Alta 75th Anniversary Ale

Posted: November 5th, 2012 | Author:

In 1878 there were 26 saloons in the town of Alta. This isn’t out of the ordinary until you consider that the Alta directory lists only 19 other businesses at that time. True, times have changed. Après mining has been replaced by après skiing. Yet ending the day with a quality brew has withstood the test of time.

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We know it’s hard to imagine, but we’re getting set to spin the lifts on our 75th season. That’s right, we’ve been perfecting the art of après ski around here for 75 years. And after 75 years worth of deep days, great people, and even better memories, we needed a beer. But not just any combination of malt, barley and hops would do. It needed to be a beer worthy of 75 years. Just like Alta, it had to be authentic. It needed to pair well with those signature Alta powder days. But most importantly, it needed to tell the rich, flavorful and complex story that is Alta Ski Area.

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While we had 75 years of experience in drinking beer under our belt, we had zero when it came to crafting beer. Luckily, our friends at Wasatch Beers were here to help. Under the direction of Dan Burick, the Wasatch Beers brewing staff created a beer that captured the quality, integrity and excellence that Alta Ski Area is known for. The beer that we created and that you’ll enjoy is the Alta 75th Anniversary Ale.

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The Alta 75th Anniversary Ale is a thirst quenching, steep and deep dry hopped Pale Ale. Deep in color this beer is brewed with rich caramel and pale malts balanced with Falconers Flight hops from the Pacific Northwest, delivering piney, floral and citrus aroma.

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Looking to impress your friends, or the lone lady at the bar? Rattle off some of this beer speak when referencing the Alta 75th Anniversary Ale. We guarantee it will impress (note: Alta Ski Area will not be held responsible for failed pick lines or attempts to impress by using hte 75th Anniversary Ale).

Color: Deep Copper
Aroma: Piney, floral witha touch of citrus
Flavor: A nice malty introduction and a wake up your taste buds hop finish
Alchohol: 4.0% ABV
I.B.U.’s: 35

By now you’re probably thirsty. Take comfort in knowing you’re not the only one. If that doesn’t work, read below for all of the information you’ll need to find out where, how, and when to pick up your Alta 75th Anniversary Ale.

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Where: All Squatters and Wasatch pubs, The Beer Store (1763 South 300 west), restaurants, resorts, grocery stories and convenience stores surrounding Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons.
How: 12 oz bottles, 6 pack or case of 24.
When: Available now at limited locations.

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It’s not every day a ski resort crafts its own beer. Particularly a beer that is 75 years in the making. To make sure you get to know the Alta 75th Anniversary Ale we’ll be bringing you content throughout the 2012/2013 season. From photos and interviews to quotes and testimonials, you’ll get to know the Anniversary Ale on a whole new level.

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Just remember one thing: While Alta is for skiers, the 75th Anniversary Ale is for anyone who enjoys a quality brew after a great day on the slopes.

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4 Comments on “Alta 75th Anniversary Ale”

  1. 1 Alta 75th Anniversary Ale « Ski Bum Poet said at 11:42 pm on November 5th, 2012:

    [...] So there you have it. Not only do we get another year of skiing “The Greatest Snow on Earth”, we get to celebrate the 75th year with an Alta-dedicated Pale after the lifts close. For more information check out this great article at the Alta website. [...]

  2. 2 Backcountry.com: The Goat » Blog Archive » Alta 75th Anniversary Ale said at 1:04 pm on November 6th, 2012:

    [...] honor of their 75th anniversary, Alta has teamed up with Wasatch Brewing to create an anniversary ale. Their blog post making the announcement says that in 1878, of the 47 businesses listed in the Alta [...]

  3. 3 MY ALTA » Blog Archive » Savoring Opening Day said at 7:18 pm on November 22nd, 2012:

    [...] like the Alta 75th Anniversary Ale, this year’s Opening Day needed to be savored to be truly appreciated. So I savored the [...]

  4. 4 MY ALTA » Blog Archive » Ski in. Dine. Ski out. said at 8:30 pm on January 26th, 2013:

    [...] Now onto what this whole post is about – the food. With a menu featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients, there are no bad choices. That being said, I would suggest keeping an eye on the specials which change daily/weekly for a selection of unique dishes that showcase the Chef’s creativity. Being notorious for indecisiveness when it comes to food, I knew I was going to have a difficult time deciding on a dish. Luckily, long time Alta local, Robert Ho, was working the kitchen and recommended I try the Caribbean jerked pork with a mango salsa. It did not disappoint. The perfectly seasoned and cooked pork paired perfectly with the sides of mashed potatoes and mango salsa creating a tasty and satisfying lunch. Perhaps you’re looking to pair your dish with a beverage? Not to worry. Collins Grill features an extensive wine and beer list including the Alta 75th Anniversary Ale. [...]

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