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The perfect post-hike beer


I love the conceptual recipes coming out of New Jersey’s Carton Brewing. There’s the amazing sounding Intermezzo, a green apple wasabi sour ale designed to transition the palate from heavy winter beers to lighter summer ales. They’ve also brewed up a sour milk stout (a wild milk stout made funnier by the fact the brewery’s named Carton) and Carton Canyon, a lager brewed with blue agave, lime leaves and papaya designed to pair with Southwestern fare.

Now, we have GORP—good old raisins and peanuts ale. Modeled after trail mix, this might just be the perfect post-hike beer. Check out the video above to watch owner Augie Carton walk through the beer.

Grab a growler and then consider your next big hike. Our choices: Either a return trip to the Grand Canyon or one of these awesome beery trails.


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

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