DURANGO, Colo. – Steamworks Brewing Co., in partnership with Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort (DMR) during its “Luau Week,” will reprise its popular “Clambake,” Friday, Mar. 18, 2011, 2-4 p.m. Proceeds will once again benefit La Plata County Search and Rescue (LPCSAR).
The Clambake, 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 (including corn-on-the-cob and potatoes) plus a Steamworks brew for $7. DJ DNA, will spin the tunes for dancing, and beach attire is encouraged.
“It looks like it will be spring skiing at Purgatory on March 18,” said Brian McEachron, Steamworks co-founder. “Break out the Hawaiian shirts, leis, Elvis sunglasses and sunscreen – get in the spirit. And bring the kids – we’ll have Steamworks hand-crafted Lil’ Toot root beer in addition to our award-winning beers.”
Steamworks initiated the Clambake six years ago in an effort to enhance the ski experience and raise funds for local non-profits. ‘The Clams’ have been on tour from Taos to Winter Park in past years benefitting a variety of organizations including the National Center for Disabled Skiers and the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps.
“But now we want to keep things all about Durango, focusing our efforts at our local mountain – Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, and raising funds for the La Plata County Search and Rescue,” added McEachron.
La Plata County Search and 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.
“La Plata County Search and Rescue has been great to work with and it’s a worthy cause. They are the nicest folks you never want to meet,” said Kris Oyler, Steamworks co-founder, alluding to the fact that in their official capacity, LPCAS personnel help locals and visitors when they are in trouble. “They won’t be on duty during the Clambake.”
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.