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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
- We are a Best of City Weekly winner for the past 9 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
Just got a big order of Mikkeller beers in today. Many new beers and a few favorites restocked.
Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Cognac Edition)
22.00 250ml Ratebeer.com 99 points
The regular Beer Geek Brunch Imperial Oatmeal Stout is brewed with one of the world's most expensive coffees, made from droppings of weasel-like civet cats. The fussy Southeast Asian animals only eat the best and ripest coffee berries. Enzymes in their digestive system help to break down the bean. Workers collect the bean-containing droppings for Civet or Weasel Coffee. The exceedingly rare Civet Coffee has a strong taste and an even stronger aroma. Mikkeller then took this high rated beer and let it splash about in a totally fresh cognac barrel for three months. Exceedingly rare and amazing.
Brew Dog/Mikkeller I Hardcore You
11.00 330ml Ratebeer.com 99 points
I Hardcore You is a 9.5% Imperial India Pale Ale, an international collaborative effort between 2 of Europe’s most rock ’n roll brewers. This beer is a blend of BrewDog’s Hardcore IPA and Mikkeller’s I Beat You. After the blending, the beer was then dry hopped a further twice. Making I Hardcore You a beer which has been dry hopped four times, or maybe even six times. They apparently kinda lost count.
22.00 375ml Ratebeer.com 97 points
A 17.5% ABV Imperial Stout for hardcore beer geeks only. It is the strongest beer brewed in Scandinavia and the craziest, wildest, strongest beer from Mikkeller to this date. Seriously, if you have never had an Imperial Stout stay away and wait until you are ready. 1 case only of this beer.
21.00 375ml Ratebeer.com 98 points
Mark's absolutely favorite Barley Wine but at 12% ABV it is definately not a daily drinker. Brewed with additions of candy sugar and using nugget, cascade and centennial hops, this beer is truly a blend of old and new world styles.
Single Hop Beers
Severly limited supply on these three Single Hop IPA's from Mikkeller. We have gotten in Ctira, Sorachi Ace & Simcoe this time around. Those in the know have all the information you need about these beers.
Brewer Menno Olivier brings 12 years of experience to his Brouwerij De Molen, which translates to "The Mill Brewery" as the operation is located in a 300-year-old windmill. He began brewing in his kitchen as a hobby, went on to brew in Westmaas and Amsterdam, and then served as master brewer of De Pelgrim, a Rotterdam city brewery. It was during his time as master brewer that he decided to open a brewery of his own, so he created De Molen in the town of Bodegraven, about 30 km north of Rotterdam.
His stainless steel plant has a capacity of 500 liters and he brews in very limited quantities, only about 5hl per year (the same output as some home-brewers!).
So why bother with bringing in such an obscure and small Dutch Brewery? How about the fact that they were #10 on Ratebeer.com's list of 100 notable breweries in the world in 2010. How about the fact that one of the beers we got has a score of 100 on ratebeer.com and another scores 99!
Storm & Averij (Storm & Damage)
22.00 750ml Ratebeer.com score: 96
An Imperial/Double IPA: A hazy golden-orange colour with a rich firm white foam. Big fruity hop aroma with a little yeastiness of orange-peels, mango,pine-needles, peaches, hay and wet grass. Full-bodied with notes of yeast, blood oranges, mango, biscuits and orange-peels. Long orangey, juicy, bitter finish with touches of yeast and pine. Dry hopped with Czech hops (Premiant)." 9.2%ABV
11.00 330ml Ratebeer.com score: 99
This beer got it's name from the American hop used in the brewing process. Amarillo is a powerful hop in aroma, flavor and bitterness. But of course other hops were used as well, creating a beautiful combination. Not a beer to drink as a session beer, but one to enjoy. 9.2% ABV
Rook & Vuur (Smoke & Fire)
11.00 330ml Ratebeer.com Score: 94
Brewed with smoked malts and chili peppers, this beer truly is a combination of Smoke & Fire. The huge smoke flavor and aroma turn to sweet caramel and then a mild spicyness from the peppers that starts to show and build after about half the bottle. 8.2% ABV
Hemel & Aarde (Heaven & Earth)
13.00 330ml Ratebeer.com score 100!
Made with the most heavily peated malt in the world from the Bruichladdich distillery. Almost pitch black and opaque, small head. Furiously peated aroma, hiding the malt, licorice and dark chocolate somewhat. Very full bodied, thick mouthfeel, like fluid bread. Dark chocolate, loads of peat, lapsang souchong tea, chocolate cake, culminating in an almost endless aftertaste that also has licorice. 10.3% ABV