Atwater Beer Buzz May 2

Greetings! 

Chilly sunshine during the day and snow at night, that’s what Vail is made of at the moment. It provides hope and inspiration for a beautiful spring and summer, but they aren’t here quite yet! American Craft Beer Week is just around the corner, though, so we’ll celebrate with tasty beers as we wait for the melt and warming to happen.

May 13 – 19th is the scheduled nationwide celebration of American Craft Beer (www.craftbeer.com).  The Declaration of Beer Independence begins  “I declare that these are historic times for beer, with today’s beer lover having inalienable rights, among these life, liberty, and the pursuit of hops and malt fermented from the finest of U.S. small and independent craft brewers …” and finishes with “I, therefore, declare to support America’s small and independent craft brewers during American Craft Beer Week and beyond…”

We’re making it easy for you to support America’s small and independent craft brewers by offering a 20% discount on all American craft beers on our list for the entirety of American Craft Beer Week. Join us in Fireside Bar for a terrific American craft beer & small plate or – better yet – enjoy our Atwater on Gore Creek “3 courses for $30” special and pair your dining experience with American craft beers. There’s no way you can go wrong! 

Keep Wednesday, May 29th on your radar for the return of our Wednesday Craft Beer Tasting events! AC Golden will be kicking it off and Left Hand Brewing Co. will follow on June 5. The series will continue throughout the summer and into the fall… There’s nothing quite like a complimentary beer tasting to get over the hump every week! 

You got the good word about our Brewmaster’s Weekends and the new Sip, Savor & Brew program in last week’s emails, and this week we are pleased to announce that the Sip, Savor & Brew Weekend on September 6 & 7 will feature the following special guests of the Colorado Brewers Guild: 

  • Steve & Leslie Kaczeus, Owners/Brewmaster, Bootstrap Brewing Co., Niwot, CO
  • Charlie Berger, Brewmaistes/Owner, Denver Beer Co., Denver, CO
  • Brian Lutz, Brewmaster/Owner, West Flanders Brewing Co., Boulder, CO 

Remember that Colorado Brewers Guild SOCIAL members get a free lodging upgrade for Sip, Savor & Brew weekends, so dig out those membership cards and get ready to be spoiled! If you need more information about the SOCIAL program, you can find it here:  http://coloradobeer.org/social 

Atwater Sweepstakes are going to be up and running for our newly scheduled Brewmaster’s Weekends as well, so stay tuned for the starting gun! You can enter for a free night’s stay and tickets for the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing for each weekend that you would be available. More in next week’s edition! 

New on the craft beer list this week is:

  • Hofbräu München Hefe Weisse, Munich, Germany (draft) 

Our Flights & Bites promotion continues daily, and features the following Craft Draft Flight:

  • Hofbräu München Hefe Weisse
  • Alaskan Amber
  • Eddyline Crank Yanker IPA
  • Bonfire Tent Pole Porter
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider 

If you’d like to find quiet in the mountain air, this is a great time to join us! Our booking link for the craft beer zone - with great rates  - can be found here.   Come on up and relax! We never know what Mother Nature will bring, but the hospitality, hot tubs, infinity pool, fantastic food, great craft beer and amazing views are always available. 

Enjoy your week, and thank you for your support!

Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program