To say that Mount Snow is making some bold moves of late would be an understatement, for sure. Last summer they spent $30 million on their West Lake Water Project that basically gave them unlimited snow making capabilities and the largest snow making system in the East.
Mount Snow also broke ground on a new $22 million lodge at the Carinthia Base Area. When all is said and done, the new lodge will include, among other things, a new restaurant and two new bars. Since I am a huge fan of their current drinking and eating options, I cannot wait to see what next year will bring in that department.
Mount Snow's Newest Apres Ski Additions
In the meantime, Mount Snow is continuing to add their always fun après ski scene. Mount Snow is known for having some of the best ski bars in Vermont as well as offering a wide array of craft beer. Now, Mount Snow has upped the ante on this, opening its newest bar, Canned and offering a new ski themed beer in Collaboration with Foolproof Brewing.
Mount Snow's Canned Serves Local Canned Craft Beer
The name says it all, as their newest après ski location will only serve canned beers and ciders that are local to the state of Vermont. The fact that Vermont has the highest amount of breweries per-capita of any U.S. state and brews some of the best craft beers in the country makes this concept a brilliant one. They'll also be serving small bites such as Bavarian pretzels with a beer cheese dip to compliment their canned bevvies. If you enjoy a good craft ski beer you cannot go wrong.
Drive Through Window and Outdoor Seating at Mount Snow's Canned is Key
What I really love and where I believe this newest après bar will distinguish itself from others is the "drive thru" window and biergarten setup just outside. Just walk right up, order a ski beer without being tied to wait service and then hang at one of the picnic tables while taking in a great view of the mountain. Says Marcie Stoner, "Whether it's a pit stop in between runs or a place for your kids to wave at you from Blue Bird to check in, Canned is the perfect spot to grab a beer and a bite while checking the score of the game."
Mount Snow and Foolproof Brewing New Collaboration Brew a "Yahd Sale"
Along with opening their newest addition to their legendary après ski scene, Mount Snow also recently announced a limited addition collaboration beer with Foolproof Brewing starting this season. Appropriately named, Yahd Sale is currently available exclusively on draft at several locations across Mount Snow including: The Bullwheel, The Station Tap Room and 1900' Burger.
I recently had the opportunity to give this highly sessionable IPA a try and found it to be enjoyable. Brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops, it certainly packs a citrus punch that is quite refreshing after making a few turns. It also has a lower ABV only adding to the drinkability of this tasty craft ski beer.
“It’s been so much fun working with the guys over at Foolproof Brewing coming up with just the right recipe for our guests,” stated Michael Giorgio, director of food and beverage at Mount Snow. “We really think this IPA is going to hit the spot after a day on the slopes.”
Based on what I tasted, I'd say this ski beer definitely does. Cheers!