Since it’s Colorado Craft Beer Week, I would like to give a quick shout out to a couple of my favorite Colorado beers. Well, my favorites that are bottled/canned and distributed anyway. I have lots of others that can only be purchased in a tap room, so I’m mentioning the ones I can pick up at the liquor store and have regularly in my fridge. The one beer that my refrigerator is never without:
Modus Hoperandi (Ska Brewing Company, Durango)
Modus is my favorite standard IPA (not a double or Imperial), Colorado or not. I drink it basically every day and have for years, and I’m not tired of it. In my opinion, it’s the absolute Best. IPA. Ever. I’ve heard from some that it’s “too hoppy.” I personally haven’t ever had a beer that I’d describe as such, but that’s me. I understand everyone has their own likes/dislikes. I like Modus because it is so hoppy. I actually can’t remember the last day I didn’t have at least one Modus. I can’t say enough good things about this beer.
And my other favorite: Deviant Dale’s (Oskar Blues, Lyons)
Deviant Dale’s is my favorite “big” beer. I consider “big” beers 8% ABV or higher. Deviant Dale’s is just so tasty and delicious. It’s not the kind of beer I can drink all day long, as it’s a bit on the strong side. But I thoroughly enjoy it.
It’s wonderful to live in a state that produces so many amazing beers. I get to go to so many great breweries every week, and I have more tap room favorites than I can mention. But if you’d like to hear a few of them, check out my post where I list 10 of them: My Favorite Colorado Beers of 2012. For some reason I forgot to put Modus on that list, I guess because it’s such a staple in my life that I accidentally overlooked it. But anyway, I hope you are all enjoying YOUR favorite Colorado beers this week.