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My Brother Pat Winslow

And Ogden River Brewing

This is my brother Pat Winslow

We took this photo in early May at his brewery on the river in Ogden Utah. Some people say we look a lot alike. I still think I’m better looking…

There are five of us Winslow kids. Pat and I both did a tour of duty with the Union Pacific Rail Road. Mine lasted about 5 years and Pat’s lasted about 45 years. As life goes, our paths diverged. From our home town Cheyenne, Wyoming, I went east to study and ended up settling in Saint Louis, Missouri, and Pat took a transfer to Ogden, Utah.

Pat and I both were always interested in photography. More on that later. Some years before he retired he became interested in brewing which sprouted into a dream to own a brewery (which was probably nightmarish at times during the height of the pandemic) which became a reality in October 2020.

Ogden River Brewing
Ogden River Brewing

Ogden River Brewing

Ogden River Brewing – a short slide show below.

  • Ogden River Brewery

Pat Winslow

Pat didn’t build this place by himself. Of course he found an investor(s) and built a solid team, but I’ve yet to mention his wife, Sara and their 5 children. Pat ain’t nothing if he ain’t a family man. Watching from afar I know he had support from his family, and a sizable following that made the Kick Starter Campaign successful.

Pints for Pups

During our visit last May we discussed a project he was considering called “Pints for Pups” as a fund raiser. The idea is to have the customers get a photo with their dog, enjoy a beer, to raise money for the local animal shelter. I was pleased when I received this image in a text last week. And hey, I know the photographer!

Back to Photography

Which brings me back to photography. I was pleased when I saw this photo (“reposted” from Facebook.) that Pat made. This is a pretty damn good picture technically and creatively. It would be my guess he was warming up for the big event this Saturday July 10, 2021. Not only the brewer, but the photographer too!

Wrapping it up

I don’t want to brag too much on my brother Pat Winslow. He’ll get a big head ๐Ÿ˜‰ . But seriously, my wife Patty and I enjoyed our visit to Ogden River Brewing and we highly recommend that if you are in Ogden Utah this Saturday or any day, drop in for a beer and some food at this beautiful restaurant on the Ogden River.

Thanks for dropping by.

Your friend,

Ps. For professional photography in the St. Louis market I do work that matters for people who care about the results. Here is a link to some of my portrait work.

Pss. And I would love to hear your thoughts if you will share them in the comment box below.


Pat’s Pints for Pups

The event was a huge success! Pat shot about 85 portraits, raised $5700.00 for the animal shelter and adopted out 3 dogs and 2 cats during the event. The photo on the right is his daughter Chelsea.

21 thoughts on “My Brother Pat Winslow

  1. Super article!!! Love the humor and
    To clear the air , out of the Winslow family thr only daughter is the best looking!!

    Your sister Kathleen โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    1. Yes Kathleen, you are the best looking! Thanks for swinging by.

  2. Thanks Mike for a great read, Pat makes great beer and your photos are beautiful, from someone who also has a passion for both

    1. Thank you Gregg! I appreciate the kind words.

  3. Mike does some amazing work! I look forward to hiring him for my portraits!

    1. Thank you Manny! Peace!

  4. Great story about your brother. I don’t know if you’re the better looking one though.
    Definitely a place will visit when I get out that way.

    1. Thanks for dropping by Rodney !

  5. Great story and I have to Mike is a person how gives back in so many ways. The talent in photography and writing is amazing.

    1. Thank you Scott!

  6. Great blog post showcasing your family. I love it.
    When we take our Great Western Adventure next year I will make it a point to stop into Ogden Utah for a pint……maybe we will take our pups along too ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks for dropping by Angie !

  7. Great article! I will at you are pretty lucky to have a brother who owns a brewery. Hopefully he buys you a beer when you visit!

    1. Yes! I am lucky to have a brother owning a brewery, AND I’m lucky to know you Monica! Thanks for dropping by ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I feel the same about you, Mike!

  8. Mike, Iโ€™ve read some of your other posts as well and I love the way you write. And your photography is amazing! You are such a creative person who truly loves what youโ€™re doing and it shows in all that you touch (written word and photography are prime examples.) I look forward to seeing more!

    1. Thank you for the encouragement Barb! I’m glad we’ve met !

  9. Pat’s photo with the dogs is AMAZING. Love it!

    1. Thank you Nicole! Pat’s daughter Chelsea is a detective in Salt Lake City, so he’s got connections.

  10. I love everything your brother is doing for the community. I wish the brewery was closer to visit. i will definitely have to add it to my list of stops on a road trip out west.

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Amy! I’m sincerely blessed that our paths have crossed in the journey and I celebrate all you do for our community.

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