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AboutTim Haran – PorchDrinking.com

Tim Haran

Tim Haran

Tim is a former journalist who enjoys writing about beer. In 2018 he founded UtahBeerNews.com, a website and podcast dedicated to telling stories important to the Utah craft beer community. An avid homebrewer and a lifelong baseball fan, Tim lives just outside Salt Lake City with his wife, Amy, and a Wheaten Terrier mix, Wrigley (#GoCubs). Follow Tim on Instagram/Twitter: @timharan and @utahbeernews

Posts By Tim Haran

Proper Brewing Co. | Monolith Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

November 15, 2019 |

With Monolith, Salt Lake City’s Proper Brewing Co. begins its much-anticipated barrel program.

Monolith is a barrel-aged version of Proper Brewing’s Grand Sláinte Imperial Stout. It’s a limited-edition brew you’ll want to get your hands on.
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Hoppers Grill & Brewing | La Nymphe Bière de Garde

October 15, 2019 |

It’s not often Hoppers Grill & Brewing Co. bottles its beers so when it does, as the usually draft-only brewery did with La Nymphe, craft beer drinkers know they’re in for a treat.

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Hopkins Brewing Co. | Sugar House Pilsner

August 6, 2019 |

Chad Hopkins, brewer and part-owner of Hopkins Brewing Company, grew up in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Now, he’s crafting beers that pay homage to his past, like Sugar House Pilsner. The second batch of Sugar House Pilsner hit taps in mid-July and while it’s still an easy-drinking 4% ABV lager, this one features a slightly different recipe than the first.

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RoHa Brewing Project | Shambo Juicy IPA

May 2, 2019 |

Puns and wordplay are all but de rigueur when it comes to naming craft beers these days. For RoHa Brewing Project, a beer named Shambo seemed so obvious; yet perhaps a little too clever.

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Tour de Brewtah | The Thirst is Out There

April 26, 2019 | 1

No need to travel to a galaxy far, far away. Or to another dimension. The 10th Annual Tour de Brewtah—dubbed Spaced-X—is set to blast off right in our own backyard.

Scheduled for May 4—May the Fourth Be With You, after all—the bicyclist-meet-brewery space-themed event brings together cyclists and craft beer enthusiasts to “tour our ever-expanding local ‘brewiverse.'”

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2 Row Brewing | Divine Lunacy Belgian Quad

March 18, 2019 |

Brian Coleman chuckles when asked how the name Divine Lunacy, a decadent Belgian Quad, came about.

“When I think of Belgian beers,” the 2 Row Brewing president and brewmaster says, “I think of crazy monks getting drunk and having a good time.”

But that’s not the only reason 2 Row landed on the heavenly name, he admits.

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Utah Breweries Get Creative to Draw Crowds at Off-Peak Times

February 28, 2019 |

New Utah breweries are opening at a rate not seen in a generation, if ever. The boom is providing plenty of options for craft beer lovers to drink directly at the source.

At peak times, many brewery taprooms are filled with good beer and lively conversations. However, as with any business, it’s not all-bustling, all the time.

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