Thursday, July 2, 2009

Singletrack Copper Ale

I overheard Moose A. Moose and Zee (or maybe it was Curious George) this morning teaching my two kids educational lessons. Don't worry if you don't know who the hell those characters are. It doesn't really matter.

Now I'm not going to argue that their lesson "Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey" is not a useful expression. But that expression, when you analyze it, should probably be pissing you off as much as it does me. Can you really turn a screw to the right? Because if you can, please explain how and show me. If you're referring to the top of the screw going toward the right side, well then, what is the bottom of that same screw doing at the same time? Not Righty Tighty! So let me tell you. Top and bottom are turning Clockwise. And Lefty Loosey--counter-clockwise. Period! I guess I can be a little flexible with turning your car right or left, but that's as much as I'm willing to bend. Now stop pissing me off!

Tonight I am drinking another copper ale. I had Lagunitas The Censored Rich Copper Ale a few days ago and thoroughly enjoyed that. So here is Singletrack Copper Ale brewed by Boulder Beer Company in Boulder, Colorado. Two days in a row, same brewery, cool. The label on this beer says that they are Colorado's First Microbrewery, also cool. One other notice. The mountains (and presumably the Rocky Mountains, too) on the label's nice little woodsy photo are NOT blue, yet somehow I am still able to ascertain that this Colorado beer is cold. I'm not kidding!

There is a light caramel and floral aroma. The flavors are also mainly subtle. First taste is of some nutty and malty flavors with some hops and bitterness in the background. A VERY light caramel and VERY weak citrus component are also in there. There is good carbonation and a medium body, with a slightly metallic middle and aftertaste. Finishes dry. While simple, Singletrack is refreshing and decent; however I absolutely prefer The Censored Rich Copper Ale.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for drinking our beer, man! It's a pleasure to make.

Absolutely LOVED the line digging at our friends to the south.

And, for fun, I'll let you in on a secret: we made up the "Copper Ale" category for this beer. Really.

Cheers from Boulder! - Dan

Unknown said...

I am going to have to have a side to side sit down compare of the two - Singletrack is one of my favoritest brews, and I believe Dan. Dan, can you throw us a bone on the recipe? :D What an excellent brew it is!

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Dan.

Thanks for the comment and the "secret" which I just published. Very funny stuff. I don't really care about categories too much--they are mostly just a guide. But it's cool that there are many "coppers" out there copying your invention. And what color are mountains, anyway? Talk to you soon.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey Matt.

I'm betting if Dan says that they brew with actual copper he is just joking around. Let me know about your side-by-side results.