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Utah Beer News

The Utah Beer News podcast is an extension of It strives to deliver stories from brewers, breweries, and everyday imbibers who share a passion for craft beer. Founded in 2018, Utah Beer News is written by and for craft beer lovers. It's handcrafted craft beer content to sip and savor.

Dec 10, 2020

The newest addition to Utah’s craft beer scene arrived in late October 2020. Ogden River Brewing began as a humble dream of a bare-bones taproom but evolved into a state-of-the-art gastropub. It features a 10-barrel brewhouse, two spacious patios, including a rooftop bar and lounge with unobstructed views of the Ogden River and the Wasatch Mountains.

Career railroad conductor and longtime homebrewer Pat Winslow initiated the project with a crowdsourced Kickstarter campaign in 2017. It raised more than $30,000 — surpassing his goal and establishing a good base from which to launch his dream.

But Winslow knew he needed substantially more capital. That’s when Lotus Craft, the hospitality arm of Lotus Company and the parent organization of Ogden River Brewing, entered the picture. Winslow and Bryan Wrigley, Founder and CEO of Lotus Company, shared a vision for what Ogden River Brewing could be. Their friendship grew into a business partnership.

I sat down with the brew team in early November — a week after Ogden River Brewing opened to the public — to learn more about Utah’s newest brewery.

On the podcast you’ll hear from:

  • Pat Winslow, Ogden River’s head brewer.
  • Landon Jeffery, assistant brewer. He won Utah Homebrewer of the Year honors in 2019.
  • And Patrick Bourque, former head brewer at SaltFire and Uinta. He serves as director of brewing for Lotus Craft.

Thank you to Pat, Landon, and Patrick for taking the time to talk with Utah Beer News. And thank you for listening. If you enjoy this type of storytelling, I’d appreciate if you could please leave a review on your podcast platform of choice.

And now, let’s jump in to learn more about Ogden River Brewing.

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Episode 42 | December 10, 2020