Recently, I wrote about the connection of between snowsports and booze. Some dispute the connection is strong or chases customers away but there is one thing I do not want anyone to think, and that is I am a teetotaller. I simply have decided to drink less but better and to drink my beer après ski and après getting back to where I am staying.
Beer Après Ski — My Favorite Beers
My favorite beer when I get back safe and sound to my lodging depends heavily on the weather and I do not believe that is odd, when I talk to beer store folk and see the beers that are characterized as winter beers I am definitely not alone. I prefer beers with heavier bodies and typically I prefer heavily hopped beers and I gravitate towards ales, but not exclusively.
During the summer I do the opposite and tend to lighter bodies beers preferring heffeweizens and yes even American standard beer product (aka pilzens of short beer variety) and lagers in general.
Beer Après Ski — My Favorites
- Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
- Wasatch Brewery’s Polygamy Porter
- Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo Extra IPA
- Tyranena Brewery
- Central Waters
Not an IPA but darned close to it, it is the beer I consider to be my go to when nothing else grabs me.
I read about this beer and thought it was apocryphal and then I was browsing our local liquor store and there it was! I purchased it immediately for a ski trip we had coming up. Our buddy on the trip has an aunt and uncle who are Mormons so I thought he would get a kick out of it and guess what? He thought it hilarious. I purchase this beer on an occasional basis now.
Another hoppy beer and this one is is a strong beer. This is definitely a beer to have only when you are settled in for the night.
Tyranena Brewery is a WI microbrewery and they have a good IPA (Bitter Woman) and a good porter (Blackhawk).
Another Wisconsin microbrewery and I generally purchase and consumer their IPA as well.
Yes, as I say I gravitate to IPAs and similar beers but of the last year or so I have started to explore other varieties.
Beer Après Ski — Make it Positive
Skiing and beer go hand in hand, make it a positive connection and instead of a destructive one. How about you, what beers do you like to drink after a day on the snow?
Vote one one below or add your own!