Atwater Craft Beer Buzz

Greetings craft beer crowd! We are pleased to report yet another outstanding Brewmaster’s Weekend at Vail Cascade Resort. Dave Chichura from Oskar Blues was our guest for our April event, and in addition to having a fantastic fly fishing day on Saturday, he hosted two very successful events. If you were able to attend one of our events, we’re glad you could join us and hope you can attend our next event in June. 

The “Small Plates and Craft Beer” event on Friday afternoon doubled our attendance from last Brewmaster’s Weekend. Combining the Oskar Blues beers, Atwater cuisine, and the creativity of the food pairings, the event was a tremendous hit! We’re thrilled to have had several repeat guests, as well as Kimberly & Rick Stewart from Denver Life magazine joining us for the weekend, who gave the events two thumbs up!

Saturday’s après ski “Meet the Brewmaster” drew a steady stream of interested guests, some arriving at Vail Cascade specifically for this event prior to heading to the Taste of Vail Grand Tasting. The two barrel aged beers that Dave brought, in addition to the regular lineup, were also a great hit!

If you missed the Oskar Blues event, don’t worry! Our next Brewmaster’s Weekend will be after the snow has melted and the Teva Mountain Summer Games are in town. Mark your calendars for June 1-2 to visit with Crazy Mountain Brewing Company (Edwards, CO) and Bonfire Brewing Company (Eagle, CO). Further details will be forthcoming so check your email or visit our website for details.

So what’s new in the craft beer world at Vail Cascade? Well, this week we’re pleased to have some new items rotating on to our craft beer list. In our Colorado Craft section, we are bringing in New Belgium Dig Pale Ale. In the American Craft section, we are adding Dogfish Head Aprihop. We are also in the process of rotating our draft selection and the Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar is new this week. The other four lines will be rotating as we finish the existing kegs, so it will be a gradual process.

Friday Night Flights continues throughout off-season, and we will be featuring promotional discounts on both the Friday Featured Flight and the Craft Draft Sampler all day on Fridays. Both are $7, yup, that’s right!

The styles will be a little whacked on the draft line-up for a while as things change out, but there will be a balanced style selection available once again when we’re done….we promise.

Thank you all so much for your continued support, and please keep visiting us in the off-season! We’re excited to offer dinner and our amazing craft beer offerings in Fireside Bar and don’t forget, we offer free valet parking for all guests of the Fireside Bar and we’re only a 5 minute ride on Vail’s in-town bus.