Atwater Beer Buzz July 14

Greetings from the land of wildflowers!

I'm guessing that we have the crazy weather this year to thank for the glorious array of wildflowers that are blooming all over Vail Mountain. It's absolutely amazing, and I understand that there is another wave of flowers about to bloom right in the middle of all of it. You need to come see it!

And while you're here...come join us for our Brewmaster's Weekend on Friday and Saturday, July 18 & 19! Eric Wallace, co-Founder and President of Left Hand Brewing Co. in Longmont, Colorado will be our featured guest and host for our weekend events.

Wind up your week on Friday with an open tasting in Fireside Bar at our Meet the Brewmaster event. Free and open to any and all guests, locals, and other interested folks from 4-7pm, you can sample Left Hand products and visit with Eric Wallace about all things craft beer at your leisure.

Our weekend special is a Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro promotion, and the first 24 people to purchase a Milk Stout Nitro in Fireside Bar will receive a complimentary Left Hand stout glass, especially created for the style by Spiegelau Glass in conjunction with Left Hand and Rogue Ales. This glass has an amazing (read: unbelievable) effect on the aromatics of the craft beer, and absolutely enhances your quaffing pleasure.

Save your seat for the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing in Atwater on Gore Creek on Saturday evening at 6:00pm. The Atwater culinary team will co-host this event with Eric Wallace, and both will guide you through five courses of craft beer and food pairings. The pairings were created for each beer individually, and these events are always a culinary dream. The cost is $35++/person, and you can reserve your seats by calling 970-479-7014 or email Laura. If you need a last minute reservation, please call instead of emailing.

The menu for the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing is as follows:

Left Hand Stranger Pale Ale
Halibut Carpaccio
Intensity mix, banana lavender vinaigrette

Left Hand Sawtooth Ale
“Sunny Side Up” BLT Benedict
neuski bacon, toasted pan de mie, tomato, avocado
whole grain mustard hollandaise  

Left Hand Good Juju
Summer Roll & Watermelon Gazpacho
cabbage, carrot, cucumber, jicama, mint green curry  

Left Hand Black Jack Porter
Red Alaea Salt Crusted 7X Colorado Beef
cocoa dusted blue cheese sphere, arugula, mache, raspberry variation  

Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro
Mexican Spice Cake with Dulce de Leche Ice Cream  

We're looking forward to an amazing weekend of craft beer and creative cuisine, so please join us! Oh - and we scheduled our craft beer activities so you have plenty of opportunity to check out the wild wildflowers.

See you soon!

Laura Lodge
Customized Craft Beer Programs, LLC
970-977-0100 (cell)  

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