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.


Chris said...

Love Switchback. It's been my go-to beer whenever I'm at the bar since I was a UVM undergrad. Every once in a while they'll do a limited run of Switchback Red, an excellent variation of their regular Ale.

Chris Sobik said...

Very good. We get it a little bit in upstate NY too.

Kevin Phillips said...

We got a few bars in Portland, ME. that serve it. A great drop. I met the guys at a beer show here. Safe guys, doing it right.

Matthew Hranek said...