After being an avid home brewer for several years, owner Ryan Miller decided three years ago to leave the world of IT (Information Technology) and bring his makings to the masses. Slated to open their doors any day, SaltFire Brewery will be offering something different than your standard IPA.
“The name came from being in Salt Lake City and from our system being a direct fire system,” Miller said. “We use natural gas instead of steam or electricity. We will be producing IPA’s, saisons and sours, which are wild-fermented beers.”
Miller hired Patrick Bourque as his head brewer, known amongst the Utah beer community from Epic and Uinta Brewing. Between the two of them, their recipe development and ingenuity is unique and cutting edge. Staying abreast of the latest technology and advancements in brewing is a trait they both possess and bring to the business with an excitement that makes for a robust business model.
“We are going to launch with an IPA, a double IPA, a dirty chai stout and a New Zealand-style pilsner,” Miller added. “Stay tuned. When we start brewing, we will be keeping things really exciting and will be changing things up constantly. There will always be something new coming out of us.”
The start of the brewery itself has been somewhat of a challenge. They are ready to brew and just waiting on the city to approve their license. When they are off and running, Miller plans to open a tap room and bar in the near future. SaltFire beers will be available in their storefront with hopes to expand into restaurants.
SaltFire Brewing Co.
2199 S W Temple
South Salt Lake City, UT 84115
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