Atwater Beer Buzz June 20

Greetings! 

Our mountain hideaway is in full summertime mode, and we had a busy weekend with our Tough Mudder & Wounded Warrior guests flowing into a full complement of lacrosse athletes and their families. Our Tough Mudder team from the Cascade rocked it through the obstacles and was triumphant! What an amazing accomplishment. That the Wounded Warriors support each other to complete the same intimidating course is nothing short of unbelievable. I have such admiration for their spirit and teamwork.

Sip, Savor & Brew on Gore Creek is coming up quickly! Mark your calendars – if they aren’t already – for June 28th & 29th for an amazing weekend of craft beer with Kevin DeLange of Dry Dock Brewing Co. and Bill Eye of Prost Brewing Co. Between informal discussions with the Brewmasters, food pairing events and seminars, it’s going to be a wonderful opportunity to live and breathe craft beer for a whole weekend in Vail!

Lodging packages are available for Friday & Saturday night with rates as low as $109 per night and a discounted event rate – OR – you can purchase an a la carte package for $65/person. This includes *all* of the following schedule:

Friday, June 28th

4:00 – 7:00pm
“Meet the Brewmaster(s)” open tasting in Fireside

8:00 – 9:00pm
Informal discussion, topic “The Future of Craft Beer”

9:00pm
Craft beer dessert to wrap up evening

Saturday, June 29th

Activity opportunity 

2:30 – 3:30pm
Brewmaster’s Seminar I: Cheese & Charcuterie

4:00 – 5:00pm
Brewmaster’s Seminar II : World Beer Cultures

6:00 – 7:30pm
Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing

8:00 – 9:00pm
Informal discussion, topic “Session Beers”

9:00pm
Craft beer dessert to wrap up evening

Sunday, June 30th

Activity opportunity/ Travel day 

For more information, or to make Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing reservations, please feel free to contact me directly by telephone or email (info below). To book your Sip, Savor & Brew Weekend package, call 800.282.4183 and mention promo code VCSSB13.  We look forward to a fantastic weekend!

Our Wednesday Craft Beer Tastings are really hoppin’, and a big thank you to Elizabeth Kagan with Firestone Walker for bringing all of her goodies for our locals and guests to sample yesterday. I think the hands down favorite was the Firestone Walker Summer Solace, especially given the hot summer day. However, DBA had its fans and the hopheads were really psyched to try three different IPAs: Union Jack, Double Jack and Wookey Jack. It’s been busy…sometimes crazy!

Next Wednesday you can look forward to tasting an assortment of Odell Brewing Co craft beers, and visiting with Brian Dillon. As usual, complimentary samples will be available from 4:30 – 6:30pm in Fireside Bar and $2 pizza slices are up for your dining pleasure. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

New items on our craft beer list this week include:

  • Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Ale, Lyons/Longmont, CO
  • Steamworks Third Eye Pale Ale, Durango, CO (draft)

Flights and Bites continues from 3 – 6pm with 50% off the small plate of your choice with the purchase of a craft draft flight, and the current flight – it’s changing! – is:

  • Hofbrau München Hefe Weisse
  • Steamworks Third Eye Pale Ale
  • Eddyline Crank Yanker IPA
  • Bonfire Tent Pole Porter
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider

Cheers to a great weekend, and please feel free to join us for a wonderful dinner in Atwater on Gore Creek or for a refreshing craft beer (or other beverage) and small plates on our scenic patio! The view overlooking the pool, Gore Creek and Vail Mountain is unparalleled and amazingly relaxing.

All our best!

Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program