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Speakers and Events

Craft Ales Weekend with Partner Dogfish Head Brewery - September 5th-7th

Guests will experience a Craft Beer Awakening in this specialty weekend of off-centered ales and unpretentious luxury.  From September 5-7, Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione will host beer tastings, a book signing, a bitters walk with Master Herbalist Nathaniel Whitmore (which will feature a surprise tasting from Sam’s private cellar) and informal get-togethers at The Lodge at Woodloch.  The theme for the 2014 Craft Ales weekend will be “Music Collaborations” with a special focus on Dogfish Head Craft Ales that were inspired by great musicians.  In addition, guests staying during The Art of Ale weekend will also get a sneak peak of the new beer-infused spa treatments, cooking classes, yoga, kayaking, fly-fishing and a host of other activities. 

Friday, September 5
Bespoke Brews & Barbeque Welcome Reception with Sam Calagione
at our Blackmore Farm-to-Table Garden

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join Sam, founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and The Lodge at Woodloch chef team for a unique garden welcome reception with small tastings of Dogfish Head Brewery and Barbeque Appetizers fresh off the grill.

Saturday, September 6
Local Bitters Walk*
1:00pm - 2:50pm
Enjoy a tour of the Lodge's diverse flora while also exploring a variety of local bitters grown on property. Learn about the plants and how to identify them and the characteristics they may bring to the flavor. The Local Bitters Walk is led by Nathaniel Whitmore, The Lodge's Master Herbalist and shiatsu practitioner, who initially studied botany as a forager and medicinal herb harvester.  A bubbly surprise is in store for those attending this unique walk.  A sampling of Sam’s private ales collection (hard to come by, if not impossible) has been aging along the path.
*Please sign up for this activity with our Spa Concierge.

He Said Beer, She Said
 Wine - Wine Tasting with Lodge at Woodloch Sommelier Leslie Chappell-Britt*

Explore the complexities of beer and wine flights that have similar tasting notes and how they can be complimented by the right food flavors. 
*Please sign up for this activity with our Spa Concierge.

Beer Sampling and Book Signing
hosted by Sam Calagione and book signing of Brewing Up A Business

Private Tasting Dinner with Sam Calagione, founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery*
To attend Sam's private tasting dinner with detailed notes and stories about each beer and pairing, reserve a seat well in advance.  There is an additional charge of $50 per person. Limited seating is available. Part of the proceeds, showcasing Beer & Benevolence at its finest, will benefit the BK Cures program.
*Please sign up for this activity with our Spa Concierge.


Sunday September 7
Spinning, Tabata and Cardio Blast fitness classes offered throughout the day to help burn off beer calories.
9:00am - 5:00pm

Recipe Inspiration with Sam Calagione
11:00am - 11:50 am
Join Sam, founder and president of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in a hands-on workshop to taste ingredients and create the next craft beer inspiration.

Cooking Demonstration*
3:00pm - 3:50pm  
Team of Chefs at The Lodge at Woodloch will feature beer-based recipes featuring Dogfish Head Crafted Ales and unique sauces.
*Please sign up for this activity with our Spa Concierge. 

Featured Spa Treatments
Mud and Suds Pedicure, inspired by Dogfish Head’s Hellhound On My Ale
Available beginning September 5th, 2014

A pedicure experience like no other.  Guests will enjoy a warm foot soak with a touch of beer while enjoying a cold one! An exfoliation using hops & barley will soften the legs & feet while a gentle massage using citrus notes will come together in this beer-inspired pedicure to leave feet refreshed and senses renewed. 
50 minutes, $95

Mud and Suds Body Treatment, inspired by Dogfish Head’s Positive Contact
Available beginning September 5th, 2014

This smoothing body exfoliation uses hops and barley to soften and refine your skin, followed by a relaxing massage with hints of refreshing cider.   Enjoy a cold one in our lounge after this truly unique experience! 
75 minutes
Monday-Friday,  $195
Saturday and Sunday - $205

Honey Suds Beer Rinse
Available September 5th - 7th, 2014

Hair will be treated to a beer rinse, a naturally hydrating experience.  The treatment will include a shampoo and conditioner to cleanse the hair, followed by a mask and rinse of Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ale and honey to increase volume and shine.  This treatment is offered only during the Craft Ale Weekend. 
$25 minutes, $40