The Dam Blog

March 26, 2016

Peak One Imperial Grapefruit Ale

Grapefruit and Imperial India Red Ale?  Amazingly it helps to create a very smooth drinking IPA with little aftertaste.  Brewmaster Mike Bennett explained:  “I wanted to brew a grapefruit beer, but have had so many IPA’s I wanted something slightly different and more balanced. The caramel malts really do a nice job of working to […]

March 23, 2016

S.C.U.B.A. Dubbel

The Summit County United Brewers Alliance (S.C.U.B.A.) includes anyone who brews beer professionally in Summit County: The Dam Brewery, Pug Ryan’s, Breckenridge, Broken Compass, Bakers’, Backcountry and even the soon to be Angry James brewery. Not only do we get together and brew beer together, we also get together and ride bikes, drink beer and […]

March 18, 2016

Go Devil GSA

GSA = Golden Strong Ale.  This is a traditional Belgian Ale that is very smooth going down.  GSA’s are traditionally named after the Devil because their high alcohol content tends to sneak up on you.  Named after the Go Devil run on Keystone Mountain.  After you fly down its last steep face, stop by and […]

March 15, 2016

East Wall Amber + Brownie = Yummy

This is one of the best pairings ever. The East Wall Amber which is an Extra Special British ale balances the sweetness of the brownie, cinnamon ice cream and whipped cream. You wouldn’t guess that a sweet dessert like this would go with any beer. Try it soon before the Amber runs out.  

February 6, 2016

Top 10 Beers In Summit County

We love our beers, but we also love beer from our neighbors. Visit all the Summit County breweries and try some unique craft beer.  The breweries don’t always have these beers on tap, so you may have to make multiple visits.   When our friends come to town, this is what we have them sample.   […]

February 3, 2016

A Toy With Every Kids Meal

One of our best kept secrets is that we offer a trip to our kids treasure basket after every kids meal.  Although we are a brewpub, we are also a family friendly restaurant with a kids menu, root beer floats and even a prize with every meal. Sometimes the most fun is looking over all […]

January 27, 2016

Brunch Now Offered Friday, Saturday, Sunday

We have many guests who start the weekend early and for them, we now offer our brunch menu from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Brunch items change quarterly – unless we tweak an item or have supply issues.  Huevos Rancheros is always offered – but it’s sauce changes. We have […]

January 7, 2016

Open Mic Night

Free. Hosted by a guest musician TBA. Good local musicians stop by to session. For musicians 21 and over.

December 31, 2015

Banned In Japan New Year’s Eve Bash

Banned In Japan performs playlists full of classic, 80’s, 90’s and contemporary dance music to get the place jumping. Champagne Toast at midnight and party favors included. Ring in the New Year with dancing and a special New Year’s Eve dinner menu TBA.  Free cover with dinner. $12 Cover at the door.