Maynards Celebrates Summer In A Big Way With Wine Tour, Beer Tastings & BBQ

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Whether you are a veteran or a newcomer to this summer tradition, this is good news for all beer and wine lovers. Maynards Market has brought back the Summer Wine Tour and Beer Tastings.

This year’s Wine Tour kicked off in Germany and will continue to feature vino from various global regions, including Spain and Africa, until it loops around to local wineries in September. For $10, guests can sample five different wines per stop. Guests who visit more than five stops on the tour receive a bottle of Maynards AZ Red.

The Summer Beer Tastings run $20 per person, which includes four 6-ounce pours, light bites, and brewery swag. Expect a variety of beers from around the country, including Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing Co., California’s Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and Colorado’s Odell Brewing Co.

If eating barbeque and drinking beer is more your style, the annual Sear n’ Beer Series takes place every second Saturday in July and August. In true summer tradition, Maynards Market not only cooks the barbecue with beer, but it’s paired with it too.

The upcoming Sear n’ Beer event on July 11 is a special tasting featuring American Born Moonshine. The menu includes Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Pepper Slaw and Pickled Onions, Slow-Roasted and Mustard-Brined Barbeque Chicken, Smoked Sausage with Cornbread Dressing, and more.

$30 includes food and brew pairings, $15 includes the Carolina-style barbecue sans beer (or moonshine).

2015 Summer Wine Tour 

Wine Tastings

  • Jul. 3Northern Spain
  • Jul. 10Southern Spain
  • Jul. 17Northern Italy
  • Aug. 7South Africa
  • Aug. 14Australia
  • Aug. 21New Zealand
  • Sep. 11Chile
  • Sep. 18Washington

Wine Dinners

  • Jul. 24Southern Italy
  • Aug. 28Argentina
  • Sep. 25Arizona

2015 Summer Beer Tastings

  • Jul. 18Victory Brewing Co.
  • Jul. 25Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Aug. 1North Coast Brewing Co.
  • Aug. 8Hop City Brewing Co.
  • Aug. 15Odell Brewing Co.

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