Atwater Beer Buzz November 18

Greetings! 

The snow is back, and the mountain is getting ready to open on the 22nd. Thanksgiving is coming up fast, and we’re getting ready for our final Brewmaster’s Weekend of 2013!

Reserve your seats now for the AC Golden Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing scheduled for Saturday December 7. Steve Fletcher  (“Fletch”) will be here giving a guided tour of the four beers and small plates with the Atwater Culinary Team, and you can’t beat this tasty up-close & personal experience. The event begins at 6pm, usually lasts about 1 ½ hours, and costs a mere $25++ per person. I can reserve your seats for you either by email or by phone (below). 

The beers selected for the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing are as follows, and I will forward the menu when it’s complete: 

  • AC Golden Colorado Native
  • AC Golden Framboise Noir
  • AC Golden 100% Whole Wheat Bock
  • AC Golden IPL

For a more informal experience, join us on Friday, December 6 for our Meet the Brewmaster event in Fireside Bar. Fletch will be available from 4 – 7pm offering samples of a variety of AC Golden products and visiting with everyone. This is a complimentary event, and all of our events are open to the public…guests of the resort, locals, everyone. 

Cody Butters hosted our Wednesday Craft Beer Tasting this week, and showcased her infamous Colorado Native as well as AC Golden’s Apricot Sour. There were some that were new to sour beers, and some attendees who have now found their ultimate beer – whether one or the other. Everyone had a great time, and we absolutely appreciate Cody’s time, products and expertise! If you missed her this time, you’ll get to meet her in December for Brewmaster’s Weekend. 

Next week, for our final Wednesday Craft Beer Tasting of the Fall season, Skylar Schalit will be joining us from Upslope Brewing Co. I will post the beers that he’s planning to bring on the Atwater on Gore Creek facebook page, and we’ll look forward to a great tasting. Come join us to usher in the ski season properly! As always, Fireside Bar, 4:30 – 6:30pm, complimentary tasting + 20% off of Small Plates. 

Lots of new beers in our draft lineup this week. More bottles rotating shortly, but this seemed to happen almost all at once:

  • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Bend, OR
  • Samuel Adams Winter Lager, Bock, Boston, MA
  • Prost Altbier, Alt, Denver, CO

Join us for Flights & Bites from 3 – 6pm daily for 50% off of a Small Plate when you purchase a Craft Draft Flight. The current flight is:

  • Hoegaarden
  • Deschutes Mirror Pond
  • Prost Altbier
  • Epic Escape to Colorado IPA
  • Samuel Adams Winter Lager

Locals can still enjoy 20% off entrees, and you can enjoy a free entrée on your birthday… lots of reasons to come see us in addition to our cool craft beer list!

Have a wonderful weekend, and we’ll see you soon!

Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program