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Staggering Elk Lager & Samson Stout

Estes Park Brewery
  • Redeemable: Friday, Aug 25, 2023 - Sunday, Oct 1, 2023
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Indulge in the spirit of Elk Fest by visiting Estes Park Brewery for exclusive elk-themed brews!


Staggering Elk Lager is our Pre-Prohibition California common lager, better known as a "Steam Beer." We use pilsner malt and Czech saaz hops. The name comes from a misunderstanding years ago. Some people thought that when the elk ate some of the spent grain, or mash, that it would make them drunk, which it doesn't. So we just had fun with the name and label.


Samson Stout is our commemorative ale that honors Samson the elk, the unofficial mascot of Estes Park, who was killed by a poacher. This is a dark, rich oatmeal stout that's surprisingly easy to drink. We use Galena And Goldings hops to balance the sweetness. Samson Stout placed 3rd in the Oatmeal Stout category in the 2004 North American Beer Awards.