Before I dropped off the face of the Earth back in January, I hinted that I thought it was going to be a good year with new adventures. 2014 has not failed to deliver - in March I packed everything up, left my previous job, drove across the country with my cat (Mom helped me drive, bless her), and moved to Cody, Wyoming.
I'll catch you up on the whole story here and there but it's been long enough since I've been here, and I finally need to start getting back to the basics aka the beer. I had high hopes of debuting with a Wyoming beer, but after procrastinating long enough I have a free afternoon and a couple of these left in our fridge.
All in all...
I don't know about you, but fall is descending upon Wyoming whether we like it or not. Normally I have very mixed feelings about letting go of summer. However, these cool mornings, warm sun, and a beer like this are making me look forward to cooler weather even more. Brown ales seem to be the perfect companion for fall - not dark and strong enough for a winter mood yet, but not so bright and juicy like an IPA that I miss river trips and laying out with the dog for hours on end. This brewery is new to me, from Boulder, and caught my attention even at the bottom of the shelf with its packaging (good job design department). And this brown ale was a perfect substitute for an afternoon coffee.
Recommend to a friend?
It might be hard to recommend this above all other brown ales, as it has some pretty stiff competition in the midwest (Bell's Brown Ale still has my dedication). However, I'm still new to Western beer so this will stay at the top of the list out here.
Ehhh...It's so good that it's really tempting to give it a thumbs up but at 6.7% ABV I have to say no.
I'll take another
Grab a six pack?
Worth getting in a six pack
Upslope Brewing Company