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9,000 slices of pie to be served at this July 24th event

Pie N Beer Day (Downtown Alliance)

The world’s largest assemblage of pie and beer. So goes the accolade bestowed on this upcoming Utah event by The New York Times. I’m unsure if the Guinness Book of World Records (remember those?) have been consulted over the title, but the breadth of options at this Pioneer Day bash is undeniable.

Starting at noon (July 24th) and running through to 4.00 p.m. organizers anticipate more than 9,000 slices of pie will be served from 24 bakeries; countless paired pours will come from an accompanying 24 local breweries. Promoter Brad Wheeler writes, “Often imitated, but never replicated, Pie and Beer Day officially started 12 years ago at Beer Bar. The pastries and potions will be accompanied by live local musicians for a truly one-of-a-kind celebration of local. Proceeds will be donated to the Wilderness Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah.”

Pie N beer 2018 (dork_lord)
Pie N beer 2018 (instagram, dork_lord)
Pie N beer 2018 (aimousslc)
Pie N beer 2018 (instagram, aimousslc)

Attendees can obtain a ‘Pie and Beer Day’ pass on the day itself for $40 which will allow them to enjoy five pairings of “scrumptious pie and refreshing cold beer”. The event returns to Beer Bar again for 2023 with those participating in this year’s big bash as follows:

  • Bewilder Brewing
  • Eating Establishment
  • Level Crossing
  • Snowmobile Pizza
  • Salt Flats Brewing
  • Strap Tank Brewing
  • NOMAD
  • Uinta Brewing
  • Proper Brewing
  • Avenues Proper
  • Auntie Em’s Bakery
  • Roha Brewing
  • EPIC Brewing
  • Eva Bakery
  • Red Rock Brewing
  • Harmons
  • Wasatch & Squatters
  • Cotton Bottom
  • Desert Edge Brewery
  • Beer Brewing Co
  • Coffee Garden
  • Fisher Brewing Co
  • Pago
  • Salt Lake Brewing Co
  • UTOG Brewing
  • Copper Onion
  • Comica
  • T.F. Brewing
  • Mountain West Hard Cider
  • Stein Eriksen Lodge
  • Slackwater
  • Park City Culinary Institute
  • Ogden Beer Co
  • Salt Fire Brewing Co
  • Helper Beer
  • Roosters Brewing Company
  • Este Pizza

The Dough Miner - funeral potato pasty
The Dough Miner – funeral potato pasty

Scion cider pre-game

Want to start the party a day early this year? Central 9th’s Scion Cider will be hosting their annual Scioneer Day event on July 23rd. Star of the show will be the return of Reverend Nat’s Cherry Pie cider, available on tap; a cheeky 6.6% ABV with a sour cherry flavor and pie spices.

To pair, a selection of sweet and savory pies from local businesses. Dough Miner and their fantastic pasties (funeral potato pictured above) will take care of the savory side of things, while for those with sweeter tooth, assorted pie bars will be available from Pie Party will be offered too. The 21+ bar also reminded me that they’re always friendly to patrons bringing in their own bites from neighboring businesses; with that in mind Snowmobile Pizza is just over the road and can be brought in from 4.00 p.m.

Lastly, with temps soaring the bar write, “We’re taking over the alleyway for extra space – shade tents to hang out under, and ice cold cider bar outside too.”

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2 thoughts on “9,000 slices of pie to be served at this July 24th event”

  1. Gosh, who wrote this, an algorithm? It doesn’t even say where the pie will be served!? Please clarify, and then hire people with two brain cells to do your writing FFS.

    1. Thanks for the feedback Altius, per the para after the images, “The event returns to Beer Bar again for 2023”. I’ll add a link now to that with the address as well. P.s. I wrote this, would love to employ a robot staff 🙂

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