Atwater Beer Buzz September 28

Like a postcard. 

That’s what today looks like, with the deeply intense blue sky, bright warm sunshine, cool breeze, and all of the summer greenery intact with hints of gold creeping in. We call that sky “Colorado blue”, but not everyone will connect with that in the same way. Regardless, it’s pretty perfect and we love to soak it up for as long as it lasts!

It was an intense week this week, with a lot of our own VIPs in house, so we showcased our craft beer program with Atwater food pairings for their Reception/Dinner on Tuesday. Ten different food & beer pairings were featured at stations around Atwater, including such varied extremes as our Albacore Tuna Tacos paired with Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA and Fried Almond Butter and Preserve Sandwiches (translation: Upscale Deep Fried PB&J) paired with Breckenridge Vanilla Porter. Everything was very well-received, and I think we might have surprised a couple of wine drinkers with the outstanding pairings!

Wednesday’s Craft Beer Tasting was likewise on stage. Although it wasn’t formally on their schedule, those that found their way to Fireside Bar were interested to sample and learn about the varied selection of New Belgium products that Jeff Kurtenbach brought with him. From Fat Tire to Giddy Up and all of the hops in between (Shift, Ranger & Rampant)…with a little Pumpkick for the season, everything was very well-received. Requests for Giddy Up to be packaged individually have been formally presented. Many thanks to Jeff for his time, effort and great products!

Next week, mark your calendars for Elizabeth Kagan to show you some Firestone Walker products! As is traditional, Fireside Bar, 4:30 – 6:30pm with 20% off Small Plates. Elizabeth is planning to bring Firestone Walker DBA, Pale 31, Union Jack, Velvet Merlin, Double Jack and Wookey Jack for your sampling pleasure.

Nothing is new on the craft beer list this week, although we expect to see another draft rotation happening in the very near future. That said, Flights & Bites continues with 50% off the Small Plate of your choice when you purchase a Craft Draft Flight, which currently is:

  • Prost Weisbier
  • Oskar Blues Mamma’s Little Yella Pils
  • Samuel Adams Octoberfest
  • Great Divide Rumble IPA
  • Ohara's Irish Stout

Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend, and come visit us for our 3 for $33 special or 20% off entrees for locals if you’re in the area! We’ve got Elysian Night Owl and Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter for our pumpkin offerings at the moment…and if you ask, you can probably score a Dogfish Head Punkin, too!

Thank you so much for your support of our craft beer program! You make it all possible.

Laura Lodge
Craft Beer Program