Friday, July 10, 2009

Beer in Telluride

It seems like most of Durango is trekking north this weekend to see George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in Telluride.

This provides a great opportunity to stop by Smuggler's Brewpub, right downtown. Their website is unfortunately somewhat rudimentary, but at least you can check out their beer lineup.

Rocky Mountain Rye, a Great American Beer Festival gold-medal winner, is a perennial favorite. It should taste refreshing during the warm weather this weekend.

If you like hoppy beers, they have two IPAs and the Imperial San Juan SkyHop, a 100+ IBU hop bomb .

Smuggler's is a brewpub like Carver's and does not distribute its beers. However, you can take a half-gallon growler home for $9.50 (refills are only $6.50).

The concert also promises a beer garden. Soggy Coaster will let you know if he finds anything interesting.


1 comment:

  1. Rocky Mountain Rye is the bomb. I had three or four pints of it at the Yonder Mountain String Band show in Mountain Village before the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Rye beers are almost rare anymore. Theirs was crisp, a bit cloudy and damned tasty. Can't wait for your report, Chuckster. - From Top Shelf, via Facebook