Atwater Beer Buzz April 8

Welcome to the final week of the 2012-13 ski season!

Celebrations and specials abound for this last hurrah, and we’re jumping right on the bandwagon…so we thought we’d let you know early this week! Our Fireside Feature this week, also available in Atwater, is a Winter Craft Beer Close-out for some of our seasonal and holiday products.

We’re offering 25% off of the following products currently available on our list: 

  • Avery Out of Bounds Stout
  • Dogfish Head Chicory Stout
  • Delirium Noel
  • Dieu du Ciel! Solstice d’Hiver
  • Gouden Carolous Noel (25.4 oz) 

Our Wednesday Craft Beer Tasting is also celebrating its final week for ski season, and will resume Memorial Day week in May. Eric Kaiser from Ska Brewing Co. will be here to ring out the season in style on Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:30pm. He will be pouring the following alongside $2 pizza slices: 

  • Ska True Blonde
  • Ska Mexican Logger
  • Ska Pinstripe Red
  • Ska Modus Hoperandi
  • Ska Venifera Stout
  • Ska Minthe Stout 

John Dover was here last Wednesday representing C2 Imports, and made guests and locals alike happy with his Brunehaut Blonde, St. Martin Brune, and St. Martin Tripel. Many thanks to John and C2 Imports for their time, knowledge, and tasty products! 

Brewmaster’s Weekends came to a close last weekend, and David Zuckerman from Boulder Beer Co. was here for a fantastic weekend of pairings and tastings. Everyone had a wonderful time, but had trouble agreeing on a favorite pairing. Was it the Hazed and Infused with the Black Cherry Cobbler? Or was the Mojo IPA pairing with Seared Black Cod, Green Mango Slaw and Citrus Cardamom? But then the Honey Goat Cheese with the Kinda Blue was delightful and beautiful, too… Many thanks to David, Jenny & Bruce for making the trip and spending the weekend with us! 

We promised to release our new schedule for the Summer Brewmaster’s Weekends in this email, so here we go: 

  • June 28/29 – Dry Dock Brewing & Prost Brewing Co.**
  • July 19/20 – Upslope Brewing Co.
  • August 16/17 – Breckenridge Brewery
  • September 6/7 – Colorado Brewers Guild w/ guests ** 

The ** indicates that this weekend will be a collaboration between multiple breweries/brewmasters with additional craft beer-centric activities throughout the weekend. We will be announcing a special lodging package for these weekends in addition to a local option for the whole weekend AND our Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing/Meet the Brewmaster events will still be available a la carte. 

Stay tuned for further details about the lodging package as well as pricing for the local weekend package! They will be forthcoming in the next edition (2 weeks). The Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing event will remain $25/person, and the Meet the Brewmaster event will still be complimentary and open to everyone. 

Throughout off-season we will be featuring our Flights & Bites promotion, which includes 50% off of a small plate with the purchase of a Craft Draft Flight. This is running now, and is available from 3 – 6pm & 9 – 11pm. More details, including promotion times (if any changes), will be available in the next update as well. 

If you’re interested in coming up to visit at any time, please feel free to use the following lodging link. It offers a perpetual floating 40% discount for craft beer lovers, and sometimes the deals go really low! 

https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=12343&Chain=5156&promo=vcbeer1

New on our craft beer list this week are: 

  • Brasserie Lefebvre Blanche de Bruxelles, Belgian White, Quenast, Belgium (draft)
  • Eddyline Crank Yanker IPA, Buena Vista, CO  (draft)
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider, Boston, MA  (draft)

You can see that our draft rotation is underway as promised, and our Craft Draft Flight is currently:

  • Brasserie Lefebvre Blanche de Bruxelles
  • Dry Dock Apricot Blonde
  • AC Golden Colorado Native (last keg)
  • Eddyline Crank Yanker IPA
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider

Make the most of this week and enjoy the springtime weather. It’s still very unpredictable here, but there’s a winter storm warning over the next couple of days, so we’ll have fresh snow for the weekend… and always remember that our complimentary valet parking holds year-round!

Thank you – as always – for your support of our program!

Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program

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