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Atwater Beer Buzz June 30

Greetings from beautiful summertime in Vail!

The farmers markets have started, the arts festival is happening, the Bravo! concerts and the Tuesday night free concerts are rolling...what an amazing time to be in Vail! The Fourth of July celebrations are always fantastic, with lacrosse tournaments everywhere, our annual parade and music tribute to watch, and all topped with amazing fireworks in Avon and in Vail on different evenings.

In the midst of all of this celebration, we're preparing for our first Brewmaster's Weekend of 2014, hosting Eric Wallace, Founder and President of Left Hand Brewing Company on July 18th & 19th. If you haven't already put this on your calendar, please do and join us for some terrific craft beer & food pairings and meet the Owner and original brewmaster himself.

Friday afternoon, July 18, we begin with an informal Meet the Brewmaster event in Fireside Bar from 4-7pm, featuring several different Left Hand products being poured by our featured guest and an opportunity for you to meet and talk craft beer. We will be running a Left Hand special all weekend as well.

Saturday evening, July 19, is the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing in Atwater on Gore Creek beginning at 6pm. You will be led on a delicious guided tour by our Atwater culinary team and featured brewery, complete with narration by Eric Wallace and the chefs. There are traditionally 4 courses to this adventure, but the culinary team decided to add a fifth bonus course to kick off our 2014 series and pay homage to Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro. The menu is as follows:

Left Hand Stranger Pale Ale
Halibut Carpaccio
Intensity mix, banana lavender vinaigrette  

Left Hand Sawtooth Ale
“Sunny Side Up” BLT Benedict neuski bacon,
toasted pan de mei, tomato, avocado
whole grain mustard hollandaise  

Left Hand Good Juju
Summer Roll & Watermelon Gazpacho
cabbage, carrot, cucumber, jicama, mint green curry  

Left Hand Black Jack Porter
Red Alaea Salt Crusted 7X Colorado Beef
cocoa dusted blue cheese sphere, arugula, mache, raspberry variation  

Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
Mexican Spice Cake with Dulce de Leche Ice Cream  

This tasty menu is also adaptable for all kinds of dietary adjustments, so if you'd like to attend and need to change anything please let us know and our chefs will make the appropriate changes for you.

Our Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing is limited to 50 people, so please reserve your seats right away if you're interested in joining us. We have already booked several tables, and expect the event to be sold out. The cost is $35++ per person and, as all of our veteran attendees will tell you, you won't leave hungry! The chefs always provide larger small plates than we expect. View/Print flyer.

We're looking forward to seeing you soon! Please call 970.479.7014 for the Atwater host stand or email Laura directly for reservations.

In the meantime, have a wonderful 4th of July holiday weekend and enjoy your summertime!

Laura Lodge
Consultant Customized Craft Beer Programs
970.977.0100 (cell)

Craft beer resources:
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Distribution Insight for the Craft Brewer, by Laura Lodge
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This Summer Enjoy Localvore Dishes in Atwater on Gore Creek

Elevated, refined and inspired by fresh, local ingredients, dishes come to life with delightful twists and bursts of flavor. Amid a unique mountain setting overlooking Gore Creek, our authentic Colorado grill and restaurant, Atwater on Gore Creek in Vail, Colorado offers a distinctively different take on creative Colorado cuisine.  

Eat local. Eat what’s in season. Eat organic.  This summer, enjoy localvore dishes in Atwater on Gore Creek.  What does localvore mean, you ask?  Localvore is a one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible.    The localvore movement in the United States and elsewhere was born as a result of interest in sustainability and eco-consciousness.

There are lots of good reasons to eat locally grown and produced food:

  • It helps support the local economy; local businesses and food produced locally keeps the money in the local economy
  • It’s better for your health as the foods require less processing and use of chemical preservatives, pesticides and pollutants; better for you and for the environment
  • Buying fresh and organic food and products in your area increases relationships with local farmers and businesses
  • Less resources are required in packaging and transportation, reducing the carbon impact
  • The food tastes better! 

Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail’s signature creek-side dining experience, is pleased to offer localvore dishes each season based on the availability of the best products grown locally.  This week, try our Grilled Artichoke Localvore Salad with grilled whole artichokes tossed with baby spinach, raspberries, raw cashews, and topped off with goat cheese, frisée, and raspberry vinaigrette.

Other localvore dishes on this summer’s menu include:

  • Colorado Lamb Meatballs
  • Chopped Kale BLT Salad
  • Sweet Pea Tarragon Ravioli
  • Herbivore Artisan Pizza
  • Mango Glazed Lamb Gyro

Innovative, interactive and customized to your level of adventure, each one of Atwater’s artisan menus come to life through complex ingredients, passionate presentation and the quintessential culinary experience. 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.Atwater was designed to reflect Vail’s organic beauty and pay reverence to the creek that inspired it all. Savor the rich flavors of creative American cuisine and perfectly paired handcrafted beer for a dining experience unlike any other.

For dining reservations at one of Vail’s top restaurants, call 970.479.7014 or go here.


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Atwater on Gore Creek tops list of favorite Vail CO Restaurants

Sunshine and limitless adventure collide this summer to bring you the very best the season has to offer. What better way to end an exceptional day outdoors than with a round (or two or three) of craft beers and small plates in the Fireside Bar or Atwater on Gore Creek at Vail Cascade Resort.  Life at altitude just keeps getting better.

Take your taste buds on a sensory journey. Atwater on Gore Creek, Vail's best creek-side restaurant features Colorado creative cuisine, handcrafted beer and al fresco dining, perfect for a summer dining experience.  Innovative, interactive and customized to your level of adventure, each artisan menu comes to life through fresh, local ingredients, delightful twist and bursts of flavor, and a passionate presentation provided by our culinary staff.

And, Atwater and Fireside Bar are adding a little hop to your wallet all summer long with our Craft on Draft Hoppy Hour. Buy a small plate and take two Washington's off the tab during 'Hoppy Hour,' from 2-4pm and 9-10pm, every Sunday-Wednesday. Join us and let our team of Certified Craft Beer Servers help you pair the perfect bite and pint. 

Want to save AND savor?  Our 3 for $33 dinner special will have you licking your lips.  Start off with mussels or farmhouse greens and progress to seafood linguine, sweet pea tarragon ravioli or free range chicken.  Follow it up with a dessert of cherry pie, lemon shortcake, triple chocolate cake and more.

Of course we haven’t forgotten about are craft beer aficionados.  Brewmaster’s Weekends return for two days of mingling, learning and sampling. Featuring a free beer sampling session with the brewmaster and a craft beer pairing experience, our Brewmaster’s Weekends will take you on a journey thought the world of all-things-craft-beer.  Mark your calendars and reserve your seat today! 

July 18-19: Left Hand Brewing Co. l  September 5-6: Boulder Beer Co. l  November 21-22: Avery Brewing Co.

To request reservations for Vail’s signature creek-side dining experience, visit or call 970.479.7014.

For a complete list of all Vail dining offers at Vail Cascade Resort, click here.

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