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Edwards’ Crazy Mountain Brewery releases summer seasonal

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VAIL CO, Colorado

Special to the DailyCrazy Mountain's latest beer is Scenic Route Kolsch, a light, easy drinking German style ale.

EDWARDS – Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, located in Edwards, is releasing its summer seasonal beer: Scenic Route Kolsch. This summertime favorite is a light easy drinking German style ale very similar to a Pilsner.

The debut of Scenic Route Kolsch will take place at Balata restaurant in Edwards on May 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Crazy Mountain is partnering with Balata’s Executive Chef Steven Topple for a sumptuous food and beer pairing. There will be six dishes partnered with six beer styles – including the Kolsch – served at stations located throughout the restaurant. It will be a relaxed, mingling-style atmosphere contrasted with exquisite, fine dining dishes ranging from halibut ceviche to beer poached wild boar sausage to slow braised beef short rib. Tickets are $42. For more information on the Scenic Route Kolsch release party and beer pairing event, contact Balata at 970-477-5353. Advance reservations are required as the dinner is expected to sell out.

Sunday afternoons are all about taking the scenic route and reveling in nature’s beauty, especially up here in the Vail Valley. This summertime seasonal is perfect for a pit stop on your drive, next to a lazy river in the shade of a willow. This beer uses a unique yeast strain that gives it a very distinct flavor profile. Light straw color and a very balanced crispness is followed by a slight sweetness.

“Scenic Route Kolsch is the lightest beer style that Crazy Mountain Brewery offers, so it is a seasonal favorite for consumers who prefer a lighter, more sessionable beer,” said Marisa Selvy, the co-owner of Crazy Mountain Brewing Company. “At 5 percent alcohol by volume, this ale is the perfect beer to enjoy all afternoon without getting too crazy.”

The Kolsch is available every summer from mid-May through the end of August. This year it will also be offered in 22 ounce bomber bottles in liquor stores throughout the Vail Valley, around Colorado and in Florida and California.

For more information on Scenic Route Kolsch or any other Crazy Mountain Brewery beer, email marisa@crazymountainbrewery.com.