Along the same lines as Friday, I wanted to try something different from a different brewery. And I picked Otter Creek Copper Ale brewed by Otter Creek Brewing in Middlebury, Vermont.
You know, I'm really glad that they were advertising their partnership with some ski resorts on their website, because I was gonna talk about skiing anyway. Growing up and living in PA and NY for most of my life, I've done my share of skiing in Vermont. The college and post-college trips were some of the best (and worst, as you'll hear) as I could drink beer.
One of my favorite ski places is Killington, but it was also the scene of a really ugly night back in 1996 or so. The night started great with some beers, some good bar food, and then a few more beers. A few more hours passed. And now for a rhetorical Jeff Foxworthy type question--have you ever overdone "it" to the point where the bouncer at the ski lodge denies your entry? Well, that happened. And the next day, I decided to skip skiing despite my already paid lift ticket. Was a nice day, but I imagine you can figure out the reasons.
Stowe is also a really nice place for skiing and relaxing after the slopes. Last time I went was a pretty cold day, but it goes with the territory.
As far as this beer goes, right away after opening the aroma is of citrus and caramel. The caramel flavors come out very prominently as well. For sure there are some orange tastes that last on your palate. Not a strong beer at all, not very hoppy. Unique flavor that I can't put my tongue on--I'm thinking it's metal or copper, but that could be the name of the beer playing mind games with me. In all, it's a smooth beer, easy to drink. I like it and would certainly drink it again, but it's not a favorite.
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