Photo courtesy of Pueblo Vida Brewing Company on Instagram

Arizona Beer Week 2023: New brews, Tucson Craft Beer Crawl, & more

By Matt Sterner
February 15, 2023

Forget 99 bottles of beer on the wall because there are hundreds of craft beer events happening all over The Grand Canyon State. Arizona 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.

Photo courtesy of Pueblo Vida Brewing Company on Instagram

This year's events include new beer releases, anniversaries, the epic return of the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl, and more from Thursday, February 16 - Sunday, February 26.

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

Oh, and the following is listed in alphabetical and chronological order — pay attention to dates and locations.

Corbett Brewing Company

Thursday, February 16 - Sunday, February 19
309 E. Seventh St.
Corbett Brewing Company
Photo courtesy of Taylor Noel Photography

Below is the list of events the brewery has in the works:

  • Thursday, February 16 -  Open 2 - 8 p.m. with Happy Hour pricing all day
  • Friday, February 17 - Open Mic Night hosted by the musical duo Saturday at Sea
  • Saturday, February 18 - Live music by Brokedown Palace
  • Sunday, February 19 - Bring your pup to the "4 Legs on Fourth Festival" after-party featuring live music by Papa Curtis and the Sky Riders

For more information, follow Corbett Brewing on Facebook

Crooked Tooth Brewing Company

Thursday, February 16 - Sunday, February 26
228 E. Sixth St.
Crooked Tooth Brewing Company
Photo courtesy of Crooked Tooth Brewing Company on Facebook

Below is the list of events the brewery has in the works:

  • Thursday, February 16 - It's a Mug Club Mingle! The private event is for Crooked Tooth's Mug Clubbers
  • Monday, February 20 - New Full Moon Flight featuring their Barrel Aged Beers: Hunter's Moon 2022 Imperial Stout with cocoa aged a year in Rabbit Hole Barrels, Barley Moon 2022 Rye Wine aged a year in Tempelton Rye Barrels, and Dwarvish 2022 English Strong Ale aged in Old Forester Barrels
  • Wednesday, February 22 - Happy Hour happenin' all day long
  • Thursday, February 23 - Foeder Sour Flights, new bottle releases, and 10% off to-go beers
  • Saturday, February 25 - The brewery is one of the venues for the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl
  • Sunday, February 26 - They'll be hosting another Michelda Contest from noon - 3 p.m. Tony will defend his title against two other Crooked Tooth Brewing employees. Come buy a flight, and vote for your favorite!

For more information, follow Crooked Tooth Brewing on Facebook.

DILLINGER BREWING COMPANY

Thursday, February 16 - Sunday, February 19
402 E. Ninth Street
Dillinger Brewing Company
Photo courtesy of Dillinger Brewing Company on Facebook

The brewery is celebrating another well-deserved anniversary at its downtown/Fourth Avenue location. The following anniversary events are happening:

  • Thursday, February 16 - Bingo
  • Saturday, February 18 - Beer pong and shotgun competitions
  • Sunday, February 19 - A local arts and crafts

Each day holds a different event revolving around beer and new merch releases. Also, don't forget that The BlackTop Grill is on-site and serving up delicious grub.

For more information, follow Dillinger Brewing Company on Facebook

Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

Thursday, February 16 - Sunday, February 26
115 E. Broadway Blvd.
Photo courtesy of Pueblo Brewing Company on Facebook

Below is the list of events the brewery has in the works:

  • Thursday, February 16 - BEER RELEASE: Barrel-aged De La Tierra (final release, too)
  • Saturday, February 18 - UA Basketball Watch Party (vs. Colorado)
  • Sunday, February 19 - Pints and Poses yoga class
  • Monday, February 20 - All-day Happy Hour ($5 full pours)
  • Tuesday, February 21 - BEER RELEASES: Downpour DIPA and Recurrent IPA. TUESDAY INFUSION: Pineapple Mango Just Watch The Fireworks DDH IPA
  • Wednesday, February 22 - BEER RELEASE PARTY: Just Watch The Fireworks DDH IPA, and a "Coloring Day" will be in full effect.
  • Saturday, February 25 - UA Basketball Watch Party (vs. ASU)
  • Sunday, February 26 - Pints and Poses yoga class

For more information, visit pueblovidabrewing.com.

Tucson Hop Shop

Thursday, February 16 - Saturday, February 25
3230 N. Dodge Blvd. Unit H
Photo courtesy of Tucson Hop Shop on Instagram
Photo courtesy of Tucson Hop Shop on Instagram

Below is the list of events the taproom has in the works:

  • Thursday, February 16 - Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament and tap takeover with Crooked Tooth Brewing Company
  • Sunday, February 19 - Making Black History Market: a community outreach event that supports local black-owned businesses
  • Saturday, February 25 - Live music with Neil and Nancy McCallion

For more information, visit tucsonhopshop.com

1912 Brewing Company

Friday, February 17 - Sunday, February 26
2045 N. Forbes Blvd. #105
1912 Brewing Company
Lupilo Malvado Hazy IPA collab with Wicken Monkey Brewing Company (Photo courtesy of 1912 Brewing Company)

Below is the list of events the brewery has in the works:

  • Friday, February 17 - Funk N Sour night is about playing the best Funk 'n Soul music to get everyone grooving for a new 1912 Sour Beer release
  • Saturday, February 18 - ¡Fuerte! beer release
  • Sunday, February 19 - Yoga Class and a Pint: Tickets are $15 which include an hour-long yoga session, a pint of 1912 beer or N/A beverage, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Veterans Yoga Project.
  • Wednesday, February 22 - Find The Flavor: Enjoy a tasting of three 1912 brews and learn to distinguish the difference in flavors, terms, and identify off-flavors.
  • Thursday, February 23 - Try a flight of three different dark beers and Girl Scout cookies.
  • Saturday, February 15 - The brewery is leading the group ride "On The Loop" right off Grant Road and Forbes Boulevard. Meet up is at 1912 Brewing Company.

For more information, follow 1912 Brewing on Facebook

Borderlands Brewing Company

Friday, February 17 - Friday, February 24
119 E. Toole Ave.
Pinches at Borderlands Brewing Company
Photo courtesy of Pinches at Borderlands Brewing Company

Below is the list of events the brewery has in the works:

  • Friday, February 17 - Trivia Night and live music by Aaron Simpson
  • Saturday, February 18 - Coctel De Elote (Mexican Street Corn in a cup) and beer, and live music by Never on Time
  • Tuesday, February 21 - Space Drafts #84: Unscrambling JWST Galaxy Images and Space Drafts Trivia
  • Wednesday, February 22 - $1 Margaritas (not beer-related but still fun)
  • Friday, February 24 - Trivia Night

For more information, follow Borderlands Brewing on Facebook

Caps & Corks

Friday, February 17 - Thursday, February 23
3830 W. River Rd. #100
The Craftmaster Grand at Caps & Corks (Photo courtesy of Caps & Corks on Instagram)
The Craftmaster Grand at Caps & Corks (Photo courtesy of Caps & Corks on Instagram)

Below is the list of events the taproom has in the works:

  • Friday, February 17 - J. Wakefield Brewing tap takeover
  • Saturday, February 18 - Cigars & Beer: Ciguena will have several cigars for purchase during the event
  • Sunday, February 19 - Arizona Beer Week Wing Off: CowPig and Charly's BBQ will be there serving up a specialty wing as well as a wing they collaborate on together. Each wing will be paired with a beer from our tap list and you get to vote for your favorite pairing
  • Wednesday, February 22 - Special Edition Trivia with Chapman Crafted Beer
  • Thursday, February 23 - "Super Moto" Collaboration Launch between Superstition Meadery and MotoSonora Brewing Company

For more information, follow Caps & Corks on Facebook

Tap & Bottle (both locations)

Friday, February 17 - Saturday, February 25
403 N. Sixth Ave #135 (downtown) • 7254 N. Oracle Rd. (north)
Rounded goblets at Tap & Bottle (Photo by Isaac Stockton)
Rounded goblets at Tap & Bottle (Photo by Isaac Stockton)

Below is the list of events both of the taprooms have in the works.

Tap & Bottle North:
  • Friday, February 17 - Dragoon Brewing Company and Bottle Logic Piña Collaba Party
  • Wednesday, February 22 - Tirrito Farms and Holy Focaccia pairings
Tap & Bottle Downtown:
  • Saturday, February 18 - Uppers & Downers with EXO Roast and Arizona Wilderness
  • Saturday, February 25 - They'll be a venue for the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl, and then host a Flagstaff Night with Dark Sky Brewing & Pizzicletta

For more information, visit thetapandbottle.com.

Westbound

Thursday, February 23 - Sunday, February 26
267 South Avenida del Convento #12
Westbound at the MSA Annex
Westbound at the MSA Annex (Photo by Kate Severino)

Below is the list of events both the outdoor bar has in the works:

  • Thursday, February 23 - "Put a Wren on it" bird house making party and beer tasting with Wren House Brewing.
  • Sunday, February 26 - Beer Mile with Dragoon Brewing Company

For more information, visit thetapandbottle.com.

Arizona Beer Week Festivals

Arizona Strong Beer Festival

Saturday, February 18
7555 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona
Photo courtesy of the Arizona Strong Beer Festival

The Arizona Strong Beer Festival is moving to a new location for 2023. The annual event will take place Saturday, Feb. 18 from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 N. Pima Road in Scottsdale.

Craft brews from more than 130 different breweries from all over Arizona and across the country will be on tap to sample during the event. Tucson breweries include 1912 Brewing CompanyBarrio Brewing CompanyCrooked Tooth Brewing CompanyDillinger Brewing CompanyFireTruck Brewing Company, and MotoSonora Brewing Company.

For more information, visit strongbeerfest.com.

Tucson Craft Beer Crawl

Saturday, February 25
Multiple downtown locations
Photo courtesy of Tucson Craft Beer Crawl

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.

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.

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

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