There’s nothing better than capping off a long ski day with a cold brewski. Whether you’re riding Solitude’s quiet, expansive slopes or packing in with Snowbird’s tram crowd, we have a ski brew for you. Find these 5 ski-themed Utah and Colorado beers for the ski slopes wherever you ride.
This season Solitude teamed up with Bohemian Brewery to produce this German-style Pils with mild malty-sweetness and floral Bavarian hops. It’s super drinkable and not too hoppy for the hop-averse, making it a great lighter choice for sipping whether you’re spending the day groomer cruisin’ or slaying the pow. Find it on draft at Solitude’s Thirsty Squirrel all season long.
A joint venture between Durango, Colorado’s Ska Brewing and Venture Snowboards, this tasty seasonal brew’s crafted with epic powder days in mind. It starts with a malty base with toasty caramel sweetness then surprises with a grapefruit hop aroma that makes it stand out from other wintry beers. Pairs well with pizza or spicy eats and worth crossing the state line to find.
A true winter warmer, this ruby brown brew has notes of fruity raisins, figs, and mango with a caramel finish and a hint of piney hops. At 7.1% alcohol, it’s way boozier and bolder than Utah’s typical 3.2% draft options but perfect on a cold winter’s night. Sip it by the lodge fireplace as you watch fresh snow blanket the slopes.
At 4% alcohol and with a light, toasty flavor, this lager’s a perfect choice for winter lovers who don’t crave the season’s heavy brews. The malty golden caramel base has honey hints paired with earthy hops to keep it balanced, and it’s a solid choice for recovering from embarrassing yard sales on the slopes or just cheersing with friends after a great ski day.
Relax in the Tram Club after lapping Snowbird’s steep and deep runs with a can of Wasatch Brewing’s Snowbird Session IPA. Available year-round, the citrus and tropical fruit aromas paired with plenty of hops will make it a new favorite of IPA lovers.
After you’ve tried these beers for the ski slopes, try pairing these 5 Utah brews with your other favorite winter adventures.