As it turns out, Soggy Coaster did find something interesting in Telluride.
Smuggler's Brewpub had 16 beers on tap, an impressive number for such a small operation.
I opted for a pint of braggot called The Stinger. Braggot, a hybrid of beer and mead, is a refreshing summer style. My only prior experience with braggot was Carver's pear version.
The Stinger (7.3 percent ABV) was everything I'd hoped: medium-bodied, golden in color and carrying a pleasant honey sweetness.
I peeked in Smuggler's brewery downstairs. It looks like a long, narrow closet. I don't know how Smuggler's brews so many beers in so little space.