Atwater Beer Buzz May 10


Are you ready for American Craft Beer Week? Quiet & peaceful it may be up here in the mountains, but there’s quite a bit going on for ACBW. For our part, we’re offering 20% off all American craft beers on our list all week – from Monday the 13th through Sunday the 19th. So swing by on your way through or come up  and soak up that springtime mountain air with our off-season rates! View all the ACBW events across the country here.

The American Homebrewers Association and Vail Cascade Resort are teaming up!  We are pleased to offer AHA members 20% off of their craft beer purchases year-round as well as that special craft beer lodging link that I’ve sent out to you all every so often. So if you’re an AHA member, dig out that membership card and come join us. Steve at the AHA will be sending out an email to AHA members with this new offer in the next day or so. 

Atwater Sweepstakes are back! Enter to win a 1 night stay at the Vail Cascade and 2 seats at the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing for the following Brewmaster’s Weekends: 

  • July 19/20: Upslope Brewing Co.
  • August 16/17:  Breckenridge Brewery
  • December 6/7:  AC Golden Brewing Co.

Go to and enter for each weekend that you’d like to come!

The details for our first Sip, Savor & Brew weekend with Kevin DeLange of Dry Dock Brewing Co. and Bill Eye of Prost Brewing Co. are coming together nicely…and we’re excited! Both of the Brewmasters Seminars will be a collaboration of both Bill and Kevin, and we’ve determined that the second seminar of the afternoon will be titled: “World Beer Cultures”  Learn about the different styles of beers that are brewed in each culture and try some delicious samples over the course of the hour.

June 28/29 is the weekend for our inaugural Sip, Savor & Brew event, and it’s going to be a really intense, interesting, and fun focus on craft beer. The weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday pm:

  • 4:00 – 7:00pm - “Meet the Brewmaster(s)” tasting in Fireside
  • 8:00 – 9:00pm - Informal discussion, topic “The Future of Craft Beer”
  • 9:00pm - Craft beer/ dessert to wrap up evening


Activity options*
Rafting, Jeep Tour, Bike Vail Pass or Vail Mountain, Razor Tour, Zip-lining, Fly-Fishing/Casting Clinic on Gore Creek,  Self-guided Hiking, Aria Spa Treatment, or simply replax & enjoy the amenities of the resort. 

  • 2:30 – 3:30pm -  Brewmaster’s Seminar I
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm -  Brewmaster’s Seminar II: “World Beer Cultures”
  • 6:00 – 7:30pm -  Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing
  • 8:00 – 9:00pm - Informal discussion, topic “tbd”
  • 9:00pm - Craft beer/ dessert to wrap up evening 


On your own, potential additional activity/travel day

*Activity options above are not included and are at your own expense.

View the Sip, Savor & Brew flyer for further information – and remember that SOCIAL members get a complimentary lodging upgrade! 

On our craft beer list there are a couple of things that are almost ready to rotate….but not quite yet. There are also  several items still on Winter Close-out sale, so if you’re up in our neck of the woods, come check them out! 

Flights & Bites is always going on with 50% off a Small Plate of your choice with the purchase of a Craft Draft Flight, which is currently:

  • Hofbrau Hefe Weisse
  • Alaskan Amber
  • Eddyline Crank Yanker IPA
  • Bonfire Tent Pole Porter
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider

Have a fantastic weekend, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program