Atwater Beer Buzz August 9

Greetings from the land of wildflowers!

The consistent showers have paid off with fantastic fields of beautiful color, which make for outstanding hiking. The Vail International Festival of Dance is underway with amazing performances from dancers all over the world, and summer is at its peak. This time of the year is the glorious reason that so many Vail locals move here permanently!

Breckenridge Brewmaster’s Weekend is coming up quickly on the 16th & 17th, and the menus are undergoing their final review. As soon as they are forwarded to me I’ll be sure to post them to the Atwater on Gore Creek facebook page, and I can promise you it’s going to be a delicious event! The menu brainstorming session was terrific. Here is the schedule of events for the weekend: 

Meet the Brewmaster
Friday, August 16 

Fireside Bar from 4pm–7pm
Open to the public, no charge 

Sample a collection of Breckenridge craft beers,
meet & greet with Todd Usry, and
enjoy Breckenridge specials all weekend long!

Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairings
Saturday, August 17

 Todd Usry, Brewmaster
Vail Cascade Culinary Team

Atwater on Gore Creek at 6:00pm
Open to the  public, $25 per attendee

*reservations encouraged* 

If you’d like to hold your seats for the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing on Saturday, please either email Laura or call 970-479-1514.  We expect it to be a busy weekend. 

This Wednesday’s Craft Beer Tasting was really busy, and Laura rocked out the Boulder Beer samples without pause for the entire two hour period. The guests really enjoyed the diversity of Boulder products that were available, including Sweaty Betty, Hazed & Infused, Buffalo Gold, Mojo IPA, Hoopla & Flashback. Many thanks to Laura for her time, energy, knowledge and great products! 

Next Wednesday’s Craft Beer Tasting host will be Bonfire Brewing Co from Eagle, CO at the usual 4:30 – 6:30pm time.  We will also post the list of craft beers that will be poured on facebook as soon as we know what they will be. We are experimenting with a new Wednesday Tasting format, replacing the $2 pizza slices with 20% off Atwater Small Plates and some funky Cajun snack mix. Please let us know what you think!

New on the craft beer list this week is:

  • Big Sky Trout Slayer, Wheat Ale, Missoula, MT

Flights & Bites continues daily from 3 – 6pm with 50% off small plates with the purchase of a Craft Draft Flight. The draft selection will begin rotating once again starting next week, but for now we are holding with the same rotation:

  • Samuel Adams Summer Ale
  • Steamworks Colorado Kolsch
  • Elevation First Cast IPA
  • Mendocino Eye of the Hawk
  • Ohara’s Irish Stout

Remember that we have our 3 for $30 special going on in Atwater as well as a 20% locals discount on entrees…and a fantastic patio overlooking Gore Creek & Vail Mountain.

I’ll send next week’s email out early with the Breckenridge Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing menu, and in the meantime have a fantastic summer weekend!

Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program