Ultimate 6er | America’s National Parks
(Feature image courtesy of Utah.com)
Last summer the National Park Service celebrated it’s 100th Anniversary. With summer coming up quickly it’s time to start planning an adventure to your favorite National, don’t you think? The National Parks may be “America’s Best Idea”, but guess what America’s second best idea is. Hint: It’s beer. Celebrate our beloved parks with our beloved beverage, with this Ultimate 6er to guide you! I’d also encourage you to also to make a donation in your favorite park’s honor, as you crack open one of these brews!
Arches National Park | Utah
Golden Ale | Uinta Brewing Co
Oh Arches, one of Utah’s most iconic parks, founded in 1929. It’s so iconic in fact that Delicate Arch (as seen on the Unita can) is on Utah’s “Welcome to Utah” sign welcoming you into the state. These cans, like the park, are surely a sight for sore eyes. The artwork is beautiful! Golden Ale is a perfect beer to cheers to the golden arches of Arches!
Captivating colors light up the #desert sky at Arches #NationalPark (@archesnps) in #Utah. Many trails lead to the park’s iconic stone #arches, including a gentle, one-mile roundtrip hike to this exceptional view of Turret Arch from the North Window. Although this spot is famous for sunrise, #sunsets are equally beautiful. Photo courtesy of Manish Mamtani (@mmamtani). #usinterior #findyourpark
Denali National Park & Preserve | Alaska
Twister Creek IPA | Denali Brewing Company
Denali National Park (formerly Mount McKinley National Park) is home to Denali peak which at 20,310 feet above sea level it is the United States’ largest mountain and was founded in 1917. With Alaska’s majestic views, incredible diverse wildlife, and ever-changing weather it is a great pair with an IPA that is just as diverse as Alaska itself. Perfect for any post-fishing adventure!
Grand Canyon National Park | Arizona
Grand Canyon Expedition Wheat | Grand Canyon Brewing Company
Founded in 1919, Grand Canyon is one of America’s most visited parks (2nd) and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. With the views it holds it is no wonder why! If you are feeling up for a rafting adventure of the Colorado River that has carved the mighty canyon, grab this Grand Canyon Expedition Wheat for your next expedition of course!
On your way to #GrandCanyon this week? If you can, arrive by 9 am to get a good parking spot and avoid most of the #SPRINGBREAK lines and parking congestion. #Sunrise Here are some additional tips: https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/sr-tips.htm [Image description: from a distance, we see the first rays of sunrise bringing a reddish glow to some of the walls and formations within Grand Canyon. On the right, two very small people are watching the sunrise from atop a limestone pillar.] -mq
Grand Teton National Park | Wyoming
Amber | Grand Teton Brewing Company
Amber, one of the most classic styles pairs perfectly with one of America’s most classic parks. Founded in 1929, Grand Teton encapsulates about 310,000 acres of Rocky Mountain beauty. Because the peaks of Teton are so dramatic and unique, Grand Teton Brewing decided to include them on their labels for this tasty amber.
Rocky Mountain National Park | Colorado
Rocky Mountain Saison | 14er Brewing Company
Rocky Mountain National Park is the most visited park in Colorado (4,517,585 people in 2016!). Founded in 1915, it is home to the highest continuously paved highway in the country, Trail Ridge Road! With jalapeños, cilantro, and lime this saison is a perfect pairing with the Rocky Mountains of Colorado – very unique!
Yosemite National Park | California
Yosemite Pale Ale | Mammoth Brewing Company
Yosemite is America’s third oldest National Park, it was established in 1890. Formed by glaciers a very long time ago, Yosemite is home to many iconic mountain peaks including Halfdome and El Capitan including several famous waterfalls as well. Just sit back and relax with this Yosemite Pale Ale and think of John Muir and Ansel Adams.
Many of us who work in Yosemite have seen Tunnel View too many times to count but that doesn't mean it ever fails to take our breath away. Whether there's a new dusting of snow on the cliffs, a rainbow reveals itself in Bridalveil Fall, or a sunset changes the colors seen on these granite faces before our eyes; this viewpoint never looks the same twice. When have you been surprised by a familiar view? #yosemite #nationalpark