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Brewmaster dinner adds to blues, brews and BBQ

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The reputation of the Ritz-Carlton has more to do with sipping fine wines than throwing back beers, but that doesn’t mean they can’t take part in Beaver Creek’s Brews, Blues, and BBQ Festival from May 28 29.Tommyknocker will host the Brewmaster’s dinner on May 28 at 6 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, part of the Memorial Day events happening all over Beaver Creek.The Brewmaster dinner at Remington’s restaurant includes a four-course meal paired with beers to taste for $85 a person.”It is a great opportunity for us to partner with Beaver Creek on local events,” said Steven Holt, Director of Public Relation at the Ritz. “It is the first local event with our new executive chef, Richard McCreadie, so there is a lot of anticipation about this menu and his new summer menu at Remington’s.”The smoked trout and spinach roulade will compliment the Ornery Amber Lager while the Angus beef tenderloin stuffed with maple bratwurst will accompany rich Imperial Maple Nut Brown Ale. And that’s only two of the five other dishes, including dessert, which is also paired with a beer.”Each of the Tommyknocker beers has been paired to compliment the flavors of each course on the menu,” said Holt.In addition to creating the fine dinner, Chef Richard McCreadie will lead a “Cooking with Beer” class on May 29, at 10:30 a.m., which is open to the public and cost $20.Guests who can’t get enough of the brews and BBQ can pay $295 per night at The Ritz and receive tickets for two to the dinner and the class as well as opportunities to attend other events in Beaver Creek.Elsewhere in Beaver Creek, barbecue’s best chefs will be competing for the coveted “People’s Choice” award. A beer tasting will also be held at the Park Hyatt, and blues music will provide entertainment all through the weekend.Now in its 11th year, and benefiting the Vilar Center for the Arts, the Colorado Micro Brewery Beer Tasting at the Park Hyatt offers 33 brewers pouring samples of their ales, lagers, stouts and porters. Presenting nearly 75 beers to sample, guests are provided a unique opportunity to discuss the beer one-on-one with the brewers. Additionally, two optional seminars, featuring eight different brew masters, take place from 2 3 p.m. and 3:30 4:40 p.m. The bluesy tunes of The Harry Baxter Band, as well as food concessions, add to the festivities.This year’s barbecue competition includes Moe’s (a local favorite) as well as several talented BBQ connoisseurs from Kansas City. Last year’s people’s choice winners, Smokin’ Guns BBQ, will be on hand to go for the title once again.Tastes of barbecue are available for $1 $4 a pop, and ever taster gets to vote on who’s the best this year. VTFor more information visit beavercreekresort.com.


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