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The Arkansas Valley Libation Society is a collective of craft beer and spirits makers in Colorado's Upper Arkansas Valley including Salida, Buena Vista and Leadville. This collaboration of regional craft brewers and distillers are working together to promote their products, share resources, and educate consumers in Chaffee and Lake counties.

SOCIETY NEWS

Schedule Change Announced for Free Shuttle for Tonight's Taste of the Valley

Saturday, November 16, 2013
AVLS sponsored free shuttle to tonight's Taste of the Valley has a schedule modification. The free shuttle will still depart from Moonlight Pizza at 5:30 p.m. Buena Vista party-goers will be picked up at Deerhammer at 6:15. A return shuttle will take guests back to these two locations at the end of the event. Gratuities appreciated for our cheery Chaffee Shuttle driver.
Another reminder to those who were unable to order advance tickets online, we will honor the advance purchase price if you mention the tech glitch at the door.
Sorry for the last minute changes. Should still be a great tasting time tonight and dance party of the year.

AVLS Will Honor Advance Ticket Price at Door for Victims of Taste of the Valley Online Purchase Tech Glitch

Friday, November 15, 2013
AVLS was made aware of a tech glitch on our website that thwarted many people's efforts to buy advance tickets online. Let us know at the door tomorrow night if you were one of those folks and we'll be happy to honor the $45 advance purchase ticket price. 

AVLS Sponsors Free Shuttle to Fundraiser to Encourage Responsible Drinking

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
 
Free shuttle transportation to and from the Ark Valley Libation Society Taste of the Valley event this weekend is sponsored by AVLS and will be provided by Chaffee Shuttle. Shuttles will pickup and return to Moonlight Pizza for Salida guests and Deerhammer Distilling for Buena Vista guests. Shuttles to the event will depart from both locations at 5:30 p.m. 
 
An upscale sampling of local craft libations, foods and dancing will be the highlight of the AVLS event this Saturday, Nov. 16, at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Dinner and libations will be served from 6 – 8 p.m.; Paa Kow’s By All Means Band headlines the after-party from 8 – 10 p.m. Expect high-energy Afro-fusion funk and rhythms from this captivating and irresistibly danceable nine-piece Colorado-based band. 
 
Tickets for the event are $45 in advance or $55 at the door. Tickets include an AVLS Silver passport valued at $25. The passport entitles holders to 10 percent off food and beverage at their next visit to each AVLS founding member establishment. Advance tickets to AVLS Taste of the Valley can be purchased online at http://www.ArkValleyLibations.com/events. The first 20 people to show up for the event will get a free commemorative AVLS tasting glass.
Mount Princeton is offering a 10 percent discount on rooms set aside for AVLS guests making advance reservations. Call Mount Princeton at 719.395.2447 and be sure to ask for the AVLS discount.
Become a friend of the AVLS Facebook page for up-to-the-minute updates about the event.

Paa Kow's By All Means Band Headlines AVLS Taste of the Valley Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Salida, CO – An upscale sampling of local craft libations, foods, funk and dancing will be the highlight of the Ark Valley Libation Society Taste of the Valley, Nov. 16 at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort and Spa.
Dinner and libations will be served from 6 – 8 p.m.; Paa Kow’s By All Means Band headlines the after-party that will start at 8. Expect high-energy Afro-fusion rhythms from this captivating and irresistibly danceable nine-piece Colorado-based band. 
Paa Kow is recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour in Africa, Europe, and America. He has shared the stage with many African greats: Amakye Dede, George Darko, Kojo Antwi, Nat Brew, Hugh Masekela, and Vusi Mahlasela, as well as American greats Victor Wooten, Brad Goode, John Gunther, Michael Kang, and many more.
Taste of the Valley is a fundraiser for AVLS, a non-profit guild that hopes to put the Upper Arkansas River Valley on the map as a tourist destination for the education and responsible enjoyment of craft beer and spirits. “This event helps us celebrate the first year of our guild and raise awareness for all the craft producers making wonderful things to eat and drink in our cool little valley,” said AVLS President Mike LaCroix.
AVLS founding members include Amica’s Pizza and Microbrewery, Deerhammer Distilling Co., Elevation Beer Co., Moonlight Pizza and Brewpub and Wood’s High Mountain Distillery. Joining AVLS for the event will be new member Three Barrel Brewing from Del Norte and other allied local food producing friends and chefs.
A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit the Johnson Family Fund for the surviving children of the much-loved Buena Vista family that was killed in a rockslide at Agnes Vaille Falls in September. In an effort to raise even more funds, AVLS will also host a silent auction for unique items and art from area businesses and artists. AVLS is still accepting silent auction contributions; interested donors can email AVLS Director Lee Hart at Lee@BrandAmp.com .
Tickets for the event are $45 in advance or $55 at the door. Tickets include an AVLS Silver passport valued at $25. The passport entitles holders to 10 percent off food and beverage at their next visit to each AVLS founding member establishment. Advance tickets to AVLS Taste of the Valley can be purchased online at http://www.ArkValleyLibations.com/events. The first 20 people to show up for the event will get a free commemorative AVLS tasting glass. 
Mount Princeton is offering a 10 percent discount on rooms set aside for AVLS guests making advance reservations. Call Mount Princeton at 719.395.2447 and be sure to ask for the AVLS discount. 
Become a friend of the AVLS Facebook page for up-to-the-minute updates about the event.