Arizona Beer Week returns to Tucson with Several Events

Tons of fun to be had and to taste during the week.

Last modified on February 7th, 2019 at 9:26 am

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Arizona Beer Week is brewing strong in its ninth year, and the celebrations — which are hosted by local breweries, craft beer bars, and restaurants — are in full effect. If you were to tell someone that there’s nothing to do during Arizona Beer Week, you’d be spreading fibs because there are more than 200 events across the state this year.

Some of the events are listed below. For more information regarding event details, times, and ticket purchases, click the links.

Thursday, Feb. 7

1912 Brewing Company & Amy’s Donuts Pairings

(Credit: Amy's Donuts)

(Credit: Amy’s Donuts)

This one’s for those with a sweet tooth.

1912 Brewing will be releasing three new beers, which have yet to be announced, and then pairing their craft beer inventory with what Amy’s Donuts does best — baking up doughnuts full of flavor, color, and artistic appeal. More…

Family-Style dinner featuring Forbes Meat Co. at Ten55 Brewing

Executive chef Ivor Cryderman at Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Executive chef Ivor Cryderman at Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House (Credit: Jackie Tran)

This is the first in a series of intimate dinners hosted by executive chef Ivor Cryderman in their downtown location. First up, they’ve collaborated with Ben Forbes of Forbes Meat Company in order to take your taste buds to another level.

Another fun addition to the featured La Ferme GrisetteSonoran Dunkelweiss, and Belgian IPA, Ten55 Brewing will be cracking open a special bottle or two from their cellars. More…

Friday, Feb. 8

Crooked Tooth Brewing Company tap takeover at Hotel McCoy

Bugamilia Dreams Belgian fruited sour at Crooked Tooth Brewing Co. (Photo courtesy of Crooked Tooth Brewing Co. on Facebook)

Bugamilia Dreams Belgian fruited sour at Crooked Tooth Brewing Co. (Photo courtesy of Crooked Tooth Brewing Co. on Facebook)

It’s hard to tell what Crooked Tooth is brewing, packing up, and tapping for the event, but you can bet there are going to be at least one or two sour beers behind the bar.

If you’ve never been to the brewery, some of their flagship beers include the 18 Hour IPA — an east meets west hazy-style IPA — and the Crooked Light American Light Ale, which has a crisp, straw -like flavor. More…

Saturday, Feb. 9

19th Annual Arizona Strong Beer Festival in Phoenix

(flickr/hand_rail)

(flickr/hand_rail)

This one’s out of town, but it’s still worth mentioning because it’s going to be massive with more than 130 participating breweries.

Some of the travelers heading to the festival are Dragoon Brewing Company, Barrio Brewing Company, Button Brew House, Dillinger Brewing Company, 1912 Brewing Company, Ten55 Brewing, Thunder Canyon Brewstillery, and Crooked Tooth Brewing Company. More…

Wednesday, Feb. 13

“Beer Buds” Sausage & Beer Pairings with Ten55, Dragoon & Pueblo Vida

(Photo courtesy of Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House)

(Photo courtesy of Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House)

Valentine’s Day is all about love and rosebuds, but this one’s for the beer buds.

Ten55 Brewing is opening its doors to join forces with Dragoon Brewing Company and Pueblo Vida Brewing Company. Each will be bringing their best to the plate to create flights of brews and sausage. More…

“Ciao Charlie Ciao” beer pairing dinner at Barrio Brewing Company

Beer at Barrio Brewing Co. (Credit: Adam Lehrman)

Beer at Barrio Brewing Co. (Credit: Adam Lehrman)

The “Ciao Charlie Ciao” dinner was created to honor of Charlie Papazian, who is the founder of the Brewers Association and has decided to retire after 40 years of hard work in the beer community.

The dinner will be featuring fives course, which have been conveniently crafted to taste nothing short of great with Barrio’s beer. More…

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Thunder Canyon Brewstillery checks in at Hotel McCoy

Sour Shandy at Thunder Canyon Brewstillery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Sour Shandy at Thunder Canyon Brewstillery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Thunder Canyon Brewstillery is stopping by Hotel McCoy to take over their taps for the night. You can expect to grab a pint of something tasty, and perhaps new, at the event, too.

Thunder Canyon is also providing the entertainment with games and giveaways. More…

Friday, Feb. 15

Churro & Beer Pairings at 1912 Brewing Company

(flickr/nicokaiser)

(flickr/nicokaiser)

Like you often seen outside the brewery, Daniela’s Cooking will be posted out front and cooking up the delicious tastes and scents. Although, this time churros are the main dish.

1912 Brewing will then be pouring three special beer releases — which have yet to be determined — to be paired with the fried-dough pastry snacks. More…

Saturday, Feb. 16

Get Steppin’ & Sippin’ Downtown at the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl

Tucson Craft Beer Crawl

Tucson Craft Beer Crawl

The adventure allows you to explore new areas of downtown, new beer, and perhaps favorite beer you’ve already tried in locations you’ve already seen. Either way, it’s a fun experience getting out there and seeing what Tucson has to offer.

At least ten venues and 25 participating brewers are confirmed so far but more are expected to join as we creep closer to the event. More…

For a full list of all of the Arizona Beer Week events, visit arizonabeerweek.com

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.
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