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SP Review at Brewvies

Sweet Surprise. Thank you! Ben Preston and all of you who have left reviews. Just read the porter is a “taste sensation”. Reviews actually make a HUGE difference, weather they be on google, or Foursquare, yelp, etc. Your opinion really counts, it helps people who don’t know us, and helps us be found on the web. In this case, we checked our website analytics and found that we were getting a lot of referrals from brewvies. When we googled it, guess what we found? Ben’s review on Four Square. Again, many thanks to all of you who have taken the time to leave a review.

Brewery Tasting Room

tasking rom buildout 1The Shades of Pale brewery Salt Lake City tasting room is almost ready to open.    As you can see one of the best things about the new brewery bar is the view.  Yes, you’ll be able to witness first hand the art of making beer as our brewers works their magic.

Though the signs are not up yet, we are not officially open, we are  brewing and licensed to sell.  We have an informal bottle shop out of our cold room and love visitors, so stop by and see us.

Entrance to the building is at 154 West Utopia just south of 2100 S.  We are down the street from Home Depot, Costco, Best Buy and TRAX.   Head for the loading dock.

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+.



Brewery Beer Store at Shades of Pale

131 commonwealth addressShades of Pale Brewery Campus in Salt Lake City expands.   As you can see there is a bit of work to be done but the building has quite a bit of potential.   The new brewery building is 3000 square feet and shares a courtyard with the main building.

On the sign, The Stripper and Custom Glass, home of the previous business and the address, 131 Commonwealth.   There are beautiful vistas of the Wasatch front to be had from the front door and the building is just a couple of doors down from the famed Pat’s Barbecue featured in the DDD show.

The Tap Room and kitchen won’t be built this year, so you’ll be able to bring in your own food or grab a bite to go next door, and bring it on down to enjoy at the tasting room with a great Shades of Pale Brew.

Like the neighborhood, the building will undergo a face lift.  The whole are is undergoing re-development and urban revival.  We are just half a block from the new TRAX line and the city of South Salt Lake has plans to put in a new park and city complex just down the street.



A Slice of Park City on the SPT

Are you looking for a casual night out in Park City?   If you love Pizza and beer,  great people, good food, and loads of fun, you’ll  love our “Slice of Park City”  progressive dinner Adventure.     You’ll be spending the evening at Park City’s Historic Main Street and visiting some establishements favored by locals and visitors alike.   As an added bonus,  A Slice of Park City can be experienced on foot, as each of these establishments are only a few blocks away from each other.

Transportation:   If you are driving, there is a free parking lot on Swede Alley a block off Main Street.   You may also take the free Park City Bus.  The bus will drop you off at the bus station on Suede Alley a block off Main Street.   See Maps below.    Once you are downtown Park City, you can take the free trolley up and down Main Street.

Suggested Restaurants:

Red Banjo – 322 Main Street

Main Street Pizza and Noodle – 530 Main Street

Davanza’s – 690 Park Ave.

Doolan’s  – 738 Main Street


 Here are a few fun facts:

The Red Banjo is one “the” longest running family owned business in Park City.  Today grand daughter Tana Toly and her husband who run the business.  The Red Banjo specializes in hand tossed traditional Mountain Pizza.

We’ll let you in a little secret; Davanza’s Pizza is a hop skip and a jump away from the town lift, and a local favorite for lunch while skiing PCMR.

Main Street Pizza Noodle touts having a selection of over 40 beer and wine selections from around the world.

Doolan’s is a great place to watch a game.  They have high def Tvs and speaker boxes you can bring to your table.


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Men in Pink

Men in Pink c1717_19_pMen in Pink, what do you think?  I am in the process of creating the fall line of Swag.   I had not considered Pink for men until I heard about the recent hubub.   I had to look it up.  Did you know “Researchers found men who wear pink are more likely to get compliments from female colleagues and are more confident characters in the office.”?   Here are other interesting facts,  “men who wear purple or lilac have more office romances”. “A typical pink shirt wearer earns £1,000 more a year than those who opt for other colours.”

Here is more.  “In the last five years men who are likely to wear purple shirts have had the most pay rises, so it’s no wonder that one in twenty of them drive a car that’s worth £20,000 or more.   Pink shirt wearers on the other hand are more likely to have a low carbon footprint as half of them insist on taking public transport to work.”

So, what do you think?  Should we consider Pink shirts for men?  Come leave us your feed back on facebook  or g+.

Here is a link to the whole article:  “Men Who wear pink shirts earn $1000 pounds more than those who don’t”

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.











The Zip Line – SPT

This Trail comes to us via local resident Kevin Spang.  Canyons resort does not allow zip liners to stop and take a break between zips.     The recommendation is to do the zip line adventure and then come up and do the lodges and reminisce.This is a summer and winter beer adventure, but you will only be able to experience the cuisine of Look Out Cabin in the winter.

Start:  This beer adventure starts at LOOK OUT CABIN.   Kevin says, “the views are breathtaking and it’s some of the best on mountain food I’ve had in Park City.”  His wife, Julie says, “The burgers are ridiculous! They’re so good.”

Next Stop:  RED PINE LODGE.  Kevin says,  “On a sunny day, Red Pine has a great deck to sit down and enjoy a beer.”    Red Pine lodge is on the Mid Mountain Trail.  This means  that in the summer you can ride your bike to the lodge.  For those of you who can’t fathom riding your bike up a ski hill, never fear.  You can take the Gondola up.  The gondola has bike carriers.  You can sit on the deck and have a beer while you wait for the rest of the crew to come up.   In the winter Red Pine Lodge is a hub of activity.

Last Stop: DRAFTS.  Kevin says,  ” Don’t miss the “Jalapeno fried mac and cheese appetizer”.  “It’s incredible!”  He suggests pairing the appetizer with Publican Pale Ale.  “They also have some of the best burgers in town.  Try the Pretzel Buns”, he adds.

We hope this adventure in a bottle on the Shades of Pale Trail is memorable, and you find it one of the best things to do in Park City.  We’d love to hear from you.  Come back and leave us a comment, post and photos.


Shades of Pale Trail

Shades of Pale Trail coming soon!   Looking for something to do in Park City?  The fun starts here.    Bar Hopping, Dinner and Drinks,  and Progressive dinner adventures are in your future!

We’ve just come up with this idea and are so excited to plan a kaleidoscope of adventures in beer.  We are calling it, The Shades of Pale Trail.   Our first trail release will be in Park City as this is our home town, but also because  3 million visitors a year are lookingn for something to do.  We want all of you to come see us, have the time of your life,  and come back for more.   Our intention is to create Shades of Pale Trails in all kinds of interesting places.

Here is a preview of what is to come.

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Bar Hopping with Dinner.   Suggested establishments:

  • No Name Saloon and House of Debauchery (Publican Pale Ale with Appetizers)
  • Butchers Chop House (Dinner)
  • The Boneyard (Desert and after dinner drinks)


The Boneyard is accross the street from Shades of Pale so we could potentially comebine this trail with a stop to see us.   It’s also accross from Park City’s historic cementary, so we can see adding graveyard tour in October!   So many possibilities.

We plan on including a map and transportation options.   The trail of Debauchery could potentially be done on foot.  The No Name Saloon and Butcher’s Chop House are only a few blocks away from each other.  It’s a bit of a longer walk to the Boneyard, but taking the free city bus is an option.     You can also expect us to include some beer and food pairings and much more.

We’d love to have your feed back and suggestions.    Come to our facebook or G+ pages and let us know what may be some progressive dinner ideas, bar hopping combinations,  dinner & drinks and trail name ideas.