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Vail Cascade and Breckenridge Brewery Host Free Craft Beer Seminar

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Breckenridge Brewmaster, Todd Usry, serves up great knowledge and great beer Feb.24-25

VAIL, Colo. – Feb. 21, 2012 – Leading Vail’s craft beer movement, Vail Cascade Resort & Spa launches its first craft beer, creative cuisine signature event with Brewmaster Todd Usry of Breckenridge Brewery. On tap for this Friday and Saturday, Usry will host an informal craft beer gathering in Vail Friday evening and an educational seminar and tasting on Saturday. Both functions are free and open to the public.   

“America’s growing obsession with craft beer is rooted in our refined taste for handcrafted, small-batch brews that favor quality over quantity,” said Brett Schoenfield, general manager at Vail Cascade Resort & Spa. “Unlike the style of the megabreweries that dominate the industry, craft breweries like Breckenridge Brewery, are prized for their innovation, individualistic approaches and innovative ingredients. We are excited to have them be part of our craft beer, creative cuisine series.”

Usry has devoted his 20-year brewing career to Breckenridge Brewery. In 1991, he invested in the expansion of the brewery from Breckenridge, CO, to Denver. It was during those first years with Breckenridge Brewery that he completed his brewing studies at the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago and his apprenticeship under a Canadian brewmaster. Today, he is Brewmaster and oversees all brewing, packaging, distribution, sales, and marketing at the brewery.

Craft Beer Seminar Details
The Breckenridge Brewery seminar is free and open to the public, but is limited to the first 50 attendees on a first come, first serve basis. For future craft brew events and information on Vail Cascade’s Craft Beer, Creative Cuisine series, visit or call 970.479.7014. 

Date:  Friday, Feb. 24
Time:  5-7pm
Location:  Fireside Bar at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa
Description:  Usry will host an informal gathering that will give attendees the opportunity to meet and mingle with a regional Brewmaster.
Date:  Saturday, Feb. 25
Time:  3-4pm
Location:  Atwater on Gore Creek at the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa
Description:  Usry will offer a one-hour educational seminar showcasing four of his favorite Breckenridge beers. He will discuss the brewing process, ingredients, flavor profiles, and share the “story” behind each beer. 

Lupe Hirt, MindSpeak PR, 303.859.1762,

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