Winter Brew

No riding this weekend for me, but I did hear one report from Ron P that the riding was still decent in Ash Canyon. A couple trees down, one on the Four Day Trail and another on the Creek Trail, but nothing too serious. That could change tonight though! Snow is moving in according to the latest reports.  Here are a couple of recommendations in case you get snowed in.

Bristlecone Porter
Bristlecone Brown Porter

There’s nothing like a dark brown beer on a cold winter night! Here’s a Porter brewed in eastern Nevada by the Ruby Mountain Brewing Company. “Five different types of Malt are used in brewing our Brown Porter. Low hopping rates help accentuate the roasty, chocolatey malt character of this very drinkable Brown Porter.”

Moose Drool Brown Ale
Moose Drool Brown Ale

Here’s another good one from Big Sky Brewing in Missoula, Montana.

Moose Drool Brown Ale. “It’s chocolate brown in color with a creamy texture. A malty beer with just enough hop presence to keep it from being too sweet. The aroma mostly comes from the malt with a hint of spice added by the hops. Moose Drool is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate, and whole black malts; and Kent Goldings, Liberty, and Willamette Hops.”

Bonus: A fortune cookie like bottle cap to enjoy after pouring the brew!

Like a Fortune, but Different
Like a Fortune Cookie, but Different

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9 thoughts on “Winter Brew

  1. Hey guys! Nice recommendation Jeff!

    Where is a good local spot that you can get the Bristlecone brews? I haven’t had any NV beers yet.

    BTW… Monday morning commute went off without a problem. Busted out my ski goggles and the ride was just fine!

    Word is in from up north that Santa is bringing me a new MTB helmet (finally), so I will be more available to be able to actually meet some of you guys in person to do some riding! I fear no snow!

  2. Katie – I dabbled in brewing in my early 20’s. It was a lot of fun, and I made a few decent batches. I just don’t think I have the time or room to do it now. There may come a day though…

    Lester – Thanks for the tip! Doppelgangers also makes a great pizza. I love Pizza King in Moundhouse, but their beer menu is seriously lacking.

    the NEW Brent – Ruby Mountain is found at many local supermarkets and almost certainly Ben’s Liquors. One of my favorite local brews is Ichthyosaur India Pale Ale from Great Basin Brewing. Only available on Tap. The Firkin and Fox has it!

    This morning’s snow commute was a blast!

  3. I find it funny that beer and bikes go together so well?Something to do with dui?I enjoy your stories about bike stuff better. How do you get the taste of beer out of a camel back?I do have a story about Jeff’s fork, call me Jeff.

  4. As a former bartender, my advice to clear all foreign flavors from a camel back would be to layer in the following. First, 3 oz Kahlua, then gently top with 3 oz of premium vodka, followed by 5 oz Soda water. Count to 3 and suck it all down at once! The first thing you taste is the Kahlua, you don’t taste the vodka, because the Kahlua has coated your mouth, then the Soda water just follows the vodka and cleans everything up! Know as the ” Mind Eraser” The funny thing is that you can drink several of them in succesion, and never really know what hit you until its too late.

  5. Yo new Brent…

    Tell Santa to bring ya some lights too…might just be more valuable than the helmet right now…I barely saw you tonight when you were headed home after work.

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