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Your daily pint for Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 is: Moab Dead Horse Amber

What it is: A very sessionable, 4%-ABV English mild ale.

What it tastes like: Fruity apricot and plum, touches of caramel and a light toasted bread backbone wash back with complete ease. This is an anytime sipper (or gulper).

What’s an English mild? A fairly rare traditional English style that rose to popularity in the late 1800s. “Mild” is widely suspected as referring to the beer’s young, fresh character (read: not sour), as opposed to the sometimes-tart old ales.

What’s with the name? The beer’s named after Dead Horse Point State Park, which provides stunning views of Utah’s Canyonlands National Park. Read about the legend of Dead Horse here. Spoiler: It involves dead horses.

If you want to trek to Dead Horse:
Make sure you pick up these essential (and beer friendly) travel items.

 

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Chris Staten is DRAFT’s beer editor. Follow him on Twitter at @DRAFTbeereditor and email him at chris.staten@draftmag.com.

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