Tucson Craft Beer Crawl returns downtown on February 25

Downtown Tucson will soon be “crawling” with Arizona craft brewers and beer lovers for the annual Tucson Craft Beer Crawl (TCBC) from 1 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 25.

Photo courtesy of Tucson Craft Beer Crawl

Newly produced by the Tucson Foodie team, the finale event for Arizona Beer Week will expand with over 25 brewers and 10 venues, aiming to raise funds for the non-profit organization Watershed Management Group.  

There are two levels of tickets for the crawl.

The General Admission ticket ($50) includes 30 drink tickets, a commemorative tasting glass, and access to all venues along the route. A VIP ticket ($75) sponsored by Love Block Partners, includes everything in the General Admission ticket, as well as early check-in, exclusive access to Sierra Nevada brews, a VIP venue at Playground with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and 10 extra drink tickets.

Photo courtesy of Tucson Craft Beer Crawl

As mentioned earlier, a portion of proceeds will go toward Watershed Management Group (WMG) to raise money for its River Run Network, which works to restore the heritage of year-round, free-flowing rivers in Southern Arizona. 

“Water is essential to our most favorite things, from craft beer to fresh local food to our gorgeous Sonoran Desert,” said Lisa Shipek, Executive Director of WMG. “We’re honored to receive proceeds from the event to support our work to restore year-round flow to Sabino and Tanque Verde Creeks.”

Over the past three years, the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl has raised over $25,000 for WMG and this year’s goal is to raise an additional $10,000.

Participating Breweries/Cideries

Barrio Brewing Company

  • Barrio Hipsterville Hazy IPA – IPA (6.4% ABV) hoppy and bitter Citra
  • Barrio Mocha Java Stout – Milk Stout (5.6% ABV) dark and roasty
  • Barrio Blonde Ale – Blonde Ale (5% ABV), crisp and clean
  • Barrio Rojo – Scottish Ale (5.3% ABV) malty and sweet

Bawker Bawker Cider House

  • Hibiscus – (5.6% ABV) Tartly dry
  • Blueberry cider seltzer – ( 6% ABV) Bubbly blueberry
  • Elderberry Lemon – (6.5% ABV) Semidry elderberry with a hint of lemon

BlackRock Brewers

  • El Heffe – Roasted Green Chili Wheat Hefeweizen (5.1% ABV)
  • Admiration IPA – English IPA (6% ABV) – Best in Show winner 2019 Baja Beer Fest

Borderlands Brewing Company

  • La Miche – Michelada (4.5% ABV)
  • Peach Mango Toole Ave – Hazy IPA (7.0% ABV)
  • German Chocolate Cake Porter – (7.3% ABV)
  • Cherry Sour (5.8% ABV) *Exclusive for VIP*

Catalina Brewing Company

  • Stocking Stuffer Stout – American Stout (7.7% ABV)
  • Pecan Bitters – Doppelbock (6.5% ABV)

Copper Mine Brewing Company

  • Beers TBD

Crooked Tooth Brewing Company

  • Crooked Light – Mexican Lager (4.8% ABV)
  • Tamarindo Sour – Sour Brown with Tamarind ( 5.6% ABV)
  • Budding Moon 2023 – Imperial Saison with Honey, Rose, Damiana and infused with Rose Quartz ( 8.0% ABV)
  • Single Entendre – West Coast IPA – ( 7.6% ABV)

Dillinger Brewing Company

  • Dillinger IPA – American IPA (6.9% ABV)
  • Lemon Rosemary Sour

Dragoon Brewing Company

  • Munichorn – Munich Dunkel Lager (5.1% ABV)
  • Dragoon IPA – American IPA (7.3% ABV)
  • Refraction – American Pale Ale (5.7% ABV)
  • Santa Cruz’R – Golden Ale (4.9% ABV)

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

  • Firestone Walker Mind Haze Hazy IPA – Juicy, fresh, and loaded with an imaginative array of tropical hop flavors, it’s a free-spirited beer made to elevate your perceptions. (6.2% ABV)
  • Cali Squeeze Blood Orange – Brewed with real blood orange for maximum refreshment. A crisp beer with juicy orange flavors and fresh citrus flavors, that always go down easy. (5% ABV) (Fruited Hefeweizen)

FireTruck Brewing Company

  • ColdShot IPL – Style India Pale Lager Hops: Motueka, Galaxy & Ella 35 IBU 7 SRM (6.8%ABV)
  • AFL – Style Mexican lager 10 IBU 3 SRM (4.5%ABV)

Four Peaks Brewing Company

  • Beers TBD

Harbottle Brewing Company

  • Harbottle IPA – American IPA (6.3% ABV)
  • Oat ’n’ Rye – American Stout (6% ABV)

Huss Brewing Company

  • Hopaloosa Hazy IPA – New England IPA (6.6% ABV)
  • Koffee Kölsch – Kölsch (4.7% ABV)
  • Copper State IPA – American IPA (6.5% ABV)
  • Papago Orange Blossom – Fruit Beer (5% ABV)
  • Arizona Light Lager – American Light Lager (4% ABV)

Iron John’s Brewing Company

  • Beers TBD

La Cumbre Brewing Company

  • Project Dank IPA – American IPA (7.5% ABV)
  • Terminally Chill Hazy IPA – New England IPA (7.5% ABV)
  • Slice Of Hefen – Hefeweizen (5.4% ABV)

Modern Times Beer

  • Beers TBD

Mother Road Brewing Company

  • Tower Station IPA – American IPA (7.3% ABV)
  • Perpetual Joy – American Lager – a collaboration with Ninkasi Brewing Company
  • Conserve and Protect Kölsch – Kölsch (4.3%)
  • Daily Driver Low Octane IPA – Session IPA (4.8% ABV)

MotoSonora Brewing Company

  • Beers TBD

New Belgium Brewing

  • Voodoo Ranger Starship IPA – American IPA (7.7% ABV)
  • Voodoo Ranger American Haze – New England IPA (5% ABV)

Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

  • Sitrous – New England IPA (6.5% ABV)
  • NORD – New England IPA (6.5% ABV)
  • Blind Bake – Imperial Stout (8% ABV)
  • Shortcut (Raspberry + Coffee) – Fruited Sour (4.8% ABV)

Ray Ray’s Sonoran Spirit Tea

  • Hard Tea on Draft – Gluten-free, sugar-Free, Light Caffeine. Spiked with vodka and tequila, carbonated and lightly sweetened with organic agave. (4.5% A.B.V )

SanTan Brewing Company

  • Beers TBD

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – (5.6% ABV)
  • Hazy Little Thing IPA – (6.7% ABV)
  • Strainge Beast Hard Kombucha – (7% ABV)
  • Hop Splash Hop Water – (0.0% ABV)

Thunder Canyon Brewery

  • Keep Tucson Hoppy – IPA (6.5% ABV)
  • Doble Diablo – American Strong Ale (8% ABV)
MotoSonora Brewing’s after-party

The Tucson Craft Beer Crawl is in full force from 1 – 5 p.m. but there’s an after-party at MotoSonora Brewing Company to celebrate their grand opening. The brewery originally had its grand opening planned for mid-March 2020 but, at the time, the pandemic shut down dine-in service for all bars and restaurants. So, safely head on over after you’ve crawled around downtown and show them some love.

Pre-TCBC Beer release party

Additionally, Thunder Canyon Brewery is hosting a beer release party for the new Dragoon Brewing Company and Buqui Bichi Brewing collaboration. This is happening the Wednesday, February 22 (just a few days before the crawl) at 220 E. Broadway Blvd.

Thunder Canyon Brewery is also a Tucson Craft Beer Crawl venue/destination.

Photo courtesy of Thunder Canyon Brewery on Facebook

Photo courtesy of Thunder Canyon Brewery on Facebook

Tucson Craft Beer Crawl Venues

For a full list of participating venues, participating brewers, and ticket information, visit tucsoncraftbeercrawl.com.

Da’Lice Shepard is Tucson’s biggest fan. With a background in Marketing, PR, and event production, Da’Lice has used her skills to highlight iconic Tucson destinations to locals and visitors for the past 13+ years. With an authentic love and passion for the desert you can usually find Da’Lice lost on the trails of the Enchanted Hills or out having a lively dinner at a local spot filled with laughter, curse words, and a graceful cast of characters. She will always look comfortable and engaged with a copita of mezcal in one hand and a joint in the other. Her love affair with Tucson drives her devotion to securing Tucson as a Foodie destination for the world to come and experience. Though she travels often, it creates moments for her to miss her hometown and remind us all that there is nowhere like Tucson. Nowhere.

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