Uinta Yard Sale is a pretty popular beer during this time of year. It was sold out at Tasty Beverage when I checked just last week (lucky for me I "know people.") It's only distributed December through March. Maybe people are tired of all the heavy beers that come with the winter season. Maybe this is just one of those "fad" beers. Maybe people were just drinking a lot in the month of December. Whatever the case, I was happy to be able to snag a bottle of this to try.
Overall, there is nothing too special about the Yard Sale. In my opinion, it was a pretty run of the mill lager. The amber color gives it a little something extra than a warmer season lager. The beer is by no means bad, and I would have no problem drinking plenty of it. There was just nothing that made it jump out to me. If your palate is very advanced, you may get some caramel and vanilla notes. There's no chance I loved this as much as my favorite winter beer so far this season, but it was certainly easy to drink! One thing I do love about this beer: the name. Yard Sale is apparently the term used when a skiier falls down a slope and loses his/her gear (which in turn the gear is strewn across the mountain).
Have you found a favorite winter beer?