Beer

the bar at Big Trout Brewing in Winter Park, CO

* beer options & availability subject to change

#9 Lager

Named in honor of Mr. Hockey, this lager is crisp and smooth with a slight sweetness from the amber malts. Tip one back to the greatest player of all time and enjoy the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Cheers!
5.6% ABV • IBU 19Lager

Alpine Lake IPA

This IPA is loaded with late hop additions and pounds of dry hops to give it lots of flavor without an overpowering bitterness. Strong notes of grapefruit, passion fruit and hints of strawberry make this beer one of our most popular.
7% ABV • IBU 30 • IPA

Anglers Amber

This malt forward brew is a mix of rich flavor and soft flowery English hops. The caramel malt brings a nice full flavor combined with the sweetness of the amber malt. The light hopping brings out just the right amount of bitterness followed by a clean bouquet of flavor.
5.8% ABV • IBU 25 • Amber

Catamount Kölsh

Hello, I am the lightest beer on the menu – I am clean, crisp and I have a very light hop flavor. This beer is brewed with pilsner malts and just a touch of honey malt, making it light and refreshing.
5% ABV • IBU 20 • Kölsh

Cold Brew Coffee Porter

This classic porter has nice tones of toffee and chocolate which play well with the cold brew coffee to give it a robust coffee flavor without the bitterness.
4.8% ABV • IBU 65 • Porter

Drunken Frenchman

One of the hardest runs in the country needs a beer that is as serious as it is…sip this Barley wine with caution! Strong notes of fig and raisin come through with subtle notes of pine and black cherry. The sweetness of the local honey complements the layers of hoppy bitterness, while the French malts give it a beautiful rich flavor and amber color. The more I sip the more flavors I discover…what do you taste?
9% ABV • IBU 90 • Barley Wine

Festbier

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE! This year, due to shipping issues, we were unable to get the same German malts we would normally use in our lager. Luckily our friends at Proximity malts, here in Colorado, were able to help us build a beautiful golden lager. Our Fest Bier is light and delicious, with pleasant floral note from the Noble German hops. This beer was made for mugs, gorgeous fall colors, crisp evenings, and celebratory cheers over a big trout. Prost to Fall!
5.5% ABV • IBU 30 • Lager

Haze in the Valley Hazy Pale Ale

Heaps of New Zealand hops take center stage in this tropical hazy pale ale, featuring a tasty collection of hops from the Hop Revolution farm in Nelson, NZ. Explosive flavors of stone fruit, lemon, mango and grapefruit dance on your taste buds, while the soft, smooth body will have you reaching for another sip. As they say in NZ, it’s sweet as, ay!
5% ABV • IBU 20 • Pale Ale

Hickory Hill Raspberry Wheat

Light and refreshing best describe this beer, it is a perfect treat on a warm summer day. The sweetness of the honey malt balances nicely with the tart raspberry creating a wonderful combination of an easy drinking beer full of flavor.
4.8% ABV • IBU 12 • Wheat

Hoppy Henry Session IPA

This east coast IPA is bursting with tropical flavors: ripe mango, grapefruit, and lemon shine through in this double dry hopped session IPA.Brewed with oats and wheat to give it a nice hazy appearance with a soft mouth feel.Pounds of late addition mosaic, citra and El dorado hops give it a ton of flavor with very little bitterness.
5% ABV • IBU 20 • IPA

Leaping Trout Lager

This beautiful American lager is brewed with malts from Idaho, yeast from Colorado and paired with some tasty hops from Oregon. This perfect summer beer is light and crisp with a delicious hop flavor and aroma. Pairs best with releasing a Big Trout. 
5.2% ABV • IBU 20 • Lager

Mango Milkshake IPA

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE! Brewed with lactose and massive amounts of Eldorado and Citra Hops, this IPA goes down smoothly with a delicious, tropical flavor. 22 pounds of mango puree give it a nice mango after taste, which plays well with the bitterness of the hops.
6.5% ABV • IBU 40 • IPA

Midnight Snack Black Session IPA

A strong roasted malt flavor hits you first while the notes of pine and oak slowly overtake your pallet. The midnight wheat and low alcohol keep the beer smooth yet full of flavor.
4.5% ABV • IBU 77 • IPA

Mighty Madison IPA

An old school, classic west coast IPA. A more assertive hop bitterness with a malty back bone and nice piney finish. Brewed with classic hops like cascade, centennial and chinook to bring out the pine flavor with a slight orange undertone. A bolder brew, just like the little lady it’s named after.
6.3% ABV • IBU 60 • IPA

North Fork Nut Brown

A complex mix of delicious malts, chocolate, honey, and a toasted nuttiness are the most noticeable flavors. The light hopping really lets the flavors of the malt come through and will be sure to hook you with its complexity and easy drinking.
5% ABV • IBU 11 • Nut Brown

Pale Morning Dun

Our Pale ale is named after a classic western dry fly, one of our favorites, it is also brewed with some of our favorite hops, Mosaic, Amarillo, and Idaho 7. These fruit forward hops pack flavors of mango, blueberry, and pineapple. The late hop additions add a delightful aroma and flavor with very little bitterness. The malt base is simple to let the flavor of the hops shine through.
5% ABV • IBU 20 • Pale Ale

Peppermint Patty Stout

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE! Rich, thick and full of peppermint flavor. This bold brew is made with ten pounds of peppermint patties and finished with some nice piney chinook hops. The perfect dessert beer that is made to be sipped and enjoyed by the fire.
8.2% ABV • IBU 64 • Stout

Rick Stout

Named after the local legend himself, Rick Stone, this beer is smooth, rich, and full of flavor. Brewed with lactose and oats to give it that smooth character, we then blend it with rich Cholca for a strong chocolate backbone. A small addition of Warrior hops adds a nice bitterness to the sweetness of the lactose. Cheers Rick, we miss you.
*Available on Nitro Tap!
** 20% of proceeds from this beer’s sales goes to local non-profits.
6.2% ABV • IBU 20 • Stout

Strawberry Fields Milkshake IPA

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE! Don’t fear the fruit! This double dry hopped IPA is loaded up with delicious Belma and Strata hops who’s fruit-forward flavor blends well with the 45 pounds of strawberry puree. Brewed with lactose to give it a creamy, smooth explosion of strawberries, you’ll want to drink this beer forever.
5.5% ABV • IBU 35 • IPA

The Big Eddy IPA

A light malt base lets the tasty hops shine through with big aromas and flavors of pineapple, without the addition of any juice. This double dry hopped IPA is both refreshing and perfect for fishing big eddies.
6.7% ABV • IBU 17 • IPA