The awesome folks at Tuckerman Brewing Company are generous year after year donating free beer at MWV Ice Fest. We are so thankful they constantly support the climbing community and it’s so much fun to see their new brews every year. Like last year, we are trying to reduce our waste and will be selling clear BPA-free cups (with our logo, OR logo and Tuckerman logos) for $5 each at the Apres Hours of Ice Fest at IME. All proceeds go to benefit the local Mountain Rescue Service that helps with any technical rescues that are needed throughout White Mountains & New Hampshire. Buy a cup! They’re awesome!
What will be pouring? I’m so glad you asked! In addition to the popular Tuckerman Pale Ale, we will also have the Fall Line back as well. Specialty brewer’s choice kegs will be at each evening event so be sure to ask about the options! Employees at Tuckerman Brewing Company, Jeremy and Brady will be at the evening events pouring the beer so make sure to thank them and ask questions! They are the pros (and they both are awesome climbers too). Also, remember to swing by the brewery at 66 Hobbs Street in Conway, NH to grab a growler to go on your way home just in time for the Superbowl! Go Pats!
Here is the lowdown on the brews for you beer geeks out there:
Tuckerman Pale Ale– 5.3% ABV 37 IBU
Tuckerman Brewing Company’s flagship beer, brewed since 1998. An american style pale ale with a deep golden color. Hop aroma and bitterness is a medium strength with a smooth malt finish. After fermentation, it is cold conditioned and dry-hopped in lagering tanks for maximum taste and quality. It is naturally carbonated in the bottle or keg using a German process called “krausening”, where a small amount of fresh fermenting wort is added. This produces a delicate carbonation and superior flavor. From the Mash Tun to store shelves is a 30 day process.
Fall Line– 5.9% ABV and 35 IBU
An unfiltered wet hopped harvest ale with an earthy sweet aroma and a slight biscuit flavor. It’s a full bodied ale crafted to accentuate the fresh hop off the vine flavors. Brewed with 100 pounds of freshly harvested cascade hops from the Hop Yard in Gorham, Maine. In alpine skiing, the fall line refers to the line down a mountain that is the most direct downhill. That is the direction a ball would roll if it were free to move on the slope under gravity.