Monday, July 24, 2006
Good for what ales ya...
There's an interesting thread on 14ers.com's discussion forum right now about drinking beer on summits.
Many people crack a celebratory brew, others say "just water, thanks very much."
But it begs the question, what beer is for the outdoors?
A can is helpful for two reasons, it's lightweight, and won't break.
But canned beer can be... uninspiring.
A favorite that keeps popping up again and again in outdoor circles is Dale's Pale Ale, made by Oskar Blues Brewery of Lyons. It's the only microbrew in a can and packs such a strong, hoppy flavor that it takes a minute to realize that, yes, this really IS coming out of a can.
Boaters love it. 10th Mountain Ski Tourers do too.
Me? I have to admit, I don't drink and hike, but afterward, I reach for a nice, watery PBR.
Posted by Dave Philipps at 12:41 PM