- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) - A predominantly Mormon county is getting its first microbrewery, and its owner envisions the business as a family-friendly destination.

Utah County is filled with observant Mormons who do not drink. But Rick Salisbury said his new microbrewery won’t be “all about the beer.”

“I don’t want to be known as a bar, because in my opinion, it’s not a bar, it’s a microbrew,” Salisbury told The Daily Herald of Provo (https://bit.ly/1TM3Lm7).

He said the pub will offer nonalcoholic drinks and a unique atmosphere.

Salisbury built, planned and owns the Springville building that will house the brewery. He said he took pains to make it look old, building the main portion to resemble an early 1900s warehouse and decorating rooms to look like they were added on between 1915 and 1950.

The effort he put into designing the facility helped attract brewer Michael Dymowski, a Texan who started brewing beer when he was 15.

Dymowski said he sympathizes with the apprehension some Utah County residents might feel. He has already started planning what he will brew and is considering experimenting with nonalcoholic beer.

“I’m really excited to show them that I think we’re on the same page,” he said.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldextra.com


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