Now I know I’ve said this in the past, but the world just seems nicer when there’s fresh snow on the Front Range. It’s been a tiresomely dry winter in Boulder so every few inches in town is cause for some giddy-school-boy excitement.
After four inches fell outside the office yesterday, work became less about making magazines and more about a couple of bros horsing around in the new snow. And everyone knows that when a couple of bros are horsing around in the snow, a good beer should be involved. Enter Boulder Beer Company’s Never Summer Ale.
The winter seasonal of one of the nation’s oldest microbreweries, Never Summer Ale pours a rich amber-ruby color and has a nice holiday flavor. Notes of spice, caramel, cinnamon, dark cherries, and brandy are balanced with a piney hop kick. It’s not light, but it’s not heavy either: a pleasant drinkable balance. At 6.5 percent, it has just the right amount of heat to help you survive the cold winter months. Really, Never Summer Ale is the perfect brew for a couple of bros in the snow hoping that warmer temps are still months away.