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The Bayou is Utah's #1 choice for great beer and food. We have the most extensive beer list in Utah with usually around 300 different beers available. Our Cajun influenced menu is sure to have something to please everyone in your group. You must be 21 years of age or older to visit The Bayou. "Welcome to Beervana"
Awards and Accolades
- The Daily Meal named us one of the 150 Best Bars in America 2015
- Coolmaterial.com named us the Best Craft Beer Bar in Utah
- We are a Best of City Weekly winner for the past 12 years running.
- We won a Salt Lake Magazine Restaurant award for "Best Comfort Food".
- One of the 100 best places to drink in America -Imbibe Magazine
- "The beer connoisseur’s paradise" - GQ Magazine Sept 2009
- A winner of Esquire.com's 2009 "Best Bars in America" Rating
Recent Blog Posts
Epic has just released their latest new beers. I know, I know... it's beer hours at least since Epic released a new beer. JK guys ;-)
#1 on the new releases is the Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout. Perhaps you remember the Jack Mormon Stout they recently released. Quite tasty and apparenty too offensive to actually sell in the state liquor stores. Well, proving that they are equal opportunity offenders, here comes the Baptist.
At 11.7% ABV this Imperial Stout is flavored with coffee and cocoa nibs and aged in bourbon barrels.
Also arriving today is Epic's Pro-Am beer Festivious Scotch Ale. Brewed in colaboration with local homebrewer Mike Hahn (long time friend of The Bayou and Beer Nut's Mark Alston) this Scotch Ale should be great.
If you are not familiar with the Pro-Am beers here's the scoop. The Great American Beer Festival has introduced a new category in their competition for beers brewed using a local homebrewers recipe with that homebrewer. Several local breweries have jumped in to this program and have produced some amazing beers. We still have Uinta's Schwartz Pro-Am beer which was brewed withTravis Grimm's.
We just received a shipment of beers from the great Las Vegas brewery Tenaya Creek. Fortunately for us, it is a total myth that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
Tenaya Creek was established in 1999 by ex Utahn and Uinta brewer Tim Etter with his brothers and sisters. In early 1993, during his college days at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Tim's roommate introduced him to the art of making beer. From a hobby in the tiny apartment, a full time career started to blossom. Attendance at UC Davis in Northern California studying Fermentation Science was next, then back to Salt Lake City to work with a new start-up: Uinta Brewing Company. After enjoying tremendous success at Uinta, it was time to break away and create Teneya Creek Brewery.
Tim's beers are amazing and while he left Utah in order to produce them luckly for us he is bringing them back up for us to enjoy. I mean that literally as well, this order of ours was driven up to SLC by none other than Tim himself.
Hop Ride India Pale Ale (7.2% alc/vol)…This beer is brewed using 2-Row, wheat, Vienna and caramel malts and is hopped with Summit’s for bittering and flavor and Ahtanum for aroma. This IPA was also dry-hopped, with Ahtanum, Challenger and Chinook hops. Tenaya Creek's IPA is an American style IPA that has a high amount of bitterness but is well balanced and very drinkable.
Calico Brown Ale (5.6% alc/vol)…Light brown in color, this ale is quite malty while the hop flavor is generally lower than that of the other ales. Don't let that leave you thinking that this beer is boring. On the contrary, this is a great brown ale. Perfect for these cooling autumn nights.
Tandem Double India Pale Ale limited release (9.0% alc/vol) Didn't get enough hops or alcohol from Tenaya Creek's IPA? Give this Double IPA a try. While definately agressively hopped, this DIPA is incredibly drinkable and a superb addition to our ever growing list of double ipa's.