Salt Flats Brewing Co
Gaining traction and popularity in Salt Lake City, Utah, Salt Flats Brewing Company offers racing-focused brews with a winning edge.
Founded in 2017 by long time race car driver and team owner Steve Pruitt, Salt Flats Brewing Company is located in Salt Lake City, Utah in a former professional race facility that was once filled with race cars, tools, trophies and awards. Today, many of Steve’s race cars are still on display at the brewery, but his range of highly drinkable, racing-focused brews is what’s really turning heads and delivering a first place experience to its customers.
Steve Pruitt had been in the racing world since 1975 and once competed at the highest level of racing in the United States. In fact, in a 2009 American Le Mans Series race, Steve’s Corsa Motorsports team made history by becoming the first hybrid-powered car to finish in the top three in the U.S. That car is on display at Steve’s Garage Grill restaurant in Draper, but several other race cars are parked inside the production brewery in Salt Lake City. Prior to opening Salt Flats in 2017, Steve was operating a small 15-gallon (one barrel) brew system to fill taps at Garage Grill, but with the popularity of both the beer and the restaurant taking off, he decided to move the brewing operation to its current warehouse location.
The brewery takes its name from the nearby legendary Bonneville Salt Flats, one of the most unique natural features in Utah, stretching over 30,000 acres. This densely packed salt pan is completely flat, pristine, and almost otherworldly - it has a thick crust of salty soil and looks like a frozen lake bed covered with snow. No vegetation grows in that area. The famous Bonneville Speedway is located in the western portion of the flats, near Wendover, where an area is marked out for motor sports. It is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records. The former Miller Motorsports Park and Rocky Mountain Raceways are also close by the brewery, which celebrates the motorsports culture.
The Salt Flats Brewery offers a spirit, mood and uniqueness that sets it apart in the craft brewing world today, perfectly bringing together the worlds of racing and craft beer.
The beers are made by Head Brewer Brennan Caley, who has been with Salt Flats since the beginning. His drive and passion is what keeps the brewery moving forward with top quality and innovative brews.
We are happy to introduce Salt Flats Brewing Company to our Craft Beer Club members. Please enjoy!