September 25, 2016

50 Shades of Pale

One of Utah’s newest breweries is expanding.

Trent Fargher Masterbrewer/Owner. Shades of Pale can now be found in most grocery stores including Harmon’s and Smith’s.

Trent Fargher Masterbrewer/Owner. Shades of Pale can now be found in most grocery stores including Harmon’s and Smith’s.

When the tiny brewery’s garage doors are open, Park City’s Shades of Pale has a spectacular view of the mountains. It’s a wonder owner/brewer Trent Fargher gets any work done at all.

Fargher is a one-man show. He personally churns out between 20,000 and 30,000 gallons of beer annually for area restaurant taps and grocery stores.

Opened in May of 2011, Shades of Pale’s business has grown 1000% over the last two years. Fargher expects the growth to continue and plans, by 2014, to move within the Park City area and increase production by hiring up to 10 employees.

Fargher attributes the growth of his business to changing demographics.

“We are seeing a shift from the macros to the micros. S of P puts out Publican Pale Ale, Jack Wagon American Wheat and Foreplay Brown Porter. Fargher is also making special Amber Ale right now but has no plans for high point beer until he moves to a larger facility.