Atwater Beer Buzz November 10
Between the fall season, Thanksgiving, and Christmas holiday specials, all focus seems to be on flavor at the moment. Big flavors and comfort food. At Vail Cascade, we're talking about big flavors as well - and we're talking beer... Avery Brewing Co. beers, specifically.
Avery Brewmaster's Weekend is coming up quickly, November 21 and 22! Put it on your calendar, and plan to come up and join us for some amazing food, craft beer and fun. Matt "Truck" Thrall, Head Brewer for Avery, will be bringing his crazy gang with him for his second Vail Cascade Brewmaster's Weekend.
Opening the weekend will be "Meet the Brewmaster" from 4-7pm on Friday evening in Fireside Bar. Truck and his team will be pouring some fun and festive beers while visiting with everyone, and you can join the party at any time free of charge.
The Small Plates & Craft Beer portion of the weekend will be held on Saturday in Atwater on Gore Creek beginning at 6pm. This is a guided tour, led by Truck and the Vail Cascade culinary team. Hear about the history of Avery, the specific background of each beer offered, the inspiration behind the dishes created specifically to pair with each of the beers presented, and learn how the food was prepared. Four small plates are paired with four Avery beers, and we have that beer list for you now:
- Avery Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest
- Avery Dugana Double IPA
- Avery PumpKYn, Bourbon Barrel Aged Pumpkin Porter
- Avery Tweak = Mephistopheles + Coffee + 4 months in Bourbon Barrels
That's a top shelf list, and Tweak hasn't even been officially released yet! We sat down for the menu development tasting this afternoon, and I can promise you a delicious adventure through these beers. The menu is coming soon, and I'll send it out as soon as I have it.
The Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing event is $35/person, and reservations can be made either by emailing Laura or by calling Atwater on Gore Creek at 970.479-7014.
I hope you're enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend, and we look forward to seeing you in two weeks! Keep an eye out for that menu….it will make your mouth water, I promise.
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