Award­ing Our Fa­vorite Win­ter-Themed Craft Beers

(and the best ski ar­eas to find them)

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SKA BREW­ING EU­PHO­RIA

LO­CA­TION: Du­rango, Colorado

IBUS: 58 // ABV: 6.2%

STYLE: Amer­i­can Pale Ale

WHERE THE BREW­ERY

STAFF SPENDS THE

WIN­TER: Pur­ga­tory Re­sort, Du­rango, Colorado

AWARDS: 1990s Ter­rain Park Award. (It’s de­signed by snow­board­ers but open-minded skiers will re­ally en­joy it, no twin-tips re­quired.)

10 BAR­REL BREW­ING PRAY FOR SNOW

LO­CA­TION: Bend, Ore­gon

IBUS: 75 // ABV: 7%

STYLE: Win­ter Ale

WHERE THE BREW­ERY

STAFF SPENDS THE

WIN­TER: Mt Bach­e­lor, Bend, Ore­gon

AWARDS: Best way to save the en­vi­ron­ment while get­ting a buzz on. (1% of prof­its are do­nated to Pro­tect Our Win­ters, a non-profit com­bat­ing cli­mate change.)

BELLS BREW­ERY WIN­TER WHITE ALE

LO­CA­TION: Kala­ma­zoo, Michi­gan

IBUS: 21 // ABV: 5%

STYLE: Bel­gian White Ale

WHERE THE BREW­ERY

STAFF SPENDS

THE WIN­TER: Tim­ber Ridge, Michi­gan

AWARDS: “I love sum­mer beers year­round” award. (This is the light­est beer on the list, com­pared with the dark win­ter sea­son­als com­mon else­where.)

SOUTH­ERN TIER OLD MAN WIN­TER

LO­CA­TION: Lake­wood, New York

IBUS: 57 // ABV: 7.5%

STYLE: Old Ale

WHERE THE BREW­ERY STAFF SPENDS THE

WIN­TER: Hol­i­day Val­ley, New York

AWARDS: Best lit­tle brother award. (South­ern Tier is known for Pump­kin King, but Old Man Win­ter is a much bet­ter, if lesser known, ale, es­pe­cially if you don’t like pump­kin.)

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