Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The First Craft Beers on Mt. Everest

When Salt Lake City Resident Apa Sherpa broke his own record climbing on his Twentieth assention on Mt. Everest he decided after all that work I need a beer (I'm paraphrasing of course).

His beers of choice? Bohemian Brewery's Pils and their Viennese. Great Choices Apa! I only hope at that altitude thy didn't explode like a cheep Wyoming firework.

Congrats Apa and Bohemian. Cheers!

6 comments:

Mikey said...

I'd like to point out that beer has obviously been up there, but there's been no official documentation that I can find of craft beer (especially North American) being there. Take it for what it is. A fun factoid.

Judson said...

this isn't related to your post (pretty cool by the way), but i was wondering if you have any info on a 2010 Evanston Beer Festival? are they even doing it again this year? can't find anything on it...

Anonymous said...

This guy is a complete champion! Too bad he brought 3.2 beer up there!

Mikey said...

Judson, the Evanston Brewfest is scheduled for July 24th, 2010.

As far as 4.0% beer on Everest goes all I have to say is;
1- alcohol at that altitude will hit you hard. Less is better.
2- it's damn good beer reguardless of it's ABV. Apa had it right.

Anonymous said...

Cans is where its at! You couldn't expect the man to haul heavy ole' glass up there! I do wish Bohemian wasn't the brewery doing the majority of canning in Utah these days (I know Wasatch cans Chasing tail), but he could have had far worse! Cheers to Utah being represented on one of the most majestic places on earth! Way to go Joe, you need to market the shit out of that!

Ed said...

Oh man, I'm sure the dude was really craving a syrupy 11% ABV beer after ascending Mount fucking Everest...

Swear to god, the only thing worse than the alcohol laws in this state is hearing people whine about it.