Wintergreen Brews Up Signature Lager for Guests This Season

Snow sports enthusiasts can replenish their spirits this season with Wintergreen Resort's new signature craft beer, Wintergreen Hibernator, created specially for Wintergreen guests by the region's premiere artisan brewery, Blue Mountain Brewery.

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Wintergreen, Va. (Vocus) December 22, 2008

Snow sports enthusiasts can replenish their spirits this season with Wintergreen Resort's new signature craft beer, Wintergreen Hibernator, created specially for Wintergreen guests by the region's premiere artisan brewery, Blue Mountain Brewery.

Originally brewed by monks in Bavaria to help sustain them through the Lenten fast, Hibernator is a German-style Doppelbock (German for "double strong"). Wintergreen Hibernator is being served at various Wintergreen Resort beverage locations, including the Copper Mine Restaurant, The Edge lounge and the Stoney Creek Bar & Grill at Stoney Creek Golf Club (playable year-round).

Now enjoyed around the world as the wintertime beer of choice, Doppelbock lager is characterized by full, rich malt flavors. Imported Pilsen, Munich and Vienna malts, noble German Hallertau hops and deep-drawn water from the Blue Ridge Mountains create this heady brew at Wintergreen Resort. Characterized by a smooth drinkability, Wintergreen Hibernator is a perfect post-slope beer.

A favorite family destination located on 11,000 lush acres high atop Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Wintergreen Resort offers 25 slopes, including the area's most extensive expert terrain. Featuring wide trails wide and spectacular views, Wintergreen's additional tubing park makes it the most thrilling winter playground in the Mid-Atlantic. Wintergreen Resort also boasts a larger area with a gentler pitch for skiers and snowboarders new to the sport. And the charming lodging at Wintergreen Resort is only steps out the door to the nearest lifts and there are dining options to entice any taste.

Wintergreen's lowlands golf course, Stoney Creek is 27 holes designed by Rees Jones that remains open 12 months a year. That means guests can make a downhill run and downhill putt all in the same day - and then head straight for the new Wintergreen Hibernator lager to "recover" from such an adventurous double-dip.

Also, Wintergreen Resort guests can take a tour of the nearby Blue Mountain Brewery, which is open to the public for tastings, featuring a great selection of its fresh drafts. Blue Mountain Brewery is located in Afton, 14 miles north of Wintergreen Resort on Route 151.

For more information about the Wintergreen Resort, call (800) 266-2444 or visit http://www.wintergreenresort.com.

About Wintergreen Resort:
Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, with more than 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful Central Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia, Pa. and eight hours from Atlanta, Ga. For more information, guests can call (800) 266-2444 or visit the resort's web site at http://www.wintergreenresort.com.

Media Contact:
Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations - East
908/876-5100

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