Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort has been operating since 1967 and is tucked out of the way from downtown Glenwood Springs. It is a gem of a ski area with intermediate terrain and a family friendly environment. It is often not as crowded as other Colorado ski resorts but has everything for beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders.
This beer is inspired by the sunlight often captured at the ski area and is perfect for a hot sunny day or a cool winter day filled with that same sunshine. We used 2-row malted barley and white wheat malt to achieve a light golden ale. The wheat offers up some protein and makes this beer somewhat hazy. We also used a small amount of Azacca hops in the boil for a low hop bitterness and Mt Hood in the whirlpool for a nice noble hop aroma.