Atwater Beer Buzz - May 17


We’re back online with Spring, complete with sunshine and warmer weather, so everyone is out riding, fishing and hiking and soaking up the beautiful outdoors. At the Vail Cascade, we’re getting ready for our new Pool Bar to open and rolling out the Summer Craft Beer Programming, but first – some exciting news!

The American Homebrewers Association has officially rolled out new member benefits at the Vail Cascade Resort and Atwater on Gore Creek, so you can present your AHA membership card in Atwater or Fireside and receive 20% off  your craft beer purchase. We mentioned this was in process in last week’s email, and now the program is up and running.  AHA members also are all offered the craft beer discounted lodging link.

American Craft Beer Week continues throughout the weekend, and we have lots of happy guests enjoying 20% off of all of the American craft beers on our diverse list. You, too, can enjoy a delicious discounted American craft beer and watch the fishermen and kayaks float by on Gore Creek this weekend…

Get ready for Wednesday Craft Beer Tastings to begin again! The first tasting of the season will be on Wednesday May 29th, and Cody Butters will be here showing a variety of her AC Golden products for your tasting enjoyment from 4:30 – 6:30pm. Atwater will once again be offering $2 pizza slices during this time, so stop by for tasty pizza and great beers!

Check your schedules for June 28 & 29th!  Kevin DeLange from Dry Dock Brewing Co. and Bill Eye from Prost Brewing Co. are concocting a fantastic Sip, Savor & Brew weekend in coordination with our culinary team. Last week we announced Seminar II, which will be “World Beer Cultures”, and this week we have finalized  Seminar I as “Charcuterie and Cheese”. It’s going to be a fantastic pairing adventure with a diverse selection of craft beers from Dry Dock & Prost as well as a tasty variety of culinary goodies. We’re still dialing in Saturday night’s Fireside Craft Beer Chat topic, but we should have that by next week. And, all of this in addition to our traditional “Meet the Brewmaster” tasting on Friday and Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing on Saturday. If you’re interested in attending all of the events, but don’t need lodging, you can participate in everything for $69/person. If you also need lodging, we have set up a killer deal for the weekend. View/print the flyer with details, and the online link and reservations contact information are there as well.

New on our craft beer list this week is:

Dillon Dam Dam Straight Lager, Vienna Style Lager, Dillon, CO

And Flights & Bites continues to offer you 50% off a small plate of your choice when you order your Craft Draft Flight, which is:

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

Enjoy a fantastic weekend, and we’ll save you a seat for your American Craft Beer Week selection of choice!


Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program