Beer tasting, winemaker dinner headline Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Series |

Beer tasting, winemaker dinner headline Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Series

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado
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BEAVER CREEK, Colorado Beaver Creeks Wine and Spirits Series is this weekend. Beaver Creek has partnered with Anthony Dias Blue of Blue Lifestyle to bring world-class wines and spirits to Beaver Creek for a series of weekends filled with seminars, tastings and special dinners. Sample new beers and discover why many consider beer to be the new wine as part of a beer tasting hosted by Blue and the Beaver Creek Chophouse on Friday. Participants will have an opportunity to try Samuel Adams new Irish Red Ale before it hits store shelves in mid-January. The 27 percent-alcohol Utopias beer also will be offered, along with Samuel Adams favorites including the flagship Boston Lager, the spring seasonal brew White Ale and the popular Black Lager. Beers will be paired with dishes created by the Beaver Creek Chophouse. The tasting is offered at 3 p.m., and the price is $20 per person. For reservations, contact Kyle at 845-5974 or enthusiasts can enjoy an Australian winemaker dinner hosted by Blue and Michael Hill Smith at Splendido at the Chateau on Saturday. Smith is the first Australian to pass the rigorous Master of Wine examination and is a wine producer, international wine judge, wine consultant, wine writer and former restaurateur. Wines will be paired with cuisine prepared by Splendido Executive Chef David Walford. There will be one seating offered at 7 p.m. Call Splendido at 845-8808 for reservations and pricing information. The Beaver Creek Wine and Spirits Series dates are this weekend and March 7-8. For more information, visit or call 845-9090.

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