“This may be the most important election of our time!*

We rarely get political here on B&WB – how you choose to vote and what candidates you support is your own business.  But there’s a serious matter that has come to our attention, one that has been called perhaps “the most important election of our time!*

Of course were talking about Frontier Airlines, whose in-flight beer menu we’ve recently scrutinized here, and their “Choose Your Brew” Facebook competition.  They’ve put four canned Colorado craft beers up on their Facebook page, and are letting the great unwashed masses decide which brew will join the mile-high club.

Here are the candidates and the percentage of votes they have received so far:

I’m proud to report that three of these brews were ones that either I or one of you lovely readers suggested in our earlier post about the beer selection on Frontier.

Either Frontier is listening to what we all say around here, or they are like-minded beer geeks.  Regardless, I’ll be flying Frontier whenever I get the chance (as long as they are the cheapest, direct option and the plane is one of the ones with a bear on it – look Don, you’re flying like a big boy!).

So how would you vote?  Let us know below.  Also, maybe you should pop over and place your ballot on Frontier’s Facebook voting page to make sure Colorado Native (a Coors product – boo!) doesn’t creep up and win this thing!

* Or not!” – Alex Karkins, via our Facebook page. Thanks for the tip, Alex!



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27 Comments on ““This may be the most important election of our time!*”

  1. Chad
    April 13, 2012 at 10:28 am #


    • April 13, 2012 at 10:29 am #

      I voted the same, because I heart that stuff.

  2. April 13, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Dale’s and I’m not sure it’s even close.

    • April 13, 2012 at 10:51 am #

      I’d like to try the Crabtree as well, as my blood is 17% stout…

  3. April 13, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    I’ve only had Dale’s, so I’m not voting. I prefer to give an informed opinion, else none at all.

    • April 13, 2012 at 10:50 am #

      That’s not very American of you, Bill. 🙂

  4. April 13, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    An informed opinion? That’s hardly the American way. I’ve not had any of them. But, there are few pale ales that I don’t like (I’m looking at your Dogfish Shelter). Either one would make me happy. Kudos to Frontier (though I think Sierra Nevada Pale Ale ought to be a choice); I wish Southwest would put pale ales on its list of beers.

  5. April 13, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Oh great, now everyone knows my last name. 😉

    I’d love to see upstart Upslope get the win, but we can’t have Colorado Native close the gap with Dale’s, because that’s a win for big beer. This is becoming too much like real politics for my tase!

    • Don
      April 13, 2012 at 11:32 am #

      Talk about real politics, you even spell like a politician. Alex. 😉

      • April 13, 2012 at 11:37 am #

        Gah! I must get that from reading your posts, Don.

        • April 13, 2012 at 11:41 am #

          Yeah, they’ll dumb you down quicker than cable…

        • Don
          April 13, 2012 at 11:56 am #

          How much does it cost to heat that Glass house in Denver?

        • April 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

          It was reasonable until I started my stone throwing hobby. That was a bad idea . . .

        • April 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

          I dunno, so far your throws have been pretty accurate…

    • April 13, 2012 at 11:32 am #

      Hey, don’t tase me bro! 🙂

      • April 13, 2012 at 11:39 am #

        That’s right, my use of “tase” was just a clever play on words. Now I just need to figure out what it means . . .

  6. BiginAlabama
    April 13, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    I got a feeling they will chose the one thats cheapest too stock the plane’s with.I’m sure the guy working out the fiscal budget is pouring over witch beer has the best palette.All though it is a nice thought.

    • April 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

      If that was the case, they’d have people voting between Miller Genuine Draft, Bud Light Platinum and Coors Banquet – you know the “good” stuff!

  7. DanR
    April 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I’d go with Dales, always one of my go-to beers, even now in Boston. I found that Upslope’s beers had terrible diacetyl problem when I was living in Boulder, I think because they were brewing to capacity and were turning their beers over too fast from fermenter to filter/canning. Had a very unpleasant exchange with one of their brewers about it and vowed never to buy their products again. Colorado native is just coors banquet+, have never tried crabtree, they must have started distibuting after I left this past summer.

    • April 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

      I’m curious about the Crabtree, as I’ve read some positive stuff about it. But I KNOW Dales is good, so it has my vote as well.

  8. splat8391
    April 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    As a Chicago native I’ll do what comes naturally – vote multiple times. And all of them will be for Dale’s.

    • April 15, 2012 at 7:30 am #

      That’s a ditto for me guys–all my votes (and those of my deceased kin as well) go for Dale’s.) The Oatmeal Stout sounds good but would, I think, be pushing the envelope in this case–too small and specialized a fan club.

  9. Curtis Crylen
    April 13, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    While it’s probably not the one to appeal to the masses, Greeley’s own Crabtree Brewery’s Oatmeal Stout has to be my vote!

    • Curtis Crylen
      April 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

      And it’s a full pint! Go Greeley! As a shameless plug, Crabtree’s first can option, Eclipse black IPA, is also well worth a taste.

  10. April 14, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    Now that New Belgium is throwing out tall boys left and right, I’m surprised their not up for consideration.

  11. April 14, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    I still say Coors is the lesser of evils when it comes to macro beers, AB/Inbev puts everyone to shame in it’s predatory practices and shitty beer. Native is more than just Banquet, it’s definitely more hoppy.

    That said, I’d vote for either Crabtree or Upslope just to get people aware that there’s more to Colorado craft beer than Oskar Blues, Avery, and New Belgium. Upslope did have a quality problem early on, but that’s been cleared up ages ago. I haven’t had Crabtree’s stout, but everything else I have had from them is good.

  12. Kid Carboy Jr.
    April 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    Colorado Native is winning now! CURSES!

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