Crazy Mountain gets sticky
Vail, CO, Colorado
EDWARDS – Crazy Mountain Brewing Co., based in Edwards, is releasing its fall seasonal beer, Sticky Fingers, today.
Sticky Fingers promises to be a hop lover’s dream. Each keg contains 1.3 pounds of fresh whole-flower hops. While being very hoppy, it is also smooth and balanced and will dazzle craft-beer aficionados’ palates this fall.
This unique beer is a fresh-hopped-style ale made from Cascade and Chinook hops grown locally at Crazy Mountain’s own hop farm in Elizabeth. Brewmaster Kevin Selvy said he was pleased with this year’s harvest.
“This is our second year cultivating hops at our ranch, and we are so happy with the turnout,” he said. “We yielded many bushels of beautiful, healthy hops from our vines, and we are so proud to be releasing Sticky Fingers to the public on Saturday.”
The Crazy Mountain hop crop was supplemented in the brew with some organic hops from the female-run Hippie Chicks hop farm in Palisade. The concept behind fresh-hopped beers is to make sure the wet hops are as fresh from the vine as possible, so the goal is to get the hops into the boil within hours after they are picked. Fresh-hopped ales can only be brewed once a year, in the fall, when the annual hop harvest begins.