Active Beers: 6
Beer Ratings: 128
Beer Avg: 3.31
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 18
Reviews by xymyl:
3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Saying that someone has the best beer in Utah is a very backhanded compliment. It is ironic that the most flavorful beers in Utah are lagers as well. These are well crafted beers that have been infused with as much life as seems possible with the 3.2 percent limitations.
The Pilsner was a standout, very flavorful, very clean maltiness, very true to style. The other beers were all lagers as well, my least favorite was the Weiss. Not that it was really a bad beer at all. It was very well made, I just think it would have been great with a ale yeast at a higher temperature.
The other beers would have been better with a bit higher malt bills but then the hops would have needed a boost since there would be no alcohol to help balance the extra sweetness, and these guys are all about the clean crisp flavors of the lagers, and I believe they made the right choices. As far asUtah beers go, you can really do no better.
As for the food. Wow! Very good food. No point in giving all of the details of that, but you won't be sorry if you stop here for the food.
If you are not educated in Utah beer suckage you may not like the beers because you might foolishly believe there is something better at the next place.
If you are uneducated about beer you might not notice that the beers here are still very well made by any standard even if they aren't what you (or I) would normally choose.
03-08-2007 06:41:04 | More by xymyl
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4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Good beer and German/Czech food. I went there in the spring of 2013. It is a cabin, which fits the Rocky Mountain/high desert landscape, I guess. It seems a little redneck to me because there are dead animal heads and deer antlers around, not my thing.
A little pricey, but worth it. I had a couple seasonal Munich dark style lagers on tap, alongside some mashed potatoes, kraut, and bratwurst, which left me completely stuffed after the experience.
The brewery is pretty good and they seemed to stick close to the original beer styles. Utah only allows beers that are 4% or less on tap. Bohemian does know how to make a great beer at 4%. The last I heard, they were making two new brews that will be sold at the state run bottle shops early 2014. These two beers will be at regular strength. One will be a Dortmund style lager, and the other a regular strength German Altbeir. I am looking forward to trying these when I am back in the States next January.
Overall, it is a good place to hang out and have a couple of beers and some great food, especially if you want a little "getaway" from the downtown hipster crowds who frequent the other local brewpubs around town. The brewery is a little outside of the Salt lake City area as it's located in the suburbs. I will go back again because they make decent beer, but I just didn't like the décor.
11-17-2013 11:26:10 | More by Jsteez
4.01/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I have been to this brewery a few times since I live nearby and I think it is pretty cool. The inside looks a bit like a ski cabin or something, most likely trying to cater to the numerous ski tourists in the winter. The outside has a nice porch with hops growing around it. The food here is really awesome, all of it seems like it came from the old country. The beer is okay, but then again I am not the biggest fan of those styles. This is one of the cooler places to eat that is outside of the downtown area.
08-20-2013 19:16:43 | More by andy_c
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I think this place is first, a restaurant, and second, a brewery. That being said, they seem to do their beers very well. If you like German food and beers, this is your place.
My wife and I stopped here for dinner and beers when passing through town on a vacation trip. There are only 5 beers available, and Utah law does not permit more than two alcoholic beverages to be served at the same time, so between the two of us were able to order sample sizes of 4 of the 5 beers, and then we shared them. I'm not very experienced with drinking many authentic German-style beers to know whether these beers were brewed to style, but they were very tasty and we liked all of them.
The food here is the star of the show, and their food offerings seem to be very authentic (although, like the beer, I'm not an expert on German foods either). We thoroughly enjoyed our choices.
Our only complaint about our visit was that the restaurant was very busy and crowded (that has to says something about the quality of the food and beer), and the tables were very close together to accommodate the demand. For a great change of pace, this is a quality place to visit.
05-10-2013 16:50:57 | More by Mothergoose03
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stop #327 on my world brewery tour.
This is the best German brewpub that I've been to so far (having only been to three of them).
Cozy, low ceiling interior with hops hanging in the bar area. Feels like your in a chateau in the Alps. Old-school copper brewing system visible near the front.
I sat at the bar and went with the sampler..
Weissbier with a lager yeast (unusual?)
Schwarzbier - 08 GABF silver
I doubled down and got a pint of the Czech pils.
All the beers were excellent examples of their respective syles. Drinking fresh, well-done lagers like this should be a mandatory requirement of all beer explorers. These beers are so often done poorly that it can turn one off.
Excellent work and I look forward to returnning for a meal as well.
10-27-2011 01:18:45 | More by Yetiman420
4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I found my new spot in SLC. Even though I am not a big fan of the four beers they serve, I found the Pilsner to be very well presented and quite drinkable. They do offer a few guest taps, but I didn't really explore those.
Cool decor, biker stuff, Vespas, a boatload of hops above the bar, not to mention the structure of a log cabin ski lodge.
I tried the Schnitzel with German mashed and crout and it was very filling and quite delicious.
Also group and family friendly for larger parties, they have a whole seperate section upstairs.
I'll make this a regular stop during my SLC tours.
09-30-2010 00:54:05 | More by gixxerman
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 5 | $$
Stopped in during a recent trip to Utah. Was recommended by a customer. Very inviting atmosphere. A cross between Rocky Mountain hunting lodge and Bavarian Ski logdge on the inside: timber construction with stone on the inside. Nice outside covered seating area. Service and food were the best aspects of the visit. Waitperson split our check and to a special request to the kitchen. Food was hearty and very tasty (I had the Old World Roast pork, which was exceptional and very reasonably priced). I was disappointed in the beer however, which I found too light for my tastes. There were only 5 drafts available. I'd go back for a meal, but not the beer.
06-22-2010 03:36:57 | More by LittleDon
4.55/5 rDev +20.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I just recently got back from a wonderful trip in Salt Lake City. One of the highlights of my trip was the Bohemian Brewery and Grill. Located at 94 East 7200 South Salt Lake City, Utah, 84047 it is just 10 minutes south of the city center. Well worth the visit for a great meal and sessionable lagers. The city is still hampered by conservative 3.2% laws, but that doesn't seem to affect Bohemian Brewery since most of their flagship beers are close to that percentage under normal brewing guidelines. They serve 4 main selections on draft, which includes a true Czech pilsner, a nicely hopped Vienna lager, a super light wheat lager, and a rich Black Bock called Cherny Bock which mean Black or Dark in Czech.
I decided to do an interview with Bohemian Brewery since I was a resident on the Prague, Czech Republic for 6 months. In my opinion their Pilsner was their nicest beer. It truly brought me back to Prague with very memorable flavors. It's hard to find a great Pilsner in the US that is fresh and made properly. Bohemian Brewery really does a great job with quality of their ingredients and follows the strict German Purity laws.
You would think that with nearly perfectly made lagers that it would be the highlight of the restaurant/brewery. Not even close. The food is amazing and would crush any expectations you have for a normal microbrewery restaurant. All food is made fresh and is a fusion of Czech, German, and American cuisines. I really enjoyed my sausage and peirogie platter and my partner really enjoyed the garlic burger and fresh cut fries. The food was a pleasant surprise.
If you get the chance to visit the great city of Salt Lake, I would highly recommend visiting the Bohemian Brewery.
09-22-2009 21:44:39 | More by CampusCrew
3.73/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I always enjoy my outings to the Bohemian. There's a great atmosphere at this place. I went there tonight, and there was some dude wearing bighorn sheep antlers on his head.
It's like a little taste of Europe. The beers they offer are great, but the selection is quite small. I had their amber lager tonight, and it was a fine example of the style. it held a nice head and laced beautifully all the way to the botom of the glass. The service is nice, but not spectacular. the food was pretty good, but once again, nothing to write home about. All in all, I say if you're in the area, definitely go. If you're not, don't go out of your way.
10-18-2008 03:26:21 | More by Beernoisseur
3.36/5 rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Reaonably spacious inside for a pretty small place - Czech themed. Small, split bar in back, behind some tables. Has something of a ski resort bar feel to it, along with a Bohemianish theme.
Only four beers on tap - Czech/German styles.
Service was pretty friendly, though a bit slow.
You can order six different sizes ranging from sample to pitcher. Beers not served in correct glassware, as it depends on size.
Remember to ask for non-chilled glass and no fruit, or you will get both.
I had two of the four - nice enough, nothing special (I liked the Bock more than the Pils).
Didn't eat, so can't comment on food.
Worth a quick stop if you are passing by and looking for a German/Czech style brews (and food), but certainly not worth going out of the way for.
07-16-2008 16:32:04 | More by jwc215
Bohemian Brewery in Midvale, UT
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.