Beer + Adventure Pairing

We aren’t very secretive about our love for beer around here.  In fact, we think it makes a great post-activity reward and have been known to carry one or two in our backpacks for a mid-hike break.  But what are our favorite beers?  Well, it was hard to narrow down, but here is our list.

Water activities (SUP)
Andrew’s pick: A lighter beer. Maybe a wheat beer like Easy Street Wheat from Odell’s
Erica’s pick: Something light and maybe a bit fruity like Dry Dock Apricot Blonde.
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Skiing
Andrew’s pick: On a cold winter day, a stout or porter – Deschutte’s black butte porter. On a nice spring day, a brown or pale ale – Telluride Face Down Brown, Bridal Veil Pale Ale, Sweetwater 420, or Terrapin Rye
Erica’s pick: Whoa, that’s an extensive list, Andrew!  For a chairlift beer, you can’t go wrong with a Coors Light.  Otherwise, I love a good Coconut Porter like the one from Broken Compass, Avery, or Oskar Blue’s limited release.
Running/Post-race
Andrew’s pick: not for me!
Erica’s pick: Something refreshing and drinkable, like Left Hand’s Good Juju or Ska Mexican Lager.
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Hiking
Andrew’s pick: depends on the season. Probably something between a wheat and brown depending on the weather.
Erica’s pick: Some kind of session beer like Oskar Blues Pinner.
Mountain Biking/Cycling
Andrew’s pick: New Belgium Shift, hoppy but relatively light
Erica’s pick: Depending on the season, a Telluride Bridal Veil Rye PA for spring/summer, a pumpkin beer for fall (just tried Four Noses and it was delicious), a Left Hand Milk Stout for winter.
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Camping
Andrew’s pick: anything goes, maybe a side of bourbon
Erica’s pick: Montucky for sure.
Recovery Day
Andrew’s pick: Terrapin Moo Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout or Left Hand Milk Stout
Erica’s pick: Something SUPER hoppy like Melvin IPA or Alpine Brewing Duet.  Or a Pliny the Elder, if I can find it.
What’s your favorite?  What did we miss?

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