Finding balance at Brewfest

Freedom’s Edge wins Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival back-to-back with traditional English style pale ale

What makes a good pale ale?

This was the question which 10 Wyoming breweries sought the answer to at the 27th Annual Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival on August 12. While the question may seem simple enough to answer—pale ales are identifiable by their golden to amber colors—there comes with it a long history dating back to the 1700s. Additionally, the brewing style is diverse with types ranging from the well-known India Pale Ale (IPA) to American Pale Ale (APA), English Pale Ale and European Pale Ale.

Hop to it

Along with its lighter color, pale ale as a brewing style is known for the hops used...


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