River Brew Review: Uplsope Brewing Company Craft Lager
Upslope Brewing Company
Several weeks ago Aimee and I were heading out to the Gunnison River to hammer some kokanee salmon, an activity which can definitely leave you parched. As we were leaving town I decided that I needed something special to help quench my thirst while I watched her hook fish after fish. I don’t normally splurge for fancy lagers; I’m pretty darn cheap and have been drinking PBR for a good long while, so it was a bit of a surprise when I found myself walking out of the liquor store with a six pack of Upslope Brewing Company’s Craft Lager.
I’m glad I strayed from my PBR standard. Not only is the Craft Lager a very high quality, delicious, drinkable beer it also is part of the 1% for Rivers Campaign. As per the Upslope website “One percent of revenues from the sales of Upslope Craft Lager will be donated to Colorado Trout Unlimited in order to protect watersheds statewide. Protecting snowmelt at its source is not only good for trout; itâ€™s also good for Colorado beer.” I couldn’t agree more, there isn’t anything better than downing a couple of crisp Colorado beers in order to help support local efforts to protect our rivers.
Appearance: a nice yellow/gold color with medium sized white head and lots of bubbles. Minimal lacing as the head slowly diminished.
Smell: Pleasant lager smell more sweet than yeasty.
Taste/Mouthfeel: Smooth and light, slightly watery feeling. Easy drinking, very sessionable.
Overall: It’s a lager. Doesn’t do anything amazingly well but it’s a nice change from your normal domestic, especially since they are giving back to our local rivers.