Friday, October 28

switchback brewing co.

Switchback is a small brewery in Burlington, VT that has been in operation since 2002. They only create a few beers, and you can only get it on draft (or small kegs) in about 100 mile radius of the brewery. OK made up that part but you only really find it in VT, NH and southern ME maybe. Their Switchback Ale is the standby; reddish-amber looks and craft beer pedigree with a non-agressive nor heavy taste. Just discovered it recently and can confirm that it tastes fantastic round a campfire. They describe it thus;
Five different malts, select hop varieties, and our own specially cultivated yeast create an ale which leads with hop flavors and a subtle impression of fruit (our yeast’s contribution), followed by a palate pleasing malty finish. Our process uses the yeast to naturally carbonate the beer, and we leave it unfiltered... This ale contains 5.0% alcohol by volume. IBU 28.