Atwater Beer Buzz May 10

Greetings craft beer fans! 

We’re inspired! The Craft Brewers Conference was a veritable treasure trove of inspiration for our new program. We attended seminars on everything from Generation Y (tapping into all of that talent) to Women and Beer (programming ideas) to Craft Beer and Food Pairing. One of the food pairing seminars was specific to cheese, and the other was chefs from Karl Strauss Brewing Company talking about how they create their restaurant menu and culture around the beer that they brew. Very, very interesting.

Among the themes at CBC in San Diego was American Craft Beer Week, which is coming up next week! Beginning Monday, May 14th and continuing through Sunday, May 20th there will be craft beer features, promotions, highlights, and who knows what around the country to celebrate these amazing beers, brewers and breweries.   For more information, Craft provides the entire listing here at

Vail Cascade Resort will be celebrating American Craft Beer Week also! Enjoy $5.00 Small Plates with the purchase of any American Craft Beer on our list for the whole week. Our off-season menu offers the following Small Plates for your dining enjoyment: 

                Moroccan Lamb Meatballs  House-Made BBQ Sauce
                Crispy Goat Cheese  Tomato Jam, Colorado Honey
                Ahi Tuna Tacos  Ginger Slaw, Wasabi Aioli
                Sweet Potato Fries  Chipotle Aioli
                Hummus & Pita  Roasted Garlic Hummus, Grilled Vegetables

The Lamb Meatballs, Crispy Goat Cheese & Ahi Tuna Tacos are especially fantastic pairing items, so try them with a flight of craft beers and experiment! 

Our Friday Night Flights Featured Flight for May 11th ($7) will be as follows:

                Uinta Hoodoo Kolsch
                Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
                Ommegang Three Philosophers
                Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti 

Your mission from last week has been accomplished on the Craft Draft scene! We have rotated another handle to the new draft lineup. The new draft feature is: Ska Modus Hoperandi.  Stop by and try it as part of our Craft Draft Sampler (or) enjoy one with a $5 Small Plate for American Craft Beer Week next week! 

Friday’s Craft Draft Sampler ($7) this week: 

                Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
                Sierra Nevada Alpine Spring
                Full Sail Amber
                Ska Modus Hoperandi
                Fuller’s London Porter 

Thank you so much for your support of our craft beer program and American Craft Beer Week!