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.