Where: San Diego, California
Craft Beer: Societe Brewing Company, Available at Paradise Point Resort & Spa
Why we love this craft beer: Societe Brewing Company’s The Pupil, an IPA, and The Debutante, a Belgian ale, can both be found at Paradise Point. San Diego Brewery Societe was founded by brewers from Russian River Brewing and The Bruery, two California-based breweries. Paradise’s own Todd Shepard, Director of Operations - F&B, tells us that the first time he tried The Pupil, he experienced his “San Diego beer epiphany”. As they say, the rest is history!
Suggested Pairings: What’s more classic than a burger and a beer? Pair Societe Brewing Company’s The Pupil IPA with Barefoot Bar & Grill’s Ausem Burger and enjoy sautéed mushrooms, bacon, smoked mozzarella, crispy onions and barbeque sauce on an onion roll. Or, get in the Fall spirit by pairing The Debutante with Tidal’s Coriander-apple Cider Glazed Pork Cheeks – perfectly garnished with smoked apple-shallot puree, creamed kale sprouts and pickled apple. Check out Societe Brewing Company for more information and visit Barefoot Bar & Grill or Tidal to view Fall menu offerings.
Where: Vail, Colorado
Craft Beer: Fat Tire by New Belgium Brewing Company, available at Atwater on Gore Creek at Vail Cascade Resort
Why we love this craft beer: With its toasty, biscuit-like malt flavor and hoppy freshness, Fat Tire is a well-balanced brew that’s perfect for unwinding after a day on the mountain.
Suggested pairing: It pairs perfectly with our 7x Sirloin Grilled Cheese, with fontina, Alouette, American, arugula, and tomato on Texas toast. Check out New Belgium Fat Tire and check out our other craft beer offerings to complete your dining experience at Atwater on Gore Creek!
Where: Denver, Colorado
Craft Beer: Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter, available at The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center
Why we love this craft beer: Rich, dark, and malty, the Vanilla Porter crafted by Breckenridge Brewery just south of Denver in Littleton, Colorado, is a favorite of many a local craft beer-drinker. With a roasted nut and robust vanilla flavor, this Porter is a superb Autumn brew.
Suggested pairing: Pair with the Fireside Bison Burger (topped with smoked brisket, muenster, whiskey spiked onions, and smoked paprika aioli) or the Smoked Tenderloin Sliders (with aged muenster and horseradish mayo), both featuring local ingredients and are available at Fireside Bar & Grill at The Inverness Hotel. Check out Breckenridge Brewery for more information, and visit Fireside Bar & Grill at The Inverness Hotel to view Fall menu offerings.
Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Craft Beer: Bosque Lager, brewed in Albuquerque, New Mexico and available at Inn and Spa at the Loretto in the Living Room Lounge
Why we love this craft beer: Bosque's interpretation of what a light-bodied lager should be, this offering quenches thirsty palates without sacrificing depth and character. Balanced medium hop and malt profiles are present in the aroma and flavor and the eye is drawn to its straw colored, glass-like clarity. The cool crisp lager tames the spice from the red Chile on the nachos, while not overbearing lighter dishes like the fish tacos.
New Mexico Short Rib Nachos
Chilean Seabass Fish Tacos
Check out Bosque Brewing Company for more information, and visit Inn and Spa at the Loretto to view Fall menu offerings.
Where: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Craft Beer: Copperline Amber Ale
Why we love this craft beer: This brilliant red ale, brewed with caramel and pale malts is a best seller at the Carolina Brewery. Using traditional brewing methods, the ale yeast provides a touch of fruit and works in tandem with the malt to make for a very drinkable ale. Kent Golding hops lend just enough bitterness and aroma to round out the flavor.
Suggested Pairings: Any of our signature oven roasted pizzas would be a delightful pairing for this local Amber Ale Check out Carolina Brewery, a locally owned brewery that has drawn international attention for its handcrafted beers. Founded in Chapel Hill in 1995, Carolina Brewery is the fifth oldest brewery in North Carolina and is served at Rizzo Conference Center’s UNC Themed Sports Bar.
Where: San Antonio, Texas
Craft Beer: Alamo German Pale Ale, available at La Cantera Hill Country Resort
Why we love this craft beer: Alamo Beer Co. was originally founded in 1884 as Lone Star Brewing Company. The company closed during the Prohibition of 1918. While many brewing companies returned following Prohibition, Lone Star Brewing remained dormant. In the 1990s local beer lover, Eugene Simor, brought back the company with selection of locally made brews. In 1994, Eugene secured the ALAMO trademark and in 2003 the company began brewing the now beloved golden ale.
Suggested Pairings: Our chef recommends pairing this delicious beer with our Torte de Maiz, a flavorful dish including roasted corn, layered with house-made chorizo, jack and Texas goat cheese for the perfect marriage of a San Antonio dish and beverage. Check out Alamo Beer Co. for more information, and visit Primero Cantina to view Fall menu offerings.