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Even the most avid suds-fan tends to get stuck in a beer routine. After all, we like what we like. That’s why we asked Freshcraft’s co-owner, beer director, and self-described beer geek Jason Forgy to help us break our drinking doldrums. He took Freshcraft’s most popular beer orders and offered suggestions for tasty alternatives. Ready to explore?
If you like Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro… Drinkers love the sweet flavor and consistency of this nitro pour, which is almost like a grown-up chocolate milkshake. …try these: Young’s Double Chocolate Stout and Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout
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If you like Avery White Rascal… This beer is light, but don’t call it dainty. Brewed with spices, like coriander, the brew is filling, but not overwhelming. …try these: Blanche de Bruxelles and Boulevard’s 80 Acre Hoppy Wheat Beer
If you like Bristol Compass IPA… You may have had this Colorado Springs-brewed traditional IPA in a bottle, but Freshcraft serves it up nitro-style. …try these: Forgy says to try several, in this order: Odell Brewing Company’s IPA, Avery’s IPA, Oskar Blues’ Deviant Dale’s and Ska Brewing’s Modus Hoperandi
If you like New Belgium Fat Tire… Fat Tire’s 1991 debut awed Coloradans and it quickly became the go-to for first time drinkers trying to figure out the craft brew scene. …try these: Dry Dock Brewing Company’s HMS Victory Amber and Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Amber Ale
If you like Oskar Blues’ Deviant Dale’s… A big, bold double IPA. …try these: Ska’s Decadent Imperial IPA (sweet), Laguanitas Brewing Company’s Hop Stoopid Ale (bitter), Oskar Blues’ Gubna (“A hop grenade in a can”)
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