Arizona Beer Week 2022: Beer releases, meet-and-greets & food pairings


February 15, 2022
By Matt Sterner

Beer ye, beer ye!

Forget 99 bottles of beer on the wall because there are hundreds of craft beer events happening all over The Grand Canyon StateArizona Beer Week is brewing strong in its eleventh season and there are plenty of celebrations in Tucson—hosted by local breweries, craft beer bars, and restaurants—to enjoy.

This year’s events include new beer releases, trivia nights, meet-and-greets, and more from Thursday, February 17 – Sunday, February 27.

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

Thursday, February 17

Flight of beers at BlackRock Brewers (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Flight of beers at BlackRock Brewers (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Team Trivia with BlackRock Brewers

Assemble your team of trivia-goers. BlackRock Brewers is hosting trivia during Arizona Beer Week and it’s free to play. Also, there’s prizes so bring your thinkin’ cap. …read more. 

Tank Talk with the Crooked Tooth Brewers

They’re kicking off Arizona Beer Week with a Homebrewers Community Meet-up and open forum discussion — sharing brewing insights, like the Foeder Brewing processes, and answering any questions that homebrewers might have. …read more. 

Friday, February 18

Pueblo Vida Brewing Company and Crooked Tooth Brewing Company
Photo courtesy of Pueblo Vida Brewing Company on Facebook

Pueblo Vida Brewing & Crooked Tooth Brewing beer collaboration release

The two breweries created a beer that’s meant to be shared with friends because, well, it was brewed by friends. Pueblo Vida Brewing will have the beer on-hand, which is Chiron Tart IPA, as a way to kick off Arizona Beer Week. Additionally, they’ll have some special edition swag available in the Pueblo Vida taproom. …read more.

Bacon and Beer Pairing at 1912 Brewing

They’ll be featuring three kinds of bacon and three brews for a perfect flavor combo. There are going to be different styles like spicy, savory, and sweet.

This pairing will be first come, first serve. …read more.

Saturday, February 19

Arizona Strong Beer Festival

This event is happening in Mesa but it’s involving a few local breweries from right here in Tucson. So far, the lineup includes Huss Brewing, Grand Canyon Brewing, 12 West Brewing, Walter Station Brewing, Old Ellsworth Brewing, Simple Machine Brewing, Crooked Tooth Brewing, and MotoSonora Brewery. …read more.

Beer and Bikes with Button Brew House & 1912 Brewing

All Cyclists will ride on The Loop to 1912 Brewing, have a beer or two, then return for food truck cuisine at Button Brew House. It’s a bi-monthly event but this one’s extra special since it’s during Arizona Beer Week. …read more.

Meet the Brewer at BlackRock Brewers

Celebrate Arizona Beer Week by meeting the person behind all of the delicious beers — the brewer. Plus, you’ll get a flight tasting with him, a tour of the brewery, 32-ounce growler with a fill for $25 per person. …read more. 

Cheers to Charity at Button Brew House

Join Youth On Their Own at Button Brew House for the Cheers to Charity events and a dollar from every pint purchased will go to the foundation. Also, cash donations will be accepted all month, too. …read more.

Barrels and Brews at 1912 Brewing

This event features a whiskey-inspired barrel-aged beer flight. Some feature collaboration brews with Whiskey Del Bac and others with Whistling Pig. …read more. 

Sunday, February 20

Dillinger Brewing Company
Photo courtesy of Dillinger Brewing Company on Facebook

Sunday Funday and Pitcher deals at Dillinger Brewing

This deal happens every Sunday, but you can’t not stop by when it’s Arizona Beer Week. They’re offering any of their beers in 32-ounce Personal Pitchers for $10. Plus, enjoy the patio, sunshine, and a great beer or two before it gets too scorchin’ hot outside …read more. 

Bawker Bawker’s Mobile Tap Event at Caps & Corks

Don Rubino, the cider maker and owner from Bawker Bawker will be on-site at Caps & Corks with a mobile tap system with different samples of cider. It’s often said that the yummy ciders go well with Black Market BBQ, which will also be parked out on the side of Caps & Corks. …read more.

“This is Not a Race” Bike Crawl with Dragoon Brewing, Pueblo Vida Brewing, and Westbound

Grab your buddies for the “This Is Not A Race” Bikes & Beer Crawl between Pueblo Vida, Westbound, and Dragoon Brewing. It’s a self-guided road trip so drop by any of the three locations for a beer. …read more.

Cookies and Beer Pairings with Harbottle Brewing

They’re teaming up with Kim’s Confections and the event includes a Snow Shoes Winter Ale paired with Pistachio Chocolate Chunk, No Trabajes Tanto Amber Lager paired with Brown Butter Chai, Straw Fedora English Brown paired with Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk, and Blindside Black IPA paired with Mesquite Thumbprint with Apricot Red Pepper. …read more.

Tuesday, February 22

Taproom at 1912 Brewing Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Taproom at 1912 Brewing Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Taco Tuesday with 1912 Brewing and Daniela’s Cooking food truck

The brewery is having a Taco Tuesday collaboration special with Daniela’s Cooking. The two have teamed up to create a beer-infused Taco. More details are expected to come. …read more. 

Craft Beer Week Trivia Night at Crooked Tooth Brewing

The teams can have up to five people and third place gets a $10 gift card, second place gets $15, and the grand prize for first place is a $35 gift card to use at the brewery.

Teams are signed up on a first-come-first-serve basis. …read more.

Wednesday, February 23

Bawker Bawker Cider House
Photo by Abran Ramos

Happy Hour for Teachers and Support Staff at Bawker Bawker Cider House

The cider house’s monthly Happy Hour for teachers and support staff is still happening during Arizona Beer Week, and there’s even going to be a Team Trivia from 7 – 9 p.m.

Additionally, they’ll have free snacks all day and Happy Hour includes $5 drinks for teachers. …read more.  

Copper Tankard Society Party at 1912 Brewing

Are you a member of the Copper Tankard Society? Well, there’s a special get-together for you at 1912 Brewing. They’ll be hosting a midweek raffle for those at the party, and also beer infusions.

More details are expected to be released soon. …read more.  

Trivia Night at 1912 Brewing

The brewery is hosting a special Trivia Night to celebrate Arizona Beer Week. Representatives from 1912 Brewing will be in the house, too, serving out some special brews on tap and extra merchandise. …read more. 

Thursday, February 24

Tie-Dye Night with 1912 Brewing Company

They’re getting Crafty at 1912 Brewing. For one night, they’ll be hosting a Tie-Dye Night, which means you can bring in any 1912 merchandise to alter or you can buy a shirt in-house and make it one of your own. It’s okay if it’s a dark-colored t-shirt because they’ll be bleach dying to create a reverse effect. …read more. 

Friday, February 25

Pizza Flight Night with 1912 Brewing

The brewery is showing off some culinary creativity with a Pizza Flight Night. Everyone will get a nine-inch pizza that contains four different flavors/slices along with four different brews.

Stay tuned for the flavors and beers. …read more.

Saturday, February 26

Photo by Jackie Tran

Catalina Brewing’s Sixth Anniversary Celebration

They’re hosting a party featuring from The Jersey Grill and Charly’s BBQ and Grill, a Corn Hole Tournament with a $200 first-place prize, a “Prickly Landscape” paint party with Tipsy Picassos, and live music from the classic rock band Xception. …read more.

Sunday, February 27

Crooked Tooth Brewing Company
Photo courtesy of Crooked Tooth Brewing Company on Facebook

Michelada Madness at Crooked Tooth Brewing

Three of Crooked Tooth’s staff members will be competing against one another to prove they have the best michelada recipe. Tickets are $18 per person and include pours of all three exclusive Michelada recipes and the power to vote for your favorite. …read more. 

For all Arizona Beer Week events happening all around the state, check out chooseazbrews.com

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