Founded in 1993, Uinta Brewing Company began brewing full-flavored, craft-brewed beer in a small, renovated mechanic’s garage. Named after a western mountain range, Uinta began distributing a variety of beer ranging from 4.0% to 10.6% alcohol by volume to local bars and restaurants. Demand escalated, resulting in the installation of a bottling line in 1996. Then, in 2001, having outgrown its original building, Uinta built and relocated to a 26,000-square-foot facility specifically designed for brewing beer.
In 2003, Uinta expanded its offerings through a brand extension called Four+ Brewing. The “Four” refers to the primary ingredients used in brewing beer: water, hops, barley, and yeast. The “Plus” refers to the creative dimension the brewer brings to the art of brewing beer.
Today, Uinta Brewing Company is one of the 50 largest craft breweries in the country. Uinta has broadened its market and can be found in states from coast-to-coast, and has even ventured to other countries around the world. Uinta beers have received 75+ awards and medals from regional, national, and international competitions, including the North American Beer Awards, World Beer Cup, and Great American Beer Festival.
Even with a larger audience, Uinta works hard to partner with Utah organizations in support of fundraising efforts (community-supported radio, The Road Home, SlowFoodUtah) and community events (local art & music festivals, beer dinners).
Uinta Brewing Company is committed to brewing world-class beer using responsible business practices. Since the beginning, spent grain has been donated to local ranchers for feed thus removing it from landfills. Since 2001 has used 100% wind-powered energy, becoming the first Utah business to reach this mark. In addition, Uinta collects and recycles brown glass, making it one of the few businesses in Utah to do so. The company fleet includes biodiesel and hybrid vehicles. Uinta continually evaluates its practices in hopes of improving upon them. We feel it is a process worth the effort.
For Uinta, using creativity and artistic expression to make fun, innovative beers people enjoy is one of the highlights of being a craft brewery. The other is being a part of the American craft beer community. While we may compete in the marketplace for tap handles, we come together to elevate craft-beer in America.