A Euphoric Brew

Ska's Euphoria tops our list of slope-styled beers this season.
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About a decade ago, the Durango, Colorado-based Ska Brewing Company designed a graphic for a snowboard called “The Euphoria.” The snowboard was such a success, the owners of Silverton-based Venture Snowboards convinced the brewers at Ska to make a Pale Ale of the same name. Even though snowboarders might have designed it, it’s easy to see skiers, monoskiers, ski-bikers, and skibladers enjoying the seasonal brew throughout southwestern Colorado all winter long (just as long as they enjoy a hoppy kick to their post-ski beverage).

"Craft Boards, Craft Beer"

The Ska Euphoria brew is a delicious winter seasonal ale for hop-enthusiasts who might be intimidated by stouts and dark ales, but still refuse to give into lighter pils or lager beers. There are hints of chocolate in the malt which drives this pale ale, but, clocking in at 58 IBUs, the hops are sitting shotgun, ready to remind you that there is more to savor than the same old IPA during après.




Gold Medal Brews

For the second consecutive year, mountain town breweries cleaned up at the Great American Beer Festival. Truckee's FiftyFifty Brewing took top honors for 2018.