I’m a major ale fan, and I recently took a trip to Colorado. At a friend’s suggestion, I bought a case of Odell’s 90 Shilling Ale. Odell Brewing Company is based out of Fort Collins, and as I love to buy and sample local produce wherever I travel, I decided it was worth a try. And it didn’t disappoint! It’s a mild, flavorful, and light kind of ale that since has become one of my favorites. 90 Shilling is itself a type of inexpensive, easy-to-produce ale popular in England and Scotland (named after the Scottish method of taxing beer), and Odell’s take on it faithfully recreates all the highlights of what I’ve experienced with the original. It has a light, refreshing body and a great aroma that’s neither overpowering nor understated, coming together in a perfectly blended beverage. I’ve seen 90 Shilling tapped in several bars around Boulder, and being a local favorite, it’s been a great choice every time I’ve had the opportunity. Beers like this really stand on the forefront of the American craft beer explosion, and they are often so much more creative and rewarding than similarly-priced, larger brand beverages.