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American Amber Ale

ABV: 5.30%

As Winter temperatures plunged this week and more snow is upon is here in Colorado Springs, it would have been all too easy to do this BOTW on a Winter Lager or a Stout Beer. Being indoors most of the week with a cold, I had plenty of time to day dream of fun adventures and put together some plans for this summer. Subconsciously I also must have been dreaming of refreshing beers to quench my thirst and look back on these upcoming adventures and celebrate the good times that come with in true “Downa” fashion. “Downa” from our namesake UpaDowna, is the celebration after the accomplishment, Up a Mountain Down a Beer, thus UpaDowna. Be it around a campfire, a summer night BBQ, or any social setting, the American Amber Ale from Rogue Ales and its 5.30% ABV is perfect for long session type nights with friends.

The American Amber Ale pours to a translucent gold with a slight red hue. The head thickens up to a good full two fingers width, but quickly backs into the drink leaving behind a mild lacing on the glass. Fresh hoppy character pops out at the beginning of the drink, but quickly moves over to an underlying tone of citrus and honey smoothing it out. On to the feel, it’s a good medium thickness with a nice amount of balanced carbination. Served ice cold this brew is crisp and refreshing and really hits the spot on warm day.

Either unloading packs and reflecting on the adventures past, or planning out adventures yet to be had, the American Amber Ale from Rogue Ales is a great “Downa” stlye beer. Now if you don’t mind, I need to get back to some trip planning.



Delina “Dee” Auciello was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She attended Providence College and earned her BA in Public Community Service and Global Studies with a minor in Black Studies. During her time in college she focused on youth development and community building; she lead social justice-oriented trips to Cape Town, South Africa, Tijuana, Mexico, and Santa Ana, El Salvador. Since graduating from school she has been constantly on the move; she’s lead trail crews in the Grand Canyon, promoted women’s empowerment in Tanzania, and mentored campers while road tripping across the US and Canada. She is new to Colorado Springs and is incredibly excited to be a part of an organization dedicated to breaking down barriers to access and getting ALL people outside.

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