The Dam Blog

February 20, 2017

Dillon Dam Brewery Turns 20

The Dillon Dam Brewery celebrates its 20th Anniversary on Thursday, February 23.  It opened it’s doors on February 23, 1997.  There will be a Happy Hour Birthday celebration from 3-6 p.m. with cake, $3 Pints, 1/2 Price Appetizers and the release of the 20th Anniversary Beer — a Chocolate Blackberry Imperial Stout served in snifters. […]

December 29, 2016

New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials

New Year’s Eve Dinner Specials Served 5-10 pm: Calamari Appetizer — Breaded and deep fried calamari with a brandy-peppercorn sauce. $12. Bison NY Strip — Grilled to order tender bison strip steak topped with a fig-balsamic reduction; served with baby carrots and tri-color roasted red potatoes. $32 dvvqdoo. Shrimp in a Blanket —Five large tiger shrimp wrapped in puff pastry […]

December 20, 2016

Kim Nix Named General Manager

After 16 years of service at the Dillon Dam Brewery — starting with host and moving up to Manager of Dining and Bar Operations — Kim Nix has accepted the position of Dillon Dam Brewery General Manager.  Originally from Duluth, MN, she has worked in restaurants for over 22 years and has great expertise in […]

December 18, 2016

Holiday Crowler

We created a special Holiday Gift Crowler.  Get your favorite beer on tap filled and sealed while you wait into a 32 ounce Crowler.  Gift A Big Dam Can.

December 14, 2016

Christmas Tree In A Glass

Have you ever sat in front of a beautifully decorated Christmas tree covered in lights and ornaments with presents strewn across the lower boughs and thought to yourself — “I wonder what that tree tastes like, I want to TASTE CHRISTMAS.” Then, just as you are leaning in to find out for yourself, someone walks […]

August 25, 2016

New Crowlers Available Today!

It’s a Can, It’s a 32 oz Growler — It’s a Crowler.  Pick any beer on tap and see it canned before your eyes.  One BIG DAM CAN! Prices range from regular to premium to ‘ultra’ for our very limited edition seasonals. Great for parties, gifts or just to take home for later consumption.  Prices […]

May 9, 2016

The Dam Wins Silver at World Beer Cup

Sweet George’s Brown Ale took the Silver Award at the 2016 World Beer Cup held in Philadelphia.  Winners were announced on Friday May 6.  It won in the English Style Brown Ale category competing against 50 other entries. The World Beer Cup is considered the most prestigious beer competition in the world.  Over 2,000 breweries […]

March 30, 2016

Saison du Summat

Brewed just in time for Spring sun and snow.  “I wanted to brew a nice, easy drinking Saison with a little more kick than our Farmhouse Blonde which we brewed last year. This beer has a slightly drier, fruitier finish, and a bit more body. I try to keep at least a few Belgian beers on […]

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 […]