The Breckenridge Bucks: Good hockey, food, beer, and wine make for a fun night out

The Breckenridge Bucks second home series against the Pikes Peak Miners at the Stephen C. West Ice Arena offered more delicious food to enjoy while watching the Bucks split the series 2-9 and 3-2 in an overtime win. The Bucks would like to ELEVATE the experience of attending a hockey game by turning it into an event, complete with excitement on the ice, paired with hearty food, beer, and wine. At this past series, there was a thrilling back-and-forth game, complete with hot soup and pulled pork.

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The Bucks’ concessionaire partner is Whole Foods Market in Frisco, which makes healthy hot and cold foods, snacks, and hot chocolate, topped with marshmallows and whipped cream. The Bucks enjoyed pregame meals at Whole Foods Market in Frisco on both Friday and Saturday nights. Bucks players handed out free tickets to lucky shoppers.

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Thank you to our volunteers!

Bucks’ sponsor Breckenridge Brewery had two beers on tap, Blood Orange Kolsch and Avalanche Ale. Until both taps were drained dry, they paired well with pepperoni pizza from Downstairs at Eric’s, buffalo wings, Korean barbecue chicken, and pulled pork sandwiches from Whole Foods Market Frisco.

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In addition to its partners, the Bucks have a Featured Restaurant and Featured Colorado Winery program. Each home game weekend they are offering an “Orange Plate Special” (Blue Plate Special) from a local restaurant and a selection of wines in celebration of Colorado food and wine.

Soupz On in Breckenridge was the Featured Restaurant. They served a choice of Thai Peanut Chicken or Pork Green Chili with focaccia bread and Greek salad.

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Bookcliff Vineyards in Boulder was the Featured Colorado Winery. They poured Ensemble 2013, a Bordeaux blend of 52% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Malbec, and Cabernet Franc Reserve 2013. These are the current vintages of wines whose previous vintages have won numerous awards. A sommelier who was attending the game stopped by the concession stand to send compliments on the Ensemble.

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Breckenridge Blend, a proprietary blend of Starbucks Coffee from the store on Main Street in Breckenridge – one of only two proprietary blends in the country – was the perfect way to cap the evening. The Breckenridge Blend is woodsy and wonderful, and kept fans warm in the arena. For those wishing to avoid caffeine, decaffeinated Pike’s Place Roast was available.

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The Breckenridge Bucks take on the Colorado Rampage in the team’s next home game series, October 30-31, 2015. It’s Halloween Weekend! Anyone coming in costume (“costume” defined liberally) pays only $5.00 for admission.

Until our next adventure in wine and food…

The Breckenridge Bucks
Stephen C. West Ice Arena
189 Boreas Pass Road
Breckenridge, CO 80424
www.breckenridgebucks.com

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