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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
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
Two New Jolly Pumpkin Beers
For our wild and crazy beer Jolly Pumpkin fans out there we bring you two more beers from their lineup. For those new to JP's beer, Jolly Pumpkin takes pride in elevating the craft of brewing into an art using old-world production methods. Their focus is on open fermentation, oak aging, and bottle conditioning. Their beers tend to have a wild, often with a tart/sour profile. They are not beers for beginners but if you are a fan of crazy, funky beers then they will be right up your alley. They are certainly a favorite for many of our staff.
A rich brown ale inspired by the enigmatic monastic brews of Belgium, and the mysterious mist shrouded jungles of the tropics. Brewed with real cacao, and spiced with cinnamon and sweet orange peel for a sensual delight. A brew to be sipped, savored, and enjoyed!
Aged in large oak casks and refermented in the bottle, Calabaza Blanca is a Belgian Biere Blanche. Spiced with orange peel and corriander, you'll find it refreshingly tart, with a wonderfully dry finish.
Also, back in are Oro De Calabaza and La Parcela.