Atwater Beer Buzz August 2

Greetings from the craft beer cooler! 

‘Tis the season for culture in the Vail Valley, and we’re moving from the Bravo! Summer Music Series to the Vail International Dance Festival. It’s one of our favorite things to do in the summer;  take a picnic basket with goodies and dine on the Gerald R Ford Amphitheatre lawn, while enjoying incredible music and dance from around the world right here in Vail, Colorado.

We’re starting to get really excited for our next Brewmaster’s Weekend with Doug Odell, Founder/Brewmaster of Odell Brewing Co. in Ft. Collins, CO! Mark your calendars for the Odell Meet & Greet Open Tasting in the Fireside Bar on Friday, August 17th from 4–7pm and then the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing on Saturday, August 18th from 5–6:30pm.  Reservations are suggested for the Small Plates Pairing, and the cost is a mere $20 for 4 (large) small plates paired with samples of the 4 beers below…complete with narration from Doug Odell and our culinary team with each course. 

Doug has chosen the beer selection for the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing, and it includes the following tasty treats:

  • Odell 90 Shilling
  • Odell Myrcenary
  • Odell Deconstruction
  • Odell Lugene 

This will be an adventure from the most familiar to the new and not-yet-released, and when the food component is added it will take it all to a new dimension. The chefs are tasting and designing our menu this afternoon, so we'll will have it for you in next week’s email! Reserve your seats now by calling Atwater 970-479-7014 or email Laura with you request. 

Lots is happening with our craft beer list this week! Our draft rotation has begun, and at this point we have rotated 2 of our 5 handles. We will continue with the transition this week, although we're guessing this list will still be in effect tomorrow. New on draft are:

  •  Samuel Adams Octoberfest, Boston, MA
  •  Odell St. Lupulin (Extra Pale Ale), Ft. Collins, CO

We also have brought in Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale in bottles, and that’s new on the list today. 

Our Friday Night Featured Flight; $7, this week is as follows:

  • Weihenstephaner Hefe-Weiss
  • Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale
  • Breckenridge 471 IPA
  • Unibroue La Fin du Monde
  • Oskar Blues Old Chub

Our current Craft Draft Flight; $7 on Fridays, (although rotation is always a possibility) is as follows:  

  • Samuel Adams Octoberfest
  • Morland’s Old Speckled Hen
  • Odell St. Lupulin
  • Ska Modus Hoperandi
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar 

Remember, we have our Flights & Bites promotion daily, and that’s 50% off of a Small Plate with the purchase of a Craft Draft Flight from 4–7pm. It’s really fun to experiment with the Small Plate/Craft Beer food pairings, and flights are perfect for that! 

Fireside Bar and Atwater on Gore Creek offer complimentary valet parking for our guests.  Overlooking Gore Creek with patio dining, and with easy access to Vail Village via our complimentary shuttle or the Vail Recreation Path outside our back door…we’ve got a craft beer poured and waiting just for you! 

Thank you so much for your support of our craft beer programming!

Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program