Red Rock Brewing Company

By Kevin Templin, Head Brewer

I got my start as a homebrewer in the mid-1990s. Upon realizing my love for creating beer, I volunteered at the local Desert Edge Brewery. After a few months, I was hired at that brewery. Red Rock Brewing Company’s original head brewer, Eric Dunlap, hired me as a full-time staff member in 2001.

In my opinion, that’s when I retired.  Find a job you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life. That’s always been my philosophy. I haven’t worked since the day I started brewing.

Ask me why I brew and the answer is simple. No boundaries. Craft brewing is built on imagination. You can make anything you want, anytime you want.

I’m most proud of Red Rock’s authentic German lagers, the organic Zwickel Bier, and most recently, the experimental Paardebloem which is a dandelion-based beer developed in cooperation with New Belgium Brewing Company.

Beyond that, Red Rock has an open door policy as it relates to other brewers as well. We’ve collaborated with several local home brewers and worked with other breweries, both locally and around the world.

Red Rock is very involved with our local community. The company donates to a vast number of charities and arts organizations in the Salt Lake Valley and surrounding areas throughout the year. We are members of the Chamber of Commerce in both Salt Lake and Park City, as well as the local Downtown Alliance and Merchants’ Association. We participate with our local Hibernian Society. In addition, our annual Brew-Ski initiative helps to support the Utah Avalanche Center.

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