Atwater Beer Buzz November 15

Greetings from the Holiday Prep Kitchen!

We’re excited to prepare some extra special goodies & treats for your holidays, both specialty beers and craft beer events! I’ve got menus & lists to share with you, so get your calendar & a pen ready…

Today we are rolling out our Holiday/Winter Craft Beer Feature, showcasing seasonal treats and cold weather warmers on a rotational basis through the New Year’s Holiday! Our initial list is as follows, and these selections are available in Fireside and Atwater on Gore Creek beginning this evening.

  • Left Hand Fade to Black Vol. 4 Rocky Mountain Black Ale 12 oz, 6.5% abv— $8  
  • Bristol Old No. 23 Barleywine American Style Barleywine 12 oz, 10.11% abv—$9  
  • Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Doppelbock 11.2 oz, 14% abv—$14  
  • Port Brewing Santa’s Little Helper Imperial Stout 22 oz, 10.5% abv-$20  
  • Hebrew Funky Jewbelation American Strong Ale 22 oz, 9.8% abv— $27  

We also are pleased to share our menu for the New Belgium/Wynkoop Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing event on Saturday, November 24th.  This fantastic event will be a culinary “guided tour” of four beers & food pairings by the Brewmasters and the Vail Cascade Chefs. As mentioned previously, reservations are suggested for this event and tickets are $25/person. You can call Atwater (970-479-7014) or email me back to hold your seats.

2012 Brewjolais Nouveau

2012 Brewjolais Nouveau Wynkoop/New Belgium/Infinite Monkey Theorem Collaboration - Crudo Buffalo Tartar, Crispy Poached Egg, Beer Mustard Pacific Oyster, Trout Caviar, Pickled Cucumber

Wynkoop Belgorado IPA - Tuscan Melon Salad Prosciutto de Parma, Mascarpone Cheese, Honeysuckle

New Belgium Peach Porch Lounger - Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Navel Orange, Pickled Onion, Pea Tendrils, Saffron Foam

2011 Brewjolais Nouveau New Belgium/Wynkoop/Infinite Monkey Theorem Collaboration - Seared Venison Loin Black Pepper Biscuit, Strawberry Balsamic Glaze, Tiny Basil 

Our Wednesday Night Craft Beer Tastings continue to roll along successfully, and with Vail Mountain opening this weekend they will certainly step up a notch! Thanks goes to Jess Draper with Upslope Brewing Co. for bringing her lineup of craft beers, including Upslope Craft Lager, Upslope Pale, Upslope IPA and Upslope Brown, with an additional Christmas Ale treat for our guests!  Next week we’re looking forward to offerings from Great Divide Brewing Co. as represented by Neal Bocksch. The time for the Wednesday tastings will change for ski season to 4:30 – 6:30pm, in order to hit that official “après ski” zone.

Ski Conditioning at the Aria Club has officially wrapped up, and we’re all in great shape to play on the mountain…and après with the best of them! Much appreciation to all of our craft beer sponsors, including New Belgium Brewing Co., Breckenridge Brewery, Odell Brewing Co., Great Divide Brewing Co., and – to wrap it all up last night – Ska Brewing Co. The ski conditioning survivors sampled Ska Pinstripe Red, Euphoria Pale, Modus Hoperandi IPA and Steel Toe Milk Stout with the culinary spread from Atwater on Gore Creek. Thanks again to all who participated!

New on our craft beer list this week are:     

  • New Belgium Trippel, Belgian Trippel, Ft. Collins, CO                
  • Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Farmhouse/Saison, Kansas City, MO

This week’s Friday Night Featured Flight ($7) will be:                

  • Boulevard Tank 7                
  • North Coast Red Seal                
  • Port Brewing Anniversary Ale                
  • New Belgium Trippel                
  • Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale

And the Craft Draft Flight ($5 for Fall Season!) is:                

  • Hacker-Pschorr Weisse                
  • Stone Pale Ale                
  • Samuel Adams Winter Lager                
  • Boulder Mojo IPA                
  • New Belgium 1554

We will be offering a fantastic Thanksgiving spread next Thursday for the holiday. Looking forward to seeing you all soon, whether for Friday Night Flights or Wynkoop/New Belgium Brewmaster’s Weekend. And remember, we always offer complimentary valet service for our Fireside and Atwater guests!

Have a fantastic weekend, and enjoy some winter wonderland fun with us!

 Laura


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