The team at Park City Brewery has developed a loyal following of folks who enjoy their approachable beers. President Scott Ray shares his perspective on all things PCB.
Park City Magazine: What inspired you to open a brewery in Park City?
Scott Ray: None of us are from here ... we all moved to Park City from the southeast, chose to call Park City home, and felt like Park City needed a namesake brewery.
PCM: Who’s involved in the Park City Brewery project?
SR: Jeremy Ray is our head brewer. Jeff Petway heads up operations and compliance, and Hud Knight oversees sales and marketing.
PCM: What’s unique about PCB beers?
SR: Everyone wants to drink craft beer, but not everyone likes craft beer. Jeremy’s recipes were designed to be very approachable and drinkable. I don’t think it is a coincidence that our best-selling beer is our Hooker Blonde Ale.
PCM: News for summer brews?
SR: You will start seeing six-pack cans of our Belgian white (wheat beer) on the shelves of convenience stores starting this spring/summer. It’s a great summer beer, brewed with coriander and orange peel. Also enjoyed with a slice of orange, if fruit is your thing.
PCM: So, Scott, what’s your go-to beer?
SR: Our Azacca IPA. I absolutely love the tropical aroma and flavor that the beer gets from the Azacca hops.
Park City Brewery, 435.200.8906, parkcitybrewing.com, closed its Rasmussen Road taproom this spring and has plans to open a new, in-town location. The brewery is also in the throes of starting a collective with Salt Lake City-based Shades Brewing.