Pairing Our Beer With Your Weekend

August 12, 2011

 

 

We know you’re day-dreaming of the delicious Great Divide libations waiting for you when the working week is done. But you may be fretting—with 10 year-round beers and 3 current seasonals, how do you choose the right one to fit your mood? Never fear, friends. Use this handy guide for pairing our beer with your weekend.

Denver Pale Ale: this balanced English Style Pale Ale reflects its eponymous hometown. It’s laid back, unpretentious and a friendly beer for most craft beer drinkers. Pair this beer with bare feet, shorts and some time at the dog park. Brave that Rocky Mountain sunshine with a cold bottle in hand.

Hoss: this crisp rye lager is both earthy and spicy—a perfect match for all that makes the outdoors great. Sip this beer while getting your hands dirty. Pair it post-mountain biking, hiking, fishing or canoeing. Then throw up a tent and let Hoss do the work.

Titan: this bold, bitter beauty isn’t for the hop-afraid. This beer is so forward, it’d swing right up to you at a bar and ask for your number. Pair it with something high-energy. Soccer in the park? A rugby match? Secret training for your American Ninja Warrior application tape? Whatever trips your trigger.

Claymore: everybody loves a sultry, smooth trip to the dark side. With its malty body and deep ruby allure, this brew is pretty darn sexy. Pair this Scotch Ale with a burlesque show.

Wild Raspberry: sure, people like to scoff at a fruit beer. But this tart flirt is more than just a boring beer that tastes like fruit. It has a secret side—a malt backbone not to be messed with and real black and red raspberries. Pair this beer with an evening of mechanical bull-riding and a chapter from a Dostoevsky novel before bed.

Samurai: have we found it? The perfect weekend beer? Crisp and light, it’s like sunshine in a glass. Pair this beer with al fresco dinner of seared tuna and some patio tunes.

Old Ruffian: this brew means business. Clocking in at 10.2% ABV, Old Ruff doesn’t care if you like it or not. Pair the Ruff with gun shooting in the woods, swearing and not wearing a seatbelt.

Yeti: it may be elusive but it’ll make a great addition to your weekend. Count yourself among the lucky ones to see the creature in its natural habitat. When the air gets ready to burst into a thunderstorm, head inside and curl up with a Yeti.

Hercules: is, indeed, a beer of epic proportions. With an intense hop profile and surprising maltiness, this beer was made for the weekend. Pair this beer with bar Olympics: darts, shuffleboard and juke box DJing.

Rumble: this balanced IPA is perfect for summer. One of the best things about the summer season is savoring the late sunsets with a group of pals. With a rounded oakiness, Rumble is an IPA with nuance. Pair it with a backyard BBQ—its delicious, unique character makes it a good choice for a languid evening of reminiscing with friends.

Hades: don’t let the name fool you, this beer is simply heavenly. With a Belgian spiciness and a brilliant golden color, Hades is a great fit for anything up in the mountains. Pair this ale with a trip to the summit. Its luminosity and balance will serve you well where the air is rare.

Smoked Baltic Porter: this deep, mysterious brew is perfect for those late night campouts. With just the right amount of smoke, Smoked Baltic Porter is best suited with a crackling campfire and the perfect s’more.

Belgian Yeti: is certainly something unexpected. It’s everything you love about Yeti but with that extra Belgian twist. This beer is the Renaissance Man (or woman) of the Yeti family— it has varied skills and interests. Enjoy Belgian Yeti when your day includes it all: baking, smoking a cigar, reading a book, driving a boat, writing code, gardening and starting a revolution.