Atwater Beer Buzz September 2

It’s Oktoberfest time!  

Seems a little early to me, too, but any reason to celebrate craft beer is a good one. Add to that the myriad of activities available in the mountains right now, and you have it all in a nutshell.

The Brewmaster’s Weekend at the Vail Cascade is merely the icing on the cake! Join us next weekend, September 5 & 6, for our Boulder Beer Brewmaster’s Weekend. David Zimmerman, Boulder Beer’s Brewmaster, will be joining us with his family for our weekend of events.

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Meet the Brewmaster on Friday in Fireside Bar from 4 – 7pm for a complimentary sampling of a variety of Boulder beers,  take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about craft beer & Boulder Beer from David himself, and enjoy Boulder specials all weekend long.  

Saturday at 6pm is our Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing, which is a four course guided tour by both the Brewmaster and our Vail Cascade Culinary Team through four specially created food & beer pairings. I would suggest holding your seats now, as we expect to sell out this event.

The menu is as follows:

Boulder Sweaty Betty Hefeweizen
Baked Oysters
plantain crust, currants  

Boulder Dragonhosen Imperial Oktoberfest
Pretzel Bread Pudding Nutella
candied bacon, brandied plums  

Boulder Hazed & Infused Dry-Hopped Ale
Frog Leg Beignets
chanterelle cherry duxelle  

Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter
Drunken German Almond Pear Cake  

This delicious event usually lasts about 1 ½ hours, costs $35++/person, and is a wonderful experience. You can make your reservation by either emailing me back at (until 9/5) or by calling Atwater on Gore Creek at 970-479-7014. 

Looping back to Oktoberfest, the first Vail Oktoberfest weekend is also happening September 5 & 6, so you can enjoy the best of both Oktoberfest and craft beer!  Enjoy a fantastic, long, Labor Day weekend, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Laura Lodge
Customized Craft Beer Programs, LLC


The Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines festival is the highlight of the winter wonderland of fun in legendary Vail, Colorado.  Big Beers is a World Class International Beer Festival, complete with Brewmasters’ Dinners and seminars by some of the world’s most innovative Brewers…it’s the ultimate “Beer-cation!” Join us for the 15th annual festival Jan 8-10, 2015 at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa.  For more information visit us at and stay tuned on Facebook. 

Laura Lodge, Coordinator Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival

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