Arizona Beer Week
February 9 - 18
The 7th Annual Arizona Beer Week February 9 - 18 celebrates Arizona's craft-brewing community with over 200 special beer events.
Tucson alone gained several new breweries in 2016, bringing the total amount of breweries in southern Arizona to over 20.
The Arizona Beer Week events are countless, however. Visit arizonabeerweek.com for the full list. Below are some of the highlights.
Crooked Tooth Brewing Co. is featuring five guest taps for Crooked Tooth And Friends 3 - 10 p.m. on February 13, which includes their collaboration Berliner Weisse with 1912 Brewing Company.
Pueblo Vida Brewing Company is packing their week with events. Coloring Day 4 - 10 p.m. on February 9 features beer-themed coloring sheets and crayons for your coloring pleasure. Qmulative Custom T-Shirts 3 - 7 p.m. on February 10 features a live custom t-shirt sewing session. Coffee Beer + Donuts noon - 2 p.m. on February 12 features four coffee-infused beers available for pairing with donuts from Batch Cafe & Bar. Small Batch Bakery Flight Night 5 - 7 p.m. on February 13 features flights of two beers paired with two goodies from local baker Harper Hall.
The parking lot at Saguaro Corners is the starting point for the Full Moon Bike Ride 6:15 p.m. on February 10. Riders will enjoy a moonlit ride through Saguaro National Park East for about nine miles before returning to Saguaro Corners and rewarding themselves with brews from Mudshark Brewing Company. Saguaro Corners is also hosting a beer dinner featuring Four Peaks Brewing 6:30 p.m. on February 13.
Tap & Bottle will kick off the week at 5 p.m. on February 9 with taps from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. and Historic Brewing Company with "Pin the Tail on the Brewer." Show off your smarts 5 - 11 p.m. on February 14 with the Iron John's Spelling Bee and Bottle Tasting and wrap up the week with 1st Annual Beer Mile and Beer Brunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on February 19.
One of the biggest events of the week, the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl will return February 18, 2017 from 1 – 5 p.m. with 9 venues and up to 30 participating brewers.
For more information, visit arizonabeerweek.com.
Jackie Tran is a Tucson-based food writer, photographer, culinary educator, and owner-chef of the food truck Tran's Fats. Although he is best known locally for his work for Tucson Foodie, his work has also appeared in publications such as Bon...