In the scenic Poudre Canyon alongside the wild Cache la Poudre River, Picnic Rock is a favored stop for fishing, kayaking, climbing, and friends. Picnic Rock Pale Ale aligns itself with recreation in Colorado and our noticeable desire for great craft beer. Fresh hops aromas likened to lemon, pineapple, and honeydew melon stand out in front of this golden colored ale holding a white lace head. The aroma taking center stage is then carried into the noticeable hop bitterness. Malt body is medium- light and compliments the bitterness allowing for a smooth finish with a light floral hop linger. Let’s go for a Picnic!
Appearance: Light golden color with white lace foamy head.
Aroma: Pineapple, lemon, honeydew melon, and floral fruit bouquet.
Flavor: Hop forward bitterness backed by slight sweet biscuit malt backing.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body with hop pinch on the tongue.
Finish: Crisp light bitter finish that remains only momentarily.
Suggested Food Pairings
Aside from your favorite river-side dishes Picnic Rock Pale Ale contrasts well with most courses and cheeses.
Mains: Spicy sausage and grilled bratwurst, BBQ chicken or charred pork ribs.
Salad Course: Creamy mustard potato salad with sweet Vidalia onion and/or tangy Asian salad with carrots and ginger lemon dressing.
Cheese: Roquefort, Stilton and blue cheese with strong aromatic qualities or added to dishes previously mentioned.