Dale’s Pale Ale — ABV 6.5, IBU65, SRM 11.69
An American pale ale that delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from the first sip to the final swig. — Oskar Blues Brewery. Longmont, CO.
90 Schilling — ABV 5.3%, IBU 32, SRM 14
A medium-bodied Scottish-style amber ale with a distinct burnished copper color and a deeply pleasant aroma. — Odell Brewing Co. Fort Collins, CO
Agave Wheat — ABV 4.4%, IBU 13, SRM 4.3
Agave complements the refreshingly light quality of our wheat and adds a subtle note of flavor that expands this beer’s uplifting taste profile. — Breckenridge Brewery. Breckenridge, CO.
Third Eye Pale Ale — ABV 6.0%, IBU 65, SRM 5.9
A dry-hopped American Ale with citrus notes sure to please any hop lover who loves a nice clean finish. — Steamworks Brewing Company. Durango, CO.
PBR — ABV 4.7%, IBU 12, SRM 2.0
Brewed with a combination of 2 & 6-row malted barley, select cereal grains and American and European hops, Pabst Blue Ribbon is fermented with a proprietary lager yeast producing a smooth, full-bodied beer with a clean, crisp finish with a fine noble hop aroma. — Pabst Brewing Company. Milwaukee, WI
Stella Artois — ABV 5.2%, IBU 30, SRM 2.0
This sophisticated Belgian beer has a well-balanced flavor profile — pleasantly bitter with a refreshing finish — that makes it extremely versatile and a great pairing for dishes from around the world. — Stella Artois. Leuven, Belgium
Obsidian Stout — ABV 6.4%, IBU 55, SRM 47
Deep, robust and richly rewarding, this is beer to linger over. Obsidian has distinct notes of espresso, chocolate, roasted malt and black barley, with just enough hop bite to cut the sweetness. — Deschutes Brewery. Portland, OR.
Steam Engine — ABV 5.1%, IBU 22, SRM 12.3
An American classic noted for its malt sweetness and hop spice with a smooth, dry, finish, the Steam Engine Lager is arguably the best American-style amber lager in the world. It has received numerous accolades, including awards at The Great American Beer Festival and The World Beer Cup — Steamworks Brewing Co. Durango, CO.
Vanilla Porter — ABV 5.4%, IBU 16, SRM 12.3
Real vanilla beans from Madagascar combined with caramel and Munich malts create a beer that’s balanced and flavorful. Aromas of vanilla and toasted grain set the stage for mellow flavors of vanilla and dark roasted malts. Don’t let its deep mahogany color fool you. Vanilla Porter is dark in color and packed with flavor, yet it is as smooth as they come and easy to enjoy at any time of the year. — Breckenridge Brewery, Breckenridge, CO.
Crank Yanker IPA — ABV 7.0%, IBU 70, SRM 12
An insanely drinkable IPA, with enough maltiness to balance the incredible citrus aroma and hop finish. You’ll be racing back for another! 2014 World Beer Championship Silver Medal. — Eddyline Brewery, Buena Vista, CO
Stepchild American Red — ABV 6.0%, IBU 41, SRM 16.5
Real vanilla beans from Madagascar combined with caramel and Munich malts create a beer that’s balanced and flavorful. Aromas of vanilla and toasted grain set the stage for mellow flavors of vanilla and dark roasted malts. Don’t let its deep mahogany color fool you. Vanilla Porter is dark in color and packed with flavor, yet it is as smooth as they come and easy to enjoy at any time of the year. — Riff Raff Brewing, Pagosa Springs, CO
Scallywag English Pale — ABV 5.5%, IBU 47, SRM 12
Combines sweet maltiness with floral, earthy noble English hops to reach a balance achieved by few since the weeble wobble. This well-balanced ale provides a depth of caramel sweetness and fruity aromas that support a pleasing hoppiness. Brewed to honor the roots of the IPA and other hop bombs, the Skallywag satisfies all that ales you! — Riff Raff Brewing, Pagosa Springs, CO
Alcohol By Volume is a standard measure of how much alcohol (ethanol) is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage. For comparison, the ABV of beer is usually 4-6%, wine is typically 11-14%, and most common liquors range from 35-50% ABV
International Bitterness Units - a general gauge of beer's bitterness, with lower IBUs corresponding to less bitterness and higher IBUs indicating a more bitter flavor profile. It's important to note that malt and certain other flavors can mask the taste of bitterness in beer, so this isn't an absolute scale.
Standard Reference Method for identifying how dark (higher numbers) or light (lower numbers) a beer is. The following guide can give you an idea:
2 — Pale Straw
3 — Straw
4 — Pale Gold
6 — Deep Gold
9 — Pale Amber
12 — Medium Amber
15 — Deep Amber
18 — Amber-Brown
20 — Brown
24 — Ruby Brown
30 — Deep Brown
40 — Black