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June 19, 2012
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New Belgium to open Snowmass restaurant and bar

SNOWMASS VILLAGE - The maker of Fat Tire beer is gearing up to launch a restaurant and bar in Snowmass Village.

Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing plans to open its Ranger Station as a slopeside bar and eatery at the Wildwood Snowmass hotel for the upcoming ski season, it announced this weekend.

"This project is a great opportunity to bring something new to an already vibrant Snowmass scene," said New Belgium branding director Josh Holmstrom in a prepared statement. "As a Colorado brewer with deep Colorado roots, you want to contribute to the lifestyle and cultural experiences that make our state a world-class destination. Snowmass epitomizes that in the very best of ways."

"The New Belgium Ranger Station will offer Colorado craft beers and seasonal varietals in a casual, apres-ski environment," the news release says. Additionally, 10 New Belgium beers will be available on tap.

The New Belgium Ranger Station will be operated by Patches O'Houllihan Inc. The bar and restaurant will serve a lunch and dinner menu developed by the Westin Snowmass Resort and new Snowmass Kitchen chef de cuisine Jami Flatt.

"We expect beer patrons to travel far and wide for the Ranger Station and Wildwood bar experience," said John Curnow, general manager of the Westin Snowmass Resort and Wildwood Snowmass.

Starwood Resorts will operate the renovated Wildwood Snowmass hotel bar, which will cater to hotel guests and locals, according to the news release.

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