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D&SNGRR Brew Trains

BREW TRAINS

ENJOY BEER, LIVE MUSIC AND A DELICIOUS LUNCH!  

SUMMER BREW TRAINS

Overview:  Hop onboard a historic narrow gauge train at Rockwood Station bound for Cascade Canyon!  On board these diesel-powered trains, knowledgeable Colorado craft brewers will introduce you to a light sampling of their fine ales and educate you about the process required for crafting each one. While at Cascade Canyon, guests will enjoy lunch, live music and more beer.  During the return trip to Rockwood, dessert and coffee will be served.  These are adult only trains.  Everyone must be 21+ with valid ID.  

Dates:  June 15th, 22nd, 29th
              July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
              August 3rd, 10th

Trip Summary:

Rockwood Departure:  11:00am
Cascade Canyon Arrival:  12:00pm
Cascade Canyon Departure:  1:30pm
Rockwood Arrival:  2:30pm

Area breweries on each train include Animas Brewing Co, Carver Brewing Co, Ska Brewing, and Steamworks!   Guest brewers for each date are listed below:

Guest Breweries:
June 15- Mancos Brewing Co
June 22-Mancos Brewing Co; Golden Block Brewing
June 29- New Terrain Brewing; Bottom Shelf Brewing   

July 6- Mancos Brewing Co
July 13- Copper Club Brewing Co; Irwin Brewing Co
July 20- Bottom Shelf Brewing; Square Peg Brewing Co
July 27- Mancos Brewing Co; Riff Raff Brewing Co

August 3- New Terrain Brewing Co; Mancos Brewing Co
August 10-San Luis Brewing Co; Bottom Shelf Brewing

Band:
June 15- Liver Down The River
June 22- Blue Moon Ramblers
June 29-Six Dollar String Band
July 6- Agave
July 13-State 38 Band
July 20- Ben Gibson Band
July 27- High Country Hustle
Aug 3-Lawn Chair Kings
Aug 10- Sunny and the Whiskey Machine 

Menu:  
June 15,22, 29
Cigar Bar:  Smoked Pork Cigars, kraut and cheddar and beer cheese & beef cigars, pretzel bar
Spaetzel Bar:  Beer-battered chicken & baby spinach, asparagus tips, buttered wild mushrooms, fire-roasted poblanos, beer-braised onion rings, 
Beer Brat & Cold Cut Bar:  Beer Soaked Pigs in a blanket, Cheddar Brats, Genoa Salami, Black Forest Ham and Pastrami
German Chocolate Brownies, Lemon Bavarian Cakes

July 6, 13, 20, 27
Cigar Bar:  Smoked Pork Cigars, kraut and cheddar and beer cheese & beef cigars
Beer Can Chicken Bar:  Mexican lager chipotle rubbed beer can chicken, Colorado Kolsch Ale & Lemon rubber beer can chicken with roasted vegetable grazing table
Beer soaked pigs in blanket cheddar brat,  beer-baked fries and parmesan fries, German potato salad, cinnamon apple sauce
German Chocolate Brownies, Lemon Bavarian Cakes

August 3, 10
Cigar Bar with pork cigars, kraut and cheddar cigars, beer cheese and beef cigars
Hard Sourdough Pretzel Bar
Beer Braised Bones Bar & Salad Table with James Ranch Ribs, Bone-in Pork with wild & spicy beer sauce
Beer Brat Bar
German Chocolate Brownies, Lemon Bavarian Cakes

Fares:
Standard:  $139* Choose from gondola or closed coach 
*Fares subject to 8% Historic Preservation Fee.

Optional Brew Van Service (departing from the Durango Depot) available to Rockwood Station located 20 minutes from downtown.  A great option for those who don't wish to drive!  

Rockwood Summer Brew Train Coach With Brew Van Transportation. Sold Out!
Rockwood Summer Brew Train Gondola With Brew Van Transportation. Sold Out!

FALL BREW TRAINS (SOLD OUT!)

Summer Brew Trains are still available.

Overview:  What better way to experience spectacular fall colors! Hop aboard a historic steam train in Durango and travel through the Animas Valley and on up and over the dramatic highline, hundreds of feet above the Animas River to Cascade Canyon.  On board, knowledgeable local Durango craft brewers will introduce you to a light sampling of their fine ales and educate you about the process required for crafting each brew! 

Once at the Cascade Canyon Wye, deep in the wilderness of the San Juan National Forest, you'll have two hours to taste more offerings from all of the breweries, listen to excellent live music by local bands and have your palate satiated with an exceptional buffet luncheon provided by one of Durango's top catering companies!



Each brewery will tell their own story about their history and unique brewing process and will keep you engaged and wanting to know more!  And of course, you will have unsurpassed photo opportunities and a chance to stroll along the river and over the Cascade Canyon footbridge. During the return trip to Durango,  dessert and coffee will be served.  

Dates: August 31st
            September 28th 

Trip Summary:
 
Train Departs Durango Depot at 10:00am
Train Arrives at Cascade Canyon 12:10pm
Train Departs Cascade Canyon at 2:10pm
Train Arrives at  Durango Depot  4:40pm

Band:
August 31st:  Snazzy Licks
September 28th:  La La Bones

Menu: 
Caterer:  Norton's 
Menu will feature Bavarian-style offerings.

Fares:
Standard:  $149.* Choose from gondola or closed coach
Premium: $229.* Choose from Nomad, Prospector, Rio Grande, or Yankee Girl
*Fares subject to 8% Historic Preservation Fee.

Online booking is available and is strongly advised.  To book by phone, please call 1-888-872-4607. 

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Important Information:  Beer can be sampled but will not be available for purchase.  Passengers will not be able to bring their own alcohol. This train event is an adult only event.  Everyone must be at least 21 years old with valid ID. The event area is in a wilderness area.  Please dress according to weather conditions both current and anticipated. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Remember to drink responsibly. 


MORE BREW TRAIN OPTIONS:

Want more options whether a different day or different brews from a different part of the country?  Our sister railroads have a whole different flavor of brew – our southern brew trains are found at the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad in North Carolina and our Northwest brew and cider trains are found at our Mount Rainer Railroad  More information can be found on their brew web pages:

https://www.gsmr.com/BBQandBREWS
https://mtrainierrailroad.com/rails-to-ales/

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