Mt Sopris towers 12,965 ft. above the Roaring Fork Valley. Named after Richard Sopris, the mayor of Denver in 1881, Mt. Sopris is a prominent focal point for visitors and locals alike.
As for the beer, strong ales first appeared in Great Britain more than 300 years ago. One way to protect beer from microbiological spoilage, in those days, was to make them stronger in alcohol content. This was difficult for many brewers because of the high costs of raw materials during those difficult times.
Surely it is a coincidence that the British Empire has been in decline ever since.