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#RoadYogi Recap #1: Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company 

Our Go to Brew: Mountain Livin’ Pale Ale

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We were lucky enough to enjoy Crazy Mountain brew Après Yoga several times this summer! On Thursday, June 1st, Denelle kicked off the #RoadYogi Après Yoga tour at the Crazy Mountain Brewing Company taproom in Edwards, CO with 3 beautiful mountain yogis!

On Wednesday, June 21st, a few Après Yogis sent Denelle off on the cross-country portion of the #RoadYogi tour at Crazy Mountain Brewing Company’s Beer Garden in Denver, CO.

Another bunch of yogis came to breathe, bend & brew with our newest Après Yoga teacher, Elyse Rousseau on Saturday, June 29th at the beer garden in Denver.

It is clear that these yogis love to get a little crazy with us Après Yoga so we look forward to enjoying more Crazy Mountain brew again with you soon. Cheers!

What happens Après Yoga?

What happens Après Yoga?

The word après in French means “after” and in our case, connections happen Après Yoga!

Much like the popular Après Ski activity made popular in the Swiss Alps and adopted at numerous ski resorts across the U.S., Après Yoga is a chance for you to relax and connect over great food and drinks after an extraordinary physical experience like yoga!

After an all levels Vinyasa yoga practice, you’ll enjoy a libation of your choice and connect with like-minded individuals in an inclusive setting. This invitation to connect after class doesn't always happen in a typical yoga-studio environment but is highly encouraged at our events.

Ready to join us? Register for an upcoming event here.

New to yoga?

So, what really happens Après Yoga? That is, after you try yoga and introduce yoga to your life.

Well, honestly, a lot of things! Your life will probably never be the same! As seasoned Ashtanga yoga teacher and wise sage, Richard Freeman, sarcastically states “Yoga ruins your life.”

Once you start your yoga practice, you start to tune into the depths of your body, your breath and the sensations/discomforts that arise within. Free of distraction from outside influences, you  become more aware and conscious of your thoughts and what is actually present in your mind.

So without realizing it, yoga ruins your life because your life will never be the same after yoga! As you drop into your breath and move the issues through your tissues, you begin to see the world differently. Every thought, every reaction and every interaction shifts slightly.

Not only do you feel good from the physical practice but your mind begins to perceive reality in a new way. You start to lift the veil on what may be holding you back and embrace all the new beliefs that surround you after yoga

And if that doesn’t happen for you, at least you get to enjoy a libation after your practice.

Its all about balance, ya know?

Cheers!

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Lessons Learned from a First Time Après Yogi

Kevin Harris, a novice Après Yogi but experienced beer connoisseur, visited us this morning at our weekly class at Alpine Dog Brewing Company. Here are Kevin’s top ten key takeaways and lessons learned from his brewery yoga experience:

1. You don’t get to have beer until après yoga.
2. I need a thicker yoga mat for concrete.
3. I can, and did, hurt my fat while trying to be bendy.
4. This brewery never finished painting their ceiling.
5. You can pull your back muscles while lifting your leg forward.
6. You can modify the crap out of any pose and not get shit for it.
7. They still won’t let you brew if you do yoga there.
8. Cracking jokes during yoga apparently isn’t a thing.
9. This shirt isn’t long enough to accommodate my belly without scaring the other yogis.
10. They don’t let you have the beer until après yoga.

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Ha! Thanks for the laughs Kevin. And yes, no beer until after yoga.

Its all in the name: Après Yoga!

See you soon to Breathe, Bend & Brew!

Cheers!

Chili Beer Fest 2016

Alpine Dog – Chili Beer Release 5/5/16

In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, I had the opportunity to partake in the Chili Beer tasting at Alpine Dog Brewing Company. The Breweries selected beers in their normal rotation and added chili varieties which is always exciting (I love being able to pair regular brews with variations!)

Here’s what they had to offer…
Anaheim and Jalapeño Miss American Rye Blonde

The regular Miss American Rye Blonde is a fantastically clean and crisp beer: perfect for summer sipping; however this beer was a great alternative for the “spicier” beer drinker. With its heavy Anaheim chili nose, clean golden color, and bright peppery finish, it’s a perfect blend for someone looking for a little kick without being overwhelming.

Habanero IPA
This beer was a nice diversion from their amazing IPA. With its nice head and hardly any detectable nose, this beer packs a punch with its heavy yet crisp pepper flavor. I got slightly fruity notes with the lingering taste. Definitely a nice beer. 

Smoked Serrano ESB Arse Over Elbows

If you’re into smoky beers, this is one you need to try. With its beautiful copper color to its complex tobacco taste, it screams scotch without the barrel aged booziness. A very well balanced beer with a smooth finish; it’s an easy sipper for anyone looking to hang for a while.

Chocolate Chili Pepper Blind Sherpa Stout with Aleppo and Guajillo Chiles and Cacao Nibs

This one was hands down my favorite of the chili beers offered due to its complexity and drinkability. It had a very strong dark chocolate nose, beautiful stout color, and smooth taste with a light peppery finish, leaving more to be desired with each sip.

If you haven’t been to Alpine Dog before, you’re in for a treat any time you go; they have their amazing standards and regularly change it up so you’re always in for a treat. And be sure to stop in on Sundays @ 10:30AM for Après Yoga and enjoy a beer after class as well as $1 off all additional pints.

Look forward to seeing you Sunday! 

Cheers! 

Practically Native,
Amelia