Brewing up a Celebration

Published on December 14, 2012

alta-75-anniversary-sixpackIn coming up with unique ways to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the classic Utah Alta, Salt Lake City employee Mike Korologos didn’t have to go far. At the end of a hike in Bryce Canyon in southern Utah, Mike and his son enjoyed a local Utah beer called “Hoodoo” named for the iconic sandstone spires of the park. Mike had an “ah-ha” moment that lead to the creation of Alta’s 75 Anniversary Ale.

RIESTER and the the resort teamed up with the brewers at Salt Lake City’s Wasatch Brewery for the beer. Together they translated Alta’s crisp air, spruce-tree scent and the rush of downhill skiing into a hoppy IPA. The result is a steep and deep, dry-hopped pale ale with rich caramel and pale malts. Available locally in Utah, drinking Alta Anniversary Ale is almost as invigorating as skiing Alta’s “Devil’s Elbow.”

See all the photos of the Alta Anniversary Ale launch on our Facebook page.