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Colorado Mary

All of the days have been blending together. The only way I’m able to figure out the difference between a weekday and a weekend is whether or not there’s a food truck outside the brewery.
aab3 A delicious Arepa Verde – a Colombian-style corn cake topped with avocado mayo, crispy pork, cilantro and lime juice from SoBe Fort Collins.
am Nomad Street Cuisine came on Saturday and I had one of the best burgers I’ve ever consumed. I don’t give out those labels lightly, my friends.
aabb Creamy Camobozola cheese, spicy arugula and sweet ‘n savory bacon jam on a juicy patty, served in a tender brioche bun. This was on par with my favorite burger of all time – The LAB burger. Seriously, it’s that good.
pump2 I could tell is was Sunday because the brewery was in use. We brewed our first guest beer – pumpkin ale!
pump1 Caramelized with a blow torch. Just because we can.
a 100lbs of torch-caramelized pumpkin went into the brew. I’m beyond excited to finally taste it!
mary2 My recipe development for Snowbank Brewing has been going slowly, but surely. After the Chimichurri and Pale Ale Infused Artichoke I ran out of time to cook for a while. This latest recipe was inspired by our traditional brunch we attend every Sunday.
am19 Bloody Mary Sundays at Gravity 1020, redux.

I’d like to start by saying that I do not like Bloody Mary’s. I’d only had two in my life and they just were not for me. Until this.

Colorado Mary

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Meal type Beverage
A spicy twist on the traditional Bloody Mary using Snowbank Brewing's Colorado Red ale.


  • 4 cups tomato juice
  • 1 cup Colorado Red ale
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 + 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 cup vinegar (I used the vinegar that came in the banana pepper jar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Small pinch of ghost pepper powder
  • 1 Large celery stalk
  • 1 dill pickle
  • 1 Large piece of bacon


Step 1
In a pitcher combine the tomato juice, Colorado Red ale, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, celery salt, vinegar, freshly ground black pepper and ghost pepper and stir well.
Step 2
Using a lime, rim a shaker pint with salt, add ice cubes and Colorado Mary mixture and garnish as desired. Bacon is highly recommended.

This spicy twist on the traditional Bloody Mary with the addition of beer makes all the difference. The sweet malts and tomato juice are balanced out by the tangy vinegar and fiery ghost pepper. Add bacon. You just have to.

And now I must head back to the brewery for yet another day of work. We have a special tasting with Tasty Harmony this evening for an exciting upcoming project. It’s no food truck, but I’m sure not complaining!

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