Of Mountains and Beer

What is it about hoppy beer that makes us feel a certain type of mountainous way? Maybe it's the similar aroma of hops and pine trees, or maybe it's the parallels between a good buzz and altitude sickness. Whatever it is, a plethora of breweries are named after mountains. Whether it’s nationwide Sierra Nevada, or Santa Barbara favorite Topa Topa, lots of our favorite suds are branded under the name of a mountain or mountain range. We're going to start a list of our favorite breweries having to do with mountains, but were going to need your help to make this list complete. Please leave names of breweries we have missed in the comments and we will update the blog as comments come in. Adirondack Brewery Altamont Beer Works Appalachian Mountain Brewery Big Bear Mountain Brewery Bitter Root Brewing Blue Ridge Brewery Cascade Brewing Catskill Brewery Colorado Mountain Brewery Denali Brewing Company Figueroa Mountain Brewery Grand Teton Brewing Co Green Mountain Beer Co Lassen Ale Works Mount St. Helena Brewing Company Mt. Hood Brewing Co Mt. Rushmore Brewing Co Rainier Beer Rocky Mountain Brewery Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery Sawtooth Brewery Sierra Nevada Brewery Siskiyou Brew Works Smoky Mountain Brewery St. Elias Brewing Co Tioga Sequoia Brewery Topa Topa Brewery Uinta Brewing Wind River Brewing Featured Image courtesy of Waterline SB.