Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Colorado Winds Blow Euphoria Our Way

Sure, there are a lot of happy looking people in our neighboring state to the north, thanks to the medical marijuana boom up there. And though we don't share quite the same laws, Ska Brewing has made sure we can share in the Euphoria. For the first time since they started canning it two years ago, Ska has started distributing Euphoria Pale Ale outside of Colorado. Euphoria is 6.3% ABV, and makes liberal use of Simcoe, one of my favorite hops. This helps result in a beer that packs a healthy 41 IBUs; not surprising from the brewery that brought us Modus Hoperandi.

The beer was first brewed five years ago as a "joint" venture with, uh, Venture Snowboards, and Venture makes a custom board for Ska each year. This year's is based on the Euphoria label. Ska and Venture, both handcrafted and "homegrown" in the Mighty San Juans, as they say. I assume they don't mean Puerto Rico. The snowboard will easily set you back well over $600, and may give you a broken collarbone or ankle if you actually try to use it. I suggest you go the cheaper and safer route and just buy the beer- it will save you a lot of money. $8.99 seems to be the going price for Euphoria. I first spotted this at Kelly Liquor at Mountain Run, but I believe Jubilation and other Kelly locations have it as well.


HopHed said...

Definitely going to try this one.


endometria said...

Currently my new canned favourite.

MrsMcGilicutty said...

My friend Angelo brought some of this over for us the other night. One word.....YUM!