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A beer for Snowmass

Jill Beathard
Snowmass Sun

There will be over 70 brews flowing during the beer grand tasting at the Snowmass Mammoth Fest, but one in particular is making a special debut.

Carbondale’s Roaring Fork Beer Co. will tap a new microbrew that it’s calling AMF Amber Lager in honor of a popular run on Snowmass ski area. The first such brew to celebrate the village, the beer will be tapped for the first time at the Mammoth Fest Free Friday event on the Snowmass Village Mall and served at the grand tasting the next day in Town Park.

The lager is named after AMF, also known as “Adios My Friend” and other iterations of that acronym, a double-black ski run that’s a favorite among locals, Snowmass Tourism director Rose Abello said in a statement. The town department isn’t involved in producing or selling the beer but did approach the brewers with the idea of honoring Snowmass in some way.

“It’s a style of beer we haven’t had in our portfolio before,” Chase Engel, head brewer and CEO of Roaring Fork Beer Company, said in a statement. “American hops give it a smooth, noble hop flavor that’s not too heavy and not too light, and caramel malt adds a little sweetness and rich amber color. It’s been a cool partnership with Snowmass Tourism and we’re looking forward to expanding AMF into the valley as well.”

AMF Amber Lager also will be poured at the Snowmass Summer of Free Music Series on Fanny Hill and on tap at Venga Venga, Slice Italian Bistro, Nest at Viceroy Snowmass, Base Camp Bar & Grill and Ricard. Starting on June 12, AMF also will be available on tap and for purchase at Roaring Fork Beer Company’s tasting room in Carbondale, with additional outlets on the way.

In addition to Roaring Fork Beer Company, over 25 other breweries will be pouring their craft beers and ciders at the festival grand tasting from 2 to 5 p.m. on June 13.