I blog primarily over at "geosciblog" (http://geosciblog.blogspot.com), I am doing this one for fun. It is inspired by 30+ years of beer can collecting and having tried more than 3,000 different American beers during that time. “. . . And beer was drunk with reverence, as it ought to be.” — G. K. Chesterton

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Brewery Inside of a Volcano?


It is Mammoth Brewing Co., of Mammoth Lakes, California. The town lies within the Long Valley Caldera, which measures 11 miles by 20 miles.

The brewery's three canned varieties include Mammoth Epic IPA, Mammoth Golden Trout, and Mammoth Real McCoy Amber Ale. There seems to be only one variety with a volcanic reference, that is Floating Rock Hefeweizen, probably referring to pumice, which - due to its small gas vesicles - is capable of floating.

Other varieties are listed here: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/4051

As this supervolcano (caldera) is considered active, it is possible that the area might have to someday be evacuated.

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