Thirst Colorado: 10 Beers Perfect for Spring

“How do you buy beer?

Maybe you’re a seasonal drinker, somebody who carefully considers the weather before picking up a six-pack. Seasonal drinking can be challenging for Coloradans during springtime when Mother Nature teases us with sneak peaks of sunshine, as well as major snow dumps.

But with the certainty of warmer weather ahead, we have put together a list of great beers that pair well with spring cleaning, Rockies opening day, a relaxing hike or a backyard barbecue. So here we go, in no particular order …

Great Divide Roadie Grapefruit Radler

This easy-drinking ale is brewed with natural grapefruit puree, it pours a hazy sunrise gold color and is bursting with citrus aroma.  Brian Dunn, founder of Great Divide Brewing Co., has always been an avid cycler. From riding through the French mountainside as a child to racing after college, he has always been passionate about cycling and chose to instill his passion into his brewery. “Creating a Radler is wildly different from anything we have ever brewed before,” Dunn says. He explains that traditional radlers add finished soda to the beer, but after almost a year of developing, Great Divide has a figured out how to substitute soda with an obscene amount of grapefruit-puree.  “Grapefruit is one of the most refreshing fruits around, and with its relatively low ABV of 4.2 percent, this radler is a natural fir for a refreshing post-ride beer,” adds Dunn.

It pairs well with a BLT or Kale salad with avocado, jalapeno and cilantro.”

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