Tag Archives: Alta

St. Archer Mosaic IPA and Gunsight Couloir at Alta

A week from now, the holiday skiers will invade Little Cottonwood Canyon. That’s why I have been elated to get some good days in at Alta before the lift lines are filled with name labeled skis and rainbow dial-a-bindings. When … Continue reading

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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop with Upslope Belgian Blonde with Guava

Fruit beers, fruit beers, everywhere there are fruit beers. I’m not complaining, as I like many options that are now available, especially those session beers popping up in Utah grocery stores. The newest entry in this emerging category is the … Continue reading

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Sharp Mountain paired with Wasatch Alta 75th Anniversary Ale

Our search for new and/or random peaks to summit and consume hops and grain in liquid form recently brought us to the “other” mountain range of the Salt Lake Valley – the Oquirrh Mountains. After years of looking at these … Continue reading

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Sugarloaf Peak paired with Great Divide Rumble Oak Aged IPA

A unique morning calls for a unique beer, and I found both atop Sugarloaf Peak with a Great Divide Rumble in my hand. Actually, this hike to the summit of Sugarloaf overlooking Alta’s Albion Basin was a downright strange trip, … Continue reading

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Twin Lakes Pass paired with New Belgium Snow Day

Okay, Twin Lakes Pass isn’t really a summit in the strictest sense, but it is a named high point in the Wasatch Mountains and is one way to link the towns of Alta and Brighton between Big and Little Cottonwood … Continue reading

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Flagstaff Mountain paired with Wasatch Summerbrau Lager

Flagstaff Mountain is one of many peaks that line the snowy ridge south of Alta, creating a mountain wall that looms above town. Taken on the whole, Flagstaff is a shorty next to her big sisters like Mount Superior, but … Continue reading

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