Arizona Beer Week, an annual state-wide event, is a celebration of Arizona craft beer. This year, Storyteller PR (in collaboration with your favorite Tucson breweries) is bringing the festivities even more local with an exciting end cap downtown. The inaugural Tucson Craft Beer Crawl (TCBC) takes place Saturday, February 21, from noon to 4pm.
On the day of the event, bring printed tickets and ID to 33 South 5th Ave (Connect Coworking) to check in and you'll receive a personal five ounce tasting glass, wristband, and a map. Participating venues include Hotel Congress, R Bar, Thunder Canyon Brewery, Playground, Pueblo Vida, Borderlands and Tap & Bottle. Note the close proximity, a perk you may appreciate more after a few beer samples.
“I love events that build community and have a strong sense of place,” said Storyteller PR principal Laura Reese. “I’m a huge fan of events like Brew at the Zoo at Reid Park and Art on Tap at the Tucson Museum of Art—they support brewing and reflect Tucson in such an awesome way. TCBC lets people enjoy local brews while soaking in the vibe, history and architecture of downtown, all while supporting a great cause.”
Tucson has a steadily growing brewing community, and it is expected to grow even more in 2015. Dragoon Brewing recently added 12,500 square feet to support 2015 plans to increase distribution throughout the state and begin canning.
“We're really excited to be a part of the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl because of the great sense of community that has grown in downtown Tucson,” said Tristan White, General Manager at Dragoon. “Sharing beer with friends and the community is what we're all about and we're happy to help support Watershed Management Group, a non-profit we believe in.”
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Watershed Management Group. Executive Director Lisa Shipek says the organization plans to use the funds to support their work to restore Tucson’s rivers. “At WMG, we love watering holes, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with some of Tucson’s best downtown bars and local brewers for this event,” said Shipek. “We invite everyone to get involved and learn more at watershedmg.org/tucson-rivers.”
Purchase tickets and find more information at TucsonCraftBeerCrawl.com and on Twitter @craftbeerTUC.