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Craft Beer Tour with Gold-Medal Brewer

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Experience hosted by Rio

4 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Utah and especially Salt Lake City has a booming Craft Beer scene, with about half of the state's 30 or so breweries having opened in the last 5 years. In a state whose number one industry is tourism, beer tourism is starting to play a larger and larger role. With my expertise, insight, and professional and personal connections, I can offer a variety of experiences, ranging from tastings to tours. An example of a tour would be to meet my guests, then proceed to guide them to 4-5 different breweries, with a guided tasting of beers at each location, as well as chances to meet a brewer where possible. The schedules of brewers change often, so think of that part as an added bonus. The goal would be to cater each tour to a guest group's tastes, or provide an overview if their was nothing specific in their minds. The primary focus would be Utah's smaller and more artisan beer producers. The hope would be that by the end, guests would have a excellent sense of the craft beer scene in Utah, as well as a at least a primer on Utah's beer history. If less initiated, the guest would be educated about beer, beer tasting, and classic styles and methodologies. The same could be accomplished for Craft Spirits if desired as well.
Utah and especially Salt Lake City has a booming Craft Beer scene, with about half of the state's 30 or so breweries having opened in the last 5 years. In a state whose number one industry is tourism, beer tourism is starting to play a larger and larger role. With my expertise, insight, and professional and personal connections, I can offer a variety of experiences, ranging from tastings to tours. An example of a tour would be to meet my guests,…
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Meet your host, Rio

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I've been a professional Brewer in Salt Lake City since March of 2010 and a home brewer since June of 2005. I helped open Epic Brewing which grew quickly, then left my position as Lead Brewer and Production Manager after two years to open a project with business partners which became the Proper Brewing family of businesses, which today includes 3 restaurants, 2 breweries and 3 beer-focused bars. At both, I served as the person responsible for all beer programs, as well as participating heavily in restaurant activities, most especially during pairing dinners. I am an accomplished, gold medal winning brewer and also served as the President of the Utah Brewers Guild trade organization for a term, giving my close relations with most Utah breweries. I also have experience as a chef, and as a beer, spirits, and food writer for local publication
I've been a professional Brewer in Salt Lake City since March of 2010 and a home brewer since June of 2005. I helped open Epic Brewing which grew quickly, then left my position as Lead Brewer and Production Manager after two years to open a project with business partners which became the Proper Brewing family of businesses, which today includes 3 restaurants, 2 breweries and 3 beer-focused bars. At both, I served as the person responsible for all beer programs, as well as participating heavily i…
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Where you'll be

Between 4-5 of Utah's 30-ish Craft Breweries (more all the time), as well as potential other locations like beer-focused bars, a local malthouse, and more.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

More tips

Be prepared to taste your way through the best beer Utah has to offer!

What to bring

valid legal identification, ideally USA driver's license or passport

close-toed shoes without heels