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Atwater Beer Buzz July 14

Greetings from the land of wildflowers!

I'm guessing that we have the crazy weather this year to thank for the glorious array of wildflowers that are blooming all over Vail Mountain. It's absolutely amazing, and I understand that there is another wave of flowers about to bloom right in the middle of all of it. You need to come see it!

And while you're here...come join us for our Brewmaster's Weekend on Friday and Saturday, July 18 & 19! Eric Wallace, co-Founder and President of Left Hand Brewing Co. in Longmont, Colorado will be our featured guest and host for our weekend events.

Wind up your week on Friday with an open tasting in Fireside Bar at our Meet the Brewmaster event. Free and open to any and all guests, locals, and other interested folks from 4-7pm, you can sample Left Hand products and visit with Eric Wallace about all things craft beer at your leisure.

Our weekend special is a Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro promotion, and the first 24 people to purchase a Milk Stout Nitro in Fireside Bar will receive a complimentary Left Hand stout glass, especially created for the style by Spiegelau Glass in conjunction with Left Hand and Rogue Ales. This glass has an amazing (read: unbelievable) effect on the aromatics of the craft beer, and absolutely enhances your quaffing pleasure.

Save your seat for the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing in Atwater on Gore Creek on Saturday evening at 6:00pm. The Atwater culinary team will co-host this event with Eric Wallace, and both will guide you through five courses of craft beer and food pairings. The pairings were created for each beer individually, and these events are always a culinary dream. The cost is $35++/person, and you can reserve your seats by calling 970-479-7014 or email Laura. If you need a last minute reservation, please call instead of emailing.

The menu for the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing 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 mie, 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  

We're looking forward to an amazing weekend of craft beer and creative cuisine, so please join us! Oh - and we scheduled our craft beer activities so you have plenty of opportunity to check out the wild wildflowers.

See you soon!

Laura Lodge
Owner/Consultant
Customized Craft Beer Programs, LLC
970-977-0100 (cell)
laura@customizedcraftbeerprograms.com  

Customized Craft Beer Programs 
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Brewmaster’s Weekend with Left Hand Brewing, July 18-19 in Vail, CO

If craft beer is your passion, don't miss the chance to indulge in conversation and of course, lots of suds and sustenance at altitude with Left Hand Brewing Company. Brewmasters and beer lovers convene at Vail Cascade Resort, a craft beer destination, for two days of mingling, leaning and sampling.  Give your taste buds a reason to thank you! Left Hand Brewing Company Brewmaster's Weekend

  • Friday, July 18: Meet the Brewmaster + Free Samples
  • Saturday, July 19: Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairings

Friday, July 18: Sample a collection of Left Hand craft beers and meet the head brewmaster and founder Eric Wallace. You’ll enjoy Left Hand craft beer specials all weekend long.

Meet the Brewmaster + Free Samples
4:00-7:00pm
Fireside Bar
FREE and open to the public

Saturday, July 19: Enjoy a craft beer-paired event hosted by the head brewer of Left Hand Brewing Co. and the Vail Cascade Culinary team.

  • Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairings
  • 6:00-7:30pm Atwater on Gore Creek
  • $35 per person Reservations Recommended

Menu for Small Plates & Craft Beer Experience (5 courses):

  • Left Hand Stranger Pale Ale, paired with Halibut Carpaccio, intensity mix, banana lavender vinaigrette
  • Left Hand Sawtooth Ale, paired with "Sunny-side up" BLT Benedict, neuski bacon, toasted pan de mei, tomato, avocado, whole grain mustard hollandaise
  • Left Hand Good Juju, paired with Summer Roll and Watermelon Gazpacho, cabbage, carrot, cucumber, jicama, mint green curry
  • Left Hand Black Jack Porter, paired with Red Alaea Salt Crusted 7x Colorado Beef, cocoa dusted blue cheese sphere, arugula, mache, raspberry variation
  • Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro, paired with Mexican Spice Cake with Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Please call Atwater on Gore Creek at 970-479-7014 for more information on our craft beer events in Vail and for reservations.

 

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