The Pro Cycling Challenge has hit Colorado at full speed bringing the best of the best from across the world to conquer the beautiful landscape that each stage has to offer. With so many of these stages being long and treacherous the fans and even riders will build up an ultimate thirst that can only be quenched with one beverage and one beverage only. That beverage of course would be a cold Colorado brewed craft beer. How does a thirsty rider or cycling enthusiast choose the perfect beer that fits their needs of the long day when so many choices are available at every turn? The list that follows provides an easy to follow description of 5 beers that can be found most places, all in 6 packs and should provide plenty of variety to match the entire diverse crowd that is filling the Colorado hills.
Great Divide Brewing Company Titan IPA:
A beer that has wonderfully balanced hop notes of pine and citrus along with a great malty backbone when combine provide a crisp IPA that goes down very smooth and pairs perfectly with a view of any part of Colorado
Avery Brewing Company White Rascal:
A Belgian style wheat brew that has been spiced with coriander and orange peel creating a fruity flavor that never gets to sweet but goes down easy sip after sip refreshing drinkers to maximum potential.
Odell Brewing Company Levity Amber Ale:
A lighter Amber Ale style beer that is sure to lift the spirits of all in its presences during the day with its amazing malt flavor and hop bitterness on the finish.
Oskar Blues Brewery Dale’s Pale Ale:
One of the best Colorado has to offer and said to be one of the best canned beers to ever be made. The brew has a great balance of citrus and floral hops that are balanced with sweet malts making this beer extremely smooth while remaining refreshing.
Upslope Brewing Company Brown Ale:
A great canned beer makes for easy travel and this beer provides a new spin on the old style of brown ales. Caramel malts and a slight coffee start the beer then slowly fade into a delicious roasty flavor that has a very light hop bitterness giving the beer a long slightly dry smooth finish.