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The Best Beers For Après Ski, Ranked

After a long day of skiing and snowboarding, we want nothing more than to get out of our snow gear, kick off our boots, and sit as close to a roaring fire as possible. Of course, we also want to finish our day on the slopes with a beer, a glass of wine, or a boozy cocktail. This alcohol-based post mountain activity is so popular it even has a name — après ski.
Après ski translates from French to “after ski” and it basically just means getting lit after you’re done riding. It’s not super complicated. While we enjoy a nice glass of crisp rosé or an Aperol spritz after a day shredding snow, we especially love a frosty, refreshing beer. Keep reading to see eight of our favorite après ski beers to drink this winter, ranked.

Mon Feb 19 2024 19:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

7.) Telluride Face Down Brown
ABV: 5.7%
Average Price: $12 for a six-pack
The Beer:
This award-winning beer is a mix of an English and American-style brown ale. It gets its name from what will happen to you if you aren’t paying proper attention while skiing. Well known for its nutty, caramel, malty flavor and hop bitterness, it’s a very balanced beer.
Tasting Notes:
On the nose, you’ll find notes of freshly baked bread, roasted malts, caramel candy, and light coffee beans. The palate adds to this with brown bread, sticky toffee, roasted malts, and a gentle hint of bitter, floral, earthy hops at the finish.
Bottom Line:
Instead of simply being a sweet, nutty brown ale, this wintry beer has a nice kick of hop bitterness to tie everything together nicely.

Christopher Osburn

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