Atwater Beer Buzz February 7

Greetings!Do you have your reservations yet?

We’re expecting a full house this weekend, and we want our loyal craft beer fans  to have their seats reserved early for Saturday’s Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing with Eric Rode & the Atwater Culinary Team. The weekend schedule is attached, and for convenience is here as well:

BREWMASTER’S WEEKEND Friday, February 8 - Saturday, February 9 Eric Rode, Head Brewer Tommyknocker Brewery, Idaho Springs, CO

Meet the Brewmaster

  • Friday, February 8
  • Fireside Bar from 4pm–7pm
  • Open to the public, no charge
  • Sample a collection of Tommyknocker beers, meet & greet with Eric Rode & enjoy Tommyknocker specials all weekend long!

Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairings

  • Saturday, February 9
  • Eric Rode, Tommyknocker Brewery
  • Vail Cascade Culinary Team
  • Atwater on Gore Creek at 5:00pm
  • Open to the public, $25 per attendee
  • *reservations encouraged*

Jack Whacker: Wheat Day Boat Scallop and Black Cod Coconut Water & White Tea Broth, Lychee Relish

Imperial Nut Brown Ale: Baked Wild Blueberry Pancakes Spiced Pecans, Smoked Pheasant, Pure Maple Syrup

Hop Strike Black IPA: Braised Colorado Lamb Shepard’s Pie Parsnip, English Pea, Potato Lattice

Butt Head Bock: Sour Cherry Cobbler Pine Nut Crumble, Basil Ice Cream, Cocoa-Cinnamon Tuile

For more information or reservations, call 970-479-7014.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and for your convenience I can also make reservations for you. Just email me back!

Don’t forget the Atwater Sweepstakes! We have 2 more drawings for our March & April Brewmaster’s Weekends, so sign up now! You can find the entry form at You can win 2 seats at the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairings as well as a night in Vail at our lovely resort!

Wednesday Craft Beer Tastings continue to go smoothly and be very well-received. Many thanks to Jess Draper and her team from Upslope for being here last night! They were here for the final evening of a large bankers conference in-house, so it was a bit different than the norm with our leisure guests. Attendees were sampling Upslope IPA, Upslope Brown Ale, and the new seasonal, Upslope Foreign Style Stout. Next week we’re welcoming Jack from Crazy Mountain Brewing Co., and I will post what he’s bringing on our Atwater on Gore Creek Facebook page. Mark it on your calendar now: Wednesday, February 13th from 4:30 – 6:30pm in the Fireside Bar.

New this week on our craft beer list are the following:                

  • Samuel Adams Alpine Spring, Kellerbier, Boston, MA (draft)                
  • Firestone Walker Double Jack, Imperial IPA, Paso Robles, CA (large format)                
  • Redstone Meadery Vanilla Beans & Cinnamon Sticks, Mountain Honey Wine, Boulder, CO (cellar list)

Note: Due to the rotation of Samuel Adams Winter Lager to Samuel Adams Alpine Spring, we will be introducing Dry Dock Apricot Blonde to our draft selection in order to diversify the flavor profile of our Craft Draft Flight.

Friday Night Flights –Craft Draft Flight this week:                

  • Samuel Adams Alpine Spring                
  • Dry Dock Hefeweizen                
  • AC Golden Colorado Native                
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA                
  • Anchor Porter

We look forward to seeing you this weekend for our Tommyknocker Brewmaster’s Weekend activities! Remember: We provide complimentary valet parking for our Atwater on Gore Creek and Fireside Bar guests for your convenience.

Enjoy the new snow and sunshine, and thank you so much for your support!  Laura