Uinta Brewing, located in Salt Lake City, has announced they’re releasing several beers that celebrate our National Parks with limited-edition beer cans. The National Park Rotating Series will start with the Golden Ale, which will feature a different park in each iteration of can. The first to hit the stores is the Yosemite can. Uinta will work through eight parks in 2017, and has plans to create cans for all national parks in the years to follow. Anderson Design Group is creating the artwork for cans. You can get a sense for where the series is going by taking a look at the national park prints they’ve already created.
But Uinta isn’t the first brewery to honor a national park with a beer. Take a look at the gallery to see more beers that pay tribute to “America’s best idea.”
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In 2016, Rogue partnered with Pendleton (they make really nice blankets) to create a beer honoring Crater Lake National Park.
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Great Northern Brewery makes Going to the Sun IPA, named after the famous road in Glacier National Park.
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Estes Park Brewery, at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park, makes a raspberry wheat that's named after the park's most famous peak.
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Big Bend Hefeweizen is brewed by Big Bend Brewery, which sits in West Texas near Big Bend National Park. Obviously, this hefe was built for drinking in the heat. West Texas knows something about heat.
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I don't know how you can brew a Schwarzbier and not name it "May the Schwarz be With You," but Denali Brewing, in Talkeetna at the base of Denali National Park, went the classy route with this one.
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Grand Teton Brewing makes a Teton Range IPA (named after the mountains that define Grant Teton National Park), but they also honor Yellowstone National Park with this Old Faithful Ale, an easy-drinking blonde ale.
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Haleakala Sunryes is an IPA from Maui Brewing Company named after the Haleakala National Park (and Haleakala volcano) on Maui.
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Rainier is one of those cheap, regional lagers that hipsters love. It's also named after a really big mountain and national park.
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Pretty much every beer made by Tioga-Sequoia Brewery, in Northern California, is named after a feature inside one of the area's national parks. Half Dome is an easy drinking wheat.
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And then Tioga-Sequoia's General Sherman IPA is named after a 275-foot tree (and 36 feet in diameter) in Sequoia and Kings National Park. It's thought to be the biggest tree in the world.
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And here's the first beer in Uinta's Park Series, honoring Yosemite National Park.