Atwater Beer Buzz October 19

Greetings from crunchy Vail!

Let the snow begin! We’ve had our first couple of “scrape your windshield” mornings, and snow on the deck. It’s more of the icy, crunchy kind to be sure, but it’s white and it’s encouraging! 

Our Atwater Sweepstakes is underway. We'v attached the information below, complete with QR code. You can win a night at the Vail Cascade + 2 seats at the Brewmaster’s food pairing event for any of our Brewmaster’s Weekends through April. You can register at, and we’ll draw about 30 days prior to each Brewmaster’s Weekend. Good luck!!

Wednesday Nights are turning into a great evening for us with our weekly complimentary craft beer tasting and $2 pizza slices! Josh poured some terrific Left Hand treats last night to a steady stream of interested and happy guests and locals. They tasted the Left Hand “flagships”, Sawtooth & Milk Stout Nitro, as well as Warrior Fresh Hop and Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout. Congrats to Left Hand for their Sawtooth medal at GABF, and thanks to Josh for being here last night to support our programming!

Next Wednesday you can look forward to Oskar Blues goodies from 5:30 – 7:30pm as well as those tasty pizza slices. Dylan will be bringing up the following beers from their Lyons/Longmont world for your sampling pleasure: Dale’s Pale Ale, G’Knight Imperial Red Ale, Ten Fidy Imperial Stout and Deviant Dale’s IPA. Join us! 

New Belgium’s Peter Bouckaert and Wynkoop’s Andy Brown will be joining us for the next Brewmaster’s Weekend, and we're happy to share with you the 4 beers that will be included in their Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairings on Saturday, November 24th.  Our staff is excited to design a really cool menu around these diverse and interesting beers, and you can sample them with the Brewmasters & our culinary team. Event will begin at 5pm and run until about 6:30pm. Reservations are available by calling 970-479-7014, and the cost is $25/person.

Two of the beers that will be presented are collaboration beers called Brewjolais Nouveau, the first brewed in 2011 and the other more recently in 2012.  These are brewed around the time of the grape harvest, and are interesting, complex beers. The third is Wynkoop’s Belgorado IPA, and the final beer is New Belgium’s Peach Porch Lounger, a collaboration with G Love that is part of their Lips of Faith series. Once a menu has been finalized we'll share it with you via our blog and and Facebook.

On to this week’s current updates! There have been no changes to the craft beer list, although there are several waiting in the wings for the last few bottles to move through from their predecessor.

This week’s Friday Featured Flight ($7) will be:

  • Dogfish Head Tweason’ale
  • Victory Prima Pils
  • Avery IPA
  • Dixie Blackened Voodoo
  • Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

And our Craft Draft Flight maintains the following, although we understand the Samuel Adams seasonal is about to rotate to Winter.

Remember that our Craft Draft Flight is only $5 during our Fall season!

  • Hacker-Pschorr Weisse
  • Stone Pale Ale
  • Samuel Adams Octoberfest
  • Boulder Mojo IPA
  • New Belgium 1554

Looking forward to seeing you for Friday Night Flights, and remember to register to win in our Atwater Sweepstakes!

We’re continuing our 50% off Large Plates & Pizzas as well as our complimentary valet parking. It’s never been easier to stop by and visit.

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

Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program 

PS. Next week will be an email reprieve, as I'll be out of town, however, our Wednesday Night Craft Beer Tasting with Oskar Blues and Friday Night Flights will happen as per usual!