Atwater Beer Buzz May 31

Greetings from the Cascade Craft Beer World! 

We have exciting programming starting Friday with our Brewmaster’s Weekend, announcement for the Brewmaster’s Calendar in November, and our weekly Friday Night Flights updates to bring you today.

First, this weekend brings us not only the Teva Mountain Games but our June Brewmaster’s Weekend with Bonfire Brewing Co and Crazy Mountain Brewing Co.  Our Vail Valley Brewmaster’s Weekend hosts Crazy Mountain Owners Kevin & Marisa Selvy and Bonfire Owners Andy Jessen & Matt Wirtz. All weekend we will be featuring Crazy Mountain Lava Lake Wit & Mountain Livin’ Pale specials as well as Bonfire Firestarter IPA specials.

On Friday we will be featuring Bonfire Owner/Brewmaster Matt Wirtz and Crazy Mountain Owner/Brewmaster Kevin Selvy for an open complimentary sampling in our Fireside Bar from 4pm – 7pm. Stop by to sample, meet the Brewmasters and mingle with other guests catching the craft beer wave!

Saturday afternoon at 4pm we will join the culinary team forces with the Brewmaster forces for an outstanding Small Plates and Craft Beer Pairing. Andy Jessen and Kevin Selvy will speak to their individual beers (listed below) and Executive Chef Todd Bemis and his team will discuss the food pairings and inspiration behind them. The session will last 1 – 1 ½ hours, and walks you through 4 appetizer size pairings and their respective craft beer samples. The cost for this session is $20 per person, and reservations are recommended.

View the complete schedule of events here.

And you can also email me at if you’d like for me to hold seat(s) for you. 

Next on the Brewmaster’s Weekend radar I am pleased to announce that Peter Bouckaert, Brewmaster for New Belgium Brewing Co. in Ft. Collins, CO has confirmed for Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 23-24th). This will be a double-Brewmaster weekend as well, and Peter is inviting a colleague of his choice to join us. Put it on your calendar, and celebrate turkey day (or just the weekend) with us! 

More immediately, this week’s Friday Night Flights are happening…and with lots of Crazy Mountain & Bonfire flair!

Remember, free valet parking!! 

Friday’s Featured Flight ($7) is: 

Crazy Mountain Lava Lake Wit
Rogue Dead Guy (Maibock)
Crazy Mountain – Mountain Livin’ Pale Ale
Bonfire Firestarter IPA
Oskar Blues Old Chub 

And our Craft Draft Sampler (also $7) is: 

Samuel Adams Alpine Spring (or) Summer – last keg of Spring!
Bristol Laughing Lab – Scottish Ale
Ska Modus Hoperandi – IPA
Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Fuller’s London Porter (or) Morland Old Speckled Hen – last keg of London Porter! 

We hope to see you this weekend for our Brewmaster’s Weekend and everything else that’s going on! But if you got a ticket to the Avery Sour Fest, I absolutely understand and we’ll see you for the Avery Brewmaster’s Weekend July 6 & 7 in Vail! 

Have a fabulous week!

Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program