The pride of Salt Lake City, Uinta Brewing Co. was founded in 1993. Uinta’s name is inspired by a range of mountains that can be found in northeastern Utah and many of its beers have a Utah theme as well.
Uinta pushes the boundaries in a lot of the ways it brew, for example, it began using 100 percent wind power to brew in 2001 and are the only Utah company which can make that claim. Uinta also began using solar power in 2011 when they added solar panels to their roof. It is also OU Kosher-certified and lives by the motto, “Earth, Wind and Beer,” which is a testament to its “long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship.”
Baba Lager poured a very dark brown and had a mahogany and reddish hue. The beer had a very small amount of carbonation and had almost zero head retention.
The nose of the beer is very clean and dry, it smells like a combination of an earthiness, like dirt, cocoa powder, barley and fresh grains. All together it smells a bit like dark chocolate whole grain bread.
The flavors of this beer transcended the nose by a good amount. There were some roasty chocolate notes, but I could taste tobacco leaves, leather, burnt sugar, burnt wood, almost like dropping a Marshmellow into a campfire and still making a s’more with it.