Atwater Beer Buzz March 15

Greetings! The draft handles are all the way open for the Spring Break crowd this week, and we anticipate another crazy week ahead! Our Brewmaster’s Weekend this weekend, Colorado Craft Beer Week next week, St. Patrick’s Day Sunday and March Madness starting next Tuesday are conspiring to bring us lots of great specials – some very good reasons for you to come visit us!

Rob Mullin from Grand Teton Brewing Co. arrives Friday, and we herald his arrival with “Meet the Brewmaster” night in Fireside from 4-7pm. As always, it’s a complimentary opportunity to sample several different Grand Teton craft beers while visiting with the Brewmaster himself. Stop by and join us!

All weekend we will be featuring Grand Teton Sweetgrass American Pale Ale for $5. Stop by and sample one! 

Saturday Rob will be co-hosting the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing event with the Atwater on Gore Creek culinary team, and these are always a special treat.

You can view/print the flyer with the menu, including 4 different Grand Teton beers and 4 appetizers created especially for this pairing event. The cost is $25++/person, and there are only 8 spots left at this point. You can email Laura (or) call Atwater directly at 970-479-7014 to hold your seats. Please do call to cancel asap if you are holding seats and will not be able to attend. We will maintain a wait list of interested parties.

Please note: The Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing event will begin at 6pm. This is a time change from previous events.

Our next Brewmaster’s Weekend is coming up quickly, and our Atwater Sweepstakes Winner for Boulder Beer Brewmaster’s Weekend on April 5 & 6th is Diane Brown! Congratulations Diane, and we’re looking forward to hosting you for a complimentary night at the Vail Cascade complete with two seats to the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing!

The Atwater Sweepstakes will continue with our Brewmaster’s Weekend schedule for the remainder of 2012, so stay tuned for updates coming soon!

Specials coming your way over the next week are as follows:

  • Brewmaster’s Weekend Special – Grand Teton Sweetgrass American Pale Ale is $5 all weekend! (as noted above) 
  • Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day! Atwater on Gore Creek & Fireside Bar will be featuring $5 Craft Draft Pints all day + fun, green festive wear, and if you would like your beer to be green please let us know!
  • Colorado Craft Beer Week! All week we will be offering $5 Colorado Craft Draft pints and raising a toast to our Colorado
  • Craft Brewers. Wednesday’s Craft Beer Tasting will be with Bonfire Brewing Co., local to the Vail Valley in Eagle.
  • Look for some special beers to be poured that night!
  • March Madness! It’s basketball insanity, and for the duration of March Madness we will be offering $5 Craft Draft pints.

As mentioned, this Wednesday’s Craft Beer Tasting will feature Bonfire Brewing Co. Bonfire is releasing a new beer every day this week in honor of Colorado Craft Beer Week, so expect to see some interesting beers on the table! Join us Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:30pm in Fireside and enjoy $2 pizza slices in addition to the complimentary samples. 

Oskar Blues rocked the house this week, and we kept Dylan busy for the full 2 hour period on Wednesday. Happy guests drank everything he brought with him – down to the demo bottles! It truly is Spring Break. Not sure what the favorite beer was for the evening, but many people enjoyed the Mamma’s Little Yella Pils, IPA fans were psyched to see both Deviant Dale’s IPA and Gubna, and Dale’s Pale Ale is always the signature go-to item…even if people can’t always tell you who makes it! Thanks to Dylan for his time, product and knowledge. They served him well and we appreciate it! 

Although there is nothing new to report on the craft beer list this week, several items are very close to rotating and the next draft rotation will be starting over the next couple of weeks. It’s going to be cool and exciting as usual, and we'll keep you posted as things change.

Our Craft Draft Flight this week remains as follows:

  • Dry Dock Apricot Blonde
  • Samuel Adams Alpine Spring
  • AC Golden Colorado Native
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
  • Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (on nitro)

We look forward to seeing you for any and all of the above adventures, and encourage you to take advantage of the complimentary valet parking as our Fireside and Atwater guests as well!

Thank you – as always – for your support of our programming!

Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program