talk about my beer pet peeves. We all have some whether we want to admit it or not. Well, I’ll admit it.

  •     Beer is for everyone, celiacs excluded. (Sorry celiac kids) The trick is to find the right beer for you. Some people out there, me included like almost all styles of beer. That doesn’t mean I like all beer, but all styles. Beers are interpretations of the style brewers from all over the world are trying to represent.

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    Haas Style

    As well as being extremely excited about opening our doors and bringing our beer to the masses, I am also excited about the SLC brewing scene in general. Not that we haven't had a lot of solid breweries here in the past, we have, and I have enjoyed many, many of their beers on occasion. Now, there seems to be a surge of new breweries on the scene. You can feel the excitement through all the beer lovers in town.

    New breweries means more variety, more events, more people out enjoying, and a bigger representation in the community. It's hard to discount the monetary impact to the community as well. It's nice to see more tourist and conference dollars flowing into the city. There are a lot of cites out there doing brewery tourism and I believe Salt Lake is the next in line. I can't wait to taste some beers from some of the new breweries opening, A.Fisher, Kiitos, Toasted Barrel, Salt Fire, Canyons, and the rest that might open. I hope the beer is delicious and plentiful. 

    Chris Haas