After a day of playing tourist in downtown Salt Lake City, I ended the day at Proper Brewing and its adjacent business Proper Burger Company. You can order food at Proper Burger and have it delivered to the brewery side, but the different alcohol options on the brewery side pretty much limit you to drinking on that side.
For burgers, you start with what protein you want (burger, chicken, veggie burger, etc.) then decide on which burger option (toppings, etc.).
I got The Johnny Utah burger with a hamburger patty ($8.49). Add house-smoked turkey pastrami, American cheese, Russian dressing, cole slaw, and zucchini pickles. Big plus on those pickles, and otherwise, it would be a version of those "Rachel" sandwiches (a Reuben, on the other hand, uses sauerkraut instead of cole slaw). This was a dang good burger, with a fluffy bun, juicy patty, and fresh veggies.
Also, Utah laws are more strict than just about any other state. For draft options, it can't be any higher than 4% ABV, but they can sell cans and bottles with beers higher than that ABV. I tried a few of the draft beers in the brewery for science (all at or below 4% ABV).
The Oatmeal Irish Red Ale was OK, while the Salted Caramel Porter was a bit better.
|Oatmeal Irish Red Ale (L); Salted Caramel Porter (R)|
I then headed for the Hopspital Session IPA, a more familiar hoppy brew that I got a pint of. All were on the predictably light side. While I could have went with the 8.3% Revenge Double IPA, I would have probably needed to buy the entire 22 oz bottle, and with me wanting to sample different beers, the Revenge would need to wait for another trip.
Apparently, there are no flight options (i.e. get several 4 or 5 oz pours) in Utah. Sad panda.
Solid beer and excellent burgers here, though. Proper Brewing Company also dishes out some proper burgers. 8/10