Atwater Beer Buzz July 13

Greetings from Vail Valley Summertime! 

We’re loving the summer, and being outside has never been better…by the pool, on the recreation path, on the mountain, in the river, on your bicycle and out in the wilderness. The phenomenal Bravo! concerts, Vail International Dance programs, and Vail Farmer’s Market all give even more reason to come up and enjoy! (and they’re all better with a craft beer in your hand).

We are delighted to report the our Brewmaster’s Weekend with Avery Brewing Company was outstanding. We once again had a steady crowd for our open tasting on Friday night, and we were at capacity with a waiting list for Saturday’s Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing. The word is out, and the demand is increasing dramatically!  If you saw the Vail Daily on Sunday, you know that their staff was in attendance as well by the front page photo and another of our newlyweds on page B4. If you missed it, here’s the link to the virtual paper, and you can change the date to flip through the pages:  http://vaildaily.co.newsmemory.com/  The enthusiasm from all of the attendees was bubbling over, and the beer selections, menu & pairings were all top notch. A wonderful weekend for craft beer all around! 

Our next Brewmaster’s Weekend extravaganza will be on the weekend of August 17 & 18th, and our craft brewery guest will be Doug Odell, Founder & Brewmaster of Odell Brewing Co. in Fort Collins, CO. I will pass along further information as soon as it is available. I have already had requests for reservations for the Small Plates Pairings, and yes – you can make your reservations now if you like! 

Our Flights & Bites promotion has just gotten better: we have extended the hours, and you can now get 50% of a Small Plate of your choice when you purchase a Craft Draft Flight from 4:00–7:00pm daily!

New on our craft beer list this week is:
Dogfish Head Festina Pêche 

This week’s Friday Night Featured Flight ($7) is as follows:
Dogfish Head Festina Pêche
Rogue Dead Guy
Samuel Adams American Kriek
Odell Myrcenary
Oskar Blues Old Chub 

Our Craft Draft Flight ($7 on Fridays) continues as follows:
Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Morland’s Old Speckled Hen
Bristol Laughing Lab
Ska Modus Hoperandi
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar 

Pop in and enjoy those Small Plate pairings, and relax! If you’re driving instead of floating, swimming or hiking in the door, the valet parking is complimentary for our Fireside and Atwater guests.  We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Thank you, as always, for your support!

Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program