August Food Events at Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar

Newcomers to the craft beer and wine scene, Ermanos, have wasted no time in establishing themselves as a valuable addition to the Fourth Avenue/Downtown area.

With a lineup of events that would make the most reliable of event planners shudder, a handful of these said events feature food.

Here’s what to expect from Ermanos throughout August.

(For a full list of Ermanos events, visit the event page at

Ermanos & Public Brewhouse Collaboration

“Two Nights at The Tophoy,” August 14 – 15


Little did you probably know, but the historic building that now houses Ermanos and Public Brewhouse is called the Tophoy.

This free, bike friendly event, which includes a bike raffle from Ordinary Bike Shop and New Belgium (yes, two different bikes raffles), and a pop-up bike tune-up shop, benefits Living Streets Alliance.

Look for a wide assortment of specialty drinks, live music, and tons of food, including:

  • A pop-up craft cocktail bar
  • Food trucks, including Seis Kitchen and You Sly Dog
  • 9 musical acts
  • A “brew ‘n’ view” movie

For more information or to RSVP, visit the event page on Facebook.

12 Course Dinner With Maria Mazon from BOCA Tacos

“Boleto De Oro,” 6:30pm, Monday, August 17

This collaboration dinner featuring Ermanos Head Chef Dave Valencia and BOCA Tacos Maria Mazon includes 12 courses – 6 from each chef. Dubbed “Boleto De Oro,” expect this dinner to sell out quickly. Only 20 seats are available, however according to Ermanos owner Mark Erman, depending upon how fast the event sells out, a second seating might be offered at 8pm.

The menu is broken into three sections, or “Acts.”

Act 1
  • Eggs & Toast
  • Foie Gras Doughnuts
  • Say Cheese!
  • PB&J (Pork Belly & Fig Jam)
Act 2
  • Ensalada Verde
  • Flauta de Camaron
  • Relleno Ahumado
  • Lamb Taco
Act 3
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado Taco
  • Cheesecake Dip
  • Chocolate Bar

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit

Flight Bite Night

w/ Ballast Point Brewing Company, 5pm, Tuesday, Aug 18
(Credit: Flickr/Edwin)

(Credit: Flickr/Edwin)

The first of a monthly series featuring four small “bites” paired with select beers from a different brewery each month. This month’s Flight Bite Night features Ballast Point Brewing and includes the following:

  • Raspberry fruit roll up paired with Pescadero Pilsner
  • Pickled orange and cilantro paired with Blackberry Sour Wench
  • Bacon croquettes, pumpkin down syrup, paired with Pumpkin Down
  • Celery root panna cotta and apple paired with Victory at Sea

For more information, visit the event page at

Callaghan Vineyards Paired Tasting

6:30pm, Tuesday, August 25
Callaghan Vineyards Lineup (Credit: Callaghan Vineyards)

Callaghan Vineyards Lineup (Credit: Callaghan Vineyards)

Few Sonoita/Elgin vintners receive as much praise as Callaghan. As one of the earlier winemakers on the scene, they’ve done much to further the quality and respect for the region as a capable winemaking community.

This isn’t a full dinner but a pairing of a number of smaller bites by Dave Valencia to go with the following:

  • 2014 Ann’s White Blend
  • 2014 Rosé
  • 2013 Buena Suerte Proprietary Blend
  • 2012 Padres

Tickets are $25 and available at the door.

For more information, visit the event page at

Adam Lehrman started Tucson Foodie in late 2008 as a way to track his search for the best food Tucson had to offer.