Snowbasin resort recently hosted a Beer Fest (Basin Beer Fest), which featured beers from a few different breweries such as Bohemian Brewery, Uinta Brewing, Squatters Beers, Wasatch Beers, Roosters Brewery, 10 Barrel Brewing Company, Payette Brewing Company, Red Rock and more. It also featured Bavarian style food and live music. Bands playing to celebrate the day were local act: Swagger, (non-local) Andy Frasco and the UN and the lovely boys in that band: Young Dubliners. The Young Dubs were entertaining in themselves but add beer-induced bouncing around and it became all the more cheerful.
The Young Dubliners played up an Irish/Celtic rock storm. People were jumping, bouncing and sloshing their cups of beer (in between satisfied sips) while singing along and shouting in agreement to whatever the lead singer, Keith Roberts, said into the mic. Songs such as ‘Rosie’ and ‘The Rocky Road to Dublin,’ are well-known to fans of the Young Dubliners and Irish music. These gents are no strangers to Utah, they seem to be back every year and have developed a pretty big, loyal following. Let’s not forget the setting: green, rolling mountains were pretty much perfect for an Irish band and beer all-around. It was raining but since he is from Ireland, Keith commented, ‘you’re all in coats, I’m in a short-sleeved shirt. What’s wrong with this picture?” The rain and cold did not bring the party down a single notch. The energetic antics and humor of all band members remained high throughout.
It was a good time at Snowbasin with those crazy Young Dubs. It wasn’t a disappointing birthday event in the least. The drive up the canyon was just the teaser to the day. That should be made their semiannual place to perform. There will be another chance to catch them in March, as they come back for their annual St. Patrick’s Day show, held at In The Venue. Come down, wear green, get your beer and get your jig on because the Young Dubs know how to make it a party.