FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FEBRUARY 17, 2010
For further information, contact: Steamworks Co-Founders
Kris Oyler, 970.375.9686, or Brian McEachron, 970. 799.3481
DURANGO, Colo. – Steamworks Brewing Co., as part of Durango Mountain Resort’s monthly Friday Afternoon Club festivities, will reprise its popular “Clam Bake,” Friday, Mar. 5, 2-6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit La Plata County Search and Rescue (LPCSAR). The Clam Bake, now an annual Steamworks tradition at DMR, features slope-side service on “the beach” outside Purgy’s for skiers and riders: a fresh, hot bowl of “steamed” clams and a Steamworks beer for $7. Popular Santa Fe DJ Melanie Moore, a three-time Santa Fe Reporter readers’ selection as Best Local DJ, will spin the tunes.
Wrote the SF Reporter’s Kyle Eustice, “The talented Moore started mixing vinyl professionally in 1995, spinning house and techno into colorful textures of atomic sound. Drawing from world music, house and all varieties of electronica, Moore’s style is upbeat, positive and always danceable.”
“Melanie has become a great ambassador for Steamworks and DMR, and we’re pleased she can join us again this year,” said Brian McEachron, Steamworks co-founder. “We initiated the Clam Bake five years ago as a way to enhance the ski experience and raise funds for local non-profits. ‘The Clams’ have been on tour from Taos to Winter Park over the past years benefitting a variety of organizations including the National Center for Disabled Skiers and the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. But this year we’re keeping it local, focusing all our efforts at our local mountain, and raising funds for the La Plata County Search and Rescue.”
DMR will also be hosting Local’s Appreciation Day, Sunday, Mar. 7, with proceeds benefitting LPCSAR. “La Plata County Search and Rescue provides such a vital service to our residents and visitors,” said Gary Derck, DMR chief executive. “We’re happy to partner with Steamworks to, in essence, offer a weekend’s worth of fund raising for the organization.”
DMR is a major supporter of non-profit entities in the area, having donated more than a quarter of a million dollars through Benefit Day and Locals Day fundraisers over the years.
“Just like DMR, we believe it’s important to give back to our community,” said Kris Oyler, Steamworks co-founder. “Since opening in 1996, I feel it’s very safe to say that Steamworks has given time, funds and/or product to virtually every non-profit in La Plata County, and more.”
La Plata County Search & Rescue, a non-profit organization under the direction of the La Plata County Sheriff's office, has provided remote rescue and emergency services in the county since 1981. Learn more at www.laplatasar.org.
Steamworks Brewing Co. is located at 801 E. Second. Ave., Durango (970.259.9200). For further information, visit www.steamworksbrewing.com.
For further information regarding events at Durango Mountain Resort, visit www.durangomountainresort.com.
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