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Vail Cascade to Host Craft Beer Seminar with Breckenridge Brewery

America’s growing obsession with craft beer is rooted in our refined taste for handcrafted, small-batch brews that favor quality over quantity. Unlike the style of the megabreweries that dominate the industry, craft breweries like Breckenridge Brewery, are prized for their innovation, individualistic approaches and traditional ingredients.

As home of Vail’s craft beer and creative cuisine, Vail Cascade, a premier Vail mountain resort, is excited to provide unrivaled adventures through the world of handcrafted brews by providing seminars throughout the year to help you explore more of our wonderful world of craft beer. Join us this weekend as we have the privilege of hosting Breckenridge Brewery’s celebrity brewmaster!

Explore the world of craft beer with celebrity brewmaster, Todd Usry.  Todd is the Brewmaster, Director of Operations, and Director of Sales & Marketing for Breckenridge Brewery. We invite one and all for a fun and informative look at beer and the craft beer revolution from one of the true experts! 

Todd will be in the Fireside Bar in Vail Colorado on Friday, February 24th from 5:00-7:00pm for an informal meet and greet. On Saturday, February 25th starting at 3pm in Atwater on Gore Creek, Todd will offer a one-hour educational seminar showcasing four of his favorite Breckenridge beers, as well as discussing his brewing process, ingredients, flavor profiles, and the “story” behind each beer.  It’s guaranteed to be a fun and “tasteful” look at craft beer!  Sample these beers and explore more about Vail Cascade’s craft beer program!  Savor craft beer, one pint at a time!

Both events are FREE and open to the public.  There is seating for 50 attendees; first come first served so don’t miss it!

Learn more about Breckenridge Brewery.

Call 970.479.7014 for more information or click here to see our full list of craft beer or see our special dining offers in Vail. 

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In the mood for seafood? Try Atwater's new Raw Bar!

Yes, Atwater on Gore Creek is getting attention for having the largest selection of craft beer in the Vail Valley, however, our culinary team is making huge strides with our new menus, recipes AND.....our new Raw Bar!

Come in this Saturday, February 18th, to enjoy a full selection of your favorite items at Atwater on Gore Creek, including: 

  • Oysters (three types)
  • Ahi Tuna
  • Hamaci
  • Salmon
  • Smoked Salmon
  • King Crab
  • Sea Urchin
  • Shrimp
  • Ceviche

Come check it out! Call 970.479.7014 for more information and reservations.

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Valentine's Dining in Vail

Nothing says I love you more than a night of romance, culinary delights and sweet indulgences. If you haven't been to Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail's one-of-a-kind dining experiences in Colorado, than you're missing out a great dining experience.

It's not to late to make your Valentine's Day dinner reservation in Vail. Plus, check out what we've been working on to satisfy your senses on this very special day.

Handmade Ham and Rosemary Gnocchi, sun choke velouté, Parmesan and essence of orange.

Can you say yum?!? This special item is exclusively on our Valentine's Day menu. Learn more.

Come see why Atwater on Gore Creek is perfect for your Vail Valentine's Day or any other night.

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Crispy Yellowtail Snapper Special This Weekend Only

Our culinary team has put together a very special dish, only available at Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail Cascade's signature dining venue.  

Come savor Crispy Yellowtail Snapper with peppernada and pineapple chutney. Only available this weekend for a very special price of $33!

For reservations, dial 970.479.7014 or go online.

Designed to reflect Vail's organic beauty and pay reverence to the creek that inspired it all, Atwater on Gore Creek's dining embraces the region's natural elements. Enveloped by a vast palette of Colorado color, warm wood tones, fall golds, willow reds and sky blues combine with the rich flavors of creative American cuisine for a fine dining experience unlike any other in Vail.


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Craft for a Crowd, Craft Beer Samplers

America’s growing obsession with craft beer is rooted in our refined taste for handcrafted, small-batch brews that favor quality over quantity. Unlike the style of the megabreweries that dominate the industry, craft breweries are prized for their innovation, individualistic approaches and traditional ingredients.

As Vail's home of creative cuisine and craft beer, we're excited to offer "Craft for a Crowd" where you can create your own craft beer sampler with a group of friends. Order 3 or more samplers and enjoy 3 ounces of five different craft beers from our dynamic list as selected by our team.

Craft for a Crowd is available daily in Fireside Bar or Atwater on Gore Creek. Call 970.479.7014 for more information. Check out our craft beer menu by going here.

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Take off with Fireside Bar's Friday Night Flights

As Vail's home of creative cuisine and craft Beer, Fireside Bar and Atwater on Gore Creek are quickly becoming a well-recognized restaurants in Vail. From Vail residents to hotel guests to club members, we are happy to toast to our patrons and invite you to experience great service, fabulous food and our extensive list of craft beer.

Come in tonight or any Friday for Friday Night Flights!

Friday Night Flights showcases a unique flight of craft beer, selected by our staff each week. Enjoy 3 ounces of five different Colorado, American, and International craft beers in our slope side setting.

Friday Night Flights
Available every Friday in Fireside Bar or Atwater on Gore Creek

3 ounces of five craft beers
Only $7

Grab some friends for a great night and enjoy a great dinner afterward at Atwater on Gore Creek. Call 970-479-7014 for more information or make a reservation online.

As Vail’s home of creative cuisine and craft beer, Vail Cascade Resort & Spa is revolutionizing the craft beer culture in the Vail Valley. The new Craft Beer Program is a staple of the resort’s signature restaurant, Atwater on Gore Creek, and the Fireside Bar, and offers guests an unrivaled journey through the world of handcrafted brews and creative food pairings. Vail Cascade’s entire culinary team has created the quintessential craft beer destination – one that caters to resort guests, tourists and locals every day of the year.

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Vail Valentine's Romance at Atwater on Gore Creek

Bring the romance back into your relationship with Vail's Valentine's dinner at Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail Cascade's signature creek-side restaurant. 

Celebrate your love with a 4-course prix fixe feast for $75++ per couple, or order à la carte. We're cooking up special recipes for your romantic evening at one of Vail's top restaurants, check out the menu here. It's the perfect way to spend the evening with that special someone.


Valentine's Dinner at Atwater on Gore Creek
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
4-course prix fixe menu
$75 per couple++

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Call 970-479-7014 for reservations or reserve online.

Interested in a romantic Vail getaway? Combine the best of both worlds with an unforgettable dining experience with a night away at Vail Cascade. Valentine's Day packages available or check out other special offers and rates by clicking here.


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The Ski Channel rates Vail Cascade as "Top 5 Slopes to Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday"

If you've been to Vail, you know there's no place like it. From the highest-rated ski terrain to world-renowned restaurants to the finest lodging accommodations in Colorado. But, where's the best place to watch all the action on Super Bowl Sunday? Well, according to The Ski Channel, Vail Cascade Resort is the place to be and be seen. With Vail's largest selection of craft beer combined with creative American cuisine and the best staff in Vail, we completely agree!

Check out the full scope below or click here.

"Colorado's Vail Cascade provides football fans as many Super Bowl Sunday options as they do world-class resorts. Whether you are hitting up Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, or Keystone your après skis plans are taken care of - the only decision you have to make is whether you are going to root for your team with the gang at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, or head over to the Vail Four Seasons.

If you decide upon the Cascade make sure you get there early, because you are going to want to claim premium Super Bowl seating around any of the five big screens airing the big game. The Cascade is well-known for being the best of the best when it comes to providing its guests with all the creature comforts of home (and then some!). For their 2012 Super Bowl party they've introduced their very own special oven Half Pipe Pizza! They've created some mouth-watering combos with a trail rating theme. You have your choice between combos rated "green circle" (easiest) all the way to "double diamond" (most difficult). Feel like blazing a trail through the backcountry? Then feel free to design your own combo with over 20 different toppings to choose from! They even have gluten free pizza pie options for the health conscious football fans - if there is such a thing! These pies are an absolute steal at just $13 for a large.

To wash it all down the Cascade has a full craft beer selection available with some exclusive micro brews that you will not find anywhere else! They take their beer seriously in Colorado and employ a full time director who brings in brew masters from around the world, special beers, and unusual seminars like cigar and craft beer pairings. Whether you like it light or dark, there is a craft brew designed to satisfy all taste buds. Look for the Weihenstephan Hefe-Weiss, Dixie Blackened, Voodoo Victory Hop Devil, Avery The Reverend and the legendary Breckenridge Oatmeal Stout! Here is the best part; you don't have to decide! Cascade loves its Super Bowl fans and to prove it they've created a sampler arrangement so you can try all five for just $7.00. Whether you are a Giants fan or a die-hard patriots supporter - everyone wins at Cascade!"

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For the Love of Beer, A Valentine's Promotion in Vail

Who says Valentine's Day in Vail has to be about wine, roses and romance? How about doing something completely unique for your special someone or yourself? Takeyour taste buds on a journey like no other.....and do something you'll never forget this Valentine's Day.

For the entire month of February, we invite you to Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail Cascade's signature restaurant, to enjoy our delicious desserts paired with amazing selections from our new International craft beer list.

Enjoy our perfect pairings, experiment on your own, but absolutely enjoy a craft beer adventure with decadence and delight!

For the Love of Beer Samples:

• Chocolate Mousse Cake, paired with Ommegang Three Philosophers
• Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee, paired with New Belgium 1554
• White Chocolate Cheesecake, paired with Unibroue La Fin Du Monde

Or create your own Craft Beer Ice Cream Float! Our personal favorite? Try our house-made Vanilla Ice Cream paired with Odell Cutthroat Porter from Fort Collins, Colorado. It’s a Cutthroat Float!

Celebrate the month of love with a unique experience, only available at Atwater on Gore Creek! Give your senses something to fall in love with!

Call 970-479-7014 for more information or make a reservation online.

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Artisan Chocolates, February's Featured Treat from our Pastry Chef

Celebrate romance this February with delightful gourmet chocolates, perfected handcrafted and guaranteed to make the month of love a little sweeter.

Our pastry chef, Kendra Hamilton, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has worked in several restaurants in Vail, including recently at Kelly Liken. She has been with Vail Cascade since June of 2010 and has been impressing guests, staff and the culinary team with her passion for creativity and the ability to make desserts more than just a simple indulgence.

Artisan Chocolates are available now for purchase, only $5.95. Handcrafted with Swiss chocolate and available in dulce de leche and lemon mint flavors.

Call 970.479.1500 to place your order or stop by the Cascade Village Market & Cafe to pick up your box.


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