Laws in Utah that require restaurants to keep alcohol behind a wall stem from 1960s requirements that were amended through the years and rewritten in 2010 to make them stricter. For eateries like Red Rock Brewery, the only recourse has been to hold out for scarce bar licenses that allow them to tear down the so-called Zion curtain. "It’s a matter of display and of promoting who we are -- which is a brew pub," said general manager Kim Hardle. "Covering up what we do doesn’t make any sense."

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