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35 Years of Wasatch Beers, Haunted Haven, Hearth & Hill Expanding to SLC

Wasatch Brewery Celebrates 35th Anniversary. Haunted Haven Returns to Log Haven. Park City’s Hearth & Hill to Expand to SLC.


Wasatch Brewery Celebrates 35th Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that it has been 35 years since founder Greg Schirf opened Wasatch Brewery in Park City. Yep, in 1986 Greg opened the doors to Wasatch Brewery, the first post-prohibition brewery to open in Utah, with the promise to “drink our share and sell the rest.” Promise kept. 

In addition to irreverent marketing and creating mischievous brews such as Polygamy Porter, Wasatch Brew Pub would open in 1988 at the top of Main Street in Park City serving up award-winning craft-brewed beers, classic pub fare, and a fun, friendly ski town vibe. 

Today, Wasatch beers reach over 20 states and, in 2014, a second Wasatch Brew Pub opened in Sugarhouse. According to Greg and his team, “While Wasatch loves looking back over their years of crafting bold beers, the brewery is also looking forward to upcoming innovation, including the Top of Main Rotating Series, beginning with Raspberry Ale, which will debut in Spring 2022.”

Meanwhile, during the month of October Wasatch Brewery is celebrating its 35th anniversary with throwback specials like 12 ounce drafts for $3.50, and giveaways at the Park City and Salt Lake City Wasatch locations, leading up to the official anniversary date of October 22. 

Congratulations to Greg and his gang on 35 years of misbehaving and supplying us all with bodacious brews. Here’s to 35 more sudsy years! 

Haunted Haven Returns to Log Haven

Canceled last year due to the pandemic, Log Haven is happy to announce the return of their annual Halloween celebration: Haunted Haven. The restaurant will be decked out in full Halloween decor and costumes for dining guests are encouraged. 

Haunted Haven will take place October 29th, 30th and 31st and chef Dave Jones will offer a range of spooky dinner specials, in addition to Log Haven’s regular menu, while general manager Ian Campbell will create creepy cocktails to enjoy. Haunted Haven is always scarily popular, so be sure to make reservations ASAP. 

Hearth & Hill to Expand to SLC

Good news for fans of Park City’s Hearth and Hill restaurant: the family owners are embarking on a major expansion. According to owner Brooks Kirchheimer and his team, “Coming in 2022 will be a nearby catering kitchen with a grab and go retail counter named Hill’s Kitchen, as well as two restaurants in Salt Lake City: Urban Hill, a high-end concept in the rejuvenated Post District west of downtown, and a second Hearth and Hill in the Sugar House neighborhood east of downtown.” 

Kirchheimer, who owns Hearth and Hill with his parents, Sherry and David, said “Utah has all the ingredients to be a foodie’s wonderland: abundant local produce, meat, seafood and specialty purveyors; talented chefs and mixologists; an adventuresome and worldly mix of residents and visitors; and a setting that encourages working up an appetite!  We’re eager to be among those making ‘life elevated’ describe our area’s food scene.”

Stay tuned to Utah Bites for further information on the Hearth and Hill expansion. 



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Food writer Ted SchefflerOriginally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.

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