The Becker Legacy

"Beehive State Brew" Salt Lake Tribune Article, 2007
“Beehive State Brew” Salt Lake Tribune article, 2007 [Click image to enlarge; click it again to browse all pages.]
(Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections & Archives, Becker Brewing and Malting Company Records, CAINEMSS31 OV, Box 002, Folder 10, Item 001)

Throughout the late 1960s and 1970s, Albert’s sons (who had assumed control of the company in the wake of their father’s death) worked to liquidate the former Becker Brewing and Malting Company. They sold off property and equipment in order to pay back their investors, and today, little remains of Utah’s longest operating brewery. After the Ogden plant was closed in 1964, it sat abandoned for almost two decades. It was torn down in the 1984, and the lot has remained vacant ever since. The Evanston plant was also demolished, and now several businesses reside on the land where the brewery used to sit. The railway spur that connected the Evanston plant to the Union Pacific railroad has also been abandoned, though it remains visible today.