Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2013
Colorado skiers and riders are passionate about their powder, their resorts and their favorite trails. Many of them are equally passionate about their favorite lagers, ales and stouts that they enjoy apres ski. The third annual Rocky Mountain Brew Fest returns to this year’s 22nd Annual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo. Brew Fest attendees can sample dozens of handcrafted beers and ales from Colorado breweries during 3-hour tasting sessions on Friday or Saturday. A $30 advanced purchase combo ticket includes admission to one tasting session featuring unlimited samples AND same-day admission to the Ski & Snowboard Expo (which includes a $10 Liftopia Gift Card AND a one year subscription to Ski or Transworld Snowboarding Magazine).
Session #1: Friday, 6-9pm
Session #2: Saturday, 1-4pm
Session #3: Saturday, 5-8pm
You must be over 21 and have a valid ID to purchase tickets to the BREW FEST.
Combo tickets will be available at the door for $35. If you already have a ticket for the Expo a 'Brew Fest Only' ticket can be purchased at the door for $25. Breweries interested in participating in this year's Brew Fest can click here for more information. The following beers will be available for sampling at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Brew Fest:
Colorado Native - An Amber lager made with 100% Colorado ingredients, sold only in CO. 5.5% ABV, 38 IBUs
IPL - An India Pale Lager, 7% ABV, 70 IBUs
Green Lantern Organic Kolsch - Fermented with its own special ale yeast and brewed with a Pilsner malt, boasting a uniquely smooth balance with a dry, hoppy finish. The Green Lantern’s simple recipe lets our fine organic ingredients and meticulous brewing techniques shine through. 5.0% ABV, 25 IBUs
Tree Hugger Organic Amber - a full-bodied American classic - Crystal and Munich malts bring a caramel sweetness to the brew and organic German hops produce an unmistakeable dry finish, with a toffee aroma and deep amber color. 6.0% ABV 25 IBUs
Disconnected Red - A Hoppy Amber style ale, hopped like an IPA. The malt backbone gives it a surprisingly balanced taste.
10,000 Summers Saison - A Belgian Farmhouse Ale infused with local wildflower honey. Tart flavor with pepper undertones.
#42 Poblano Stout - Not a chili beer, but an Oatmeal Stout that has been dry-hopped using roasted and de-seeded poblano peppers resulting in a wonderful smoky aroma with no heat. 5.7% ABV 13.9 IBUs
West Portal Colorado Common (California Common) -A common beer is an Ale, but is fermented at a lower lager temperature. Our “Colorado” common has pilsner qualities with a maltier feel. The bitterness helps to balance out the sweetness of the grapefruit flavors that permeate the finish 4.2% ABV, 37.1 IBUs
Laughing Lab Scottish Ale - A careful blend of specialty malts gives Lab a nutty, roasted flavor that’s mildly sweet, but not too rich. 5.0% ABV 19 IBUs
Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout - Oatmeal, not just for breakfast
Little Mo' Porter - delicious Robust Porter named after one of our favorite ski runs at our local independent ski resort, Monarch Mountain, located just 15 minutes from our brewery. 6.2% ABV 21 IBUs
First Cast IPA - Part of Elevation's Blue Series, this hop forward IPA has heavy notes of pine & grapefruit with 70 IBUs and 6.5% ABV
Wooly Booger Nut Brown Ale - An English brown ale, mild bodied, dark in color, while at the same time full of flavor. A wonderfully drinkable beer, with slight toffee, nutty and caramel flavors.
Summit Pale Ale - - Colorado is known for its rugged peaks and aggressive beers. Summit Pale Ale is no exception. We brew it using Summit, Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops for a strong hoppy profile. Summit Pale Ale bridges the gap between Pale Ale and IPA. Take some along on your next adventure and experience what hops are all about. 5% ABV 54 IBU
Lands End Amber - Deep copper in color, this German-Style Altbier has a medium hop flavor and moderate alcohol content. Specialty malts enhance the light body and malt character. Lands End Amber is a remarkable beer with a crisp clean finish. 5.5% ABV 28 IBUs
Standing Wave Ale - An ESB/Strong Bitter, rich amber in color with a distinctive hoppy characteristic and brewed in a traditional English style 5.5% ABV 50 IBUs
Milk Stout Nitro - This smooth, creamy sweet stout features hints of mocha and chocolate
Sawtooth Ale - An American style ESB, very balanced with a malty chewiness slowly transitioning to herbal, earthy hops with a dry finish
Ghost Drifter Pale Ale - A session beer where 4 different hops form the backbones of this salute to the American Pale Ale. Tons of hop flavor with very little lingering bitterness.
Perpetual Darkness Belgian Black - A balance of abundant hops with the complexity of darker malts, esters, and a Belgian yeast. Smooth.
Dale's Pale Ale - Voluminously hopped mutha of a pale ale 6.5% ABV 65 IBUs
Mama's Little Yella Pils - Refreshing balance of Saaz hops and specialty malts with a crisp finish 5.3% ABV 35 IBUs
Craft Lager - a premium American lager brewed entirely of malted barley. Snowmelt-infused and river-ready, this Colorado-style session beer stands side-by-side with our family of premium ales to bring you a clean, easy, light-bodied lager for the ages. 4.8% ABV 15 IBUs
IPA - With a coppery color indicative of a traditional IPA, Upslope India Pale Ale has a complex malty character and is more well-balanced than most IPAs, but still offers that bitterness that IPA lovers seek. Complex malty character meets the bitter side. 7.2% ABV 65 IBUs
B3K Black Lager - Our acclaimed German-style schwarzbier is a uniquely thirst-quenching version of dark beer. It’s unfiltered (for extra texture) and features gentle notes of coffee and dark bread and a hint of smoke. 5.5% ABV
Belgorado Belgian Style IPA - a small batch Belgium-meets-Colorado thriller. It's built with Colorado-grown malts and whole leaf hops, then fermented with a Belgian yeast. Luscious and balanced, it features pale malt flavors, layers of hops from start to finish, and spice notes. 6.7% ABV
Breweries interested in participating in this year's Brew Fest can click here for more information. The following beers will be available for sampling at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Brew Fest:
The following beers will be available for sampling at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Brew Fest: