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.

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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