Saturday, January 24, 2009

Steamworks events

Steamworks Brewing will host a clam bake at Taos Ski Valley on Sunday, Feb. 15. The event from 3-5 p.m. is a fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. Melanie Moore will spin tunes, then Liquid Cheese will play at 6 p.m. at the Martini Tree (at the ski area). Five bucks gets you a beer and a bowl of clams at the ski area. It might be a good day for Purgatory season-pass holders to use one of their three free days at Taos Ski Valley.

Also, Steamworks Brewing has been invited to participate in a dinner at the James Beard Foundation in New York City. Steamworks co-founder Kris Oyler will help host the Flavors of Colorado dinner March 6. “This is a tremendous honor for Steamworks, Durango and Colorado in general,” Oyler said in a press release. “There will be a few wines included in the multi-course meal, but Steamworks is the only brewery represented."

Foodies are increasingly recognizing that the best American craft beers are just as good as wine at pairing with fine food. (Ska Brewing is putting that to the test, see above).

Desert Sun Coffee Roasters
, the Durango company that provides beans to several local coffee shops, will also participate in the dinner.

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