Thursday, September 24, 2015

Crazy Mountain from Colorado

Crazy Mountain Hookiebobb IPA....$8.99 / 6pk CANS
In the 1960s, before Vail Village was paved and closed to vehicles, "hookiebobbing" referred to those committed fools who, while on skis, grabbed onto the bumper of passing cars to tow them up to the lifts. Our IPA is a Colorado approach to the American take of an English classic. Three aggressive yet floral American hops and one hop from Down Under team together to make a bright, citrusy and floral India Pale Ale. A deep caramel malt helps to balance the bitterness of the hops and lets the complex hop bill shine.
Food Pairings:
Gorgonzola cheese, chicken tikka masala or curry, ginger spice cake
Hops: ElDorado, Amarillo, Centennial,Galaxy

Crazy Mountain Lava Lake Wit...$8.49 / 6pk
Lava Lake is a hidden little gem off of Highway 131 on the drive to Steamboat Springs from Vail. This idyllic swimming hole is the first place Doobie, the chocolate brewery labrador, learned how to swim. This Ale is our take on a classic Belgian Wit Beer. To make this beer unique, we add un-malted wheat, rolled oats, two varieties of classic European hops, chamomile, curacao orange peel, coriander, grains of paradise, and a rare yeast strain from the Old Country. This is a beer that can be enjoyed year-round, whether on the slopes on a beautiful bluebird day, or lazily fly fishing in Lava Lake.
Food Pairings: Marscarpone cheese, steamed mussels, panna cotta
Hops: Kent Goldings, Saaz
Spices: Chamomile, Coriander, Grains of Paradise, Sweet Orange Peel

Crazy Mountain Mountain Livin' Pale Ale...$8.49 / 6pk
Our easy-drinking Pale Ale's namesake truly represents life in the mountains. The Colorado mountain lifestyle is laid back, fulfilled and relaxed. Just like the meadow scene on the can, nature is summer's backdrop for all outdoor fun: hiking, rafting, mountain biking and horseback riding. We utilize two types of American hops in such a way that we put the flavor of these hops center stage and let their bitterness fade into the background. The hop forward character of this beer is represented not in its bittering qualities, but in the unique, fruit forward flavor of two new and somewhat experimental American hop varieties. Enjoy this beer with a fresh approach to how a Pale Ale expresses its inner hoppiness.
Food Pairings:
Aged white cheddar cheese, a big juicy burger, bananas foster


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