Utah Brews: The Untapped Story of Ogden's Becker Brewing and Malting Company: The Becker Legacy
The Becker Legacy
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.
Still, the Becker legacy lives on in the communities they impacted. The street around the property in Evanston is now called Becker’s Circle as a tribute to the former brewery. Gus’ love of outdoor recreation and his tireless support in the development of the ski industry around Ogden is remembered as well. Snowbasin Resort, located just east of Ogden, features Becker Hill, the Becker Triple ski lift, and a run called Becker Face.