Beehive Spirits

Oct 28, 2012

For a state with a reputation as a teetotalling territory, Utah has a surprisingly rich history of pouring a drink. At one point in the 1800s, Utah was home to some of the biggest breweries in the nation, and two-thirds of the state’s revenue came from alcohol sales. Prohibition put an end to that party. The past couple decades, however, have seen a resurgence in local brewing and distilling. A new documentary profiles Utah’s history with alcohol as well as three modern-day pioneers who’ve helped stock the state with suds and spirits.

KUED Channel 7's new documentary, Beehive Spirits, premiers Tuesday, October 30th, at 8:30 p.m. Other airings are scheduled. Visit KUED's web site to learn more.

Catch a free sneak preview of Beehive Spirits tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Brewvies in Salt Lake City.


  • Tyler Measom directed Beehive Spirits alongside ​Jennilyn Merten. Together, they directed the award-winning documentary Sons of Perdition.
  • Greg Schirf is the founder of Wasatch Brewery.
  • David Perkins founded High West Distillery
  • Colin Fryer founded Castle Creek Winery