If you happen to be near Vail this weekend…
Vail Cascade and Breck Brewery host free craft beer seminar
Where: Vail Cascade Resort.
â€¢ 5 to 7 p.m. Friday: Todd Usry of Breckenridge Brewery will host an informal gathering at Fireside Bar.
â€¢ 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday: Usry will lead a one-hour educational seminar showcasing four of his favorite Breckenridge beers at Atwater on Gore Creek. He will discuss the brewing process, ingredients, flavor profiles, and share the â€œstoryâ€ behind each beer.
Cost: Free and open to the public, but is limited to the first 50 attendees on a first come, first served basis.
More information: www.vailcascade.com or 970-479-7014.
â€œAmerica’s growing obsession with craft beer is rooted in our refined taste for handcrafted, small-batch brews that favor quality over quantity,â€ said Brett Schoenfield, general manager at Vail Cascade Resort & Spa. â€œUnlike 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.â€
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.