Flights & Bites: Breckenridge dining deals continue through Nov. 13 |

Flights & Bites: Breckenridge dining deals continue through Nov. 13

Compiled by Krista Driscoll
Special to the Daily
Special to the Daily |

The snow may be flying and your skis have probably already carved a few turns, but it’s not too late to score offseason dining deals at many restaurants in Breckenridge with the Breckenridge Dining Passport, many of which run through Thursday, Nov. 13.

Breckenridge Dining Passports are valid for two guests, cost $10 and are available for sale at participating restaurants and the Breckenridge Welcome Center. The bi-annual passport program raised $15,000 for the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center and Library project, and proceeds this fall will be donated to Summit County Cares. Visit for more information.

Summit High band, orchestra host fundraising dinners

The Summit High School band and orchestra are traveling to Europe in April, where the groups will be performing in Barcelona, Spain and Nice, France. To raise money for the trip, the music program is partnering with Ruby Tuesday’s Community GiveBack Program. The restaurant, located at 270 Dillon Ridge Road, will host three days of fundraisers, Wednesday, Nov. 12; Friday, Nov. 14; and Wednesday, Nov. 19, with 20 percent of purchases with an accompanying flier going to the band and orchestra.

“The trick is that people have to bring in the flier and then 20 percent of the bill will go to the SHS instrumental music program,” said Linda Shea, director of instrumental music at Summit High School. “We will have extra fliers at the door for people that don’t have one but want to donate.”

The music program will also be hosting a silent auction at its winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 3, to raise money. The auction begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs until the end of the concert, which starts at 6:30 p.m.

The groups are still in need of silent auction items, including restaurant certificates, gift certificates, massages, jewelry and other services, etc. Volunteers will pick up the items the week before the auction, or they can be mailed directly to Linda Shea, c/o Summit High School, P.O. Box 7, Frisco, CO 80443. Donations are tax-deductible.

For more information on these events, or to obtain a flier for the Ruby Tuesday fundraisers, email Shea at, or call (970) 368-1117.

Breck Beer Betties has wait list for November meeting

The Breck Beer Betties, a new women’s group in Summit County, has already become so popular that its second-ever meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Breckenridge Brewery is full, with a waiting list of eager beer drinkers.

Each meeting has a limited number of seats, based on the size of the meeting place and the scope of each event. The group’s second function has a $15 ticket price, which includes five beer samples, family-style appetizers, giveaways and a brewery tour and informational talk with head brewer Jimmy Walker.

The Beer Betties are a local chapter of Barley’s Angels, with a mission to expand the appreciation and understanding of craft beer among women by bringing them together with professionals to explore craft beer. This group is an opportunity for women to gather together to learn about craft beer in a fun and relaxed atmosphere in the company of other women.

Breck Beer Betties events are open to all women of legal drinking age. To get your name on the waiting list for the November event, RSVP to For more information about the Breck Beer Betties or to follow other events the group is hosting in the coming months, like the group on Facebook at

Win a Breck Brewery Never Summer snowboard

For the second year, Breckenridge Brewery and Never Summer Industries have teamed up for the month of November to celebrate the start of ski season. The two Colorado companies have collaborated to create another limited edition, Artist Series snowboard, which will be distributed to bars throughout the United States and given away at early season skiing parties.

Because of the success of last year’s partnership, Breckenridge Brewery is expanding the footprint of the program significantly, throwing several parties in 17 of the states where it distributes beer.

“We’re the original mountain town brewery of Colorado,” said Todd Usry, Breckenridge Brewery brewmaster and director of brewery operations. “This program and the relationship we’ve built with Never Summer couldn’t be more fitting. It allows us to maintain our ski and snowboard culture that stems back to our roots at the original brewpub in Breckenridge.”

The art for the 2014 collaboration snowboard was chosen from six different designs that were submitted by Colorado artists. Live showcases and online voting exhibitions were held, at which point the artwork of collaborators Josh Viola and Aaron Lovett was chosen as this year’s Artist Series snowboard. Inspiration for the design originated from Breckenridge Brewery’s Agave Wheat, which has a Dia de los Muertos sugar skull chewing on wheat for the beer label.

More than 300 parties and snowboard giveaways will take place during the month of November. Summit County parties have been confirmed at Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, Kenosha Steakhouse and Ollie’s Pub & Grub in Breckenridge; Ollie’s Pub & Grub in Frisco; The Goat Soup & Whiskey Tavern and Kickapoo Tavern in Keystone; and Incline Bar & Grill at Copper Mountain. Dates for all of these parties will soon be released at

Brewmaster’s Weekend at Vail Cascade

For opening weekend of Vail Mountain, Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, the Vail Cascade Resort will host Matt “Truck” Thrall, head brewer at Avery Brewing Co., and his team for a special Opening Brewmaster’s Weekend. The weekend will include a Meet the Brewmaster event on Friday and a Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing on Saturday.

On Friday, sample a variety of Avery goodies and discuss craft beer with Thrall from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Fireside Bar. This is a complimentary tasting; stop in anytime to visit.

Saturday’s Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing event is more formal, starting at 6 p.m. and featuring a guided tour of food and pairing inspirations by the Atwater culinary team and stories about the specific Avery beers, ingredients and brewing processes by Avery’s head brewer. Thrall will lead the discussion in advance of each of the four courses, and the chefs will tag team as the courses are served.

Seats are $35, plus taxes and gratuity, per person for the Small Plates & Craft Beer Pairing. Call (970) 479-7014 or Laura Lodge at for tickets or more information. Visit for updates on the event, including the final menu with beer pairings.

Kenosha Steakhouse runs Snow Dance Special

Kenosha Steakhouse, located at 301 S. Main St., is running a Snow Dance Special from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, now through Friday, Nov. 21. All 29 craft beers are half price, plus $6 sandwiches with a side, $6 half-page burger or homemade black bean burger and $6 pulled pork sandwiches. The special also includes $12 8-ounce certified Angus beef sirloin steak with two sides.

For daily specials, menus and more information, visit

The Warming Hut announces specials, next Supper Club

The Warming Hut, located at 207 N. Main St., is offering half off bottles of wine with the purchase of two entrees every day through Wednesday, Nov. 26. The restaurant also begins its weekly brunch on Sunday, Nov. 30, which runs through the winter.

On Sunday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., The Warming Hut will host its next Supper Club, a tour of Spain, with four courses paired with sangria and wine for $55 per person. The menu starts with a community platter of Spanish tapas celebrating various regions of Spain, along with a glass of sangria. Second course is gazpacho salad with Spanish rose, followed by a third course of traditional Valenciana paella with seafood or grilled vegetables paired with a Temperanillo. Dessert is torrijas, a fried olive oil pastry drizzled with honey and served with caramel salt ice cream and a glass of Cava.

Email proprietor Stacey Brooks Connolly at for Supper Club reservations or more information.

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